Pre-Order a Watch Dogs Bundle? Read This
Ubisoft's decision to delay Watch Dogs surely came as a big disappointment to everyone looking to turn the windy city into their playground, but it's made things a nightmare for anyone who ordered a PlayStaton 4 bundle packaging the game. If the game isn't released until the spring, that makes it kind of difficult to play when the PS4 launches this November.
Retailers have been trying to come up with a game plan ever since the delay was announced so they could tell their respective customers what to expect. Thankfully, both Amazon and GameStop have prepared statements to keep gamers abreast.
Amazon's response may not be quite what customers were hoping for, as the online mega retailer still seems to be ironing the kinks out, but this was the latest from the company's Facebook page: "For those of you who pre-order the Watch Dogs PlayStation 4 bundle-don't worry-you will still be getting your Playstation 4 (without Watch Dogs) based on your current delivery estimate. We are adjusting the orders now and will update you once we know more."
For those of you who turned to GameStop for the offer, here's what a rep told Polygon: "With the news that Ubisoft has delayed the release of the highly-anticipated title Watch Dogs until next year, GameStop is contacting customers who had reserved PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundles featuring the game. Customers can elect to keep their current bundle orders and their consoles will ship as scheduled with the game shipping separately once it is available, or customers can choose another bundle to replace their current order. Customers should also note that there may be a difference in the price if selecting another bundle and that all reserved orders will be charged upon shipment."
The delay comes as a result of Ubisoft revising its financial expectation for 2014's fiscal year. It's open-world racer The Crew was also delayed. But the overseas release of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was pushed forward.
Watch Dogs' open world of Chicago is home to a security network that would make Orwell piss his pants, responsible for keeping everyone and everything jacked in for the purpose of keeping tabs. At the same time, it allows players as Aiden to meddle with all manner of the city's infrastructure as they see fit - ATM's, traffic lights, security cameras, raise bridges, public transportation, access various networks, etc. The game releases this spring for PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. An exact release date has not yet been given.