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Submitted by Alexious 405d ago | news

Ubisoft Hopes Watch Dogs To Reach GTA-like Reputation

Ubisoft seeks to elevate Watch Dogs to GTA standards of quality with the delay, according to North American president Laurent Detoc. (Laurent Detoc, PC, PS3, PS4, Ubisoft, Watch Dogs, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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wonderfulmonkeyman  +   405d ago
They can keep the reputation, IMO.
I'd rather see Watch Dogs earn its own reputation and get consequently high sales off of it, rather than trying to ride GTA's coat-tails.

Let Watch Dogs be its own unique thing, Ubi. Reputation and all.

Do it right, and you won't need to ride the coat-tails of GTA's quality or sales; you'll be able to stand proudly and say you forged a game that earned it without any coat-tail riding, that became known for its own merits and high quality, rather than for trying to match the merits and high quality of another game.
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Alexious  +   405d ago
Agreed, although the fact that they're shooting for GTA level of sales/reputation doesn't necessarily mean that they are going to copy the gameplay.
Sevir  +   405d ago
Amen, and by the looks of it, its one of the most unique open world offerings as of late. It can do well without the comparisons to GTA
Stsonic  +   405d ago
If you want to achieve this level of sucsess you need respect. Do not release unfinished games so kudos for delaying the game.
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Crazyglues  +   405d ago
Ubisoft Hopes Watch Dogs To Reach GTA-like Reputation...

-yeah Dream on', name one game that Ubisoft makes that plays and feels as smooth or as good as GTA V.. None.. -Don't get me wrong-

-But they have never been able to reach that kind of level of quality on anything they make, I'm not hating on them they make some decent games, AC is ok - splinter cell ok, Call of Juarez Gunslinger was pretty good... so they make some ok games..

-But GTA V is a monster, they don't do some things right, they do dam near everything right.. -and today's games just don't hit that level of quality.

GTA V's shooting Mechanics- Amazing some of the best they have ever done.. (took everything they learned from old GTA and Max Payne and brought it to V and then tweaked it for the most amazing feel for a third person shooter) the wheel system for picking your gun in battle - perfect.. so fluid and easy to use, it's done so well you don't even think about it when your in-game - that only happens when it's done right.

GTA V's Driving - Amazing, really feels good - just done really well..(it's like they took everything that was good from midnight club and bought it over and tweaked it to perfection) it has the best driving feel of any game.. it's so good I rather have missions with driving in it then do a mission where there is no driving.

GTA V's Story Mode - One of the best ever, hard to beat, especially when your playing through 3 different characters and they all are fun and add to the overall story of the game by interacting with each other, making the whole thing just one awesome game to play though.

GTA V's fun factor - if you can't find something fun to do in GTA V - Check your pulse, because chances are your dead and you didn't even know it. Playing with friends in GTA V is a blast, it's just awesome fun.. This game nails online multi-player...

So when you say you hope to reach GTA V's rep- Stop It..!!! your not on that games level.. Your day dreaming - they set the bar way to high for you guys to think y'all will be able to touch it.. you can team up with three other developers DICE, tech-land and whoever, and you still won't come close to what they did in that game..

Your game company sounds really foolish to think you can just do what Rockstar has done with GTA V -

- That's like how Battlefield keeps saying they are going to finally have more sales then Call of Duty, yeah ok,- (it's a lot harder then it looks)

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malokevi  +   405d ago
...dude.
theshredded  +   405d ago
lol at your points they're pretty laughable and are some of the reasons i won't buy gtav,same stuff just improvements and the same predictable stuff.
TBH i found the shooting quite boring,RDR did a better job imo especially with the impact feel
GTA is the same thing over and over and will proceed that since it copies the real life that we live already!what a snooze fest
the story was gr8 actually but nothing special,the characters were lifeless and generic...If u won't believe it i found Trevor the dullest of the 3.I don't understand where his hype comes from maybe i need more time with the game.Online is broken lol.Watch dogs is loaded with new ideas and creativity whereas GTA is bland
Crazyglues  +   405d ago
@ theshredded

ok fair enough, every one is entitled to their own opinion, but I found the game to be really good.

you say- just improvements, but I felt like they improved it so well. it's not easy to just go in and do improvements. Sometimes you can totally mess things up.

I really liked GTA V it was one of best PS3 games I played before going to PS4.. I'm just really surprised when people say that's not an awesome game, maybe expectations have just gone through the roof because I can't see how you expect a game to exceed GTA V's level of improvement..

I disagree but that's cool were not all the same kind of gamers..

-but thanks for the feedback always interesting to hear what other people think.
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malokevi  +   405d ago
Hopefully they have used the extra time to incorporate some of the great stuff that GTA does. Part of me feels like that was half the reason for the delay. They saw was GTA did and said to themselves.... "damn".

