Following the tail-end of the big PlayStation 4 announcement, Ubisoft has announced that one of the PS4 titles shown off, Watch_Dogs (yes, underscore included), will also be seeing a release on Nintendo's Wii U alongside its PS4 release. This is no doubt good news for Wii U owners who wanted this to happen.
It was already rumored that this would happen thanks to some leaked promotional material, but as soon as Sony's PlayStation conference came to an end, Ubisoft didn't hesitate to give us a press release about the game. This press release confirmed these rumors, now making Watch_Dogs an official Wii U title. No release date was given, however, other than the fact that it's set to be released simultaneously with the PS4. Here is an excerpt from the press release for more info about the game:
As demonstrated onstage today at PlayStation Meeting 2013, Watch_Dogs“ ambitious scope illustrates that Ubisoft is once again at the forefront of new technologies, giving freedom to development teams to create unprecedented entertainment experiences. Development of Watch_Dogs is being led by Ubisoft Montreal, with support from Ubisoft“s Bucharest, Paris, Quebec and Reflections studios. Receiving more than 83 awards and nominations at E3 2012 where it was first announced, Watch_Dogs blends cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated game design into a realistic, living open world.
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.
...Watch_Dogs will be available on PS4 at launch, along with its release on the PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii Uâ„¢ system from Nintendo and Windows PC.
Yes, Watch_Dogs is also releasing for the PS3 and Xbox 360, but it's still nice to see that the first two next-gen consoles will both be getting the game as well. Plus, the game provide some interesting use of the GamePad, considering the game is centered around a smartphone. Whatever happens, we'll have to wait for the PS4 release to get our hands on any version.
Will you be getting Watch_Dogs? Which version do you plan on getting?