Submitted by Barry_Burton_84 586d ago | opinion piece

Watch Dogs will Disrupt the industry and PS4 gamers will benefit most

PSU.com writes:

"Ubisoft is looking to tread even more ambitious territory with 2013’s Watch Dogs; an open-world, high-tech action-thriller that looks set to really push the boundaries of current-generation machines and give us a taste of what to expect from new formats.

Comparisons have been made to the aforementioned Assassin’s Creed, with many lambasting Ubisoft for essentially making a modern-day equivalent of the stab-happy series. But we’d firmly like to disagree with that; Watch Dogs is perhaps the most intriguing project we’ve clapped eyes on – here’s why. (PC, PS3, PS4, Watch Dogs, Wii U, Xbox 360)

ape007  +   586d ago | Well said
ps4 launch:

Watch dogs + Killzone : shadow fall + GTA 5 (maybe) = OH MY GOD
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NastyLeftHook0  +   586d ago
dont forget e3, imagine if they showed uncharted 4!

@crazy, yeah dc is a no brainer, and so is bf4. duh. :p
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Zezo  +   586d ago
Regardless, Ubisoft won't get a single dime from me in the next gen and that's include crapcom's greedy ass as well...

shivvy24  +   586d ago
My must haves at launch : KillzoneSF, InfamousSS, AC4 and GT5
HammadTheBeast  +   586d ago
No one's mentioning Drive Club, which I believe will surprise everyone.
Downtown boogey  +   586d ago
I don't think Second Son will arrive on launch, though, since they haven't shown any gameplay thus far
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Godchild1020  +   586d ago
@hammadtheone, There is not much known about the Drive Club and racing games are not as popular as they once were. Unless that game is GT. That buzz around the game will change for the better when more info is out.

@downtown boogey, the clip shown during the February 20th event was game footage shown at a different angle. I believe that was mention via tweet sometime after the event from someone who works for Sucker Punch.
sourav93  +   586d ago
I will die if they show Uncharted 4!
himdeel  +   586d ago
@sourav93 I'll press "triangle" so you can get back up and actually play it.
babis1974  +   586d ago
they will!uncharted 4 will blow us away!!!
CommonSense  +   585d ago
Odds are good they'll tease UC4 at E3, but there's not a chance in hell they'll release UC4 and Last of Us in the same year.
Crazyglues  +   586d ago
What? No Driveclub, Battlefield 4, Assassin Creed IV, what about Infamous Second Son?.... LoL

Yeah, no matter what you get it's looking like we are going to have some pretty sweet games to play at launch, never-mind whats coming (because next batch of games are looking really awesome too) Destiny I'm looking at you...

Can't wait..

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Baka-akaB  +   586d ago
Dont forget assassin creed 4 . And if you're into football , most likely a version , albeit not extraordinary of fifa and pes .
_QQ_  +   586d ago
2 of those are better on my pc,plus how is that a ps4 launch, only one of those is an exclusive, watchdogs/GTA will probably look the same on 720 and ps4 too.
joab777  +   586d ago
My only apprehension for watch dogs is that it is both current and next gen. Games I am really looking forward to are the witcher 3, thief and cyberpunk 2077. I am really hoping that games will push beyond just a graphical improvement. This is where the pc will benefit too. Dont get me wrong, all these great games on next gen consoles will be great but I can't wait to see something that changes everything. I also wanna see Levine, as soon as he finishes writing awesome dlc that will shut the mouths of naysayers, begin work on the next gen bioshock. I believe that they had a vision for Infinite that wasn't fully realized...and new tech will allow insane possibilities.
Bobby Kotex  +   586d ago
B... BUT... The Xbox720 will set the standard for video games!
bumnut  +   586d ago
What a stupid comment, we know nothing about 720 yet which kind of makes your 'joke' invalid.
Walker  +   586d ago
"The Xbox720 will set the standard for video games!"
DragonKnight  +   586d ago
@bumnut and Walker: you both lost. there was an article saying the 720 will set the standard for video games and Bobby Kotex was referring to it sarcastically.
IK IR Y IP T  +   586d ago
watch dogs will be best on the next xbox for sure with smart glass not hating but dislike all u want it's the truth
Infamous + killzone for me at launch.

