Watch Dogs Set For May 27th, PlayStation Versions To Have Exclusive Content

By Ishaan . March 6, 2014 . 8:18am


Watch Dogs, Ubisoft’s open-world game set in Chicago, will launch on May 27th in North America and Europe for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Ubisoft announced this morning. A Wii U version will follow at a later date.


Additionally, in Europe, Sony and Ubisoft will release hardware bundles for the game with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have also revealed that both the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game will also get 60 additional minutes of “exclusive gameplay,” which you’ll be able to download via the PlayStation Network.



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  • Ni ~Algidus~

    I totally forgot about this game

    • Luis Camargo

      It dissapeared when no one was watching.

      …Sorry, I had to. ><

    • Servbot_Society

      Wait a doggone minute…so did I! :P

  • urbanscholar

    I can’t remember the last time I looked forward to one of Ubisoft’s games like this one.

  • Spirit Macardi

    “A Wii U version will follow at a later date.”

    So it’s okay for Ubisoft to hold back the release of a formerly Wii U exclusive game until it’s ready for all consoles, but a game that’s already multiplatform you have no problem holding back the release date for on Wii U alone and shafting it for additional content…

    But you know what? I’m still going to get it for Wii U, because the game looks fun and I want to play it with the handheld screen.

    • DanielGearSolid

      Honestly thats the best move you can make

      Not sure why ppl think not supporting 3rd party on WiiU will help the situation

      • neo_firenze

        I don’t want to buy inferior versions of the same game just to make a statement… so I can keep getting other inferior ports?

        I’d rather just not have multi-platform titles show up on WiiU. I still think WiiU has lots of great exclusives, mostly first party stuff. I’d love to see 3rd parties making WiiU exclusive titles developed for the system. But it’s largely pointless to try to match the much more powerful PS4/XBO on multi-platform games.

        • CozyAndWarm

          Wouldn’t that mean by that logic you’ve got no reason to get the inferior XB1/PS4 ports when you can just get the game on PC? I’m curious.

          • theBridgeburner

            Some of us probably have older rigs, but bought a PS4/X1.

        • theBridgeburner

          Yep, give me a good WiiU 3rd party exclusive, and I’ll be interested in supporting them on the system… But not one that’s being released on technically superior devices.

      • hazelnut1112

        People want to play third party games on Wii U and would buy that version to show 3rd party developers that there are people that buy their games for said platform.
        Then companies do shit like this where they hold back a certain console version and no one buys it because most likely people already have aPS3 or 360 along their Wii U and buy it for that system anyway. Then Ubisoft goes full retard and says that they were right about no audience on the Wii U.
        This is all bullshit coming from these asshole devs.

        • Death Metal

          Are you aware of the apparent nitghmare that it is for a 3rd party developer – specially a western one – to develop for the Wii U? I don’t blame Ubisoft for shitting on Wii U because Nintendo is shitting for 3rd party support (unless it’s published by themselves, like Bayo 2).

          • CozyAndWarm

            What exactly makes developing on Wii U so different from another console?

          • Jormangund

            My guesses would be:
            1. The controller for the Wii U, with the separate touch screen and everything,
            2. The fact that Nintendo is more family-oriented than the other two, and
            3. Wii U sales are pretty bad, especially considering that it’s been out for over a year at this point.
            Sucks, really. Won’t stop me from buying a Wii U once I have the cash though.

          • CozyAndWarm

            None of those things make developing games on Wii U hardware a “nightmare” in any way. Most devs have come out to say that incorporating the gamepad is as simple as a few extra lines of code.

          • Jormangund

            Well, guesses are guesses. Also, are you sure that guess number 3 wouldn’t deter devs from making games on what they see as a dying console? Again, please note that I’m not dissing the Wii U in any way. Just guessing and stuff.

          • Death Metal


            Please read that article, which is the source of what I was talking about.

    • ZEROthefirst

      The only reason I can think of and actually hope for is that Ubisoft’s putting in some effort to make the gamepad useful for this game kind of like how the gamepad was used in ZombieU, but more creative hopefully.

      • Guest

        As I recall reading somewhere the team porting the game to Wii U is completely different and smaller in numbers, maybe that’s why it’s going to take them more time. And also I think they already said that all the versions are going to be the same, so no use of the Gamepad whatsoever… hopefully Off-TV play?

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          I swear we had this conversation before.

          Check what Ubisoft said about the gamepad on polygon

      • ronin4life

        Haha… tbey were too busy giving the non screen PS4 touch pad special features and exclusive content to Sony to do that.

        Funny how there is no outrage when Sony does this crap but people tend to still cry foul at the annual CoD MS shill.

        • Aoshi00

          I know.. for AC3 and AC4 too, UBI always has more contents for PS3/4.. oh well :(.. I pre-ordered Watchdog from Best Buy a while back on XB1, don’t have a PS4 yet.. wonder this bundle includes the game for free or just $60 more..

          The hype has died down a bit, but I was busy playing w/ Black Flag and GTA5 last year anyway.. I have not forgotten about this game lol..

      • Razzlero

        Probably not, especially considering if 3rd party a game had wii U touch pad features they would be in the ps4 as vita link features

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Mario Kart 8
      May 30th

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      With the way my computer is it’d look a lot better on the wii u and would easier to handle as well. I just don’t know if I’ll be able to shell out 60 bucks when it comes out

    • Zer0faith

      I believe that at least part of the reason why they pushed it back is to not compete with Mario Kart 8 which is also released in May. Does it still suck?
      Yes. But you know business.

