After a long wait, Watch Dogs was met with a mixed response and reviews so we’re looking forward to Watch Dogs 2 which has now been confirmed by Ubisoft. Here’s what we know about Watch Dogs 2 including release date rumours and details. See also: The most anticipated games of 2015/2016: Best games of 2015 & 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Wii U, 3DS.
We liked Watch Dogs (mostly) and time to look forward to Watch Dogs 2. The original sold more than four million copies in a week and has sold more than 10 million copies in total so there are plenty of you out there eagerly awaiting the sequel.
Watch Dogs 2 release date rumours
After E3 2015 came and went, it’s been a long time waiting for news on Watch Dogs 2. However, Ubisoft has confirmed the existence of the game.
As part of its most recent financial report, Ubisoft announced that ‘the next instalment of Watch Dogs’ will launch between 2016 and 2017. The firm is talking about the financial calendar so the game will arrive by 31 March 2017.
Other games confirmed for the same release period include For Honor, South Park, the Fractured but Whole and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildLands.
Although Ubisoft didn’t give the name, it is expected to be called Watch Dogs 2 so that’s what we’re going with until further news. It’s likely to be released on PS4,Xbox One and PC.
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Watch Dogs 2 details
Ubisoft has confirmed the existence of Watch Dogs 2 in various ways. For starters, the online CV of a Senior Gameplay Programmer listed the game as a project. Julien Risse, who works at Ubisoft’s Paris studio, listed Watch Dogs 2 alongside Bad Blood and Watch Dogs.
We’ve got more details than just that though, as Lionel Reynaud, vice president of creative at Ubisoft told CVG about the game saying that the original created a “brand and a promise”.
“There are flaws, obviously. We absolutely want to tackle these flaws and surprise players, and the way to tackle some of those flaws is going to be quite radical. There are parts of the game that will need to change,” he said. “This is quite a high ambition and will require us to develop technologies that we didn’t have for Watch Dogs 1, but this combined with fixing and refining what worked well is probably the way to go for Watch Dogs 2.”