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Ubisoft is working on Watch Dogs Wii U version exclusively now

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With the release of Watch Dogs only a few weeks away, creative director Jonathan Morin has stated that the development team at Ubisoft is now hard at work on the Wii U version of the game, which was delayed indefinitely earlier this year. The game still has no set release date, but it’s nice to see the Wii U version is now a priority for the team since the other version are shipping.

“Right now [the Wii U version is] currently being done, but I’m not directly involved. We wanted to finish all the platforms that we are currently shipping. We needed those guys to get [the shipping versions] finished, and the good news now is that they’re all fully focused on the Wii U version, making sure it gets the attention it deserves to make it the best version it can be.”

We’ve seen some of the gameplay of the PlayStation 4 version of the game and it looks like the team took the time from the initial delay to make sure the game is extra polished. We can only hope they do the same for the Wii U version with its special GamePad features.

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  • CydeFxt

    One can only hope that they actually make the effort to make it look as good as they can…..but i almost feel like it’s wishful thinking.

    • D.M.T

      When it comes to Ubisoft it is wishful thinking. ZombiU looks worse than a 360 game. But hopefully Watch Dogs U will be better graphically than the PS3 and 360 versions.

      • MerryBlind .

        What’s all the hate about ZombiU, the demo looked just fine to me. Sure it’s not a graphical showcase, but it looked fine.

        And that’s coming from someone who plays PC.

        • D.M.T

          I don’t hate ZombiU, in fact I like ZombiU but the graphics aren’t to Wii U standards.

          Doesn’t matter if you play on PC. Just because you play on PC doesn’t mean that i have to agree with you lol.

          • thedeciderU

            true, but it was a launch game and it was kind of rushed. look at 360 launch games. ugly as shit! same as xbox or ps2.

          • MerryBlind .

            Well I meant “what’s the hate about ZombiU graphics” I wasn’t really specific lol.

            Sure, the game is not impressive, but it’s not ugly either like some people make it seem to be.

            As for the PC part of my comment, I didn’t say that to mean ‘I’m part of the master race shut up you’re wrong’ it was just to show that I actually know a thing or two about graphics stuff, and that I may have certain standard for graphics quality (for example a lot of console-only players don’t even know or notice screen tearing or aliasing).

        • thedeciderU

          zombiu looks much smoother than a 360 game. some of the closeups aren’t as detailed on living humans, but the lighting and frame rate are very smooth. also, i don’t think the art direction was looking to be super photo realistic. the lighting and filters in that game set the atmosphere, and that’s where zombiu excels. the sound design and atmosphere are awesome. it runs very smooth. zero screen tearing, which is everywhere on 360. look at far cry 3. i have to play it for 10 minutes before my eyes accept it haha.

          • MerryBlind .

            Yeah that’s what I’m saying. Sure the textures and effects and whatnot are not that great, but everything is ‘good’ overall. There’s not something in particular that stands out as bad.

          • Rinslowe

            I particularly liked the filter effect with the lighting and the moody atmosphere it has going…
            Some genuine Zombie freak moments to be had too which is a total plus these days.
            I don’t wana take anything away from recent Zombie/ ish titles on other platforms but it was done right on the U in that regard. A zombie apocalypse is best served desperate IMO.
            And solid if not essential gamepad support…
            ;P

    • Rinslowe

      I doubt it’ll be ugly. But true enough, wouldn’t hurt to shine in the visual department either..

    • RennanNT

      I think this will depend on MK8 and E3. If the Wii U get a good boost in sales, even if temporary, they might put an extra effort on it.

      But the graphics won’t be equals to XB1 or PS4 anyway, so I rather they focus in refining gameplay and using the gamepad.

      • Ultrasyd

        It seems that they lowered the complexity of graphics on Xbox1 and PS4. The Wii U version might be closer to Xbox1 and PS4 afterall.

        • MerryBlind .

          Well, if they did their job right, it should be PC>>PS4>X1>>WiiU>>PS3=360. What I expect though is something like PC=PS4=X1>>>WiiU=PS3=360.

          • thedeciderU

            yeah, look at ghosts… not awful on wiiu, but disappointing when the hardware can be pushed further.

          • Pablo Lavín

            They said the Wii U is between PS4/One and last gen.

          • MerryBlind .

            Well I hope this is true! Because that’s the way it should be!

      • http://valid.at val berger

        Good point man. I can really imagine, that MK8 & E3 are two reasons for delaying that game on the WiiU to have a bigger user base ready.

      • CydeFxt

        The graphics may not be as good as XB1 or PS4, but to be honest, i was never much into the glare and shine of “amazing graphics”. Sure its nice to look at, but there are a lot of crap games that look very good.

        I just hope that the gameplay is there, the use of the game pad is there, and that they offer DLC.

        • Arthur Jarret

          I hope they include the DLC as an incentive to get the game at full price – because by the time it launches on Wii U it’ll already be discounted on PC, PS3, Xbox360, PS4 and Xbox One

    • Jack5221

      Whether its on Wii U, PS4 or XOne, for as much time they have devoted into this game, it better live up to the hype regardless of what console its on. Im confident it will because its Ubisoft, and they have a reputation for making really good games. Sure, not all their games are perfect, but for the most part, I’ve been very satifised with Ubi. :D

      • Rinslowe

        Ubisoft are a really good publisher/ studio/s. Sure they have their corporate cronies too, like every other medium to large organisation. But they have a really nice diversity to their franchises. And I’m down for whatever they have cooking. Watchdogs looks awesome.

        • thedeciderU

          agreed, though some of their franchises don’t much appeal to me (assassin’s creed, to name a huge one). i was amazed by far cry 3, though. that game was incredibly fun and different each time. ubi is smart to wait for the calming down of gta V. they could have lost many many sales to people that were holding out for that for years, but they placed their watch_dogs release date at the right time. the majority of people that wanted to purchase gta V have it.

