In what goes down in history as "the way to completely ruin your Tuesday morning," Ubisoft has announced they are delaying Watch Dogs and the Crew until Spring 2014. This means that at the earliest we won't be able to play them until April 2014 at best.
Ubisoft made the official announcement from their blog:
Our ambition from the start with Watch Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming. It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until spring 2014.
We know a lot of you are probably wondering: Why now? We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune each detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion keeps us motivated.
We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next spring. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it.
What's to become of all of the pre-order next-gen bundles has yet to be revealed. We'll keep you posted. Until then, cry. Just cry.