Watch Dogs has gone gold, Ubisoft announced Wednesday, bringing the open-world game's five-and-a-half year development to a close.
Though the Ubisoft team will continue working on season pass DLC and other updates, the code for the retail release has been finalized and is now making its way to distribution centers.
"It's exciting to be gold," creative director Jonathan Morin said on the UbiBlog. "But it'll be more exciting when people are playing. For the fans it means that it's true. It means there will be no such thing as another delay. But for us, it's not done until they actually have it in their hands."
Watch Dogs was initially planned as a next-gen launch window game. However, Ubisoft announced in October 2013 that it had delayed the game to Spring 2014 in order to "not compromise on quality."
You can catch up Aiden Pearce's friends, abilities, and open-world diversions Watch Dogs in this nine-minute 101 trailer.