It may be a Sony day today, but there was some news for Nintendo fans as well. Ubisoft fired off a press release about their much-hyped game Watch Dogs. From the press release:
In Watch_Dogs, players will experience the realities of living in our fully connected society, where individuals and corporations are at risk of exposure by our ever-increasing reliance on networks and technology.
Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago's central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city's omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase, and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon.
CHICAGO STYLE BABY!
Watch_Dogs will be available on PS4 at launch, along with its release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo and Windows PC.
Of course, the question in my mind is; will the "current" gen versions be scaled down in some fashion? It really depends on whether the game is being built for the PS4 first and foremost, or the reverse. I suppose we shall have to wait and see!
I wouldn't be surprised if the PC version also ends up delayed; Ubisoft almost always delays the PC versions of their games because they're concerned that releasing the PC version at the same time will somehow contribute to PC-related piracy.
About the Wii U version though, it's looking very bleak. I would not be surprised if it did end up being canceled.
Just posted that video on Ubisoft's Facebook wall because it's true: they've sent the Wii U version of this game to die (if it ever comes out on Wii U at all). It's not like it would have necessarily sold like gangbusters on Wii U, but still...any chance they had of decent sales just got decimated if the delay is for a significant amount of time (a month or more).
Yeah, this news is quite the bummer. In addition to looking like a ton of fun to play, I think Watch Dogs has the potential to be the best game since ZombiU to show off the value of the Gamepad. Hopefully the game will come out for the Wii U (many think Ubi will quietly cancel it) and that it will have the same features as all the other versions (multiplayer, online modes, DLC, etc.).