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Watch Dogs: Ubisoft confirms new content added during delay

Monday, 17th March 2014 03:16 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Watch Dogs did indeed benefit from the addition of extra content during its delay, Ubisoft has confirmed.

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Responding to our report of changes to Watch Dogs’ Australian classification, Ubisoft issued the following statement:

“The entire development team has been working hard to polish and fine tune Watch Dogs in order to deliver a truly memorable open world game. In parallel, the extra time also allowed the team to include a bit of additional content.

“As per Australian classification guidelines, Ubisoft resubmitted the updated version with the added content to the Australian Classification Board (ACB). The decision to amend the rating of the game from MA15+ to R18+ was made by the ACB.”

No details of what the additional content entails were provided, but judging by the board’s new content guidelines, it was something to do with violence, sex and drug use.

Kotaku acquired a copy of the ACB’s report detailing a sequence involving sexual trafficking, which Ubisoft confirmed was added to the game post-delay. The scene implies sexual violence, which is not permitted under an MA15+ classification.

Watch Dogs was delayed in October, apparently due to systemic gameplay issues. It is now due on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One at the end of May, although the Wii U version of Watch Dogs has been further delayed.

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7 Comments

  1. Sethos

    Ubisoft confirms new content added during delay!

    … Which can be had for the low price of $19.95 or part of the $59,95 Season Pass!

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Xbone

    At this point nobody gives a sh*t if they added content or not. We wanna know whsy they downgareded the game AND how will the pc version look like.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Xbone

    @Xbone and this is not against You guys, Im telling this to ubisoft.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Reddpayn

    Btw, has anyone noticed that the ps4`s gpu is part of the ultra requirements? So that means that if the ps4 version looks bad, so will the pc version that runs on ultra settings

    #4 10 months ago
  5. Tormenter

    There’s no way in Hell I’ll be buying this.

    If the devs and the publishers themselves can come out admit that it’s far too repetitive then it’s going to take far longer to fix that this delay will allow.

    As for the ‘new content’.. well that’s hardly surprising after a release mentioning repetition, it sounds as if it was absolutely necessary, not a freebie..

    #5 10 months ago
  6. jomac3db

    Ubisoft better get it together or watch dogs is gonna take a huge loss in sales

    #6 10 months ago
  7. TheWulf

    I don’t understand the desire to toot ‘more content’ as a good thing. There’s absolutely no way they could have done anything actually meaningful with the delay, so all I hear is ‘more grindy, repetitive side-missions.’

    What I want to see developers saying is that their game is short, but they’ve spent so much time on it and delayed it so much because they want the quality of the experience to shine. Sort of like the original Portal. You might not spend weeks of your life playing it (and you really don’t want to, anyway, unless you have addiction issues), but for the time it lasts, it’s going to be one of the most memorable gaming experiences ever.

    I mean, I don’t remember nearly anything about the open world games I’ve played. On the other hand, I remember almost every test chamber from Portal. Can we move to having the quality and novelty of the experience be the new metric, rather than how much optional/non-optional grinding there is?

    #7 10 months ago

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