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Watch Dogs PS4 delay 'disappointing' but Sony MD believes it 'could define next-gen gaming'

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on 2 December 2013

Sony UK’s Managing Director Fergal Gara has spoken of his disappointment about the delay of Watch Dogs on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but believes that the wait is going to worth it.

In an interview with Trusted Reviews, Gara said:

It is a slight disappointment [that Watch Dogs has been delayed]. The timing isn’t as we had hoped. We have said we are for the players and we would rather they have a great game slightly later than a good game early. It would be a terrible shame if a game like that – which could go several rounds, Watchdogs 1, 2, 3 and could define next-gen gaming and really push some boundaries – it would be a shame if a title like that came out and it was only good when it could be great.

Watch Dogs has already impressed during its event showings and is set to become the latest videogame I.P. to be taken on by a movie studio, adding to the likes of other popular Ubisoft’s franchises such as Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and Assassin’s Creed.

At PS4 launch, Sony’s flagship title was Killzone: Shadow Fall which received mixed ratings by reviewers. With Sony heaping such high praise on Watch Dogs, it suggests that the PS4 maker was really relying on Ubisoft’s new franchise to set off its new generation of gaming with a bang and believed it would have been the ideal launch title.

Though we're also disappointed that Watch Dogs didn't launch with PS4, we're on Gara's side as we'd much prefer a game that such high expecations to be truly ready rather than launch it just for the sake of it. Watch Dogs will now launch on PS4 and Xbox One in Q2 2014.