The delay of Watch Dogs release was a big disappointment to the gaming community and the launch line ups of both next gen consoles suffered as a result – and Ubisoft believe it would have been the best of the bunch if it was released on time.
Watch Dogs Set to Impress in 2014
Ubisoft are looking to get the next generation of video games kick-started with “Watch Dogs”. A game that seems to take a few elements from some of the best games Ubisoft have produced while still managing to look like an original and innovative project – Watch Dogs has been one to look out for quite a while now.
The game has been attracting a lot of attention and praise among the gaming community and featured among many peoples “Hottest” E3 game for the last two years.
It was originally meant to be a launch title but was delayed until Spring 2014 which was a major disappointment to the launch line ups of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The open world adventure has the player taking the role of a tech hacker in a futuristic Chicago setting.
Ubisoft Compare Watch Dogs To GTA
The delay only means the game should be even more polished when it is finally released and Ubisoft have high hopes for the game.
In fact Laurnet Detoc, North American president of Ubisoft believes the game would “have been the best-rated game on next gen,” but states the priority for the company is to ensure that the game is the best it possibly can be to win over fans and reviewers and get the new series off to good start.
“…the guys at Rockstar have showed us again that if you make a 96-percent game, people will come. Watch Dogs, I can only hope we get to that level. There’s an attachment to the brand, in the case of GTA, that makes people really want to give it that 100-percent review… That’s what we’re after.”
Watch Dogs Set For Spring 2014 Release
Other than the yearly release of an addition to the Assassins Creed series, Ubisoft are not averse to delaying games and with factors like fan disappointment, marketing reschedules and holiday seasons sales you can be sure the decision was not taken likely.
It just reaffirms the belief that the publisher has in this new release and their determination to make it the best it can possibly be upon release is in stark contrast with some of the controversies surrounding the recent Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghosts where there is a clear feeling among the gaming community that the games were rushed out.
“Part of the decision to delay Watch Dogs is also that. We know it’s not where we want it to be. Can it get there? What will it take to get there? That’s why it takes a longer process. But in August we really thought we were going to have that game at launch.”
Watch Dogs is set for a Spring 2014 release and you can certainly expect it to see in our coverage of most anticipated 2014 games. The game will be released on the PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.