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Article23rd Oct 2013

Facebook Reacts to Watch Dogs Delay

Last week publisher Ubisoft announced that Watch Dogs - one of their next gen launch titles - was to be delayed well into 2014. The game is now expected to arrive in the first quarter of the next fiscal year, some time between April 1 and June 30.

Ubisoft Montreal provided an official statement via the Ubisoft Blog, the most pertinent section of which confessed:

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

In the wake of this unexpected decision we asked the facebook gaming community how they felt about this setback:

Some gamers were markedly upset

Victor Kameofngh

Tanner Hoisington2

Ruairi OHare2

Jurgen van Bunningen2

Joe Modzeleski2

While others didn’t seem to care

Chris Wheaton2

Carlos Hernandez2

Mathew Devine2

Jason Dhalle2

Craig Mallinson2

Although most maintained it was the right decision

Tyler Sewell2

Mike Nunez2

Michael Gorf2

Luke Batt2

Jeremy Carnes2

Blake Worrell2

Of course, these thoughts and opinions make up only a tiny cross section of the larger gaming community. Why not provide us with your point of view and add your voice to the mix?

Are you disappointed you won’t be playing a next gen Watch Dogs come November? Are you indifferent to yet another open world Ubisoft title? Or do you think it’s best the game is held back until the its developer deems it ready for release?

Let us know in the comments below, and for everything relating to Watch Dogs, Ubisoft and next gen, be sure to stay tuned to GameGrin.

Rob Gisbey – Writer
Rob Gisbey is a freelance games journalist and music production graduate from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

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