Don’t expect to see the upcoming racing game DriveClub anytime soon, because it looks like Sony is sending this project back to the pit crew for a further inspection.
No game is immune to delays, but dammit, it does sting when a big title gets pushed back a few months. It happened to Tomb Raider, it happened to Bioshock Infinite and last year Watch Dogs got held back for a 2014 release. Ubisoft, you got some splainin’ to do.
Watch Dogs, the much anticipated next-gen launch game that was delayed into 2014, is closer to a release date. No, we don't actually have a day or month that you can mark on your calendar, but we have some seasonal guidelines.
Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, which stole the show as the only genuinely fresh thing to come out of 2012’s E3 conference, was meant to be released at the end of last year, to coincide with the launch of the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony. It’s been delayed for a bit of spit and polish. That’s a good thing too, Michael Pachter seems to think the game was “headed for disaster.”
Freefalling into the end of 2013, one game that everybody was waiting for was Watch Dogs. Originally meant to be released on current and new-gen consoles, those plans took a different turn when Ubisoft decided to delay the game until the second quarter of 2014. And it’s a decision that cost them quite a few bucks.
You could reasonably argue that there’s not much out for the new consoles right now, which is really rather quite typical of a new generation of consoles. It makes jumping, given the price, a little harder. that’s not helped at all by the fact that so many “new gen” games are being delayed. Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy-branded online multiplayer shooter The Division might be one of them.
I was terribly disappointed by the delay of Watch Dogs, even if I did understand that it was for the best. Maybe the game needed more polishing, or maybe Ubisoft just wanted to clear the decks so that it wouldn't compete with GTA V and AC IV: Black Flag. But that doesn't mean that they don't believe in their product.
Doing the unthinkable, Don Bradman Cricket 2014 will now release in the year that it is actually based on. Howzat?
Remember when Microsoft was also going to launch the Xbox One in countries such as Russia, Scandinavia and the Benelux area? Well, it appears that they may be waiting even longer for the console - but what does that mean for us?
In what could actually be some good news for people who just have too many damn games to play right now, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has been pushed back to March next year.
Yesterday it was mere rumour, but today it is fact; Sony has confirmed that PS4 racer DriveClub, once set to be a launch title, has now been delayed to 2014.
Oh boy. It appears that the local release of Batman: Arkham Origins has been pushed back by a week. According to an e-mail from retailer Takealot, there’s a national delay on the game, and it’ll now be released locally on November 1.
I’ve got a pre-order for a PlayStation 4, though I honestly have no idea why. There’s very little in the launch line-up that I actually want to play. There’s maybe, maybe Killzone: Shadow Fall - but I’m not a big fan of shooters. There was Watch Dogs, but we know that that’s been delayed. And it looks like another one of the system’s launch titles might only be released next year.
It seems the initially reported date for the local release of the PlayStation 4 could have been an error; according to local videogames purveyor BT Games (via MyGaming), the latest console from Sony will actually be coming a little bit later than we had hoped.
Been looking forward to exercising your fifth freedom on the faces of assorted criminals and terrorists in Splinter Cell: Blacklist? Well bad news Fisher wannabes, because the autumn release date for that game has been dealt a blow with extreme prejudice.