Watch dogs on pc for me.
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ps3_pwns  +   586d ago
yep everyone whose anyone will be getting the ps4, the x360 and live is old news. its time to move to tht new gaming social network dont be left behind like myspace fanboys were lol.
slapedurmomsace  +   585d ago
everyone who's anyone? Comparing the PS4 to the 360? Myspace fanboys?? What the hell are you even talking about?

Anyone who wants a PS4 will eventually get one. If you are gonna campare the PS4 to the 360, you may as well compare the 360 to the PS2. And if anyone actually made fun of or trolled people cause they were on myspace and not facebook or etc should immediately re evaluate their lives or are 12.

edit: I swear, it's comments like that, they do nothing but re enforce the stereo type that gamers are nothing but immature morons who get off on getting on a "social" network. I.E. Live or PSN and proceed to let everyone else know they should kill themselves because they aren't as good at COD as you.
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nunley33  +   583d ago
Comparing the 360 & live to myspace was pretty funny and i guess some didn't get the joke. It wasn't too long ago but myspace was king of the hill when the 360 came out and now look at it, it's a ghost town with many tumbleweeds blowing through it. PS4 seems to be a far better social network even but the short friendlist would be it's only thing holding it back. This makes me wonder how much bigger our friendlists will be on PS4 and this bigger list would hopefully appear on PS3 & vITA too.
M-M  +   586d ago
Am I the only one that wants Knack on launch day? =(.
Studio-YaMi  +   586d ago
No,no you're not !
I will buy Knack in a heartbeat when it comes out.

Looks awesome and refreshing ! :D
JoySticksFTW  +   585d ago
Knack and inFamous for me :D
NBT91  +   585d ago
I'm definitely getting it within the first month, just mayyyybeeee not day 1, depends on the final lineup and the cost of everything else I want.

Knack does prove something about the PS4 lineup though, it is really varied. Decent racer, decent FPS, puzzle games, platformers, action / adventure.
All they are really missing is a sports game.
shadowwizard  +   586d ago
The interaction with touchpad on Dualshock 4 would be interesting. I just hope some support for it from 3rd party developers.
_QQ_  +   586d ago
I predict devs will use the touchpad like they used six axis.
Nick_515  +   586d ago
I think it will definitely get a lot more use than sixaxis. It's unavoidable. It's right in the center of the controller. Sure it won't always be used, but I think it will get the most use out of menus and optional things in game. We'll see, though.
Cyfyxtfg  +   586d ago
they have to use it, theres no start buttons.
wolokowoh  +   586d ago
Yes there is. Select and Start combined into one "Options" button but its still there.
theDECAY  +   586d ago
There's an "option" button that I am assuming will act as start/select combined into one.
Neko_Mega  +   586d ago
GTA5 I'm not planing on getting anytime soon because of Watch Dogs and thats because Watch Dogs seems pretty awesome an should have alot of gameplay and fun.
LOL_WUT  +   586d ago
I'd rather get GTA 5 over Watch Dogs because we already know the fun gameplay in the GTA series are a given.
dboyc310  +   586d ago
GTA IV says otherwise. This time I'll wait and see how GTA V turns out.
shinrock  +   586d ago
How about buy both? Lol ps3 gamers.
HenryFord  +   585d ago
You know, there are people who can't afford two games at a time. He's not saying that he will never own GTAV, but WD will be first for him.
user7693958  +   586d ago
I may get WD and GTA, few months after.. once they hit $30 on craiglist..

