Watch Dogs cannot be played from anywhere except in the Ubisoft dev rooms and with only two months until release, some gamers are starting to worry about the quality of the finished product.
Seriously. I hope Ubisoft is aware of the wind leaving the sails of their flagship gaming experience; the high seas of public opinion are some treacherous waters.
yeah, the fact that the game is not playable is really concerning, it says they are nowhere near ready.. I mean were in April and the game comes out may 27 How can you not have a playable demo this close to release.. Very Bad sign .____........___... .____||......||.......|___|| ||.........___||............ ||
Just because they are not letting people play it doesnt mean anything. I could care less if the "privileged" press can play a demo of a game. I could care less about most of their opinions anyway as either they hype a game too much or downplay a game too much in 90% of the cases. @ Crazy I think the game is done and probably near ready. The game was playable last year Ubisoft is just not making it playable to the public/press at this moment. I was going to get this game at launch and will still probably get it as I know they wont release an unfinished product no matter what.
@ thehitman I think it's still a bit disconcerting, as one would expect them to be proud of the gameplay and wanting to show it off. Reluctance to do so only plays into growing fears. (That... and where is my doggone Xbox One footage?) I hear you on the unreliability of press hype. But isn't the fact that you don't care about their opinions just all the more reason for there to be a playable demo for the gaming public?
No its not worrying. Titanfall 360 launches for the third time in just 6 days. This game has NEVER BEEN SEEN. I don't see anyone worried about that title. And we have seen live gameplay of Watch Dogs on multiple occasions, including Live TV.
@ Eonjay I don't think anyone would dispute that the Titanfall 360 situation is significantly more disconcerting. The big difference, however, is that Titanfall 360 has a much smaller fanbase; the vast majority of interested gamers will get it for the PC or Xbox One. Setting aside the fact that the Titanfall brand itself has been hyped, the 360 version being released is not atypical of "last-gen" releases when there is a "next-gen" console getting all of the attention. Respawn and EA obviously want to hype up their premiere versions of the game, and showing a downgraded Xbox 360 version would arguably simply detract from their goals and drag down momentum. It's like showing off a rusty beater of a car in your garage when you have a Ferrari in the driveway. The same cannot be said for the Watch_Dogs situation, which is looking at a simultaneous release across both generations. They are provided only limited access to even their best versions of the game... and still have yet to produce Xbox One footage. It is worrisome, because the music we are hearing out of Ubisoft seems to be different from when they were excitedly drumming up hype last year before the delay. It makes people think they don't have confidence in their own product - at the precise time when they ought to.
Whats more worrying is gamers expectations with this, even if it is a good game the expectations are so high that people are going to critical of it. In the end though it's Ubisofts fault, they should of released it when they were supposed to. I really doubt they kept it for polishing as nothing we've seen has hinted towards that and extra content. All it's done is raised expectations for the quality of the game and lowered interest in people buying it at launch. I hope people are more cautious to future Ubisoft titles now.
I think since the whole downgrade debacle people have actually lowered their expectations of this game. In all my years gaming, if there is a publisher I can trust its Ubisoft. Never had a real complain with their games being unpolished or on the same level as BF4. The game was not ready to be released in November so thankfully they didn't. If they would had released it then people would had complained as they did with BF4 and rightfully so. From what I can gather they used the extra time to iron out dropping frames, improve the a.i. and make their city of Chicago more lively which is my major complain with a game like Infamous SS.
i don't get the hype of this game....!!! what is it?! the fact that you need to use your cell phone to be stealth?!? obviously it's not the graphics....or cuz its like GTA???? some one give me some info. n_n
Open world, multiple ways to approach objectives, interesting MP concept (invade a players game and hack them / 8 player free roam), interesting story concepts, a bunch of vehicles to drive / collect, safe houses, dynamic weather / wind, night and day cycles, and a bunch of side missions. It's just the delays and graphics controversy have killed hype / made people wary of it. And seeing as people can't play the game at expos with such a short time till release, it only adds to that. The game has to pass certification / go gold sometime soon, you figure they'd have something playable by now.
Somehow my guts tell me this game is gonna fail.
Your gut is probably wrong in my guts opinion.
Don't worry, be happy. I'm not going to buy this until it's been out awhile and it proves itself.
Ubisoft is doing the same thing EA did with NBA Live 14...hmm wonder why?
LOL this article is absolute garbage.
The article made me think that they tried playing it, but it was broken, not that it "wasnt available to play" at the expos. Agreed.
Been saying it for months. Games just don't up and get delayed 6 months to add "fun". I think this game came at a time when we all were tired of the same old crap and was hyped up beyond reason. So now there is this expectation that the game will be the second coming but in reality, it's just another sandbox game.
When you're making a game where you can hack everything, I imagine you should expect work. I understand where you're coming from, but NOBODY should be against this game. If it delivers, then amazing, if it doesn't, then oh well. That's how it is with EVERY game. Even if it ends up being crap, you keep your expectations too low. As a gamer, you should HOPE for it to deliver instead of being skeptical.
Ubisofts being stubborn. To convince people to buy a game you need to have a demo out to play at an event, and since the game comes out before E3, PAX is basically the last chance for you to convince people that the game is fun, especially with people overreacting over graphics.
