Despite Watch Dogs being delayed earlier today to Spring 2014, both Amazon and Gamestop will still fulfill console pre-orders that included a copy of Ubisoft’s open-world game. Watch Dogs was originally set to launch on November 22 for most major platforms, including the PS4 and Xbox One. Since this is no longer the case, customers who have pre-ordered a Watch Dogs bundle will still receive their console.
On its Facebook page, Amazon writes, “For those of you who pre-order the Watch Dogs PlayStation 4 bundle—don’t worry—you will still be getting your Playstation 4 (without Watch Dogs) based on your current delivery estimate. We are adjusting the orders now and will update you once we know more.”
A Gamestop representative provided the following statement to IGN:
“With the news that Ubisoft has delayed the release of the highly-anticipated title Watch Dogs until next year, GameStop is contacting customers who had reserved PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundles featuring the game. Customers can elect to keep their current bundle orders and their consoles will ship as scheduled with the game shipping separately once it is available or customers can choose another bundle to replace their current order. Customers should also note that there may be a difference in the price if selecting another bundle and that all reserved orders will be charged upon shipment.”
Meanwhile a Ubisoft representative issued the following statement concerning other retailers: “If you have pre-ordered a Watch Dogs bundle in North America please contact your retailer for your options.”