Update: The Crew has been delayed, as well. According to Ubisoft, The Crew is expected during the company's second quarter (July 1 to September 30) and Watch Dogs is aiming for first quarter (April 1 to June 30).
It's not surprising to see game delays leading into a console launch, but even I'm surprised to report Watch Dogs has been pushed back until spring 2014.
"We know a lot of you are probably wondering: Why now?" the company said in a blog post today. "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."
Watch Dogs had been scheduled for a November 12 release on PlayStation 4, and November 19 everywhere else. It was also part of a PS4 bundle. It's unclear what happens to those customers.
Spring is really vague, too. Technically, summer doesn't start until June 21, 2014.