The original Watch Dogs was one of the most hyped Ubisoft games. But it fell flat on its face post-release. The only good thing to come out of it was that it laid the foundation for a great franchise.
The game, its lead character, its story, and many other elements were criticised heavily by the community. Thankfully, that criticism did some good and Ubisoft is ready to deliver with Watch Dogs 2. The developer took our criticism and feedback seriously.
Watch Dogs 2 is going to address the flaws of the original game.
European boss, Alain Corre, stated:
We’ve heard what our fans were saying, and we think we have ticked all the boxes to improve everything they wanted, plus we have brought some new innovation.
The new character Marcus is very charismatic. You can hack anything you want and it is now twice as big as the previous one. It is also super colorful and nice to look at. More than 80 per cent of the original Watch Dogs players say they want to explore Watch Dogs 2, plus we will appeal to new fans.
One of the issues with Watch Dogs 2 that it lacked a character we can truly connect with. For many, Aiden was a dull and stagnant character that never really managed to build an emotional connection with the player.
At E3 2016, we got to see Watch Dogs 2’s lead character. He feels fresh, fitted fit new abilities, and with purpose he is targeting those in power.
Watch Dogs 2 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC later this year. It is taking Assassin’s Creed’s slot for 2016. Meanwhile, a new Assassin’s Creed game will release next year across consoles and PC.