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Watch Dogs DLC plans were being made before delay, lots of stories to tell, says Ubisoft

Thursday, 23rd January 2014 13:03 GMT By Dave Cook

Watch Dogs may be delayed into spring, but a new interview conducted before the date change confirms that Ubisoft Montreal was considering its DLC strategy at the time, and is keen to tell more stories from within the game’s universe. There’s also some clarity on who Aiden’s female friend is.

It follows our report on the Watch Dogs budget, which was said to be $68 million before it was delayed.

Now, in an interview with OXM, producer Dominic Guay was asked for his thoughts on Watch Dogs’ DLC slate.

He replied, “Yeah, we’re working on DLC plans right now, we definitely intend to have a DLC… we’re looking at early next year for potentially good timing for us, for that. There’s a lot of stories for us to tell in the Watch Dogs universe, and there’s different perspectives we’d like to explore, so I think for us it would be a great opportunity.

“One thing we’re also exploring is how we could, in the next month after shipping the game, create more gameplay within it, because it’s a rich city and we have a lot of ideas for fun things we could be doing in it that we don’t necessarily have in our scope right now, so we’ll be exploring different kinds of gameplay that we could also push within that gameworld following the release.”

Again, bear in mind that the interview was conducted before the release slip. It wouldn’t be surprising if Ubisoft decided to flesh out Watch Dogs with new story content after release, in a similar fashion to Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and its predecessors.

Guay was also asked who Watch Dogs’ female character is – seen above – and replied, “The character you’re talking about is Clara, Clara Lille, and she is someone who’s going to become an ally to Aiden Pearce over the course of the game and so for us… we haven’t communicated too much on the story but one of the things that’s really interesting for us is seeing how those characters that are all shades of grey interact with one another, and building our stories along that path.

“So Clara is someone who has been involved in hacking a lot and so obviously her skills are useful to Aiden, but she also has her own past, her own storyline, and those are things you’re going to be able to explore and discover as you play through the game.”

Are you still pumped for Watch Dogs, despite the delay? Let us know below.

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12 Comments

  1. CyberMarco

    business as usual…

    #1 9 months ago
  2. pablo2008jedi

    I do hope this game matches its expectations…

    #2 9 months ago
  3. AsianGameing

    WTF , game not out yet , already got DCL plans. OMG (-_-)

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Blackened Halo

    The game is delayed so they have plenty of time to implent them to the full game dont they? So wheres the problem?

    #4 9 months ago
  5. Xbone

    We can be happy if we get this game this year but they already talking about DLC? FUKIN FAGOTS!

    #5 9 months ago
  6. schrodinger_cat

    Ubisoft isn’t the best example of creating DLCs…so no surprises here

    #6 9 months ago
  7. Hcw87

    So what’s the release date on this? I thought March.

    #7 9 months ago
  8. Takeshi

    Of course they were…

    #8 9 months ago
  9. OneLifeCycle

    Trying so hard to find the appeal of this game……

    #9 9 months ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    @4

    No, as the last 4-6 months of development its smashing bugs, just the QA and programmers working on it. Nothing is added to the game at this point from the fear of adding more bugs or breaking it. As this is going on, the rest of the team is split into DLC and a new game.

    #10 9 months ago
  11. Aaron2014

    Well i think thats awesome there will be DLC for they game so now tell us when it comes out and for waiting so long you ubisoft people should give us a couple for pre order bonus for waiting so long on the game hurry up millions of people is waiting on this game.

    #11 9 months ago
  12. jrb529

    Ok all this bitching and complaining impatient ass people on here are so fucking lame. Calm down kids it’s coming. Would take a fucking chill pill. We all have been waiting for this game to come out and it’s common for games like this to be pushed back so they can sort out bugs and work on dlc. The fact that all the people on here treat video games like it’s crack is pathetic. Calm the FUCK DOWN!

    For all the others on here patently waiting I’m sure you guys will agree with me that pushing the release date back isn’t a big deal, if I pay 60 bucks for a game I want it to work. Not get pushed out the door with fucking bugs and glitches and dlc that takes months to come out.

    #12 7 months ago

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