Watch Dogs will be delayed until Spring 2014

With a little more than a month left till launch it looked like Watch Dogs would be one of the biggest games of 2013.  However with just less than five weeks until November 19th, Ubisoft announced on Tuesday that Watch Dogs would be delayed until the spring. The open-world action game was scheduled to released on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

In a statement by the Watch Dogs  development team they stated that they needed extra time  to make sure the game experience is well polished and well tuned.  The team’s entire statement can be read here. 

This could be bad news for both Microsoft and Sony as Watchdogs was supposed to be launch titles for both the Xbox One and the PS4. Especially since Sony has already announced a PS4 console bundle with Watch Dogs that is already available for pre-order.

Watch Dogs has been a highly anticipated title since it was announced during E3 2012 and will take place in futuristic Chicago. In Watch Dogs there is an advance supercomputer  system called CtOS (Central Operating System) which can control almost every bit of technology in the city and has private information on all citizens. In the game you control hacker Aiden Pearce who can hack into CtOS and use it to help complete his objectives.  For example Aiden can use CtOS to control stop lights and find out the income of people he walks by.

Ubisoft also announced on Tuesday that the racing game The Crew would also be delayed. The open-world racing game was originally scheduled to be released in early 2014 but now won’t be released until sometime in the 2014 fiscal year. (April 1st, 2014 – March 31st, 2015)

Were you hyped for Watch Dogs before it was delayed? Will this delay make you less likely to purchase the game in the future? Leave your responses in the comments below.