Ubisoft has finally confirmed that the Playstation, Xbox, and PC versions of Watch Dogs will be hitting store shelves on May 27th 2014. GAME, a major UK-based game retailer, initially Tweeted earlier today that the game was going to be launching at the end of May, and was confirmed once a “leaked” story trailer of the game that was first on Xbox.com (as spotted out by Videogamer). Ubisoft then went ahead and confirmed the news themselves.
“We are pleased to be able to reveal to gamers all over the world the new release date for Watch Dogs,” said Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft. “We are extremely confident that the additional time we afforded the dev team to refine and polish the game will be more than worth the wait.”
Regarding the Wii U version, senior producer on the game, Dominic Guay, reiterated that the Wii U version is not at all canceled, it’s release is just on hold as of now.
“Yeah it’s still alive,” he said. “We still haven’t defined a ship date for it, though. So it’s on hold, to a certain extent for shipping.”
“We don’t have a specific ship date for it yet so it’s considered within the year,” he said. “So we’re going to look at that and we’re going to let people know as soon as we figure out an exact date for it.”
This isn’t necessarily new information here, as Ubisoft confirmed a while back that the Wii U version was getting delayed, but these latest quotes make it sound as if the game may not be launching anywhere near the dates of the other versions. Polygon even mentioned that Guay stated that “a 2014 ship date for that version of the game is still a ‘possibility.'” Is it possible that the Wii U version of the game may not release this year at all?
If that is indeed the case, then Ubisoft will have essentially guaranteed that Watch Dogs will perform abysmally on Nintendo’s latest system. Let us know what you think down below.