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    News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    Game was previously due on multiple platforms, including PC, from 22nd November.
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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    Link: http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/10/08/wa...m-6-gb-of-ram/
    Hopefully working on optimising, or putting out specs that aren't specific to 4k+ resolution?

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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    more like "tune and polish" aka "we found a massive show-stopping bug during closed beta - AAAAARGH!!!"

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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    more like "tune and polish" aka "we found a massive show-stopping bug during closed beta - AAAAARGH!!!"
    And yet had it been some like EA they would have released it anyway

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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    The game play trailer looks good. The team creating it has a huge idea that needs more time to complete

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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    Scenario 1 (later launch date, polishing the game)
    Gamer: $@#% Ubisoft for making me wait longer to play this game. I hate them.

    Scenario 2 (early launch, game full of bugs)
    Gamer: $@#% Ubisoft for releasing a game full of bugs. I hate them.

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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    GTA 5 was delayed for quite some time iirc, and it turned out to be excellent, personally I wish more studios would take that bit longer to make sure their games were as close to the standard that their hype implies.
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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dareos View Post
    GTA 5 was delayed for quite some time iirc, and it turned out to be excellent, personally I wish more studios would take that bit longer to make sure their games were as close to the standard that their hype implies.
    And still with some pretty substantial bugs or issues...
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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    I'm very happy with this. I wish they'd do it more often. Between the pressure of Q4 releases or, in the case of AC3, an actual pre-determined deadline written years before into the story's fiction, their games often suffer unnecessarily. I'm really pleased to see Ubisoft backing off from that, especially because this is a game I hope I'm going to love.

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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    Kudos to Ubisoft and the developers for taking this move.

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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    Sit up and take notice EA!

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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    Sensible as a delay, but bloody annoying for those of us that got a nice email from Amazon last Friday telling us about the new bundles...was a great bundle for Watchdogs.

    Now had to switch to Killzone instead which is a big shame as I would have rather picked that up used down the line (and I now have to go back and finish KZ3 hah). The bundles still make sense because of the second controller (makes the game cost about £10) but still, frustrating!

    Only other bundles are fifa, NFS or Battlefield 4 (why would anyone buy that on a console), so nothing interesting.

    Still, should make for a better game early next year so can't complain too much!

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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    Better late than never.

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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    I'd much prefer this than having to play buggy games that have disappointed me that otherwise I'd enjoy.

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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    I'll bet those pretty demanding specs posted earlier are part of the reason for this "tune and polish" lol.

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    Re: News - Ubisoft delays Watch Dogs until Spring 2014 to 'tune and polish'

    I got a different impression from this announcement, that ubi aren't financially sound as they'd like to be, but have at least got the business sense to sort it out.
    Their recent releases; Splinter Cell, Rayman, Just Dance, didn't have the impact they wanted, and the move of the UK release for Black Flag, I think adds weight. AC having been pencilled to share a release with BF4 was never really going to happen, so Ubi and EA got into a game of chicken to see who would flinch (a stupid move to try and face off the fat, dumb, over financed monstrosity of EA) A bad decision to have to alter a release date, but given the circumstances, changing from 1st Nov to 30th Oct is the best move, getting it out before BF and CoD.
    As for Watch Dogs, the number of demos and videos at E3 that looked so much more polished than demos for other games still being released before xmas, suggests to me that it was damn near finished by the end of summer and the reasons for it's delay are more economic.
    How many people are going to miss out on their preferred next gen, as demand outstrips supply? How many other huge releases are coming out in the next 2 month period? Compare that to spring next year, people who want the One or PS4, will more likely have it by then, they'll have completed/got bored of the glut of games released in the end of this year, they'll have paid off the debts of xmas so can afford it, and how many other big titles come out in spring?
    As long as Ubi keep the expectation up, I don't think it truly matters, it'll be a good game and it proves they are a better company than the likes of EA

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