          • Rinslowe

            Far Cry was whack. In a goood way lol.
            Yep, GTA V would have taken a lot of wind out of their sails last year and now is perfect timing.

      • thedeciderU

        it’s a game i feel review sites will highly praise regardless of the gameplay experience, whereas the consumer base will more likely bitch and moan since it was delayed and all and graphics will never be good enough for the graphics whores haha. and we have the power to bitch and moan at our fingertips. super power. wait a minute…now i really need to get home and play some snes games.

    • http://valid.at val berger

      Haven’t played AC4, but the WiiU version seems to be quite solid after what I’ve heard and seen. Not necessarily overwhelming, not underwhelming either. Most people claim it’s running very stable, fluid and looks awesome. If they can do that with Watchdogs, I’d be pleased.

      • Ultrasyd

        Check the digital Foundry for in-depth comparison. Personally, on the gamepad it’s fine, on TV I think that the framerate drop is sometimes a bit disturbing. The game looks very good though.
        It’s more or less the level of PS3 / Xbox 360, which can be disapointing if we consider that the Wii U is newer. Lack of power ? Lack of optimisation ? Lack of experience for this console ? “Lazy devs” ? We can only judge from what Nintendo and other studio deliver.
        I read a fresh preview somewhere, they say that the PS4 version is somehow less good looking as expected. We’ll see where the Wii U version falls !
        If they put everyone at work on this now, and not only the Bucharets studio, it’s cool.

      • Spencer Manigat

        I have AC4 for the Wii U. It kind of runs like crap. I mean to say, I was really excited for Watch_Dogs Wii U until I got AC4. If it runs anything like that game does, I’ll seriously not buy it. Borderline unplayable. It’s like watching molasses.

        • http://valid.at val berger

          didn’t know that, read quite good stuff about the game. in this case this sucks :(

        • TehEngineer

          My Wii U version of AC4 played absolutely fine.

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Hopefully they do a good job. Still don’t know why it had to be delayed

    • D.M.T

      The reason for the delay is simple: Mario Kart 8.

      • Jon Turner

        That is absolutely true. Even Francis on Playeressence said it himself: releasing it alongside MK8 on WiiU is a mistake, pure and simple. That’s why it helps to have it delayed a bit, especially if you want it to turn out good.

        • MichelChartrand

          I don’t see how that makes sense. It might make sense if Watch_Dogs was a Wii U exclusive, but it’s not. And they’re delaying it exclusively on Wii U, which means it’s still competing with MK8 for users who own multiple systems. Releasing their Wii U version alongside all other platforms would not have any more a negative effect than delaying it exclusively on Wii U. Delaying Wii U version exclusively actually risks the Wii U version getting fewer sales than it could have because the game is hyped so people who own a Wii U and another system may not want to wait for it if they don’t have to, which is why Microsoft and Sony pay big bucks for timed exclusivity on big games like GTA or Call of Duty.
          The delay is simply because they focused resources on the other platforms. MK8 couldn’t have anything to do with it. Not to mention this delay may actually make it compete with Smash Bros. later this holiday season, alongside all of the other games coming out later this year on other platforms.

        • Spencer Manigat

          Francis is a joke. If Ubisoft didn’t want to compete, they would have just released it at a different date. They could have released it in mid June and no one would have cared.

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        I would have bought both Mario Kart 8 and Watch Dogs this month. In fact I have had them both Pre-ordered since last year

        • D.M.T

          I would have bought both too but Ubisoft thinks that their games are no competition to Nintendo’s 1st party games which is true to some degree BUT that doesn’t mean that their games aren’t awesome.

          • thedeciderU

            i agree. it’s like this:

            if you own a wiiu, and you can only afford one game, which will it be? mario kart 8, or watch_dogs?

            in the eyes of ubi, i can see that they might lose those new release sales to one of the biggest IP of any company ever. i have to agree with ubi on this. ubi has already lost money on the wiiu, but continues to support it. i think this might be the last straw for them to not turn a profit before they drop support. let’s hope this doesn’t happen.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        I guess, but they’re totally different genres. I think, because of how profile a release they both are, it could’ve been fruitful to do both

        • D.M.T

          It’s not about different genre, it’s about popularity and reputation. They don’t wanna put a new IP next to one of Nintendo’s biggest IPs.

          • MichelChartrand

            Since they’re not delaying the game on all platforms, they’re technically still up against Nintendo’s IP. Only thing is, people who own multiple systems may buy their PS4 version instead of waiting for the Wii U version.

          • 504HotBoy

            Very true, as I pre-ordered the PS4 version of Watch Dogs, the same day I pre-ordered Mario Kart 8. I may still buy the Wii U version to show support, but only if Ubisoft release a quality port, taking advantage of all the Wii U has to offer. The Gamepad could be great with this game.

    • Ultrasyd

      Mario Kart. Not only, such games don’t sell well on Wii U, but releasing it at the same time as Mario kart was worse.

      • D.M.T

        Correction: ANY GAME can sell well on Wii U, it’s just that 3rd party studios give us inferior versions of multiplat games. That’s why they don’t sell well.

        • Ultrasyd

          Really, I don’t think so. All people don’t care about a missing DLC. Few people actually compare all versions like an aware gamer can do. They see the cover of the game, and if it’s appealing, they buy it. And plenty of games with the same ammount of features didn’t do well. When you read forums or such websites, you clearly see that people would have choosen Mario Kart if the release date was the same. Since the Wii, Nintendo is clearly more “casual”, it’s a fact. You just have to check Miiverse, and you see that the audience is probably younger than on PS and Xbox.

          • lonewolf

            Nobody that owns a wii u cares about dlc. The thing is that there were many examples where the 3rd party games were watered down and taken features out of them.

