Laurent Detoc has provided a few comments about his company’s expectations on the critical response of the upcoming multiplatform video game, “Watch Dogs.” According to a report from World’s Factory on Dec. 17, the president for the North American branch of Ubisoft believed that the new intellectual property would have been the best-rated launch game on both the PS4 and Xbox One next-generation systems.
However, the company wanted review scores to be even higher, using “GTA 5” and Rockstar Games as targets. Laurent Detoc stated that the “Grand Theft Auto” brand has a type of attachment to it that many people are willing to give its titles perfect review scores. Ubisoft is aiming to achieve the same accomplishment with “Watch Dogs.” You can find a few screens of both video games in the slideshow to the left of this article and the full comments below (courtesy of IGN and World’s Factory):
I actually believe that Watch Dogs could have ended up being the best-rated game on next gen if it came out at launch. We wanted it to be even higher. The whole package is there already. But without sending them too many flowers, the guys at Rockstar have showed us again that if you make a 96-percent game, people will come. Watch Dogs, I can only hope we get to that level. There’s an attachment to the brand, in the case of GTA, that makes people really want to give it that 100-percent review. We’ll be missing that on Watch Dogs until we go further, potentially. That’s what we’re after.
“Watch Dogs” was originally set to come out in North American last month during the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One. However, the open-world action-adventure video game got a massive delay, pushing the release date until after the first quarter of 2014.
“GTA 5,” which was released on Sept. 17, received multiple high review scores and went on to become the fastest-selling video game in history with more than 29 million copies shipped so far.