WD seem to have a more thrilling deep campaign and GTA5 will be simple but a theme that most like.. mafia, gangs and stuff like that, and always sale well hope this times is not boring as GTA4.
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Salooh  +   586d ago
I will get both so you lose :) ..
ape007  +   585d ago
watch dogs is unproven, it looks good, yeah it's your opinion but choosing it against a proven legendary series and a surefire legendary game (GTA 5) is ridiculous
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Ck1x  +   585d ago
Isnt any new IP unproven though? The Last of Us is an unproven franchise, but people expect it to be good because of the developer that its coming from... Well that's the same thing for Watch Dogs as well!
nunley33  +   583d ago
Yeah CK1X UBISOFT makes some good games and i'm sure Watch Dogs will be good but Naughty Dog is held in higher esteem than UBISOFT. Everything ND touches turns to gold and you can't honestly say the same thing about UBISOFT.
emad-E-three  +   586d ago
The release day of the PS4 will be MADNESS!!! Hopefully no blood :P

Chitown71291  +   586d ago | Funny
MADNESS!?!? *Looks back at PS3* *looks forward* THIS IS NEXT GEN!!!!!*Kicks TV off of stand* ( ._.)
DeadlyFire  +   586d ago
There is a reason they made armor my friend.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   586d ago
If Xbox and PS4 release the same day and the different fanboys have to wait in line at the same store a man thinks we could have the video game equivalent of WW3 lol
SirBradders  +   586d ago
@Jaqun i can imagine it now everyone pulling out there portables for a pvp on something.
soniqstylz  +   586d ago
It will not be MADNESS.

It will be SPARTA!

*takes your PS4* *kicks you down a hole* *runs*
Crazyglues  +   586d ago
@ emad-E-three

I was going to say it but

@ soniqstylz

took the words right out of my mouth... LoL

MADNESS!! you say, No! this is SPARTA! ....LMAO

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iGamerZero24  +   586d ago
That's considered a races statment in the gaming world ! LOL JK
JBSleek  +   586d ago
This is the only next gen game that excites me so far from the open world, to Chicago and just the open choice and concept.
joeorc  +   586d ago
watch dog's is pretty unique idea


Watch Dogs = Person of Interest game

One of my new favorite shows is Person of Interest on CBS. It basically uses every surveillance method and aggregates that info to find potential violent crimes. The main characters use this info to try and stop the bad guys.


Now at E3 there is this great looking game, that looks like it is right in the same setting/story as the show, called Watch Dogs. Has anyone else noticed this? I'll add more when I'm not rushing to get ready for work.


i cannot wait to play this game
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hardcorehippiez  +   586d ago
i watch person of interest, great concept for a tv show and game alike but the main character looks lame in watchdogs and the story well its unknown atm . heres to hoping that it turns out to be good tho, one to keep my eyes on for sure.
joeorc  +   586d ago
well since watching watch dog's preview video's, the stark parity between both person of interest and this game is quite there. for instance in person of interest Mr. finch was able to knock out communication of an entire building all the fbi agents phones would not work, but john's and Finch's would work. other times in pretty much every person of interest show Mr. finch and john both can walk by and hack other's phones by passing by and tap their communication data withdrawl, hack people's information record, make phony but "lEGAL" AUTHORISED Doc.'s lifted or planted onto Govt. computer systems.