          • Ultrasyd

            Well, we’ll see with Watchdogs. I really hope the game will do well

          • D.M.T

            I wasn’t just talking about DLC, I was talking about the Wii U version of games being inferior to other versions. For example: missing features (no online, no multiplayer etc.), frame rate issues, no DLC support, no pre-order bonuses, minimum Gamepad features and graphics that could’ve been better on Wii U but they didn’t want to take the time to make it better. What plenty of games with the same amount of features are you talking about? What are those games? Yes Nintendo is now more “casual” since the Wii I agree but they aren’t more casual than Sony and Microsoft. If you think that mature games make a company more hardcore than you’re just delusional. Xbox One and PS4 are more casual than the Wii U because they have more non-gaming features like Blu-ray player, TV shows etc. to attract casual gamers. And no…the audience isn’t really younger than PS and Xbox. A lot of Wii U owners are adults. I’m an adult Wii U owner myself.

          • MichelChartrand

            Agreed, many Wii U owners are adults. Perhaps because we’ve grown past the hype machines.
            Something people should keep in mind is that Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, neither of them can be casual or hardcore, they’re simply machines. Xbox One is no more Hard Core than Wii U simply because it has Battlefield 4 on it. That just means the developers of Battlefield 4 put their “Hard Core” game on that machine. By that, Wii U is just as Hard Core as Xbox One is, as long as 3rd parties put the software on the hardware.

          • Ultrasyd

            A machine is not “more hardcore”. But it’s easy to see stats and see who buys a console, and how a precise kind of game sells on a console.

          • MichelChartrand

            Exactly, but that’s not the machine, that’s the brand. Xbox is more “hard core” because its advertising and marketing have made people believe in that image, just as Gatorade has made people believe they’re for hard core athletes or Apple has made people believe they’re for tech elites.
            So the Wii U is still capable of having hard core titles, and people shouldn’t be discouraged from making games for it. It’s the developers who will shape the image we have of Wii U. Call of Duty did quite decently for a game whose own developers pretty much mocked it, imagine what a game could do if their developers hyped it?

          • Ultrasyd

            I’m 33, I’m Nintendo too man. When you think about the Wii, a big number of consoles belong to people who play things like Wii U party, Just Dance … All my neighbours who own a Wii got it for such games. I think that a big % of Nintendo sells go to such an audience. This is why the Wii had such a big success. And what about the TV ads ? They mostly advertise for all-age games, while you see other things for other consoles. I think the marketing guys know what they do, they have some solid stats to rely on.
            Assassin’s Creed IV, Mass Effect 3, Rayman, NFS Most Wanted or Backlist are very decent games on Wii U for example.
            When there is online mode, the servers are empty, there is no one there. You always read, on forum dedicated to Nintendo “we don’t buy DLC, that’s a scam”, or “Nintendo players usually don’t buy DLC”. Then why would they bring DLC ?
            I’m not sure that the framerate issue is only the fault of devs. Assassin’s Creed IV has framerate issue, while you had an entire studio working on it (Bucarest). If Nintendo release they platformers as 720p “only”, I wonder how 3rd party studio could bring more complex games running without a framerate
            issue.
            Finally, when they delay a game to take more time specially for the Wii U version and maybe optimise it, then people complain too.
            I agree that the Gamepad is often poorly used. But what about Nintendo ? New Super Mario Bros U ? Mario 3D Land ? Donkey Kong ? How do they make a great use of the Gamepad ? I never use the Gamepad features, it’s totally useless.
            I think we should stop complaning, and buy a game when it’s good. I enjoyed all my 3rd party games on Wii U, I played them much more than the Nintendo’s games. If Ubisoft stops developing for Wii U, I can just tell you that it’s not my fault :D
            I’ll get this game on Wii U if the reviews are good.

          • MerryBlind .

            Actually no. In this day and age, all three consoles have kids, adolescent, grown men, etc. in their audience. Which is sad, because so many kids are raised with CoD now instead of Zelda. I’m 22 and haven’t gotten a Nintendo console since the N64 because I thought I had become ‘too mature’ to play Nintendo games.

            Let me just say, I haven’t had as much fun playing video games as with my Wii U in YEARS.

        • thedeciderU

          or they’re old and people already played them.

          • lonewolf

            Exactly

    • TehEngineer

      Because, like they (and any other developer) should be, they are scared of competing against a Mariokart game.

      And it’s not just any Mariokart, it’s Mariokart 8, which is shaping up to be the best kart racer since Mariokart 64.

      So yeah I don’t really blame Ubisoft for this. (I still would have liked the game earlier though)

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    I hope they make the extra wait worth it. I really want this game to be good on the Wii U, make good use of the Gamepad, and not gimped or stripped of features.

    • MichelChartrand

      I agree. PS4 gets exclusive hour or so of gameplay and bonus features, Wii U users get to wait extra few months to even play. I think it’d be nice if they added some exclusive Wii U bonus features.

      • HungryMetroid

        or at the very least included all the DLC released up until the wii u version comes out. assuming it gets DLC, which is most likely.

        • WT Herrod Jr.

          Idk, AC4 didn’t get (or at least hasn’t gotten yet) DLC whereas AC3 did. But I agree, I think including the DLC with the Wii U version would be a good way to balance out what will probably be a new release price alongside discounted copies of the versions that have been out a few months.

  • D.M.T

    I’m buying the Wii U version of Watch Dogs no matter what. I can get it for PS4 or Xbox One if i want to but i don’t care much about prettier graphics.

    This is off topic but I need a second opinion on something and I will ask you Wii U Daily readers:

    Today I have the opportunity to buy a used Xbox One without the Kinect!! To me this is huge because I always wanted an Xbox One without the Kinect. But the question is: should i get it? I buy consoles mainly for exclusive games and Microsoft doesn’t have that many 1st party IPs I think. So there’s 3 things I wanna know:

    1. Do you think the Xbox One will have many exclusive games?

    2. Does the Xbox One have a software that allows me to upload gameplay videos directly to youtube?

    3. What can you tell me about Ryse Son Of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Forza 5 and Killer Instinct? Are they games worth buying?

