Ubisoft Montreal will instead be focusing all its resources on the final game.
Ubisoft Montreal won't be building a demo for its upcoming open-world hack-em-up, Watch Dogs, as it needs to focus its resources on getting the final game out on time.
Responding to rampant fan questions on Twitter, Watch Dogs' Creative Director Jonathan Morin stated that there will be "no demo planned before release. Sorry for the wait, doing my best..."
Morin went on to explain to another tweeter that "doing demos take time, the focus is on the game. You will see more footage before release. Be patient & thanks for your passion. :)"
Watch Dogs will be available worldwide on May 27, six months after its original launch date. When we spoke to Ubisoft's North American President Laurent Detoc about the delays last December, he explained that it all came down to quality control, as is usually the case. "We know [the game is] not where we want it to be," said Detoc. "Can it get there? What will it take to get there? That’s why it takes a longer process."
Making games, Detoc said, is “not a perfect science. It’s not just software. It’s art. There’s a lot of judgment and perception that comes into this. It’s extremely complicated, with a lot of moving parts. Especially with a game like Watch Dogs. We’re breaking ground on a number of different gameplay assets. We’re in uncharted territory.”
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