When Ubisoft delayed the hugely anticipated Watch Dogs until next year, their explanation was as follows: The game simply isn't good enough yet.
Well, maybe so. But the stellar Grand Theft Auto V and the intimidating holiday schedule may have had more to do with that decision, so say a few analysts. The first was Benchmark Company analyst Mike Hickey, who called the delay "the right decision" by Ubisoft. He cited GTAV as a reason for that move and now, well-known and outspoken Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has echoed those sentiments :
"We believe that management was also concerned about the strong competition for wallet share Watch Dogs faced at the holidays from Grand Theft Auto V, Battlefield 4, and a new Call of Duty, among others."
Pachter added that "next-gen uncertainty" along with a "very strong slate of competitors" also contributed to Ubisoft's decision to push back Watch Dogs . So, was it more about the lacking quality of the title in question, or was Ubisoft just really scared about the existing and forthcoming competition?
What do you think?
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