Ubisoft confirmed that Watch Dogs has been delayed on the Wii U, but the game is still on track for a second quarter release for other platforms. Last week we reported on a rumor that Ubisoft cancelled Watch Dogs on the Wii U. Add the trademark abandonment scare, bring to a boil, and you've got a recipe to scare any fans faithfully awaiting word on the budding franchise.
This at least explains why the title was absent from Nintendo's release schedule. There's currently no release window for the Wii U version, so support for the ailing system may still be dropped. Ubisoft explained, stating:
"We made the difficult decision to further delay the release of Watch Dogs on Wii U to focus the team's resources where they could have the broadest possible benefit for both our customers and Ubisoft."
Things are looking worse for the Wii U. WB Games already cancelled the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins DLC for Nintendo's console, and now we've got Ubisoft remaining noncommittal on the fate of a highly-anticipated title.
Third party support is crucial to keeping a platform afloat. Hopefully Ubisoft isn't just letting Nintendo and their fans down easy while taking the opportunity to jump ship.