Watch Dogs 2 development wouldn’t take as long as original, says Morin

Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:27 GMT By Dave Cook

Watch Dogs 2 isn’t actually a thing yet, according to creative director Jonathan Morin, but if it was he feels it wouldn’t take as long to make as the original.

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Now, speaking with Eurogamer, Morin said, “Right now there is no such thing as a Watch Dogs 2,” and added that if a sequel were to happen, development time wouldn’t be as long as the original.

“It’s certainly not going to be the same amount of time if we ever embark on such a journey,” he went on. “A big part of it was defining whatever Watch Dogs is. Once you have that starting point, then what becomes interesting is what players want more of – what comes next?”

“Especially with the delay we have just been really concentrating on getting it [the original Watch Dogs] launched. After that we’ll see where it goes – I think Ubisoft is showing more and more that they’re willing to take the time for it to be right.”

When asked what it would take for a sequel to happen, Mornin declined to explain, but replied, “I think we’re in a pretty good shape. I certainly like the idea of going deeper in the thematics – the hyperconnectivity and hacking in an entire city, controlling a city, monitoring everyone.

“There’s stuff we discovered by making Watch Dogs that are interesting to pursue. But it’s up to players. [And] for me right now – it’s vacation.”

Watch Dogs is out on May 27 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and is still slated for Wii U this year.

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