Ubisoft could miss out on more than $500 million following the delay to Watch Dogs.
We reported earlier that the game will now be released in Spring 2014 instead of it’s planned November 2013 date, and CVG report that the delay – as well as The Crew’s later-than-planned release also – has led to the developer cutting it’s sales projections fropm $1.94 billion down to $1.38 billion, a drop of around $560 million.
Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot admitted that the delays are being made in order to “fully realise the major potential of our new creations“.
“We are convinced that, longer term, they will prove to be the right decisions both in terms of satisfaction for our fans and in terms of value creation for our shareholders. We are building franchises that will become perennial pillars of Ubisoft’s financial performance.”
A new release date will be announced at a later time, but right now it’s speculated that eager players could be waiting until around April-June 2014.