The original Watch Dogs was a mediocre game but as I have said in the past, it laid the foundation for something great. A foundation that can be used to build something bigger and better. Watch Dogs 2 was announced almost a year after the first game came out.
Ubisoft always intended to build a franchise out of Watch Dogs and fans knew it.
Even after the disappointment of Watch Dogs, the community never gave up on the francshie. In fact, according to data gathered by Ubisoft, 80% Watch Dogs players wanted to play the sequel.
Hopes Are High for Watch Dogs 2
Ubisoft’s EMEA 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.
Watch Dogs 2 is offering better story and gameplay mechanics. Its lead character comes with abilities, skills, hacking tools and much more.
Aiden Pearce is axed from the franchise for the time being and it seems each Watch Dogs entry will come with a new character. Similar to what Assassin’s Creed does.
Watch Dogs 2 will release later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.