Last E3, Ubisoft debuted their first glimpse of what gamers could expect from them in the coming "next generation" console's. The title of the game was "Watch Dogs," and it looked incredible. All though Ubisoft openly admitted the title was running on high-end PC hardware, they made it clear that this, indeed, was what we could expect on "next gen" console's.
Fast forwarding 8 months, not much has been said from Ubisoft regarding Watch Dogs. We haven't seen any new demos, heard any new details and quite frankly have had a complete and utter lack of interest from Ubisoft in terms of showing us their new IP.
If anything, the only talk that has been going around as of late is just what hardware the title will be playable on. Will Ubisoft bother making a Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version? What about the Wii U, surly Ubisoft wouldn't botch Nintendo fans after the Rayman debacle. There was a leaked promotional poster posted on the internet last week that titled "all home consoles," but what does that even mean?
Well thanks to Gamestop we may have an answer (sort of). Today Gamestop posted a listing for Watch Dogs on their website, listing it for the following:
- Xbox 360
- PlayStation 3
- Nintendo Wii U
This is not surprising, since new hardware or not, the install base will be much higher on current generation consoles, and therefore, more money to be made. I am excited at the prospect of playing this game on the Wii U game pad, as I'm sure it will open up a huge amount of possibilities. On the other hand though, I am kind of upset, since "next gen" title or not, the foundation of this game will be optimized using 8 year old hardware (I doubt Ubisoft will give us an original build for separate hardware that will sell less).
Regardless, I am excited for this game, and excited (even if it is unofficial that this game will be coming to Nintendo's latest console. Of course there is a chance Gamestop is listing it just to do so, and it is important to note that this is not official from Ubisoft themselves.
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