Ubisoft Confirms it Will Show Watch Dogs 2 at E3

Ubisoft Confirms it Will Show Watch Dogs 2 at E3

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Ubisoft has officially confirmed that Watch Dogs 2 will be shown off at E3 this year.

While there have been rumors and information about Watch Dogs 2 swirling for a while now, we haven't heard anything official until today. Ubisoft has finally officially confirmed that the game will appear at E3 in a little less than two week's time.

The announcement came in an email laying out the company's plans for E3, and said that Watch Dogs 2 will appear alongside For Honor and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands. The email was sent out after a YouTuber tweeted about receiving a Watch Dogs 2-themed gift from Ubi.

The original Watch Dogs sold four million copies its first week, and nine million overall. It's a safe bet that Ubi is hoping for similar success from the sequel.

Ubisoft's E3 press conference is scheduled for Monday, June 13 at 4 PM ET.

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Well it'll be interesting to see what (if anything) they decide to change given how "Watch_Dogs" is better known for its controversies than for its actual content. I avoided the original because it seemed to be Ubisoft Game: The Game but with a cool looking hacking thing.

I'll be interested to see what the new white brown haired protagonist's revenge plot will be.

Will there be a female protagonist? Goddamn it Ubi...it isn't that difficult. I like your games, but your characters for the most part are sooo boring. Far Cry probably had the best collection of personalities. However, colour me intrigued. Colour me all outside the lines intrigued.

The first looked so good and had so much promise. Then what always happened with Ubisoft games happened. I really wanted to get it too but given all that happened I passed. I can't really say I'm excited for the sequel "Watchdogs 2: Now hack more things".

Just wonder if they'll do the bait and switch with the graphics again?

Neat, I'm into it.

All they need to do is learn from last time (a coin toss with Ubi, I know) but I liked Watch Dogs for what it was worth, avoid the pitfalls this time and I'm on board.

circularlogic88:
I'll be interested to see what the new white brown haired protagonist's revenge plot will be.

Don't forget the iconic hat.

The first game sold well on preorders before it came out that it wasn't especially good. Boring protagonist, stupid story, awful physics, lame hacking minigames, inexplicable level design... it was at best a meh. A sequel won't have the same advance good will for it, and will have to actually be good to sell well.

P.S. Thanks

P.P.S. Actually they can probably just throw a lot of marketing dollars at it and succeed regardless. That's how AAA gaming works.

Doubt the 2nd one will sell as well after everyone found out the first one was average as fuck. Also why are they telling us this now? E3 is in a little over a week, why not just wait? Why the fuck do they need an announcement for their announcement?

... Huzzah?
The first game, while conceptionally ambitious, turned out so damn drab and dreary it couldn't hold my interest even until the middle of the plot. This franchise is already filed in my mental junk drawer, along with MOBAs and Spunkgargleweewee.

Kungfu_Teddybear:
Doubt the 2nd one will sell as well after everyone found out the first one was average as fuck. Also why are they telling us this now? E3 is in a little over a week, why not just wait? Why the fuck do they need an announcement for their announcement?

I think you are very kind to call it average. Personally i would have gone with "Generic and boring as fuck"

RaikuFA:

circularlogic88:
I'll be interested to see what the new white brown haired protagonist's revenge plot will be.

Don't forget the iconic hat.

I thought that was implied.

In all seriousness. I have no interest in this 2nd outing if Ubisoft is going to stick with its open world game formula.

RaikuFA:

circularlogic88:
I'll be interested to see what the new white brown haired protagonist's revenge plot will be.

Don't forget the iconic hat.

Perhaps they'll do the really ballsy thing and give whatshisname a different cap. One that's even more iconic! And brown!

Sorry, just checked with the warehouse and they've confirmed that I'm all out of fucks to give. Try back next year, Ubi.

