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'Watch Dogs' Game Release Date: Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed-GTA Hybrid Coming to Next-Gen Consoles in May

First Posted: May 11, 2014 11:50 AM EDT
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After several delays, Ubisoft is finally nearing the official release of one of its most anticipated games in Watch Dogs. North American president Laurent Detoc explained that the company experienced several delays in the release of its games because the developers were trying to make the game as good as possible. He further clarified that such quality was part of their long-term strategy, emphasizing that in the gaming industry one can go "from genius to idiot in an extremely short time frame."

Watch Dogs was originally scheduled to be ready upon the release of the next generation consoles but has kept getting pushed back, now with a release date of this year. The delay was not for the sake of merely delaying, however, since it takes much time and much planning before a game such as this one is ready to be released. Still, Detoc is very optimistic about Watch Dogs and despite some setbacks he feels that it is an extremely strong product for Ubisoft.

Not the least bit short on confidence, Detoc clamed that "Watch Dogs could have ended up being the best-rated game on next gen" if it was launched on the originally planned date, meaning his aim was even higher than current expectations. Ultimately, the whole package was not quite as perfect as Ubisoft had wanted.

According to gaming reviews, "Watch Dogs is most likely to turn out to be a cross between Assassin's Creed and a high-tech GTA 5, as the game is set in Chicago in a time frame not too far from the present."

Watch Dogs is expected to be released later in 2014 on May 27 for consoles including Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and of course PS4 and Xbox One, although the release of the Wii U version may be expected at a later date. No announcement has been made so far regarding the game's price.

Ubisoft is also the creator of games such as Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, and Splinter Cell, to name a few.

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