Some people may have been getting a similar vibe from what “Grand Theft Auto 5” and “Watch Dogs” will both be bringing to gamers this fall, but all of it has Ubisoft taking on one of the biggest franchises in gaming.
According to a report from MCV on Wednesday, Ubisoft’s executive director for EMEA territories Alain Corre talked about the expectations he has for their upcoming game “Watch Dogs.”
“With ‘Watch Dogs’ we hope to create our biggest brand, like when we launched ‘Assassin’s Creed’ six or seven years ago.
“What we want with ‘Watch Dogs’ is to try and crack a new genre, which is the open-style GTA genre.
“Yes, ‘Grand Theft Auto’ is one of the biggest brands in the industry and everybody respects the brand and we’ll have fun playing the next one too.
“But I think ‘Watch Dogs’ positioning is also on next-gen, bringing a lot of features – connectivity, interactivity, companion gaming and so on which is bringing some freshness to the genre.
“‘Watch Dogs’ is a next-gen native game. We are trying to implement in this game all of what the next-gen is bringing – more connectivity, more immersion and to make the game more interactive,” Corre said.
Corre then said people who end up playing this game on current generation consoles will have the same great experience as next-gen.
“While the next-gen is further advanced, we will also optimise all that we have and feed that into the current-gen consoles.
“Our engineers say that it will be possible to have a great experience on both next-gen and current-gen.
“We are going to try and optimise as much as we can and try to respect the abilities of the current-gen so that the experience that players have on current-gen is great – that’s really important for us.
“‘Watch Dogs’ is super-important on next-gen, of course, but it is also on current-gen because it will take a while before every gamer we have will play on next-gen. We must respect our current situation,” Corre said.