Ubisoft has made some questionable moves, the most notable example was them saying that they will not launch a new IP unless they are sure they can make a franchise out of it. That might not be one of the best things for the game industry, but at least the company won’t release a game until they think it is ready. While speaking with IGN, Ubisoft North American president Laurent Detoc talked about the decision to push Watch Dogs release date back.
“It’s a very intense decision,” Detoc told IGN. “I think one of the fascinating things about this industry is that you can go from genius to idiot in an extremely short time frame. These are some of those moments, where you’re riding sky high on or Rayman, and then suddenly you have to break it to the outside world, and sometimes even convince the inside people. Not everybody agrees. You have to say, ‘this is in the best interest of the product, to do this,’ because at the end of the day we’re going to be able to do this extra fine tuning.”
I never have had a problem with developers pushing a game back for the sake of making the best product they can. Now, if only they could use that mentality with the Assassin’s Creed games.