Ubisoft has announced that the long wait for Watch Dogs (which was originally intended to launch last year alongside Sony and Microsoft’s latest consoles) is almost over, and the game is currently scheduled for release between April and June of 2014 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, 360 and PC. Unfortunately, the news was not as positive for Wii U owners, as their version was hit with another delay.
The publisher revealed the updated release window in their third quarter 2013-2014 earnings report, noting that “fiscal 2014-15 will see an exceptional games line-up, with the release of five major titles including Just Dance, The Crew and Watch Dogs, which is scheduled for release in the first fiscal quarter.” Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed the Wii U delay later during an earnings call, saying:
“We made the difficult decision to further delay the release of Watch Dogs on Wii U to focus the team’s resources where they could have the broadest possible benefit for both our customers and Ubisoft,”
As disappointing as this delay is for the Wii U, it is hard to argue against the logic behind the decision. If nothing else, those who were looking forward to playing Watch Dogs on Nintendo’s console can take some comfort in the fact that today’s news officially puts an end to the recent speculation that the Wii U port had been canceled.
Source: Game Informer