Massive Entertainment, developer of upcoming Tom Clancy game The Division, is extremely heartened by the delay of Watch_Dogs, according to MD David Polfeldt.
"It?s tremendously important for us as a developer studio, to know that the owner and the publisher are ready to take that hit, and [the Watch Dogs delay] was a massive hit. I think their shares fell 25% on the day it was announced it was being delayed. It takes so much courage to live through that day and still think that was a good decision," Polfeldt told The Examiner
"So for us in the development [side of things], that?s an important message that ultimately the management will back up the goals that we have, which is the game has to be great.
"That?s ultimately the end goal and then it?s a million times better if it?s on time, but if there is a choice between time and quality, then quality will win."
He said that many Ubisoft staffers have been with the company for 20 years or more, something that's unusual in a corporate environment. He said that he believes it's Ubisoft's focus on quality that keeps people around.
Polfeldt also said that meetings with Ubisoft revolve around quality and pushing the game further, rather than getting the game out of the door.
While The Division
is scheduled for release this year, but rumours back in January
said that the prospect of a 2014 release is "laughable".