The game Watch Dogs begins with a quote: "secrets and lies floating in a cloud of data." From there you’re shoved into a world where you’re using the environment around you as a weapon. Earlier this month we were given the opportunity to take a 4-hour-long hands-on look at Watch Dogs for the PlayStation 4 with Ubisoft, and we’ve walked away suitably impressed.
Gamers all around the world are looking forward to the launch of the game Watch Dogs. We knew that the title was coming to the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One game consoles for a while. The game is also going to be available for PC gamers. Not long ago the minimum and recommended specs for PCs were released. Ubisoft had stated that the Watch Dogs game was coming to the Wii U, but that game was later delayed.
With Watch Dogs’ final release right around the corner, final graphics and gameplay videos are being released left and right. Today we’re to understand from a PC Games video (now pulled) that Ubisoft is suggesting the game will be full HD (1080p) on the PlayStation 4. The Xbox One has no such confirmation. Meanwhile, NVIDIA has stepped up with their optimizations video - always an interesting spot to watch when a new game has had top-level work done with the folks that make the graphics cards you might very well be using to play the game.
Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano lent his talents tot he game Child of Light this year, and this week we’re being given a behind-the-scenes look at this master’s work. Ubisoft has pushed a video of this man in his workshop - his drafting table, that is - showing how he went about making one masterpiece of a cover image for the game Child of Light.
There have been a couple very anticipated games announced for the PC and game consoles so far in 2014. One of the most anticipated games was Titanfall and it is now available for PC gamers. Another anticipated PC game is Watch Dogs. We already know a few of the minimum specs for Watch Dogs on the PC after they were tipped by the creative director of the game, Jonathan Morin.
In what could just as well be another April Fools’ joke, the folks behind the game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon have teased Blood Dragon III: Vietnam War 2. The saga begins with a tap on the shoulder to the Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon vinyl soundtrack (a real product) with the artist Power Glove in tow. Behind the director of Hobo with a Shotgun, Jason Eisner, you’ll see an image of the new game being shown with extreme clarity.
It’s not long now before the next generation in a never-ending line of Ubisoft releases in the Assassin’s Creed family hits the public. Today amid leaks earlier this week, Ubisoft released their first teaser for Assassin’s Creed: Unity. This is also known as Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity, and it’s based in Paris, France, during the French Revolution.
It’s nearly time for the game Watch Dogs to hit the market - May 27th it’ll be out - and this week two relatively major revelations have appears in the wild. One comes from a mere tweet - Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin has spoken up on multiplayer for the game, confirming a rumor that the title will work with 8-players at once in an "open world free roam" environment - that much is true. With games like Titanfall also rolling with 8 players - but with a massive amount of AI components besides - it’ll be interesting to see how the multiplayer / single-player split continues to develop.
Today Ubisoft has set a solid release date for Watch Dogs, suggesting it’ll be out (for real this time) on May 27th, 2014. This release date includes all platforms save Wii U, which has been delayed once more. Included in this release date ushering is a new story trailer which will give prospective users greater insight into the workings of the final print of the game.
This morning set deep inside Ubisoft's own Fiscal Q3 earnings report for 2013 came word of several releases for the 2014 season. While - as usual - "fiscal" quarters are set differently than non-fiscal quarters, you'll find that Ubisoft means to release Watch Dogs in their Q1, 2014's Q2, that is to say inside the months of April, May, and June. That's about as specific as they're going to get until far closer to the actual release of the game - they've likely learned their lesson on this title with announcing release dates before they can confirm they'll actually deliver.