    Let me know guys!

    • Rinslowe

      Get it. Why the hell not?
      I’ll be picking one up for Halo alone… :)

      • D.M.T

        You didn’t really help me but thanks anyway lol. I’ll think about it.

        • BIG Franky

          a PS4 and a Wii U are good enough… the XB1 (as of yet) offers nothing worth having…. my neighbor has RYSE and I played it and it is absolute garbage. don’t bother. even the PS4 is a long term play at this point…. only reason I have one is because I’m an early adopter and I know eventually it’ll be worth it… it certainly isn’t now…. 98% of my gaming time is spent on my Wii U. but as of now, the XB1 is definitely not worth it. just hold off and wait for the Kinect-less version that will be released for less money and then even then wait a year for the price to go down again…. by then (prob 18 months to 2 yrs from now) there will probably be some XB1 exclusives worth having… but until then any of the multiplats worth getting will be superior on PS4 anyways and you’ll have your Wii U exclusives to hold you over until then too…. just wait. use the money you would’ve spent on the used XB1 to pick up some stuff for either Wii U or PS4. my 2 cents.

        • lonewolf

          Wait until this year e3 then decide if they have something in plan then decide the best option for yourself.

        • Rinslowe

          Lol. Yeah, my gaming purchases aren’t very helpful in that case.. :)
          Well, I thinkothers have made pretty good cases to wait it out. Especially seeing as though you have Wii U & PS4 already. I guess I totally agree. And it’ll be Halo, the only game I’m interested in for MS consoles, which can motivate me to drop the coin….
          Otherwise it’s PC every time.

          With the Wii U and PS4 titles coming later this year. I don’t think you’ll have much time for anything else…

    • daeglyth

      Why would you want it without Kinect? It’s part of the console.

      Ryse is mediocre and received poor reviews. I found it very repetitive.

      Dead Rising 3 was generally well received, but I don’t consider it worth buying an xbox one for. I couldn’t bring myself to completing it, it’s very boring after the initial couple hours.

      Forza 5 is pretty cool if you’re into that genre.

      I didn’t play Killer Instinct. I don’t believe that game had a retail offering.

      I honestly don’t think xbox one will have any exclusive offerings worth being hyped over that won’t also have PC equivalents in the near future. Perhaps in a year or so?

      Surprisingly, what seems to have the most promise isn’t the games, but the new TV shows they are doing: http://xboxonedaily.com/2014/04/xbox-originals-coming-soon/

      • D.M.T

        The Kinect is a piece of shit, I don’t want that thing. And I don’t care about TV shows.

    • MichelChartrand

      You left out the price, I couldn’t give you an educated opinion without knowing whether you’re about to be ripped off. :)
      Answer to other questions, it will have many exclusives just like PS4 and Wii U will have many exclusives. If it doesn’t upload gameplay directly to youtube yet, it will. TwitchTV is already in though so, yes.
      Can’t speak for #3, I don’t own any and haven’t played any.

    • MerryBlind .

      Dude, we can’t decide for you. Personally, I think both the 360 and X1 are crap since they barely have any exclusives, and the ones X1 has so far seem mediocre to me except Killer Instinct.

      But hey, if you’re a fan of racing simulator, and find Dead Rising 3 to look dope and will get one anyway at one point just for Halo alone, you might want to get one.

      It’s all preferences really. Just try to not get blinded by marketing and hype (which the Xbox crowd seems to be since the 360 heydays)

      HOWEVER, if all you have is a Wii U, I suggest you getting either a X1/PS4/PC (I have Wii U+PC myself) if only for 3rd party titles like Dark Souls, Assassin’s Creed, and whatnot. But don’t get an X1 AND a PS4 AND a PC (Unless you have a lot of money and are a HUUUUGEE fan of Halo AND Uncharted AND Dota 2)

  • LukeMM95

    So can we get some Wii U gameplay footage soon?

  • Rinslowe

    If you’re a Wii U only owner, I hope you don’t let the delay discourage you from picking this game up.
    There could be a million reasons to go anti on it. But if it plays anywhere near as good as Deus Ex, then it’ll be worth the wait regardless as gamepad support was insanely good.

    I’ll be supporting the Wii U version as well as getting an initial fix…
    See you all online, should be good times – multiplayer hacking… :)

    • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

      i have my preorder from July or july 2013

      • Rinslowe

        Haha, that’s awesome. :)
        Walking the walk.

        • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

          type error.

          • Rinslowe

            type error?

          • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

            Mercurio2054 Rinslowe • 18 hours ago
            i have my preorder from *July or july* 2013

          • Rinslowe

            Oh I got ya. No need to worry about that in the comment section. :)
            Unless there’s a few shifty eyed grammar/ typo Nazi’s on the prowl, lol…

      • Suraj Alexander

        LOL, me too.

    • companyoflosers

      i think ill be picking it up for wii u despite the possible graphical differences. i just feel like nintendo needs my support right now if we want to see any third party support in the future. all the wii u needs is one success story in regards to third party and the flood gates will open… that and nintendo needs to communicate better with third parties but baby steps, right?

