In a about a month Ubisoft will release Watch Dogs to the gaming world, but that doesn’t mean they’re not thinking about the future of the franchise. Ubisoft hasn’t confirmed the existence of Watch Dogs 2, but it’s likely to happen if the original has success.
Also creative director Jonathan Morin has said that he feels it wouldn’t take that long to make a sequel.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Morin said, “Right now there is no such thing as a Watch Dogs 2,” and added that if a sequel were to happen, development time wouldn’t be as long as the original.
“It’s certainly not going to be the same amount of time if we ever embark on such a journey,” he continued. “A big part of it was defining whatever Watch Dogs is. Once you have that starting point, then what becomes interesting is what players want more of – what comes next?”
It was a bold decision by Ubisoft to delay the game in order to deliver the best experience possible for gamers. This shows they’re thinking about the long-term success of the franchise.
“Especially with the delay we have just been really concentrating on getting it [the original Watch Dogs] launched. After that we’ll see where it goes – I think Ubisoft is showing more and more that they’re willing to take the time for it to be right.”
Morin was also asked what it would take for a sequel to happen, he declined to give any specifics, but replied, “I think we’re in a pretty good shape. I certainly like the idea of going deeper in the thematics – the hyperconnectivity and hacking in an entire city, controlling a city, monitoring everyone.
Watch Dogs is out on May 27 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and later this year for Wii U.
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