GTA V PC release timing after Watch Dogs delay

By Alan Ng - Oct 16, 2013

If you haven’t heard the massive news over the last 24 hours, we can remind you that Watch Dogs, Ubisoft’s big open-world game has been delayed. It is now coming out in Spring 2014 which could mean even more trouble for the publisher if Rockstar decides that Spring is the time to unleash next-gen PS4, Xbox One and of course the highly anticipated GTA V PC release date.

With just five weeks to go until release, the only way to interpret this is with major shock. The game had shown no previous signs of being in trouble, with live gameplay demonstrations at trade shows looking fantastic and every much the finished article.

Ubisoft however obviously feels otherwise and have made the difficult decision to cancel the game until Spring 2014. A lot of gamers had high hopes that it could even go on to be a better game than GTA V, but will the hype and interest still be there by the time the game comes out in 2014?

GTA V PC fans are patiently waiting for any hint of information regarding a release date and the news about Watch Dogs could be deemed as the nail in the coffin as far as Ubisoft’s hopes are concerned. April 2014 would be around the perfect time to drop GTA V on PC and Xbox One and PS4, and of course would stick to Rockstar’s previous traditions of releasing PC versions around 6-8 months after the console version has released.

Is Ubisoft in trouble if GTA V PC lands in Spring 2014?

Is Ubisoft in trouble if GTA V PC lands in Spring 2014?

Imagine if Ubisoft realize that their Spring release for Watch Dogs has actually become a one on one dog fight with the PC version of GTA V – will they be able to withstand that kind of heat or not? We have already seen what kind of damage GTA V has done in terms of world record sales on the console version.

Add PC to the mix with thousands of PC owners looking to add GTA V mods to the game, and Ubisoft may find themselves with an even bigger problem on their hands.

Firstly, as a GTA fan what is your reaction to the Watch Dogs delay? Do you agree that the new Spring 2014 release could fall right in between Rockstar’s plans to unleash the PC version of the game?

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  • fruitr

    i guess theres gonna be bigger gta v piracing, cause if they release it on next gen, part of console gamers dont gonna buy it again but would like to try better graphics, this never happened before

  • Ocelot

    The delay of Watch Dogs really disappointed me. Since Rockstar is keeping us in anticipation for the GTA V PC release, I was hoping to play Watch Dogs so my GTA V desires die down until Spring 2014 (Possible GTA V PC release) so I can get hyped up when it comes out. Now we have two awesome games competing and I’m thinking GTA V will win since every PC gamer is anticipating it and practically everyone waited for Watch Dogs just so they can get their mind off of GTA V for a while

  • Noob

    When I heard about the delay, my first thought was that gta 5 pc must be coming end 2013 / very early 2014 or somewhere during the summer (but let’s hope not). I just cant imagine ubisoft wants to compete with a gta 5 pc release. Just like I can’t imagine watch dogs will be a better game than gta 5 😛 I’ll probably play both eventually, but gta 5 definitely will be the first I want to play.

    • Maximilian

      I can’t imagine Ubisoft would have more inside knowledge of Rockstar’s plans than anyone else.

  • MaitreyaVyas

    A GTA V PC and next gen version would be a KILLER!

  • rene

    they just must release the gta 5.
    mot waiting til 2014 novber is the best time

  • Kevin

    Every one has gta v on current gen and will have probably got fed up of playing it by the time spring comes so what makes people think that people are going to rush out to buy it again for next gen? I certainly won’t be im very much looking forward to watch dogs and assume everyone else is.
    Ok there will be many who will buy for next gen for graphics but I don’t see point, and that’s to say if it is coming out on next gen.

    • Noob

      I think a lot of pc gamers are interested in buying gta 5 when it releases. I don’t own consoles myself, but I am offered to borrow a ps3 to play gta 5 a while. But I don’t want to. Low fps, low res textures, etc. I want the full experience on my friggin’ pc. Not a watered down game on ancient tech.

  • pete

    watch dogs will sell okay, but it will never EVER sell as many copies as gta

  • Maximus

    I dont mind ill buy both