Edit: seeing others talk about it, anyone catch the Jimquisition where he rips apart Ubisoft's use of that word? I knew they tried to call Generic Baseball Hat #8576 "iconic" and I knew they tried to call Generic Overcoat #7622 "iconic"...but I had no idea it was really as bad as it is. Seriously, I think the guys at Ubi's marketing department have collars around their necks set to detonate unless they stuff that word into every 3rd sentence. o.o

Kungfu_Teddybear:
Doubt the 2nd one will sell as well after everyone found out the first one was average as fuck. Also why are they telling us this now? E3 is in a little over a week, why not just wait? Why the fuck do they need an announcement for their announcement?

Ever been to a news website during E3, then came back 2 hours later and saw that all the headlines had changed? There is a lot of information for news outlets to digest during E3 and it is very hard to stand out during that torrent of news updates. Some companies decide to release their information early as to be sure to get enough exposure in news outlets before the shit storm starts.
Especially when it's a sequel to a game that wasn't that well received by players, chances are people would ignore headlines reading "Watch_Dogs 2 Announced!", because of their bad experience with the previous game, in favor for "New Shiny Game!" headlines during E3.

OMG So Iconic right ....RIOGHT ?! Dont care. Too Iconic.

Chimpzy:

RaikuFA:

circularlogic88:
I'll be interested to see what the new white brown haired protagonist's revenge plot will be.

Don't forget the iconic hat.

Perhaps they'll do the really ballsy thing and give whatshisname a different cap. One that's even more iconic! And brown!

Word is that they're gonna give the new guy an iconic pair of Ray-Bans. I'm not joking.

i wonder how many of the 9 million are from GPU sales

because mine came with watchdogs

An answer to a question nobody asked.

I actually bought the game at its full price and I feel dumb for it. I'm a fan of most Ubisoft games, generally. I got 22ish hours out of Watch Dogs but never got around to beating it. I was ultimately... bored.

direkiller:
i wonder how many of the 9 million are from GPU sales

because mine came with watchdogs

Mine did too. Maybe that's why I have the dissenting viewpoint, I liked Watch Dogs. It was just Assassin's Creed the Modern Day, but super easy and overpowered. It utilized the stealth and cover systems making them almost too simple and easy to use. The story was terrible, but really unobtrusive and super easy to ignore. The sandbox city was properly big and really felt alive (by comparison to most sandboxes.) Pedestrians were plentiful, made a satisfying crunch when ran over, and you even got a little pop up telling you if you killed or just maimed them. The driving was so easy/good they really need to make it clunkier for some realism. When you can basically go full throttle constantly through crowded city streets and still control well enough not to have huge bombastic crashes unless you want to... it really needs to be a bit harder than that. AI needed to be much better. Police chases were over in seconds, really any kind of pursuit was way to easy to shake.

Really all 2 needs is to be a bit harder with control and mechanics that don't make it so super easy. Better AI would be good. And if they're just refusing to have a good story or characters, then they need to keep it as bland as Watchdogs was so it's at least easy to ignore.

Oh and they need to make hacking less effective than "it magically and instantaneously fixes all problems." Maybe make it a little less effective or make it take longer or something.

Sonicron:
... Huzzah?
The first game, while conceptionally ambitious, turned out so damn drab and dreary it couldn't hold my interest even until the middle of the plot. This franchise is already filed in my mental junk drawer, along with MOBAs and Spunkgargleweewee.

Yeah, I bought into the hype and bought it at launch. Like Sonicron, I didn't even make it halfway through before I completely lost interest. I have absolutely no interest in a sequel and I sense I'm not alone. Maybe if the sequel tanks, Ubi will get the message? (Nah.)

Mortuorum:

Sonicron:
... Huzzah?
The first game, while conceptionally ambitious, turned out so damn drab and dreary it couldn't hold my interest even until the middle of the plot. This franchise is already filed in my mental junk drawer, along with MOBAs and Spunkgargleweewee.

Yeah, I bought into the hype and bought it at launch. Like Sonicron, I didn't even make it halfway through before I completely lost interest. I have absolutely no interest in a sequel and I sense I'm not alone. Maybe if the sequel tanks, Ubi will get the message? (Nah.)

We can hope, but I doubt it. (Mind you, the sequel may actually turn out well - we can't know yet.)

