It came as a surprise when Ubisoft announced the Watch Dogs delay.
Originally set to launch in the fall, it was supposed to be a launch title for next-gen systems. And as the game had received a tremendous amount of hype, the delay got Ubisoft plenty of bad press.
But Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter says in fact, it was the right thing to do. Speaking during the latest Bonus Round episode , Pachter said he "admired" the publisher's decision to push back Watch Dogs :
"Their stock got hammered. The management got criticized. And that franchise matters; it sounds really good. And if it doesn’t work, it’s a big waste of time and waste of money. So I’m hopeful that that six month delay makes that game great. But I think that was headed for disaster."
Well, if the game was going to be disappointing, they definitely made the right decision. It always sucks when a title is hyped through the roof and ends up falling well short. Besides, it's not like we didn't have other games to play for the holiday season, right? Here's hoping Watch Dogs ends up being a legitimate Game of the Year Contender.
Related Game(s): Watch Dogs