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Ubisoft Devoted Significant Resources to Watch_Dogs After E3 Reveal

Posted by Andy Green

Yves Guillemot is confident it will live up to the hype

Interest in Ubisoft's upcoming multi-generational Watch_Dogs title seems to be growing by the day. The game will be released on Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and the yet to be launched PlayStation 4.

It turns out Ubisoft really stepped it up a notch after announcing the game at last year's E3, sending a large amount of resources to the development team in Montreal to ensure they had everything they needed to create the game being promised.

In a recent interview with MCV, Ubisoft President Yves Guillemot said he was confident the developers would make the game a success with the additional resources.

E3 was a great revelation for Watch Dogs. It gave us a chance to increase the whole project, giving the studio the chance to have bigger teams to help them achieve this goal they have. You always have great ideas, but you need enough people to bring it to life.

After E3, we really made sure they had all the teams they needed and all the capacity they wanted to fulfill their dream. It’s an open world, that is well-adapted to what people want to play today. So there’s good potential for success.

Guillemot also said in the interview that his company is still committed to bringing games to Wii U, though he is concerned about sales.

We think Wii U is a great machine. But it just has to sell more.

Recently Guillemot said he is confident the Wii U would begin to gain momentum once more games are released.

Are you looking forward to the release of Watch_Dogs? Do you think it will live up to the hype? Let us know your thoughts on it in the comments section below.

[via mcvuk.com]

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User Comments (18)

Nintenjoe64

#1

Nintenjoe64 said:

I'm looking forward to this game but I expect to have enough first party games to buy by the time it comes out.

I think the most interesting aspect of this game will be how the different versions compare.

cornishlee

#2

cornishlee said:

I'll look for reviews but I don't think it's something that will appeal to me. I'm probably in the minority though.

AJWolfTill

#3

AJWolfTill said:

Definately getting this! I really feel this game will be sensational considering the amount of effort required for a new franchise to survive these days.
I FINALLY BOUGHT A WII U! Undecided between Zombiu and Assasin's Creed for my first major 1player game :)

Icefreak45

#4

Icefreak45 said:

Glad that even though Ubi knows the Wii U needs more sales it's still releasing on the it. If people see that the Wii U isn't destined for absolutely no third party support like it's predecessor it will help justify peoples investment and let them purchase it. Btw, excited for the game :D

NinGamer85

#5

NinGamer85 said:

@AJWolfTill Awesome! I got AC3 though I finished it very quickly. If you're looking for fast paced go with AC3. ZombiU you will want to take a bit slower if you are going to survive. Quite frustrating but a scary good time.

LavaTwilight

#6

LavaTwilight said:

I'm looking forward to it, and although it might not be a day-1 purchase for me, I intend on picking this up down the line (or you never know, if it's released 2014 and nothing else is on the horizon it very well may be a day-1 purchase). And I'll only be picking this up on WiiU :)

Jaco

#7

Jaco said:

This game has a lot of potential with the wii u gamepad. I hope they use the gamepad to the fullest and not just "oh heres a map and oh ya you can play the whole game on the gamepad" although admittingly playing the game only on the gamepad is pretty cool

DePapier

#8

DePapier said:

"We think Wii U is a great machine. But it just has to sell more."

I still cannot fathom how a dude that promised to support the Wii U at launch yet didn't commited to that can be entitled to complain about the sales of that console as it is celebrating it's 3-month anniversary with over 1 million consoles sold per month in average...

Magikarp3

#10

Magikarp3 said:

Imo, Ubi's done an incredible job in hyping up Watch_Dogs. I can't wait until it's released! Although I can't decide what platform I want it for...

MadJay1664

#11

MadJay1664 said:

This game looks really good! If you want a better idea of what it's gonna be like get the gameplay footage up using the YouTube app on your Wii U. I just done it and the game looks like nothing I've ever seen before.

Meaty-cheeky

#13

Meaty-cheeky said:

Ubisoft needs to really take advantage of the Wii U game pad, also they really need to use the Wii U's hard ware, The Wii U has 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a pretty good graphics chip built in. The Wii U is at least 3x more powerful than the Xbox 360, and Ubisoft should show off what the Wii U can really do in terms of gameplay and visuals, we don’t want a PS3 port!

Magikarp3

#14

Magikarp3 said:

@Meaty-cheeky generally with multiplatform games, it's not particularly beneficial to the developer to push each system to the limit - logically speaking, you want each version to play just as well as the others. If one version is clearly the victor in terms of quality, there are going to be a lot of dissatisfied customers who don't own that particular console.

Although I doubt it'd be such a big problem - Watch Dogs is coming out for PS4 and most likely the new xbox, so the WiiU version will be quality too :)

Meaty-cheeky

#15

Meaty-cheeky said:

@Magikarp well if it’s a port form the PS4 version or Next Xbox then that’s fine, as long as they do a good job in creating a fun way to use the Wii U game pad than I think we will have a great game on our hands :)

AmishThunder

#16

AmishThunder said:

@DePapier to be honest, the January sales of the Wii U were absurdly bad and February will be even worse. March may see a slight increase with the release of MH3 (although it being on 3ds will take sales away from the wii u) and Lego City. However, I doubt we'll see any significant sales until 3rd and 4th quarter when (hopefully) we get some great 1st party releases. My concern is that the PS4 and Durango are going to over shadow Nintendo. If I were Nintendo, I'd drop a major price cut this spring/summer. I'm a big fan, but they will not be able to go head to head with Sony and Microsoft and getting the consoles moving now is going to be key.

Savino

#17

Savino said:

Probably will be delayed until the next gen arrives, since this is the new Ubi style.... rigth?

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