What infuriates me even more than this mediocre game getting a sequel is the fact that this particular franchise is seeing more use. If Ubi has to grab an established IP from the freezer, why not go with Prince of Persia instead? I'd be way more interested in parcouring my way across fantasy desert locales again.

Sonicron:

Mortuorum:

Sonicron:
... Huzzah?
The first game, while conceptionally ambitious, turned out so damn drab and dreary it couldn't hold my interest even until the middle of the plot. This franchise is already filed in my mental junk drawer, along with MOBAs and Spunkgargleweewee.

Yeah, I bought into the hype and bought it at launch. Like Sonicron, I didn't even make it halfway through before I completely lost interest. I have absolutely no interest in a sequel and I sense I'm not alone. Maybe if the sequel tanks, Ubi will get the message? (Nah.)

We can hope, but I doubt it. (Mind you, the sequel may actually turn out well - we can't know yet.)

What infuriates me even more than this mediocre game getting a sequel is the fact that this particular franchise is seeing more use. If Ubi has to grab an established IP from the freezer, why not go with Prince of Persia instead? I'd be way more interested in parcouring my way across fantasy desert locales again.

Yeah, and while Ubisoft make that can they maybe get round to making Beyond Good and Evil 2 as well? Quite liked that one.

TrulyBritish:
Yeah, and while Ubisoft make that can they maybe get round to making Beyond Good and Evil 2 as well? Quite liked that one.

Been so long since the first game I keep forgetting about the IP's very existence. I agree, we really need a sequel there, but at this point I sincerely doubt it'll ever happen. It's basically my personal HL2:E3.

I liked Watch Dogs, i played it after all the hype for it had subsided so maybe i wasn't expecting a landmark title, was also on PC so wasn't expecting a generation defining experience, i thought the game achieved what it was going for and i look forward to seeing what they do for a sequel... more baton martial arts action i hope.

I can't imagine it'll be much different to the original. A new story, I guess... But from what I can recall, the original' story supposedly wasn't too spectacular.

They went Peter Molyneux with how the portrayed it, which they do with a lot of games at E3 to be fair. They promise a ton of shit with a load of power words which they know they can never deliver on purely to produce hype. Then they just take the backlash after release, but they don't care because they have the sales they needed.

Honestly, I don't see why they're bothering with a sequel. The original wasn't received too spectacularly, and in theory, they shouldn't be able to reproduce the same hype.

Another Watch Dogs game? This is iconic. Will the iconic generic white guy have an iconic hat, an iconic coat, or an iconic watch? All I can say is, this game better have some damn iconic DLC.

See? Ubisoft aren't the only ones who don't know what iconic means.

I can't wait to see the gameplay footage that will look 2-3 times better than what the game will really look like!

RaikuFA:

circularlogic88:
I'll be interested to see what the new white brown haired protagonist's revenge plot will be.

Don't forget the iconic hat.

I demand that hat on a pike!! I will not even consider watchgods 2 unless they toss Aden. Don't fix them, toss them and deny they exist.

The only thing you can know for certain is that anything they show of it will look absolutely nothing like what you'll get whenever it comes out.

BTW was anyone even asking for a sequel to it? I thought it was pretty bad...mediocre IF I was feeling generous. I'm not.

So what part is going to be downgraded this time? Joking aside, im actually interested. If we ignore the hype and contraversy crap surounding Watch_Doge its actually a pretty good game.

Xsjadoblayde:
Will there be a female protagonist? Goddamn it Ubi...it isn't that difficult.

Why should there be a female protagonist?

KingsGambit:

BTW was anyone even asking for a sequel to it? I thought it was pretty bad...mediocre IF I was feeling generous. I'm not.

It was good, it just didnt live up to hype that made it sound like its best thing since sliced bread. It was a well built Ubisoft game, so if you like Ubisoft games youre gona have a blast, and if you dont like ubisoft games it wasnt aimed at you anyway.

Ubisoft also announced that in a few months everything they show of Watch Dogs 2 at E3 will be revealed to be misleading game footage that lies about how awesome and iconic the graphics are.

 

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