there is just a very close to each other in how they operate the story's may be different but they both have the same concept on how you would use such technology. it's just pretty cool that it came out that way.
OmniSlashPT  +   586d ago
The concept is very similar, thats true. But PoI has a great story and an awesome set of characters. We dont know nothing about Watch Dogs besides that fact that you can hack the entire city. So I'm still stepping back when hyping up this game, it can simply turn into a GTA-clone, an AC/FC3 based missions or something terrible like that, one never knows.
hardcorehippiez  +   586d ago
yes i can see the similarities but like omni said we need to see characters and story before judging . im not saying its bad just that we know nothing really about it and im not falling into the hype trap like i did with assassins creed
kevnb  +   586d ago
Who writes these sorts of titles. What kind of journalism is this?
HenryFord  +   585d ago
Gaming journalism? Haven't seen anything like that in a while.
Sevir  +   586d ago
For me the launch of the PS4 ill have
Killzone:Shadow Fall, Driveclub, Knack, Infamous:Second Son and Watchdogs. Destiny doesnt launch till next year. So ill be good. On the ps3 front I still have Remember Me, The Last of Us, and Beyond: Two Souls. At E3 I'll see what's announced that will further cement my purchase of the ps4.
Jek_Porkins  +   586d ago
What if Watch Dogs is DRM? I am not sure it'll be the title people are hoping for if that happens, I'll vote with my wallet if Ubisoft goes that route.
Geovanny  +   586d ago
My first game to buy for PS4 is Watch Dogs and then GTA V (if next gen)
Funky Town_TX  +   586d ago
I can't wait to see more on Watch Dogs.
Pillsbury1  +   586d ago
There is still mgs 5 coming this gen!
TheKayle1  +   586d ago
this article is a shit from the first letter to the last...why he point at the ps4!??!?!

watch dog is a multiplat title ...and if all go like the old gen ( i remember that devs use ms software to develops for ps4)...xbox will have the best tools around again

"The development environment coders will use is based on Windows 7 and fully integrated with Visual Studio 2010 and 2012, allowing developers to debug PS4 code just like PC code. Tools will include C and C++ front ends that are largely compatible with most standard compilers," etc etc

and if u thing that ms is givin the best tools to sony yeah u can continue to dream about it

such an ignorant journalist...
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fsfsxii  +   586d ago
He's pointing at the PS4 because there is no next box, well yet.
WeAreLegion  +   586d ago
Microsoft has no problem with Sony. They are business partners. The Xbox division of Microsoft is a different story.
Studio-YaMi  +   585d ago
"such an ignorant journalist"

And that's coming from such an unbiased individual ?
oh just another Xbox fanboy ..

LordHiggens  +   586d ago
I'm pissed at this next gen...the PS4. I got to hold off on Watch Dogs, GTA, AC IV among other things. *sigh* Worth the wait I keep telling myself. Worth the wait.
jay2  +   586d ago
Unless Europe's treated like a toilet, as usual and the PS4 doesn't come out till '14, I'll be buyin this on PS4. If not PC then PS4. Either way, Watch_dog's will ne on my ps4.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   586d ago
Wow ps gamers have become increasingly difficult. And n4g just feeds them... lovely
Tango_911  +   586d ago
Lol god damnit. I hate it wen I go and read like all the comments then go back to n4g home page only to realise I havnt read the actual article. :/
SDF Repellent  +   586d ago
Can't wait for the Xbox 720 version of this game!
Thunderhawkxbox  +   586d ago
Woow looks like Sony giving good money to ubisoft to say this all crap lol
Red_Devilz  +   586d ago
Can't wait!
MultiConsoleGamer  +   586d ago
Very excited.

But it's a bit of a stretch to say a multi platform game will benefit one console the most.
Warj  +   586d ago
I'm still unsure of this title. Granted, all I have seen of it is the E3 trailer and a few snippets here and there so there may be more to it, but so far, I see a very intriguing premise that ultimately is just a 3rd person shooter with a gimmick.

Don't get me wrong, the hacking portion looks awesome with a lot of potential, and when the trailer started I got really excited about it. However at the end, instead of using the hacking ability to cause an accident to take out your target, the hacking only stops traffic so you can take him out in what appeared to be clunky shooting section.

And since then, the only things I've heard with the inclusion of this article) is how pretty the game looks.

Again, not trying to get into an argument with people or troll. If the shooting is only a small portion of the game, okay I'm all on board and I really hope this is the case. If it's just a really pretty gimmick based game though, I'll have to pass on it. Although, I hope everyone who does buy it enjoys it regardless.
jaymart2k  +   586d ago
Gonna be funny when AC4 & Watch Dogs come out. Cause there gonna only look slightly better then the other consoles.

