Sony Listing Suggests June Release Date for Watch Dogs

Spring of 2014 is the release window Ubisoft penciled in for Watch Dogs after the open world hackathon was delayed in October. But according to a new posting on the Sony Entertainment Network, spring might be pushing it.

The Watch Dogs listing on the SEN page now includes a June 30 release date.  It could very well be an error or a placeholder, but if it’s accurate, Watch Dogs is now slated for a summer 2014 release, not spring.

We’ve contacted Ubisoft for comment and await their response.

Of note on the SEN listing: it’s for the PlayStation 3 version of Watch Dogs only. We know it’s coming to the PS4, as well, so it seems odd Sony would leave out its new marquee platform. June 30 is also a Monday, not the traditional Tuesday release day, so there are a couple reasons to think the date is, in fact, a placeholder.

Watch Dogs was originally set to launch alongside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November. Developer Ubisoft Montreal said in October the delay was made to ensure a “truly memorable and exceptional experience.”

“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,” Ubisoft said in a statement. “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.”

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