I think they extra time will help Watchdogs achieve more than it could have as a launch title.
rainslacker  +   404d ago
GTA wasn't always an amazing game. It wasn't until GTA3 that it started becoming "good". Before that it was considered an average game, usually scoring around 7, when 7 was considered an average game. It was never a bad game though...except some ports of it.
MegaRay  +   405d ago
Prepare yourself for GTA-ripoff from some developers. I mean everybody is looking at GTAs sales and say "why didnt we did that"
Lord Maim  +   405d ago
That's not exactly a new thing. There's been developers trying to replicate GTA since the PS2 era. A lot of really good franchises came out of those attempts, like Just Cause, Mercenaries, Crackdown, or Saints Row. Mind you, there were also a lot of bad ones as well.

I think that Ubisoft has enough of a track record with open world games at this point, for Watch_Dogs to be something unique.
JackieCruise69  +   405d ago
Why would they want a GtA reputation? I mean-I get why, but Watch Dogs, from what I've seen so far has potential to gather it's own rep. This game is one of the few third parties I'm interested in.
raWfodog  +   405d ago
There's nothing wrong with wanting to match the well-known reputation of a high-selling game. It's something to shoot for without actually emulating the same type of gameplay. I believe that Watch Dogs will definitely forge its own path though.
rainslacker  +   404d ago
GTA got most of it's rep from the fact it was attacked by Jack Thompson for being a generational icon game that caused violence in kids/teens. It was a highly controversial game, which caused more people to check it out to see what the fuss was about.

Before that, GTA was generally considered a slightly above average, yet fun game.

It has now become a flagship game, that does a lot, and overall does it pretty well. Gotta love those "conservative" types whose intentions backfire on them. Take Two was really smart to capitalize on all the publicity.

I personally don't see Watch Dogs ever gaining that kind of controversy, or being able to profit off it in the same way.
Tiechie  +   405d ago
This is looking better then gta if you ask me.
Alexious  +   405d ago
I like the concept of Watch Dogs, but GTAV was simply stellar. Not sure they can compete with that.
CaEsAr-  +   405d ago
What's so amazing about GTA V? After you beat that game and have some fun doing random things, it gets really boring. And let's not talk about the broken/boring GTA Online.

Yea, go on, smash that disagree button!
MegaRay  +   405d ago
I agree!
New ip > sequels anyday of the week
SIRHC13  +   405d ago
We all want nice things, Ubisoft
NatureOfLogic  +   405d ago
I doubt it'll reach GTA's reputation. It took multiple GTA games to build that reputation. They've got to do something extremely different to even be considered anything other than a GTA ripoff.
Alexious  +   405d ago
Yes, I'm sure they mean over the course of multiple games. Naturally, having a strong debut game in the franchise would be very helpful.

Hopefully the delay will help with that.
LoveForGames  +   405d ago
Without yearly installments like *cough* assassins *cough* and a decent first game it could happen.
BattleReach  +   405d ago
Then a serious Watch Dogs 2 game, then a Watch Dogs III with a lot of cheats, planes and random weopons and so on.. Watch Dogs San Andreas ;)
BanginBiscuitz  +   405d ago
Watchdogs is gonna be great! Cannot wait for release, will probably not play anything else when it comes out lol.
--bienio--  +   405d ago
Of course on Pc😃 fuck off Rockstar!!!
Alexious  +   405d ago
This is a bit extreme. Pretty sure GTA V is coming to PC next year.
Iltapalanyymi  +   405d ago
I agree with ubisoft. Really hoping this would turn out as a big franchise!
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   405d ago
It's nice to want things.
-Foxtrot  +   405d ago
Without Air Vehicles and all that jazz which GTA has to make it fun while your not on missions....I doubt it
CyrusLemont  +   405d ago
Will be a great title, but I think it'll be its own thing, much like the AC franchise. Just hope they don't milk Watch Dogs the way they did AC.

Also GTA has A LOT of detail in its NPCs and environmental interaction. I would love to see Ubisoft somewhat replicate those little (but plentiful) details in its game but have its own core experience away from GTA.
hazelamy  +   405d ago
it won't if they turn it into yet another annual franchise.
Locknuts  +   405d ago
I'm sure every publisher wants every game to achieve a GTA-like reputation.
assdan  +   405d ago
I hope it's that good.
Dutchpinoy  +   405d ago
If Ubi's previous accomplishments on the Wii U are anything to go by, I don't see this title excelling on the U to being on par/better than other versions. I really do hope they pull through and bring us the (in my opinion) very first must have third party title on the U.
taijutsu363  +   405d ago
The Division now THAT is a GTA contender for sure!

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