Watch Dogs.......why!!!!!!

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Posted by ohaifrancy (126 posts) -

I wasn't really looking forward to any launch titles other Watch Dogs......so yeah :(

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My emotions right now:

What is going to happen to all the Watch_Dogs PS4 preorders? Did anyone here have that version??

#1 Edited by Jacanuk (3845 posts) -

Well, dont be sad then you can buy Farcry - Black Flag :D

#2 Posted by Bigboi500 (29053 posts) -

I'm fine with the delay because I'm not getting the new consoles at launch and there's so many other games to get. Adding more polish will only make the game better in the end.

#3 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -

That is crazy that it happens so close to launch. Damn it!!! That was my big launch game. Now its just Killzone for me.

#4 Posted by Areez (6278 posts) -

@ohaifrancy:

Wow!! I was really looking forward to this game....Guess it is in the best to not rush the game. ...

#5 Edited by Ish_basic (3962 posts) -

Ubisoft open world games all feel so similar, I'm glad there's a little time between Black Flag and this. Actually lost a lot of enthusiasm for it following the E3 stage demo, anyway.

#6 Posted by ZEYAAM898 (1921 posts) -

#7 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

Good on them for taking the time they need to see their vision through. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to it too. But if this were EA they would have just crapped it onto the shelf and hope they could patch out the bugs before too many people were effected or they'd surgically remove half the unfinished content to sell to you later.

This is a good move. Don't be sad about it, be happy they care enough to practice their craft responsibly.

#8 Edited by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

A mod needs to change the title. I almost created a new thread.

What a load of shit. Who delays a game a month before launch. Will be skipping it in April.

#9 Posted by F1Lengend (7883 posts) -

God damn, I was looking forward to this, now I have two FPS games and a driving game at launch. I might get desperate and buy Knack...

#10 Posted by GodModeEnabled (15314 posts) -

That is teh balls son I was looking forward to this as a gem in as sea of sequels.

#11 Edited by Flubbbs (2891 posts) -

im guessing ill still be balls deep in dark souls 2 to give a damn about this game

#12 Posted by s_h_a_d_o (1275 posts) -

Who delays a game a month before launch.

Ubisoft, once again.

Sad camper, me. :(

#13 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

Disappointing. I wonder if they looked in the face of GTA5 and blinked or if they ran into some nasty bug they didn't think they could fix in time?

#14 Edited by experience_fade (259 posts) -

@CarnageHeart said:

Disappointing. I wonder if they looked in the face of GTA5 and blinked or if they ran into some nasty bug they didn't think they could fix in time?

I'd wager it has more to do with the next gen systems. Watch Dogs has been in development for years, and with the hardware specs of both consoles only having been confirmed for about 3-4 months now, I'm guessing the adjustments they are making to the console versions of the game are proving too time consuming. Ubisoft just doesn't want to release a bad, unfinished product.

#15 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69543 posts) -

This is bs, i had mine preordered a long time ago, why didn't they realize this until a month before the release???

#16 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

Disappointing. I wonder if they looked in the face of GTA5 and blinked or if they ran into some nasty bug they didn't think they could fix in time?

I think they were never going to have it ready. But at E3 2012 they said they only had the vertical slice of the game up and were just beginning real production on the full game. It was just a pipe dream to have it done in 1.5 years.

#17 Posted by contracts420 (1956 posts) -

This might have to do with the proximity between Watchdogs and Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag. One release could sour the other. The Assassin's Creed franchise is already established and will likely rake in a large portion of the consumer base. Given Watchdogs is a new I.P they may have thought it best to wait this one out and even polish or add to the experience in the meantime.

#18 Posted by AK_the_Twilight (285 posts) -

Considering that this game was going to be released on pretty much every console, next-gen or not, this is a universally disappointing bit of news. Ubisoft is leading the pack when it comes to last-minute delays this year.

#19 Posted by O_G_Bess (13 posts) -

This might have to do with the proximity between Watchdogs and Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag. One release could sour the other. The Assassin's Creed franchise is already established and will likely rake in a large portion of the consumer base. Given Watchdogs is a new I.P they may have thought it best to wait this one out and even polish or add to the experience in the meantime.

I completely agree, with the two games being essentially the same in concept, they would contradict each other. Quite honestly I'm happy, this makes my game purchasing decisions much easier when PS4 drops.

#20 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -

I think ubi just decided not to have its two big games go against each other. That and I am sure this game could use extra work, they need to nail this one to make it a big franchise.

#21 Posted by chicknfeet (15624 posts) -

There's always Uno for the 360

#22 Posted by Planeforger (15451 posts) -

"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 each detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience."

Well, at least they're mostly honest about the game not being very good in its present state. Perhaps another year will turn this into something worth playing?

#23 Edited by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

As someone who is hyped I am glad. The last ubisoft game I was this hyped for was the first AC and it felt like a really long incomplete tech demo, so I hope this is to make sure it feels like a full real game and can at least not dissapoint even if it does not live up to the hype.

#24 Posted by IndianaPwns39 (5037 posts) -

I'm ok with this.

The initial gameplay footage was amazing. Everything since then has looked like garbage so they might as well polish it up.

#25 Posted by experience_fade (259 posts) -

Looks like Amazon bundled pre-orders will still ship PS4s, just without Watch Dogs.

#26 Posted by pillarrocks (1317 posts) -

This might have to do with the proximity between Watchdogs and Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag. One release could sour the other. The Assassin's Creed franchise is already established and will likely rake in a large portion of the consumer base. Given Watchdogs is a new I.P they may have thought it best to wait this one out and even polish or add to the experience in the meantime.

I said this in another website basically word for word. I am kinda upset it got delayed to 2014, Watched Dogs.

#27 Edited by sukraj (21797 posts) -

I'm sure Sony will ship the console without the game.

#28 Posted by johnd13 (7889 posts) -

Watchdogs is the only game I was planning to purchase before the end of the year so it is a little disappointing. On the other hand, I'll have time for some other games I've been meaning to complete.

#29 Posted by Metamania (11964 posts) -

Watch Dogs would have been awesome to play on my PS4, but I can wait. I have other games to keep me busy.