Submitted by -Mezzo- 877d ago | opinion piece

Watch Dogs May Become Ubisoft’s Next Big Franchise

Gi - E3 2012 was fairly underwhelming, many developers showed off games that everyone knew about and Nintendo trotted out their next-gen Wii U, but nothing had a visceral feel to it. Unlike prior iterations of the gaming conference, there seemed to be no true surprises. The current console cycle was entering its final hurrah and despite some impressive parting salvos from Sony, it was all games that had been talked about and seen before. There was one exception though and that came from Ubisoft. Among their new entries to popular franchises including Assassin’s Creed 3, they officially unveiled their new IP, Watch_Dogs. From the brilliant and startling introduction video that boldly claimed that “Data is interconnected” and the game’s tagline “everything is connected. connection is power” to the breath taking gameplay demo, Watch_Dogs was a startlingly pleasant surprise. (PC, PS3, PS4, Ubisoft, Watch Dogs, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Prcko  +   877d ago
I really hope so,this game looks phenomenal
iGAM3R-VIII  +   877d ago
Agreed, this WILL be a day 1 for me

Though I don't tink this will be a franchise because there can't be a WatchDogs 2 unless the storyline is a cliffhanger or watch dogs 2 is set deifferently, but this will be a big game for ubisoft
Crazyglues  +   876d ago
Well you know it makes sense to try and make these kind of games that can become big franchises, because games like AC which keeps coming out and makes a ton of money..

It's better for the company, then trying to make some half-ass game and hoping it catches on, and sells a few copies.. Like Call of Juarez The Cartel -(that game was a serious turd)

I much rather see a studio go really hard on a title and put a lot of work into the game -swing for the fence so to speak- and make something that looks and plays really good, and something gamers will appreciate...

So weather it turns out to be good or not, I'm getting it because it looks like they really put a lot of work into it -(and tried to make a really Amazing game)

This one looks like it's going to be good..

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fsfsxii  +   877d ago
Their next big milking target
Dark11  +   877d ago
They will turn it into a yearly release game.
younglj01  +   877d ago
hopefully this franchise continue too be treated right.Lets not have an repeat of this-gen...
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djthechamp24  +   877d ago
They gunna milk the shit out of this game
KillrateOmega  +   877d ago
[Insert comment containing the word 'milk']
jukins  +   877d ago
hell the way things are shaping up it could be the next gen's biggest franchise. great to see a dev taking a big risk on a new franchise that ,seemingly, has a lot of investment going into it.
isyourhouseonfire  +   877d ago
If they develop it on the next XBOX then yes I can see it being the next big thing.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   876d ago
Is it really a different franchise tho? It may have a different name but if you showed me that video and said it was assassins creed set in modern times, i'd believe it.

The animations, the "HUD" among things just seem cut & paste Assassins creed.
sprinterboy  +   876d ago
Wow to all the Milking comments, geez these gaming companies cant do downloadable content, hd remakes, ports, new ip`s, old ip`s and yearly releases without getting slated for something, I am sure some people are in the wrong hobby lol.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   876d ago
or maybe the people just i dont know want something new for once,that isnt a shooter i might add,or in ubisofts case once they start to milk a franchise they neglect other franchises for quite a while.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   876d ago
you know a part of me doesnt want that to happen because i already see watchdogs 2,watchdogs brotherhood,watchdogs revelations, watchdogs 3, watchdogs chronicles, watchdogs liberations,watchdogs embers,does anyone see where im going with this?
Agent_hitman  +   876d ago
I reckon that.
BitbyDeath  +   876d ago
Would be good if they dropped AC for a while.
ginsunuva  +   876d ago
Then it will be milked into the ground like AC

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