Watch Dogs release date outed?

watch dogsBack in the fall, Ubisoft disappointed gamers with the announcement that the long awaited open world game Watch Dogs was going to be delayed from its original November, 2013 release date. At the time it was felt that the game needed more polish, and Ubisoft said the delay was necessary to ensure that players would have the best experience possible playing the game. But it’s been a couple of months now since the original date has come and gone, and as yet Ubisoft has not issued an official confirmation on when the game is coming out beyond Q2 2014, which would put it in late Spring or early Summer.

A search around the internet reveals a couple of dates. A report from Dual Shockers (via examiner.com) was revealing that European retailer ShopTo was stating the game would be out on March 21, 2014 for the PS4 and Xbox One, as well as the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U versions. It was also being reported that the retailer was confident enough in the date to offer a delivery date guarantee, which refunds the customers if the game doesn’t release on the announced date. This date was also reported by International Business Times and GamingBolt. However, these only speak of a European release, and say nothing of a US release date. One would think the dates would be close, but possibly not.

Further hunting around the web shows four major retailers in the US- Best Buy, Amazon, Kmart, and GameStop- all list the game as coming out on June 30, 2014. This would fit with most gaming sites stating Q2 2014 as the release date. With these four retailers in agreement on the date, it seems this is the more likely of the two. Six editions have been announced for the game by Ubisoft, two for North America and four for Europe. The editions of the game for NA offer different preorder bonuses, depending on whether you preorder the game from GameStop or Amazon. The European versions are the uPlay Edition, the Vigilante Edition, the DedSec Edition, and the Limited Edition.

The game is coming out for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and the PC, and players step into the shoes of hacker Aiden Pearce who can infiltrate any device run by CtOS (Central Operating System), the supercomputer that controls an alternate reality Chicago.

Stay tuned for more news about the release date on the game, which we’ll bring to you once there is confirmation by Ubisoft.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

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