Watch Dogs isn’t the only title packing up its belongings for a little longer than expected. Ubisoft has announced that its next generation racer The Crew will also be staying stationary for the foreseeable future, with the PlayStation 4 release not set to arrive until the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2015. It had originally been pegged as an early 2014 game, but now it won’t launch until anywhere between July 2014 and September 2014.
"Our long term goal is to win the next generation," said CEO Yves Guillemot in a press release deployed moments ago. “The tough decisions that we are taking today to fully realise the major potential of our new creations have an impact on our short-term performance. We are convinced that, longer term, they will prove to be the right decisions both in terms of satisfaction for our fans and in terms of value creation for our shareholders.”
We suppose that it’s a good thing that Ubisoft is giving its products the time to mature rather than rushing them out, but all of these delays are going to leave some serious gaps in the next generation release schedule. We’re also not looking forward to the dozens of trailers that we’re inevitably going to get bombarded with between now and launch. Sigh.