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Here’s some more things Ubisoft fixed during the Watch Dogs delay

Thursday, 22nd May 2014 11:46 GMT By Dave Cook

Watch Dogs is out next week after a five month delay, and creative director Jonathan Morin has shed new light on what, exactly, the team did with that extra time.

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It follows our video reel of all the Watch Dogs gameplay leaks so far. Hit the link to watch some footage and even the game’s intro, but beware of SPOILERS.

Speaking with MCV, Morin said, “We did not delay the game to change it. We simply wanted to deliver the experience and the fantasy as intended.

“We started to feel we needed to cut corners to ship it in time, so we decided to delay the experience instead so we could use our Plan A and not our Plan B to fix the issues.”

Offering some practical examples of what was fixed, Morin explained, “One example would be the targeting system. We realised that sometimes emergent situations would gather several hack possibilities close to each other which our selection system wasn`t handling really well.

“Also we did notice that more experienced players could end up doing deep hack manipulations that would result in unsatisfying outcomes. These were not really new features but systems not well hooked to each other in certain deep interconnections.

“Considering we all wanted to make sure creative play was properly rewarded we had to push the game and evaluate the way to safely fix this without breaking other systems along the way, which explains why we did not define a new date immediately.

“Now the game is where we want it to be and the team is in full debug. This is why we are now completely confident with the new date.”

Watch Dogs hits PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on May 27. Are you getting it?

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2 Comments

  1. Luciferous

    We will see soon enough if the time taken was worth it. My pre-order shipped today so it could be with me on Saturday depending on the route the parcel takes to get to me.

    #1 2 months ago
  2. OwnedWhenStoned

    I might, but certainly not pre order / first day. Been burned once to often to do that any more.

    I’ll wait and see reviews and how buggy it is.

    #2 2 months ago

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