Colin Graham has commented on the partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment in regards to the upcoming multiplatform video game, "Watch Dogs." In a long interview with CGMagazine Online on May 27, the animation director was asked about how much pressure the development team felt due to the hype of the new intellectual property. The open-world action-adventure title is one of the most anticipated games for the new PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
Colin Graham replied by first saying that the pressure was actually less as the development team got to work on more powerful hardware, which gave them a chance to implement some elements that they couldn't do before. Furthermore, he praised Sony Computer Entertainment for promoting "Watch Dogs," adding that the software product should help drive sales of the PS4 and Xbox One. In fact, he will actually purchase Sony's next-generation system for the video game. You can find the full comments below:
However, there has been an awful lot of exposure for the game. There are trailers everywhere and we’re partnered up with Sony. Sony is doing a really good job promoting it, so I think this is good. It is going to stimulate the next generation of consoles, and as soon as the game launches I am going to go out and get my PS4 because I haven’t gotten one yet. I’ve been busy trying to ship Watch_Dogs. Now that it is out, it is time for me to buy my console and play too.
Ubisoft has an exclusive advertising deal with Sony Computer Entertainment. Along with the promotional rights, the PS3 and PS4 version also comes with extra contents when compared to the PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One iterations. The bonuses include new abilities, costumes as well as missions that adds around one more hour of gameplay.
The publisher previously revealed that they are planning to sell six million units of "Watch Dogs." The video game appears to be on the way of reaching the milestone as it became the fastest selling software product in the company's history. Along with the new intellectual property, Ubisoft also published the "Assassin's Creed" and "Tom Clancy" video games.
"Watch Dogs" came out on May 27 for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in the European and North American regions. Furthermore, a release on the Wii U console is also being planned for sometime later this fall. A screen of the multiplatform game from the official Twitter page can be viewed near the top of this article.