Ubisoft has announced that its imminent and extremely promising cyberpunk thriller, Watch Dogs, will now be released in Spring 2014 rather than on November 22nd as planned.
The game casts players as Aiden Pearce, a fugitive hacker in a near-future version of Chicago where the entire city is controlled by a single computer system. You'll be able to hack into that system and use the city infrastructure itself to help you clear your name.
"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," read the developer's update on the official Ubisoft blog. "It is with this in mind that we've made the tough decision to delay the release until Spring 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."