      • Rinslowe

        Totally agree. And I personally think Ubi deserves support despite there being one or two reasons to debate it. It still doesn’t outweigh the solid they’ve done overall, doing what they have…

        • Magnus Gonzalez

          only in comparison to dismal support from others can we praise their support. I know taking away exclusivity and delaying Rayman isn’t dropping support per se…but to me that is. The first shot across the bow was their less than enthusiastic remarks about ZombiU performance (not doing that bad and could hit a million if install base ever gets up in numbers..though a long shot), then they delayed RL. Then some less than stellar AC efforts missing features/late/on par with PS360, Splinter Cell missing features (local co op) and glitchy, then Watchdogs delay until who knows when? Now Child of Light mysteriously only 720p.
          I get that in sheer numbers Ubi is supporting the Wii U with the most games. But you can’t argue with the above. They are treating the Wii U like second class citizens. The ONLY game that they gave the same amount of love to also happens to be the definitive version and also sold best on the Wii U (taking install base into account) than the others and that is Rayman Legends. Yet, if they had kept it exclusive maybe that might have changed perception from other 3rd parties and I have a feeling it would have hit a million games sold considering when it was supposed to be released (Feb-slow game release industry wide…Wii U lull/drought) and could have led the way for 3rd parties. Instead it’s been the exact opposite. Them pulling out sent the worst message and it snowballed.
          I am not sure why the fervor people defend them with. They really do not deserve it.

          • Rinslowe

            I think for Zombie U they’re just looking to Nintendo to do a Bayonetta 2…
            And I can’t see why not. It’s exclusive to begin with.
            The chromatic aberration effect for the lighting was insane in Zombie U. My favourite lighting style on any Wii U title so far. If they kept the same formula and intensity in a sequel, but increased the budget and manpower etc… to provide more detailed textures as I’m certain now the system can do a lot better, then snap!
            I’ll buy 2 copies… :)

    • Shota

      can’t wait to play with wiiudaily members

      • Rinslowe

        Be hacking U…
        It’s got huge potential for online… ;)

        • Shota

          yeah Xd but i want to work together with people to hack other people :)

          • Rinslowe

            Count me in!
            ;P

  • Jon Turner

    I too am getting this game. Delays or not, this is a title I’m looking forward to. The WIIU version that is.

  • Miguel Angel Barrueta Hernánde

    Its clear that the reason was mario kart, so they dont “waste” extra resources on the wiiu version and focus on the other ones, now the will focus on the wiiu version.
    I think is great, my faith in ubisoft is restored :)

  • daeglyth

    Is this game really Ubisoft’s last big budget Wii U title?

    http://wiiudaily.com/2014/03/watch-dogs-ubisoft-last-wii-u/

    • asymptoteman

      If it does well on WiiU then I am sure they’ll bring more big title games.

  • Ultrasyd

    I’ll get this game if it turns out to be a good game. But even one of my friends that works at Ubisoft, but on other games, told me that this game doesn’t look as good as it was …

  • ZeldaFanzzzz

    Sounds good at least the team is putting extra effort into the wii u version but since I’m an impatience person I’ll just get the pc version instead.

  • John Andalora

    I’m glad to hear that, but not for the reason I should be.
    To me, that finally means that the other console versions are in gold, and that this game is finally going to come out.
    Can’t wait!

  • Elitepwnsface

    Just hope people buy it. I find the release gap between other consoles/pc and the wii u will be the wii u versions downfall. I actually already bought the game for PC for $34, could not resist the price. I am always trying to save money when gaming.

  • Dark-Link73

    I’m excited about this game but I’m not in a hurry to get it. I still have games to finish, worlds and levels to visit, and let’s plays to do. ;-)

  • lonewolf

    All the console versions of this game were watered down except thwt PC version which still looks as good as when they first showed it. But the consoles dont look anything like it.

  • RedChu

    I really hope it sells well on Wii U, but I think the delay will end up hurting it more than helping it. I’ll still be getting it for Wii U most likely, but that’s because I have no choice as I don’t own a gaming PC or another console (I won’t get it for 360).

    Still, even if it wasn’t delayed, I think a lot of Wii U owners who also own a PS4 or XBOne would end up purchasing it for those consoles instead.

  • Adam Fox

    I have been waiting on this game for a LONG time…..and I can get it on PS3 on May 27th…sure the PS3 isn’t as powerful as PS4 or Wii U, but still, I will be able to play it and it will STILL look nice on PS3….the sad thing is, i was really wanting to get this on Wii U, but since it’s been delayed so many times and Ubisoft doesn’t exactly have a good track record for the Wii U, i really wouldn’t be surprised if they scrapped it or took so long to release it, that no one even noticed it. This kind of reminds me of the whole Grand Theft Auto 3 thing back in the PS2 vs Xbox (original) days…Xbox was supposed to get GTA 3 but it was delayed, but they got it by the time all the hype had died down. I hate to sound so negative, but this is the reality….This has been a long awaited title, and people are going to buy it for Xbox One or PS4 over the Wii U. Or even the PS3 over the Wii U so they can play it right away instead of waiting for a later release. This is not Nintendo’s fault though…its all Ubisoft’s fault. Thankfully Nintendo will have Mario Kart 8 on May 30th to give the Wii U owners something to play exclusively to their hardware

    • MerryBlind .

      The problem you describe exists because of people like you who jumps on the hype-train without hesitation and who can’t even wait a couple of months to play a game even though you would probably have plenty of games to play in the mean time, just because you’re ‘so damn hyped’ for it!

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Ps3 version will probably be much worse XD

  • Magnus Gonzalez

    For those thinking the Wii U version will somehow be comparable. Wake up. Ubi is not interested in going the full mile to support the system. It’s lip service really. Child of Light is 720p on the Wii U but 1080p on PS4. Why is that? Is it because the Wii U can’t handle it? Well, we know from Rayman Legends that that is not true. Hmmm…then why would a company intentionally gimp a game on one system and not the other? I think it’s pretty obvious. If they had made Child of Light (a well reviewed game btw) 1080p on the Wii U AND had gamepad use…well, that would have made it the definitive version of the game. Ubi has decided that Nintendo is a second class citizen when it comes to their priorities. Yes they still support the system and some people would say the best of all 3rd party, but to me that support is half ass and more frustrating than beneficial.
    Watchdogs isn’t even being made by the same team as on the others. The Bucharest studio is doing it. They claim they will make it ‘the best it can be’ but I promise you the version will be the worst looking and performing of the three. Not only that..but I think if they don’t rush to get it out this fall it might not drop until late late winter or be delayed until Spring.
    You people keep defending them for late ports, broken promises, inferior games compared to others, etc. I cannot and will not support this company especially after COL was only 720p. To me, that just reinforced my suspicions that they weren’t putting in the same amount of effort for the Wii U. Too bad because that Engine seems custom made for the Wii U and they could be making some serious fans by making/keeping exclusivity and releasing the same quality of game on all systems.
    I have zero interest in Watchdogs regardless and it will bomb on the Wii U. Barely anyone will forego getting the best versions of it being released in May for a gimped version t.b.d. on the Wii U. Hopefully it bombs either way and the people making decisions there get fired. The studio is about as talented as they come in the industry, hopefully new leadership can right their ship.

