Alain Corre has provided some commentary in regards to the potential impact “GTA 5” will have on the software sales of “Watch Dogs.” According to a report by Edge Online on Feb. 26, the executive director at Ubisoft believed that the release of the latest video game from the “Grand Theft Auto” series will actually benefit their new intellectual property. This is because “GTA 5” would cause excitement for the open-world action-adventure genre, which results in players craving for more similar games. You can check out some screens from both titles in the slideshow at the top of this article and the comments from Alain Corre below (courtesy of Edge Online):
When you have a great product in our or any other industry, it also excites the appetite of a lot of consumers in that category. People interested in racing games will buy many racing games if the games are great. So we think that we can even benefit from the fact that Grand Theft Auto is coming. The spirit will be that this kind of game is great fun and I think Watch Dogs can also bring a lot of the same fans.
Rockstar Games will be releasing “GTA 5” for the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles in North America on Sept. 17. “Watch Dogs,” which is being published by Ubisoft, is slated to come out for the Nintendo Wii U, PC, PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360 platforms in late 2013. You can pre-order both games in the following links: “GTA 5” and “Watch Dogs”