I have asked a question about Watch Dogs today, although the official release date is in two days (27.05.2014). There are, at the moment, four closing votes. I already got the game because my pre-order has been sent out early. Given that I frequently got invaded and invaded myself playing online, many others already have the game as well.
To my understanding, the rule to close questions about unreleased games exists to prevent guessing questions like "Will this game have this feature?" that can't actually be answered or that will change in the time until release.
My question is neither a guessing question nor one about a version not available to the public, like a closed beta. I got it through a regular order, same as everyone else who pre-ordered from certain retailers.
Two opinions from the comments under the question, if this is of importance:
Nolonar: As long as the asker is playing the game already and got it by legitimate means, I also don't see a reason to close the question. To me, closing a question about an unreleased game is meant to prevent people from asking questions that don't even need to be asked if one has played the game at all.
BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft: The game was "accidentally" made available early by some retailers. However, it is not "generally available to the public," which is our criteria for whether or not a question about beta/unreleased games should be allowed. Thus this question should be closed
Should this question be closed, and if so, why? What would be the difference to me asking this same question two days later? Should questions not be allowed when they are so close to the release date, where the games are already in circulation?