Release timing is so critical in this industry.

There's no doubt that Grand Theft Auto V and Watch Dogs are similar, in that both are basically open-world adventure games. There are stylistic and gameplay differences, of course, but both have similar structures and both require a certain amount of dedicated time.

Therefore, had both titles launched around the same time, that could've been bad for Ubisoft's new IP. After all, regardless of quality, GTA is a well-established franchise that is guaranteed of ridiculous sales. However, with a two month gap between GTAV and Watch Dogs , Ubisoft believes that's enough time for gamers to play, enjoy and finish GTAV…and then be all primed and ready to move on to Watch Dogs . Check out the pic posted up at the Ubisoft Nordic Facebook page . "Two months are enough to visit Los Santos…come to Chicago on November 21."

Well, that sounds reasonable. The only question is, what about the other open-world game that comes out a couple weeks before Watch Dogs ? Ubisoft, it's your very own Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

That'd be crazy if GTA and AC kept Watch Dogs from being a hit. They've been acting like it's already the greatest franchise ever conceived and will sell 10 million.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

Watch Dogs benefits greatly from the attention of being a launch title on the next generation consoles. I'm pretty sure most everyone that gets a new console this holiday season will at some point also get Watch Dogs.

Wish Rockstar did the same… :/


Last edited by Beamboom on 9/18/2013 12:27:56 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Yeah I suppose it will, that's probably why they packed the schedule.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

Today Ubisoft posted this on their FB page:

"Too busy to find an image to post, we're currently lost in Los Santos. Congrats Rockstar Games #GTAV.

We'll see you in Chicago in November."

(accompanied with just a white space as "picture")

I dig it when devs give creds and attention to competitors like this. Really dig it.


Last edited by Beamboom on 9/18/2013 12:21:20 PM

Simcoe
Simcoe
7 years ago

Definitely the artists in them. Alex Ward from Criterion Games also said something on twitter about being in Los Santos, when invited to an XBone demonstration that was to take place last (Tuesday) night.

telly
telly
7 years ago

Seconded.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
7 years ago

Saw a game demo of this the other week,looks like Assassins creed but with hacking instead of eagle vision,climb a tower to sync and unlock an area,get close enough to hack a node to unlock an area!?….horses/cars….i think i'll stick with los santos and gotham city this autumn/winter.

telly
telly
7 years ago

Watch Dogs looks great but I am overwhelmed at the thought of another massive open world crime-y game in like 60 days. GTA is going to take WAY longer than that to fully explore, I think.

Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

wonder if PS+ members in Europe will get this game for free in a year or so.

Now European members are getting Dragon's Dogma to already add to FC3 and AC3 Instant Game Collection lineup.

What we americans gonna get? …Star Trek The Video Game?


Last edited by Temjin001 on 9/18/2013 4:32:46 PM

greg238
greg238
7 years ago

2 months is more than enough time 4 me to beat gta but I dont want to start on watch dog intill I played and beat and enjoy ac4

Gamer46
Gamer46
7 years ago

Sales won't suffer, but it's going to be compared to GTA V and it's going to fall well short. Should be a good game but it doesn't seem nearly as impressive as it did during the E3 2012 reveal.

JROD0823
JROD0823
7 years ago

Well, I never considered that, but it makes no difference to me personally.

I already have GTA V,(and I love it so far), and will be getting Watch Dogs and AC IV the same day as the PS4 launch day.


Last edited by JROD0823 on 9/18/2013 7:53:12 PM

___________
___________
7 years ago

dunno about benefiting, as awesome and unique as watch dogs looks, its just not as ambitious as GTAV.
im afraid after finishing this everythings going to look, well, small.

PlatformGamerNZ
PlatformGamerNZ
7 years ago

i certainly hope watch dogs is still a success aye i'm looking forward to it on my nxt-gen system.

happy gaming =)