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Watch Dogs team given whatever “they wanted to fulfill their dream,” after E3 showing

Saturday, 2 March 2013 19:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said Watch Dogs developer, Ubisoft Montreal, was given a much as it needed in order to make the best game possible.

Speaking with MCV, Guillemot after he “revelation” which was E3, the popularity of the game gave the firm a chance to increase the team’s size, along with “all the capacity they wanted to fulfill their dream.”

“You always have great ideas, but you need enough people to bring it to life. After E3, we really made sure they had all the teams they needed and it’s an open world, that is well-adapted to what people want to play today. So there’s good potential for success,” he said.

Watch Dogs is expected on PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and more likely than not, Microsoft’s next console.

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21 Comments

  1. FrayJoker

    I bet. When you put out the best thing at E3, you get what you want.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. The_Red

    Now let’s hope the final game is exactly like the E3 “vertical slice”… Unlike a certain Aliens game and to some degree, even a new BioShock title.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    @1 Agreed. it reminds me of a futuristic GTA, which is great because i love GTA.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Ali

    @2 Hahahah

    Hopefully, BioShock doesn’t end up sucking…

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Mike W

    @2 lol

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hunam

    I just love how Ubisoft snuck it in at the end. Then were like WTF when they basically won E3.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. nklh4x0r

    screw gta, this will be my game

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DSB

    On the face of it, it looks a lot cooler than GTA. Rockstar just needs to stop trying to make a David Simon show without David Simon, and try for a good game instead.

    @2 If Bioshock Infinite sucks, I’m quitting gaming. That’s the last straw.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. NeoSquall

    Maybe Guillemot thought gimmicks like Rayman and Shootmania Storm would have focused the audience attention…
    Or maybe he didn’t care much about the game because it was PC based, with PC as lead platform.

    Clueless Guillemot is clueless.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. xxJPRACERxx

    I must be in the minority but this game is doing nothing to me. Between this and GTA V it’s GTA 10000 times before Watch Dogs.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. FrayJoker

    Is there no room for both Watch Dogs and GTA in our lives?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. roadkill

    Wth is wrong with you people? Why would Bioshock suck!?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Lengendaryboss

    @12 I think they are referring to the fact the game was altered after an employee throw a hizzy fit in a word document and quit.
    @11 doesn’t look like it.
    @10 Give it time it is New IP.
    @8 Well if Rockstar think they can redefine the Open world genre that way then fine, they know what they are doing since they popularized the Open world genre.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. The_Red

    @13
    The problem is the popular Infinite demo shown at E3 2011 (Or 2012? Not sure). It won all sorts of awards for the game but is NOT in the main game. As some journalists from new preview events have pointed out, that was a carefully designed scenario designed just for the E3. While the newer versions they played were great, the same chapter from the actual game is NOWHERE near as well paced, polished or coherent as the one shown in the demo.

    It (hopefully) won’t be another Aliens Colonial Marines but these “vertical slices” are getting more and more detached from the actual experience.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. manamana

    ^ huh? I totally missed that. What journalists played the game? Come on, it’s my GOTY aspirant with TLOU, don’t brake my heart before I fell in love :-)

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Lengendaryboss

    @14 Well i didn’t know that.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Hunam

    @15

    Yeah, the whole going to the 80′s thing was rejigged and moved to a different section. It’s quite common in games really for bits of the game to be crammed together to make a demo level.

    IRRC FEAR 1 and FEAR 2 had demo’s that were sections pasted from 5 or 6 different levels (one bit is even from a level very late in the game on FEAR 2) and presented as a single coherent demo.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. ItsMe

    They should reveal that Watch Dogs is just Assassin’s Creed in a modern day setting. The way it looks now seems the only way Assassin’s Creed would work in that setting.
    The modern day segments in the AC games were pretty stupid, instead of guards with guns you’d still get into fistfights in that Templar/Abstergo HQ.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DSB

    @13 That’s not how it looks to me. David Simon knows what he’s doing. Rockstar are just floundering trying to make these “average joe” “gritty characters” living “normal criminal lives” and what they end up with is both shallow and tedious.

    Simply ticking the box isn’t enough, you also have to bring the quality.

    The Ballad of Gay Tony was a step in the right direction, but as for GTA V I think it has everything left to prove.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    @19 Personally i believe that every game Rockstar makes is filled with quality. i think each GTA Game has its own personality to set itself apart from other GTA games. With those three quotes they are the formula of each GTA Game and i admire that and if you try to change that formula the fans go ballistic. With TBOGT i enjoyed that game more than GTA IV so you are right it is “a step in the right direction”. With GTA V i think it trys to change that formula you described and trys to be more innovative by making these three characters: Former Drug Dealer/Criminal, Family Man/Criminal and Villian/Loan shark/businessman/criminal/madman who each have their own personality/lives and interrelating with each other in the storyline working together on missions/heists which creates an interesting dynamic within the GTA Universe.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DSB

    @20 I don’t think you can really say that the first GTAs ever cared about documentary style realism. That was introduced with San Andreas, and at least for me that was pretty grating as well.

    With GTA IV it had pretty much taken over everything, and at least personally I was disappointed by that.

    I’m hoping they’ll turn it around with GTA V, but I’m just not convinced.

    #21 2 years ago

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  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]