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What If You've Pre-Ordered a Watch Dogs PS4 Bundle?

Posted by Sammy Barker

Breathe slowly

Watch Dogs’ unexpected delay may be a thorn in Sony’s promotional plans for the PlayStation 4, but it’s also a big concern for consumers who have pre-ordered the title as part of a meaty next generation bundle. Fortunately, both Amazon and GameStop have confirmed that customers in North America will still receive their systems on launch day – minus Aiden Pearce’s open world adventure, of course.

An alert on the PS4 package’s Amazon product page notes that “all orders […] will keep their place in the line”. The online retailer added on Facebook that it’s “adjusting [existing] orders now” and will provide additional information as soon as possible. “Don’t worry,” a spokesperson reassured. “You will still be getting your PS4 based on your current delivery estimate.”

Elsewhere, GameStop has sent a statement to Polygon in an attempt to comfort consumers, explaining that those that pre-ordered the Watch Dogs bundle can opt to hold on to their current order or switch to an alternative option. If you plump up for the former, your system will be shipped out at launch, while the game will follow separately when it eventually releases.

There’s no firm word on what will happen overseas, but a Sony Computer Entertainment Europe representative told Videogamer.com that it will be working closely with “Ubisoft and with our partners at retail to manage this situation”. We don’t think that the French publisher’s going to make many friends through this delay, do you?

[via amazon.com, facebook.com, polygon.com, videogamer.com]

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TasukiStaff

#1

Tasuki said:

Kinda sucks cause those people are now going to have to spend another 60 bucks if they want to be able to play their new system on launch day. Either that or be satisfied with f2p games.

Gamer83

#2

Gamer83 said:

Glad I avoided the bundles, even with Killzone I avoided it just in case something like this happened. I don't really care about Ubi or Sony in this matter either. Especially Ubi, which has been very irresponsible as usual. The suits there had to know the game wasn't going to be able to get done by the PS4's launch and to play it safe should've told the Sony talking heads 'sorry, we'll position AC IV as a big launch title but we're not sure Watch_Dogs will be done in time.' Hopefully those who pre-ordered this bundle are taken care of with no trouble. Can't really blame Sony for this, it's held up its end of the bargain. But the a-holes at Ubi just seem to love kicking consumers between the legs. Wii U owners had to deal with it, now the future PS4, and X1, owners are getting screwed. This delay better be worth it.

Scollurio

#3

Scollurio said:

Watchdogs is overrated anyways, I bet they played GTA5 and thought "Poo so this is how you do open world" :D

Cloud7794

#4

Cloud7794 said:

@Scollurio Way to call a game overrated before launch o.o To be fair, I felt GTA5 was overrated, in all honesty when they come out with GTA6 people will be all over it and start saying how limiting GTA5 was and wondering how they were able to deal with such horrid controls. The same thing happened from GTA3 to GTA4 and GTA4 to GTA5. It's the Grand Theft Curse, amazing today, unplayable tomorrow :/

Itachi

#5

Itachi said:

That's horrible news if you pre-ordered the Watch Dogs bundle, but things like these are the reason I never buy a new console or any product at launch. There is always issues and last minute bugs to sort out. I'm just as excited for PS4 as everyone else, but I don't plan on getting one until 2014 when Infamous Second Son comes out.

Scollurio

#6

Scollurio said:

@Cloud7794 I never liked GTA, never. I got GTA 5 for the Multiplayer and now that it works, its awesome, also, the Story and especially the acting is top notch. I enjoy it lots and lots. Sure you could say its overrated, but I cannot judge it as I wasn't expecting anything good. And about WatchDogs, as I see it its a small-scale GTA with "Syndicate-like" setting and gimicky hacking. I might be wrong and be blown away by it, but all the hype around Watchdogs, I never saw anything that impressed me.

The only thing I really really like about WatchDogs is that it is a new IP, that people are taking risks again, nothing better than a new franchise coming out of nowhere and blowing away the competition (The Last Of Us for example).

odd69

#7

odd69 said:

If i was one who ordered this bundle i would be furious. @Cloud7794 i agree. I admit, the storyline is the best so far

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