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Big_Al
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(04-24-2014, 08:59 PM)
So, and someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Watch Dogs is up for preorder on Steam worldwide - everywhere except the UK basically.

This has happened many times over recent years, specific to the UK, with Bethesda, THQ and Ubisoft. They would have games coming out but you couldn't get them on UK Steam until a few weeks after the games launched. We have never had an explanation for this, but the most common theory is that they all had deals going with GAME to delay the release by a short period of time.

Now thankfully Bethesda don't seem to do this anymore and THQ is dead but Ubisoft did it a few years ago with Far Cry 3 and now it seems to be happening with Watch Dogs. At this moment in time you can't preorder Watch Dogs on UK Steam whilst you can in every other Steam region.

People have been asking for official explanations but no answer. What the fuck is going on ? It just seems really stupid to me to piss off your customers for, seemingly, no good explanation. Sure you can make arguments for not preordering, getting cheaper UPlay codes from somewhere else etc but I still think it's utter bullshit and would seriously like to know why. It just seems far too targeted to be for any other reason than a deal.

Or am I missing some other completely obvious reason ?