Watch Dogs—originally scheduled to launch November 19 on current-gen platforms and PC, and November 15 and 22 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, respectively—has been delayed until spring 2014.
“Our ambition from the start with Watch Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming,” the Watch Dogs development team said in a statement. “It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until Spring 2014.”
Why announce the delay now? According to the team, they “struggled with” whether they would push back the release date.
“From the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality,” the statement continued. “As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune every detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.”
In a conference call, Ubisoft said it expects to release Watch Dogs in the first quarter of its fiscal year, which runs between April 1 to June 30, 2014.
Additionally, The Crew, previously planned for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early 2014, has been delayed to fiscal year 2014-2015.
During a conference call, Ubisoft said it expects to release The Crew in its second quarter, which runs between July 1 and September 30, 2014.