Ubisoft Seemingly Confirms Watch Dogs Multi-Generational Console Release
It would appear Ubisoft's Watch Dogs will be coming to the PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360, as well as the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4.
New marketing materials uncovered by Kotaku seem to confirm speculation Watch Dogs would release on consoles from this generation and next generation simultaneously. The posters indicate a holiday 2013 release for the technological thriller, adding that Watch Dogs will be, "available on all home consoles."
When it debuted last year at E3, Ubisoft made no statements about which consoles Watch Dogs would arrive on, but also hinted at a possible next-gen launch. The publisher is still being just as mysterious about the future of the game today. "Ubisoft is pleased with the response for Watch Dogs from media and fans," said a statement given to Kotaku. "The game is an original IP that has been created from the ground up at Ubisoft Montreal with inspiration from many titles and ideas the studio has worked on throughout the years."
This is certainly not a new precedent, as the same games typically arrive on existing consoles and new consoles during the transitional period. It's not all that surprising Ubisoft may be planning to use such a tactic with Watch Dogs, but it's unlikely we'll find out what's really in store for the title until later this year.