    • MaximDualBlade

      You write it like you wanted the game on any other system that the one you said you will buy it XD The game could be released a year later on the WiiU and you would still get it only for WiiU, so this is a strange complain to read, and I’m sorry your version of choice got delayed.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu
    • Razzlero

      At the end of the day Ubisoft are a publicly traded company and make decisions to try to increase profits as soon as possible in order to make their shareholders happy.

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    Nepstation has some damn good exclusives

    Oh, sorry I posted on the wrong thread. could some mod delete the post?

    • No, leave it here… strangely enough… your post is relevant XD

  • CozyAndWarm

    Only the Wii U version got delayed, huh? This is quite a sudden turn in philosophy for Ubisoft, after a certain *other* game got delayed until every version was complete… still getting it for Wii U though, I feel like the Watch Dogs concept lends itself well to good gamepad integration.

    • ronin4life

      It’s called “Certain people pay extra”.

      Nintendo doesn’t play that way.

      • otakumike

        and they are so successful for it!

        • ronin4life

          Because Sand Pillars make for a good foundation?

          Buy outs are expensive short term Boosts. Nintendo learned the hard way how little cold cash-only helps with the Capcom 5 deal.

          Sony doesn’t realize they don’t just hurt everyone else pulling BS like this; they stand to hurt themselves too. Because were exactly will they be when the money isn’t enough for these companies anymore, and they run out of patsies?

          • theBridgeburner

            Same can be said of Microsoft. Both companies contribute to the problem.

  • David García Abril

    Cool! One day after my birthday!

    Now I have an excuse to ask for it as a present! lol

  • Will we see Abstergo somewhere in there?

    • as an advertisement or something only I hope, like a Billboard and stuff like that…

      All that Animus baloney makes enjoying the AC series real tough.

      • Kaetsu

        It’s definitely the weakest part of the AC games along with the combat.

  • ronin4life

    IIRC, when this initially came out they said they were diverting resources to were the market was.

    Meaning this is the exact same thing as the Rayman Debacle, but in reverse; they are hampering the WiiU development in favor of other consoles. NOT that the WiiU version would take longer than the others so it is relatively delayed, but that they are ACTIVELY delaying it by choice for other systems.

    And all the while Sony gets special treatment? Yeah, I am finding it harder and harder to believe MS policies had anything to do with Rayman. 9_9

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu
      • ronin4life

        I’m not buying it right now.

        The game was delayed by nearly a Year after a scheduled and advertised Fall 2013 Date(which I forget) Where no delay seemed necessary for any version at that time. This “reasoning” is just as transperant as the rest have been from Ubi these last 2 1/2+ years.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Well then dig a little deeper and you see the real reasoning.

          Ubisoft has 6 or 7 AAA games in development and their shit at managing their teams so they’re all off floating around doing shit. Which is why they greenlighted a bunch of Ubiart games.

          Watch Dogs is a CPU intensive game. Next gen consoles do more on the GPU. The team that was working on the WiiU version got shifted over to work on Assassins Creed 4.

          The last game that Ubisoft rushed to their deadline on WiiU was splinter cell blacklist. Now that version is missing local co-op and the online was pretty broken on all consoles. So yeah its a problem. The other one being ZombiU which they made in 8 months lol. It sold alright. 700ik copies now.

          What you see is a glaring example of internal mismanagement within Ubisoft.

  • Zer0faith

    A shame that much of the hype has worn off given how this is the game many had hoped to walk home with in November. Given the ever growing list of other titles that got announced along the way like South Park: Stick of Truth, Infamous 2 SS, Titanfall, Mario Kart, Dark Souls 2 and etc. it was inevitable that this would lose the steam that got it going at first.
    I’ll still get it but it will probably sit on the backlog for a bit.

  • KoRLumen

    I’m torn. Buying the game on Wii U to show my support for third party titles on Wii U… But I don’t want the act of me buying the game to encourage this kind of weird short-stick trend that seems to be going on with Wii U versions of multiplats.

    Like seriously.

    Why is it so hard? ;-;

    • Kaetsu

      I was planning on buying it on Wii U but I don’t really want to support Ubi because this isn’t the first time *cough* Rayman *cough*.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Perhaps you should wait a bit till Ubisoft releases it on the WiiU. I think you should. I will I want to see how the Romanians do it. Having more time should be good, compared to how the online was all borked on Splinter Cell Blacklist

      • KoRLumen

        Yeah, that’s the plan. Regardless of my feelings for Ubisoft, I was genuinely interested in Watch Dogs so I plan on getting it either way. It’s the motivation hahaha.

  • artemisthemp

    Now wait for release date to arrive begin

  • Göran Isacson

    A little bit less interested in the game since I thought they would make this guy obviously skeevy and sort of a Garret-esque person who’s just looking out for himself, but this story man (Engages Don LaFontaine voice)… He’s a MAN PUSHED TOO FAR… in a WORLD HE DIDN’T WANT TO BE PART OF… THEY TOOK EVERYTHING FROM HIM… So now, he’s TAKING IT BACK, with a crew of edgy counter-cultural types who are all kinds of UNDERGROUND and AGAINST THE SYSTEM… but they’re also all whites so, you know, you don’t have to feel TOO weirded out, prospective white dude audience.

    And so on and so forth. Ah well, the gameplay will stil be hella cool. I just cringe that the plot seems sooo typical of everything we’ve seen ever, when the gaemplay seems so vast and well thought-out.

  • Chee Yang

    Most amazing thing about this trailer…the Asian guy doesn’t have the stereotypical Asian accent!

  • Bobby Jennings

    Whoa, the game looks terrible now.

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