I'm pretty sure press will all receive an early copy to quince their thirst as usually. I'm still optimistic that the game will run well by release. Some people are just thumb hungry, and complain about it. Just wait your turn!
This sounds like a April fools joke to me.
Not a joke.
Who would thought Ubisoft could delay Watch doge to downgrade the graphics and make the game worse? Unplayable at Expos? Well, that's worrying...
Probably because before they were showing the pc version and in 2012 the ps4/xbox one weren't even announced yet. Devs like to show off the best version of the game and seeing how watch dogs supports 4k or they could show ps3/xbox 360 gameplay. Makes for a pretty big difference.
Ha well if I was them I wouldn't show a damn thing anymore. Just let everyone marinate in their gaming juices until it releases. Showing something just leads to wild speculation.
Ubisoft are the one's that need to worry if this games a total flop not us, we still have the choice to put our money into the game they don't. im taking this game for what it is not what it was hyped up to be , still looking to buy this day 1 unless there's drastic changes i think were over the worst of it now but you never know lol.
If you want developers to continue to make games in the future they need support. Watch Dogs has been in development for 5 years and if there games just start flopping in sales there won't be games being made at all. It's like Capcom changed up the formula for re5 and 6. But now they don't have much money left and it would suck for them to go bankrupt.
fellas-calm down...we arent gonna have a masterpiece with badass graphics but it sure will be fun
Since when are all games playable to select audiences 2 months ahead of release?
OT but IMO an apt comparison... On April 8th (next week) the 360 version of 'Titanfall' is "supposed" to be released, this after 2 delays already.. now, no one has seen anything on this game.. there are no news articles, no screenshots or game media been released.. .. and this from a game that is "supposed" to come out NEXT WEEK!
Probably because it's not far from the xb1 version like cod ghosts was.
Ummm >.> we already have a copy of titanfall out on pc and x-one these are two different cases under different circumstances one has already released to great reviews and was played by many before release the other has been getting terrible publicity and been downgraded since it's last showing I don't see your point >.>
C'mon with these silly articles. I think Ubi is seriously gonna deliver on this game. They're 1 of the best developers out there. I think they're pretty much trolling us, making us wait till launch day. A tease here and there, it's like putting a chocolate cake in front of a kid, and telling them to eat their veggies first. Come May 27th, we shall have our chocolate cake.
Is the guy having a rant because he hasn't had the pleasure of playing Watch_Dogs!!! Plenty of people have played the game, am sure the mission was called open your world. People who have played the game say it's a lot of fun.
Exactly. This is just a guy upset over not being invited. Ubisoft doesnt want to ruin the game for the gamers by exposing too much of it before release. On top of that, its crunch time... Would you rather they take time out to make a demo, or time to polish the final game to perfection? People just love to make everything into a conspiracy theory.
If memory serves me right Ubisoft isn't one for game demos. I agree with you on Ubisoft not wanting to spoil the game by exposing to much. I would rather they put all their effort and time in to the game than a demo just to please the minority. I am still hyped for the game, roll on May :)
This is gonna turn out like that Aliens game... You watch...
I think they are just doing a Rockstar and keeping it to themselves. Even their latest trailer seemed ripped right out GTA V's marketing manual with the narration and such.
Seems rather odd that they don't want anybody touching the game at all before launch. No demo, no showcases, just them showing it off under ideal circumstances. If there is a release day embargo on the title, expect it to suck.
its hard for it to suck. ubi has way to many good engines to mess it up. Its got blacklist style stealth and shooting. its got a little bit of assassin creed blending,open worldness and parkour. Ubi would have to purposely mess it up at this point. It just might not be the next big thing but it will play good
At minimum, it better be as good as InFamous.
All I have to say is when was the last time the press got hands on time with a game like Grand Theft Auto? GTA IV and GTA V were both unplayable to the public, in demo form, and from press up until only a month before release. Rockstar keeps a heavy lid on who gets to preview their games without a Rockstar rep present and playing it for them. So why wasn't there any concern when GTA IV and V weren't playable by the press 2 months before release? Watch Dogs will be fine. I don't understand how people are so stupid about "downgrade this" and "can't play it so it must be bad", it just irks me that gamers are so damn finnicky when it comes to what they claim they love the most. If Rockstar can hold off from the press demoing their games why the hell can't Ubisoft do the same? I don't get it. I am excited about this game and I can't wait for it to release, I don't need some stupid reporter telling me what I can clearly see when a Ubi dev/rep is playing the game or when they show trailers.
I hope so, but personally I might just put it off pre order and only buy it when reviews come out. Also, its generally a deceptive practice when companies try to downplay or not let potential customers try something until its too late. I dont see how being careful is stupid... its just learning to deal with corporate 101. Rockstar isn't excused from that either they just happened to make a good game.
I have low expectations, but i'll see how this turns out before I say if its going to be crap or not
See, but dont touch! is a good expression and obviously something that whining little bitch who wrote the article knows nothing about.
could be a bargain bin purchase for me
Garbage article just to rouse ppl. I pre-orderd from day one and never lost faith in Ubi. Some ppl seize every opportunity to nag...GET A LIFE!
This is one game I'm going to wait and see reviews and youtube videos for. Way too much smoke and mirrors ever since E3
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