It’s true. Unreleased third-person, action title, Watch_Dogs has just gone gold, meaning it is ready to be sent to stores (or made available digitally), and smashed an important record – nearly two weeks before its official release. The record in question? Most pre-ordered new IP.
What does this mean? Well, simply put, Watch_Dogs is a brand new intellectual property. It isn’t a sequel or spin-off from an existing franchise, it’s totally new! And people want it. A lot. It’s Ubisoft’s highest pre-ordered game of all time and the most pre-ordered new IP of the year.
This is a hugely promising sign for the game, but don’t take our word for it, Geoffroy Sardin, Senior VP Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft, had this to say:
These strong pre-orders are a clear indication of players’ anticipation and excitement for Watch Dogs […] The teams have worked tirelessly to ensure that players will enjoy a top quality game with enormous scope, and we can’t wait to get the game into their hands.”
Ubisoft are expecting Watch_Dogs to outpace the sales for the original Assassin’s Creed – a huge hit for them last generation and a game that went on to become one of the most successful franchises in videogame history.
It’s still too early to crown Watch-Dogs as a game of the year contender, but all signs are pretty positive with less than two weeks before launch. Stay tuned to Twinstick Gaming for all the latest Watch_Dogs new, reviews, guides and gameplay in the coming weeks!
Watch_Dogs will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on May 27th, 2014.
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