November's next-gen console launch line-up is a little weaker today as Ubisoft delays the release of Watch Dogs until next year.
In a statement, the development team said that in order to "not compromise on quality" the decision was made to delay the game to "Autumn 2014" or between April and June. The delay affects the release date on all platforms, not just PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The full statement from the development team follows:
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. It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until Autumn 2014.
We know a lot of you are probably wondering ‘why now?’ We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. 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.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and during other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion is what drives us.
We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next Autumn. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it.