Will Watch Dogs and Destiny Jump-Start Next-Gen Gaming?
Watch Dogs and Destiny are two of the biggest games announced for the latest console generation, which includes the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U. Both games will land on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while Watch Dogs will also hit the Wii U sometime this fall, reports IGN. What’s so great about these games? Based on what we’ve seen so far, they look like they’ll show off what the new generation of gaming consoles can really do. They’re also currently sitting at the top of the pre-order charts by VGChartz data, so lots of people can’t wait to get their hands on them.
Watch Dogs takes place in an open-world version of a futuristic Chicago. You play as a hacker who can use his phone to do things like mess with traffic lights and peer into the digital lives of people nearby. You have a lot of power to engage with your environment and a lot of ways to complete the missions in the game. In other words, it’s like a Grand Theft Auto for the digital age.
Watch Dogs was originally set to release back in November, which would have landed it in a sweet spot to coincide with the launch of Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as the holiday selling season. But Ubisoft made the call to delay it a few months in order to put an extra layer of polish on it. Even though that move probably cost the company quite a bit of money, it also shows a rare devotion to quality. As senior producer Dominic Guay told Polygon, “We thought it was for the best, though, because the expectations for Watch Dogs were high and we wanted to make sure we delivered exactly what we promised gamers.”
Watch Dogs will be released on May 27 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. For Wii U, it will land sometime this fall. For more details on the game, you can read hands-on previews at GameSpot, Joystiq, and Game Informer.