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Watch Dogs release date confirmed as May 27

The Watch Dogs release date has finally been announced, with the game touching down six months later than originally planned.

Ubisoft has revealed that the Watch Dogs release date is scheduled for May 27 for the Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

“We are pleased to be able to reveal to gamers all over the world the new release date for Watch Dogs,” said Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft. “We are extremely confident that the additional time we afforded the dev team to refine and polish the game will be more than worth the wait.”

The game was originally expected to be a launch title for the Xbox One and PS4, but Ubisoft made the decision to delay the game “to take extra time to polish” the game and make sure it would deliver the “memorable and exceptional experience” intended.

Anyone who purchases the PS4 or PS3 edition of Watch Dogs will be treated to 60 minutes of exclusive additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network.

“We’re really excited for the launch of Watch Dogs on both PS3 and PS4 and are confident that it will prove to be one of the standout games of 2014,” said Michael Pattison, VP of Third Party Relations at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. “It’s a unique and visionary game and we believe that the exclusive content available via PSN will not only excite gamers, but showcase how PlayStation is a preferred destination for Watch Dogs.”

Despite the rumours that the Wii U edition of the game had been scrapped altogether, Ubisoft reiterated that Watch Dogs Wii U “will release at a later date.”

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