Today Ubisoft dropped the release date for its delayed Watch Dogs for nearly every system except the Wii U. Ubisoft has been getting press for keeping the Wii U version going even though Nintendo is in serious trouble with the underselling console.
While the PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One will all drop on May 27, when will the Wii U version hit the shelves? "Yeah it's still alive," senior producer Dominic Guay said. "We still haven't defined a ship date for it, though. So it's on hold..." adding that a 2014 ship date is a “possibility.”
"We don't have a specific ship date for it yet so it's considered within the year," he said. "So we're going to look at that and we're going to let people know as soon as we figure out an exact date for it."
Why doesn't Ubisoft know when the Wii U version is going to be ready? Because the port is not being developed with the assistance of developer Ubisoft Montreal team. "We have our studio in Bucharest working on it, and we wanted that team to have the time to explore the GamePad and be able to have fun with it and see how far they could push it," Guay continued. "It's also an interesting platform, because it has its own strength, which we want to take advantage of, and we didn't want to delay all the other platforms for that one. So we're going to take the time we need to make sure the game is good (technically) when we ship it and that it also, game design-wise, makes good use of the specifics of the Wii U."