    • Gabe Hoffman

      The difference between 720p and 1080p is negligible at best. Just because its being handles by a separate team doesn’t automatically mean it will be the worst version

      • MerryBlind .

        Wrong. Stop believing everything you read on the internet. The difference between 720p and 1080p is as big as the difference between 480p and 720p.

        • Gabe Hoffman

          I have seen games in both 720 and 1080p. Seriously the only difference is just minor jaggles

          • MerryBlind .

            Well no shit Sherlock. It is indeed all a matter of size/resolution/distance ratio. Thankfully, I know that, and my TV and couch are set-up accordingly.

            Please don’t take me for a stupid sheep who will say “huh huh huh this 4 inch phone is only 720p I won’t buy it”. I actually know about this stuff, I don’t just follow the american motto “bigger is better”.

      • Magnus Gonzalez

        c’mon, don’t be an apologist. The difference isn’t negligible. While it doesn’t necessarily mean it will be the worst version, it doesn’t bode well and arguing that 720p versus 1080p AND being outsourced to a lesser studio is going to amount to the same quality is fanboyish, sorry.

        • Gabe Hoffman

          If you looked at a game in 1080p versus 720p. I seriously doubt you would see much of a difference. Calling Wii U the worst versions simply because its being done by another studio is ignorant and fanboyish. Sheesh do you always try to find the gray cloud. Refusing to support a company simply because of a laughable resolution difference is what I would call truly fanboyish

    • MerryBlind .

      Really? Child of Light is 720p on Wii U? I’m not even sure if I’ll get the game yet, but if I do, I was going to get it on Wii U since I assumed the game would be the exact same across all platforms given it’s not demanding 2D nature. Now I won’t bother and just get it on PC if I ever do get it….

      • Gabe Hoffman

        Your basing your purchasing decisions solely on resolution? That’s just pathetic

        • MerryBlind .

          Well… I have the choice between 720p and 1080p, since I have both a PC and a Wii U, why would I choose 720p lol? Not saying that’S what makes a good game, but given the choice, I’ll take the better option…

          • Magnus Gonzalez

            as would anyone but massive delusional fanboys who like to wait months for inferior products. But kudos to them. I wouldn’t get it either way, but like you, I’d get it either on a PS4 or PC if I had them. Ubi is really putting a lot of effort into the game and it should be great on those platforms…not so much on Wii U. Sorry to the 5 people that might actually wait for that version but it’s very probable.

          • MerryBlind .

            Well I’m sure the Wii U version will be great. I mean, they’ve already done AC 3, 4, and Splinter Cell on Wii U, so they have the experience now to make a proper port. Also, the extra time taken just for this version means it’s should be fine. If they were to release a botched version, they would just release it at the same time as the others wouldn’t they?

          • Magnus Gonzalez

            there’s two schools of thought. 1) they are now able to devote all their time to the Wii U version and can make it amazing thus justifying the delay, or 2) the Wii U is an afterthought they are pawning off one of their minor studios (Bucharest) and since they don’t expect great sales and the majority of people who want to play the game will have purchased already on another system they will put in minimal effort. Call me cynical but I’ll go with door number 2. I see very little incentive financially for them to give a fuck about the Wii U version. It won’t sell well. I know there are a vocal minority here that claim they will buy it but it’ll sell worse than ZombiU. Ubisoft will hopefully pull out completely after that citing poor sales but they have nobody but themselves to blame. EA 2.0

          • MerryBlind .

            Well I get what you’re saying, but that’s jut it, if they didn’t care about the Wii U version, they would just have finished it up real quick to release it alongside the other versions, yet they’re delaying it… It’s the whole delay thing that is just plain weird.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Gamepad support? Its on a console?

            Digital deluxe WIiU promotion that earns you money back?

            many reasons

          • MerryBlind .

            Well… in terms of money, nothing beats Steam, and ‘being on a console’ doesn’t mean much (though I do love my Wii U, so that’s why I’d rather get it there if it was the exact same as the other versions).

            GamePad support could indeed intice me to get this version, but I’ll have to see if there are any worthwhile features. I do like Off-TV play, but I’d rather play a game this gorgeous at the maximum of its potential.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            If your pc can run it well that is.

            The requirements are a bit insane for Watch Dogs. Mostly AI/CPU/ Persistent online stuff.

            Graphics dont really make or break a game like watch dogs imo.

          • MerryBlind .

            I thought we were talking about Chilf of Light here… Though my PC would probably be adequate to run Watch Dogs nearly maxed out.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Lol I got confused XD

        • Magnus Gonzalez

          are you retarded? do you have reading skills? read the paragraphs again where I lay out reasons (plural) you massive d bag. The game doesn’t appeal to me and I don’t like Ubisoft’s practices. Got that? Is that too much reading moron?

          • Gabe Hoffman

            The name calling wasn’t necessary

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Its using Tresfx and the game uses the pad for co-op.

        • MerryBlind .

          Oh it has GamePad co-op? Well see, that might be an interesting feature that would be worth more than better visuals. I,ll look into it thanks!

