It appears we will have to wait until Spring 2014 to visit Chicago now as Ubisoft have today announced that Watch Dogs has been delayed until 2014. In a statement on their website they write:
Our ambition from the start with Watch Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming. It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until spring 2014.
We know a lot of you are probably wondering: Why now? We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune each detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion keeps us motivated.
We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next spring. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it.
In other sad news it appears that The Crew has also been pushed back until after April, it was originally marked in for Q1 of 2014 so it is anyone’s guess when that will arrive on our consoles.
I will confirm that the Watch Dogs delay affects ALL formats both current and next gen.