Games of 2014 - Watch Dogs - Prima Games

Games of 2014 – Watch Dogs

by Bryan Dawson

When Ubisoft delayed the release of Watch Dogs, it caught a lot of people off guard. It was the main software title most people were looking forward to with the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. When it was delayed, it caused more than a few people to hold off on their console purchases. Now that the title will release in 2014, everyone is eager to see how polished the game will be.

The online component of Watch Dogs is huge, and if Ubisoft can make seamless online play happen, it will be really big for this title. At E3 we saw demonstrations of people on your friends’ list joining your game without your knowledge and getting into hacking wars. Dead Rising 3 has a similar feature, so it shouldn’t be too difficult for Ubisoft to implement this into Watch Dogs by the time it hits store shelves.

Aside from the online component, Watch Dogs will be one of the first titles to have a proper development cycle on next-generation hardware. While it disappointed more than a few gamers, the delay will almost certainly make the game significantly better compared to a launch title. Will the visuals surpass those of RYSE: Son of Rome? Will the gameplay be flawless? We should have answers to these questions in 2014.

You may also like