A few “Watch Dogs” licensed products have been made available although the open-world action-adventure video game currently does not have an official release date. In an interview with MCV on March 5, Chris Marcus reconfirmed that the title will be released in 2014, adding that it is “great” to already have several licensed deals in place for the new intellectual property. You can find his comment below:
It’s great to have a game as highly anticipated as Watch Dogs out this year and observe the number of licensed deals that have been agreed considering it’s a new IP.
Chris Marcus went on to disclosed that the publisher was able to build “strong relationships with some key licensing partners” in order to offer new clothing, collectibles and other products based on the forthcoming title. You can find some screens showcasing the open-world action-adventure video game in action with the gallery to the left side of this article and the statement below:
Over time we have developed strong relationships with some key licensing partners who have shared the vision we possess with some of our brands. Ensuring we are represented in categories like collectibles, apparel and print have provided a solid foundation to extend into other areas and assess how wide the interest to purchase game merchandise can be.
“Watch Dogs” was first announced at E3 2012. It is considered to be one of the first next-generation games shown as the PS4 and Xbox One were not even announced when the new intellectual property was unveiled. It is also coming to the Nintendo Wii U, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Despite the positive buzz, Ubisoft decided to delay the highly-anticipated software product from its original release date time frame on late 2013 for additional polishing.
“Watch Dogs” will be released on May 27 of all platforms with the exception of the Nintendo Wii U version, which has been delayed indefinitely.