          And what do you mean by TressFX? I doubt a 2D game can actually use that technology, can it?

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Nvidia’s fancy hair tech they demo’d in Tomb Raider.

            Yeah it takes up system resources so they put the game in 720. You should probably get it on PC if its cheap, but if its 15$ WiiU version might be better, Particularly if you play with someone else as well

          • iamserious

            TressFX is AMD.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Hmm? U sure?

          • iamserious
          • MerryBlind .

            It’s actually AMD’s, and I know what it is, it’s just that we were talking about Chilf of Light, which I was puzzled to how they could have implemented TressFX in such title.

            But for Watch Dogs, sure that could be, though Ubisoft are Nvidia’s partners, so I’m expecting stuff more like in AC4 (better AO, better shadows, PhysX effects, TXAA (which I don’t like) etc.)

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            There’s only one good set of AA

          • MerryBlind .

            What do you mean? For AC4 specifically? or in general? If you’re talking about AC4, I’d says you’re right, only SMAA is good, as all the others are too blurry. Even MSAA is blurry because it has FXAA on top of it, which they don’t mention, and Ubisoft’s SMAA implementation is actually pretty impressive. Less blurry than their FXAA, but still gets rid of jaggies better.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Yep.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Child of light uses Tresfx.

    • Daniel Gayzalez

      Is that right Dr Phill?

      • Magnus Gonzalez

        lol this dude’s user name before he changed it or had it changed on him was the best ever!!

  • steveb944

    Good to hear. Give me a great final game for my Wii U Ubi, I trust in you to do it. And hopefully if enough of us do buy we get good future big IP in the future.

    • Suraj Alexander

      Same here!!
      Ubisoft: AC3 AC4 Just dance 2014.
      Nintendo: WWHD, Nintendo land

      • steveb944

        Add on Splinter Cell and Rayman for me on that list, soon to be Watch Dogs. And we even got Nintendo Land as part of a bundle! Hahaha.

        I’m having a hard time picking my free title with Mario Kart purchase because I really haven’t wanted any of those titles other than Wind Waker which I purchased my second Wii U bundle for.

  • Kevin Sepulveda

    I hope it is great on the Wii U, I Pre-ordered it on the PS4 for the extra 60mins and because im scared that some how some way some sort of online feature will be removed on the Wii U, as it has happened so many times in previous games. I hope im wrong for the sake of everyone else who is getting the Wii U version!

  • http://Thissitethesitethatexiststhisisarealsitedontclickthis.com Shane Michaels
    • Nostalgic_Chaos

      Half Nelson.
      It’s in my top 10 favourite movies of all time

      • http://Thissitethesitethatexiststhisisarealsitedontclickthis.com Shane Michaels

        Is it? Never heard of it.
        Good for you, mate.

        • Nostalgic_Chaos

          It’s the movie your gif is from. Give it a watch

          • http://Thissitethesitethatexiststhisisarealsitedontclickthis.com Shane Michaels

            I looked it up. Sounds really poignant, and moving. What’s the rating of it?

  • FutureFox

    People will forget this game even exists on the Wii U by the time its released.

  • ActivesiN

    Awesome, good for Ubisoft on making good on their promise to put time into watchdogs Wii U

  • Derek

    looking forward to playing watch dogs

  • RedRocBoy

    Okay guys can just forget the BS and support this game. I don’t blame them for not releaseing it on the same day as Mario Kart. They’re finishing it up and their putting their all into. If this is true then we should support them. Their one of the few devs still supporting the Wii U.

  • Andrew Clear

    I’m grabbing it for the Wii U instead of my PS4

    • jjbredesen

      Your a good man.

    • Dark Lord Sauron

      i getting the wii u version as well

    • Graeme Lynch

      I will be buying it on PC. This is perhaps the first game to really challenge it and convey what ‘next-gen’ is.

      • Rinslowe

        No matter the platform. I’m certain that the core game will be awesome regardless…

    • ScrewAttack

      Gonna have MK8 keeping me busy end of May anyhow :D

    • RyuNoHadouken

      PC version, FTW!!!!

    • Juilen Cardenas

      I have a question. Trust me I play the crap out of my wiiu and love it soo sooo sooo much. But im not sure if I should buy watch dogs for the wiiu or ps4? Can u tell me y ur going with the wiiu? I was acctually leaning towards the ps4 version mostly because its out first and you get an hour of more gameplay/content.

      • Suraj Alexander

        Well, I will be going with the online version because of the gamepad features (ubisoft always innovates the gamepad use, just look at their game!!) and to use the off tv feature because have younger brother who is 11 years old so don’t want him seeing explicit scenes and season pass was not announced for wii u so (here is me hoping really badly) this DLC could come included with the wii u version.

      • Andrew Clear

        For me, the graphics are going to be good on the Wii U, and sure, the PS4 will be better (but not by a wide margin), so the graphics are not figuring into my reason to buy it for X console.

        The main reason is that I love my Wii U Gamepad. I like playing Assassins Creed more on the Wii U than other consoles because of it, and I am sure it will make Watch Dogs better on the Wii U.

        Another reason to buy it for my Wii U, is to support Ubisoft’s decision to make it for the Wii U. Ubisoft has been giving us quality games, not second hand ports, and we should be supporting that decision. There will be plenty of games for me to pick up for my PS4 in the future, so why not support the Wii U versions of games?

    • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

      Am guessing all the hacking and inventory stuff done in Watch Dogs will
      rule using the Wii U tablet controller (versus PS4 old school controls).

    • Dáibhí wotshissurname

      Good Doggie!

    • Rich Garriques

      same

    • InterTreble

      You’re not alone, man. At now, it’s more “next gen” Wii U than PS4, as for gameplay and controls. And Watch_Dogs may take advange of them more than any other game appeared so far.

