Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive on the System After Other Platforms
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Ubisoft screws the pooch
There have been plenty of rumours and counter-rumours around Watch_Dogs in recent weeks, yet now we have some solid news from the company itself; it's not pleasing from a Wii U perspective.
In its financial results today, and the investor call that followed, Ubisoft confirmed that the title would arrive on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in Q2, or April to June. The Wii U version isn't cancelled, but delayed to a later point. The company's CEO Yves Guillemot said the following:
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.
It's clear that this development project has been a difficult one for the company, perhaps due to the ambitious scale of the title and its multi-platform targets. While this decision may make sense from a business perspective, with the Wii U version likely to be the lowest selling, the arrival of the title after all other platforms greatly hinders its chance of success. Aside from Wii U-only owners, why would anyone wait for the Nintendo system's version?
This is clearly disappointing news, but let us know what you think in the comments below.