Look at AC3 on PC v.s Xbox 360/PS3/Wii U.

Sure it looks better but just by alittle bit. Nothing to blow $400+ on.
-Gespenst-  +   586d ago
The colours in this game look a little washed out or monochromatic, sort of like GTA IV. Lots and lots of greys...

Also the main character looks like some kind of weird middle class sex offender.
tee_bag242  +   585d ago
Lol if you say so...
HenryFord  +   585d ago
He's certainly right about the colours. But - this is a common theme between thriller. Be it movies, tv shows or games. Thrillers tend to paint the world in darker, more monochromic colours. I'd think that there are people out there who could explain why, but I can't (it's probably about the depressing feeling you get when looking at those set of colours throughout).
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   586d ago
One thing that I am happy with is that Ubisoft seems like it is going to take time with each Next Gen machines strengths.

Working with PS4 extra power
the WiiU's 2nd Screen
and XB720's... I am sure whatever extra they have will be tailored to the machine.
(Kinect 2 and Power probably).

MasterCornholio  +   585d ago
Have fun playing with an over sized smartphone.

Dont get mad. The Wii Us tablet controller will emulate the functionality of the main character smartphone since its the device that he uses to hack into every thing.

Hence the reason why i called it an over sized smartphone because the Wii Us controller is a lot bigger than your average smartphone. If Ubisoft is smart they could incorporate the same functionality with the PS4 and the Vita all they have to do is copy and paste over the control scheme. Sure it would not be as good as the Wii U tablet controller since it lacks an R2 L2 button but it can be done.

Wait that's a great idea. When developers develop any game for the Wii U when they make the PS4 version they can just copy and paste the Wii Us tablet controller feature into the PS4 cross controller capability. If they do that then i might never need to buy a Wii U in order to benefit from said control scheme. If this is a hidden feature that Sony has been hiding from us we will see it at E3 for sure.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   585d ago
I agree to a point with most of the things you have said. "Intelligent" (Calling WiiU GP a os smartphone doesn't bother me).

About Vita + PS4
That's one reason why I was puzzled at all of the Vita hate (even by Sony fans).

Sony has already let it be know that Vita would play a bigger role in games development in the future.
Everyone was focused on the price drop (to turn things around) but I think that its longevity in being used PS4/PS3 play will also result in sales.

As it is, the 3DS can be used that way (see Monster Hunters WiiU) and I think their are some Vita games you can use that way on PS3... I thought- hmmm, I might be wrong.

The only thing that may hurt Vita + PS4 combo is the willingness and Vita sales,
which could never = WiiU's 1to1 ratio. (WiiU + Gamepad NOT WiiU+3DS)

& Vita+PS4 more than likely will be more expensive that WiiU(+WiiUGamepad).
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Ck1x  +   585d ago
The thing that you fail to understand is that the WiiU GamePad has virtually no lag between screen refreshes and controller input. So they maybe able to do remote play on Vita, but you probably will rarely see developers using the Vita in the same manner as the GP functionality...
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   585d ago

Actually Miyamoto and Iwata have already said that the WiiU renders to the GamePad 1st and the TV screen 2nd.
But that is a good point- WiiU GamePad is highly tuned to work with WiiU Console.


This is one (their are many) reason MicroSoft's Smart Glass isn't as great as it sounded.

But with the PS4 and Vita Sony has the opportunity to rig something similar.
The PS4 and Vita has enough memory to keep Vita dedicated information on-hand and the Vita can also save and process on its own information.

Something similar can be done- with some work.
It may also be more difficult than using the WiiU and Gamepad.
urwifeminder  +   585d ago
So hacking things with a smart phone does nothing for me ill give this a miss it just looked average.
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avangerironman  +   585d ago
my ps4 launch
Watch dogs + Killzone : shadow fall + Infamous Second Son + Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Destiny :D

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