    • Logan Wayman

      Andrew Clear, we salute you.

  • iamserious

    I just hope the game has great gamepad use/integration.

    • thedeciderU

      with ubisoft’s track record, expect great things. zombiu and rayman legends have awesome integration of the gamepad, and to be honest, the gamepad’s a feature i sometimes find annoying about the wiiu. one day i like it, the next, not. or, i guess it all comes down to the game. most times i exclusively play with the pro controller, but the off-tv option is pretty damn convenient when i’m relaxing before bed.

      i just feel the gamepad should have been sold as an add on, and every wiiu shipped with a pro controller. give the consumer the option, especially since nintendo hasn’t done much with gamepad integration. that’s where ubisoft has shined.

    • Drowrin

      I read an interview saying that each platform is getting its own expert in the field to set up controls and console exclusive features. for example, the PS4 version uses the touch pad on the dualshock controller. So I would say it is extremely likely we will get gamepad support.

  • thedeciderU

    ubisoft is waiting to see what hand nintendo deals in terms of release windows for huge games – that’s one reason there’s no release date.

    some have bitched about the delay of wiiu watch dogs, but i know for at least a solid month i’m going to be glued to mario kart 8 and won’t really care about other stuff, and if i had to choose between the two, i’d take mario kart 8, especially after the direct.

    hot damn that game is fine. can’t wait to own it, and pikmin 3 for FREE.

    • Dark Lord Sauron

      cant wait to play mario kart 8 that game looks sick

  • Frankie

    It is hilarious people still take Ubisoft seriously. The Wii U version should be coming out now with the other versions.

    • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

      Seems fair as they have to do extra work to properly implement the touch screen… Of course this is assuming they properly implement the touchscreen.

      • Frankie

        You are 100% right, but they should have planned for this in preproduction. It is unfair to release it months later. They will complain about the lack of sales, when the game will be available for months.

        • J_Joestar

          if anything, they should do like what happened with Rayman Legends and just delay the other complete version until all versions are complete and can be released together.

          • Frankie

            They really should, but Microsoft is the only company where it has to be released at the same time or earlier.

  • ShortyStock

    I’m glad that they’re showing the Wii U some love…

  • wii u is awsome

    devs in a nutshell

  • IwataSucks

    And when no one buys it on the Wii U it will give Ubisoft enough of an excuse to stop supporting the system.

  • Carlos Webster

    It’s about time.

  • DragonSilths

    Who gives a fuck. Nobody cares. This is the opposite of the Rayman crap. I don’t want Watch Dogs, I wont want Ubisoft games, I don’t want Ubisoft to even exist.

  • ActivesiN

    got my Wii U version pre ordered :D

    • Andrew Gonzalez

      same here

  • FlashFan207

    I’m just glad it’s still coming out for the Wii U and since I haven’t dropped all that cash on any of the two new systems, I’m perfectly happy waiting for a proper version of the game to be released, with no shortcuts taken on its development. I’d rather a delay, with a perfect Wii U version, than a crappy half-finished port like so many of the 3rd party games on the Wii.

    • Serialmania

      Just like crappy EA games….

  • Squid

    So is Watch Dogs wii u gonna be the better version despite the graphics?

    • palomino blue

      It’s the one I’m buying.

  • darkcreap

    Great!!! I am looking forward the special WiiU gamepad features that this version will have. Hopefully it will make for a great gameplay experience :D

  • Stephen Davis

    Excellent Ubisoft will truly create something unique and memorable for the gamepad :)

  • Dave

    Rhetoric is a powerful tool, but actions speak louder. We’ll see if they put their money where their mouth is. I’m highly skeptical.

    Let’s get this all straight. Saying they are working on the game “exclusively”, really only means that there is no other version to be worked on. Everything else was already done, why? Because the delay of the Wii U version was a compromise. That already isn’t a good sign. Next it’s said that it’s being worked on, but not by him. Nice to see he’s part of the team. They go on to say it’s “getting the attention it deserves”? It’s already been said that it’s based off of the PS360 build. Is that the attention it deserves?

    No, they are simply finishing the game. No matter how they try to spin it or sugar coat it, that’s all they are doing.

    Mark my words, the Wii U version will be the least optimized. It will have the lowest frame rate, and visuals on par with the lesser systems. On top of that, it will release late. Too little, too late, I’d venture to say.

    The game probably won’t get the sales, and I bet it’s a lackluster effort, and poor marketing that will likely play a big role in that.

    Nintendo gamers are cynical of 3rd parties, because 3rd parties drop the ball time and time again. I highly doubt this time is any different. And no, I will not buy a crap 3rd party game, simply to “support them”. That’s supporting bad behavior.

    My hope is that Indies can pick up the ball that these arrogant 3rd parties dropped.

  • InterTreble

    I remember people pulling the leg to Nintendo owners when some idiots from GameStop in Italy said “WD has been cancelled”. What a shame on them today…

  • Mathew Beardsmore

    I’m sure the decision to delay a May release on Wii U, Mario Kart must have played some type of role in that. MK is a huge release for Wii U as good as Watch Dogs will be you can’t compete with the hype Mario Kart has right now. So it’s a smart move by Ubisoft. They just had better get it out in time for Aug/Sept or else they’ll be competing with Smash Bros. and that another Nintendo beast you don’t want to go up against. If they get it out during the usual summer drought around July/August it could do exceptionally well,

  • palomino blue

    The only new gen console I own is Wii U. I could get it for PC if I wanted to push the graphics but honestly I’m hopeful that the Gamepad will bring a unique experience that’ll be worth the wait. I’d take better controls over slightly better graphics any day.

  • Nintendoro

    got all three new gen systems, but only Wii U version interests me, so I’m in

  • GmailIsDown

    ubisoft is an awesome company

  • DoctorFart

    Is this gonna be half assed like most 3rd party games that have been coming out ?