Watch Dogs release date announced
posted on 03.06.14 at 08:44 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Open-world hacking game ships on May 27.

Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on May 27 in North America and May 30 in Europe, Ubisoft announced.

In Europe, the game will also be available in PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 system bundles. The PlayStation versions of the game will have 60 minutes of additional content.

The Wii U version will be available at a later date.

A new story trailer released today provides a deeper look into what drives Aiden Pearce, the game’s hacking mastermind vigilante protagonist.

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  • Dark_N11

    Looks good .. the story sounds interesting.

  • Vayne

    Will we now go?

    • Zackasaur


  • Budgiecat

    So this was a 6 month delay? Better be worth the wait

    And why’s the Asian criminal dude still rockin Kiryu Kazama’s leisure suit?

    • 罪罰


  • Locksus

    Ubisoft seems keen on sending the Wii U version to die.
    Seriously, that’s like the worst decision ever. Later they will complain how the sales were disappointing.

    • Dark_N11

      releasing the Wii U version close to Mario Kart 8 isn’t really a good idea.

      • Elvick

        Doubt there is much overlap there.

    • Zackasaur

      It’s a smart decision for Ubisoft.

      They need to release the game, and the Wii U assets are lagging behind. It’s also guaranteed to sell dramatically less than the other platforms, even if the releases coincide.

      So why reduce overall profits and majority gamer satisfaction just to release the Wii U version at the same time?

  • Sevyne

    I don’t even care about this game anymore. The delays have been a serious hype killer. The longer it’s been delayed, the more I realized I don’t even really want it.

    • RyoonZ

      I’m on the opposite, I was meh when they showed a lot of this game after E3 but the lack of news recently actually made me wants this game more.

      • Sevyne

        All depends on how ya look at these things I guess.

    • 罪罰

      riding on hype lol

      • Sevyne

        Hey, I consider the delay a blessing for me. I won’t make a stupid purchase on a game I ultimately do not want.

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  • Vishant Verma

    that the 360 version?

  • SuperLuigi

    I just want this game! At least we have a release date unlike anything we care about from square. This is the launch title of next gen I was want in the most before they delayed it. Still picking it up day one for xb1.

    • Wolf Star

      I’ll be live streaming infamous second son next week :D just to let you know :)

      • DarkLegacy

        I’m live streaming it too when it’s released

  • LastBoss

    I finally see were this is going, thank Christ. First good trailer I’ve seen for this game, and the story looks intriguing.

    • Unretributed

      Right? The other trailers were just the same gameplay segments being repeated without any in depth story reveals. I honestly didn’t see what the hype was about until watching this one.

      Game looks good.

      • LastBoss


  • artemisthemp

    So happy to see my prediction of a May release come true. :)

  • Wolf Star

    Awesome!! :D I can’t wait!! This is going to be epic!! I already got paid off since last year and I’m glad I didn’t even cancel it. Now I kind of know what the story is going to be.

  • César H. Sandoval

    Well, I guess I’ll finally go to Chicago!!

    It’s a good thing that Los Santos had a lot of fun stuff to do while I was stuck in there… ;)

    • ShadowFang

      Always could’ve taken a nice vacay to Hong Kong, because Sleeping Dogs sure had a ton of fun stuff to do too y’know? ;)

      • César H. Sandoval

        Thanks! I’ll be sure to visit there sometime in the future XD

  • Cry_Zero

    whats up with these graphics? Looks like this is the last gen version. At least I hope it is…

    • Unretributed

      That’s the 360 version

      • Cry_Zero

        How do u know that? Why would they post a trailer with last gen footage? But i hope ur right because otherwise that would be a huge disappointment

        • Zackasaur

          This trailer came from a leak on the 360’s advertisement-filled dash.

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          • Cry_Zero

            I heard that this trailer actually IS ps4 footage. Even the PS demnark(?) team did confirm this :/
            And even Ubisoft did comment on the fakt that the graphics look terrible. They said the graphics look different, but not worse than the previous footage….

            • Unretributed

              I heard that recently too. Ubisoft pulled a “Forza 5/Alien Colonial Marines” move on us.

              • Cry_Zero

                what a huge fucking disappointment…. Now I have to wait and watch the reviews first :/

                • Unretributed

                  I was gonna buy it day 1 but after seeing that I’ll just borrow it from someone or something.

                  • Cry_Zero

                    Ubisoft should be ashamed to fool us around like that. Guess the sales will be punishment enough :/

                    • Unretributed

                      I don’t know, I know of quite a a bit of people who saw the comparison and are still getting it.

                      Gamers will support any practice these days.

  • blank059

    This trailer has got me interested in the game.

  • Auragar

    And here I was thinking this was a dead game.

    • MrFinalgamer

      we’ve seen WAY too much footage for them to just cancel the damn game XD

      • Auragar

        Eh *shrug* xD

        • British_Otaku

          Dead? They clearly carved (at least part of) an open world and an interesting game concept for years back when they revealed the game at E3 2012.
          Dead to Rights Retribution of all games was revealed in that state, so Ubisoft would not only have a decent but buggy project if they rushed but also have to try to make back their money from their years of marketing.

          • Auragar

            The delay is only part of it. There were rumours going around as well. Not that it matters. I am glad it is coming.

  • Zefhar

    The delay of Watch Dogs and DriveClub were the top reasons I didn’t buy the PS4 when it was released. I now think I’ll get mine in May based on these news :)

  • bloodiOS

    So they came after the father but snuffed the daughter in the process. That is an effective way to make a man angry. Anyway, here’s the high-bitrate, 1080p version of the trailer (255MB):

  • Ghost Doge

    Good to finally get a little more info on the story as well as more characters that aren’t irrelevant criminals/civilians/police officers. This trailer reminded me just how excited I am to play the game. Now if only it didn’t come out the week after Drakengard 3…. >.>

  • Elvick

    Looks sweet.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Nice! Can’t wait! ^^