Watch Dogs screenshot
Watch Dogs screenshot

The Wii U version of Watch Dogs is being developed by Ubisoft Bucharest, the game's senior producer Dominic Guay has revealed.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Guay confirmed that the Romanian studio had already gotten the game running on Nintendo's console, but that the developer was "still investigating" how to make use of the Wii U GamePad.

Nevertheless, Guay confirmed that the Wii U version would feature the same social connectivity options expected to ship with other platforms, including cross-device play.

"So the connectivity between players with mobile devices, the way you can control the city, the immersion, all those are core and on any platforms we're going to ship on we're going to make sure we nail those pillars down," said Guay.

"We're still investigating how we'll use the tablet on the Wii U, but with the things I mentioned before, for us it's not going to be a weird stretch.

"Aiden Pearce is using a device to control the city, so it's quite easy to imagine what we could do with that."

Ubisoft Bucharest has prior experience in working with Wii U. The studio previously collaborated with Ubisoft Montpellier on the development of Wii U launch title ZombiU.

The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of Watch Dogs are expected to be in development at Ubisoft Montreal, with collaboration from Driver: San Francisco dev Ubisoft Reflections.

A next-generation Xbox version is also expected to be in development.

Source: Digital Spy

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EverTheOptimist

As indifferent as I am about the WiiU, that second screen is a cracking thing and should definitely be getting more attention. Watch Dogs is one of those games, like Splinter Cell or Assassin's Creed, that could take advantage of it in so many ways. I really hope Ubisoft do something good with it, because it's a huge waste if it's overlooked.
Posted 21:05 on 25 February 2013
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FantasyMeister@ CheekyLee

The way I read the article it looks like they've already nailed it all, they're just looking at different ways of implementing it compared to Move/Smartglass and regular controllers.
Posted 20:43 on 25 February 2013
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CheekyLee@ FantasyMeister

Which makes the suggestion that they still don't know what to do with the Gamepad all the more baffling. You could get a 12 year old to come up with a dozen things, but apparently 3,500 game designers are stuck.
Posted 20:35 on 25 February 2013
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FantasyMeister

If you look at some of the titles Ubisoft Montreal have been working on recently, and concurrently, it's no wonder that this year they should become the world's largest development studio. They're aiming for 3,500 staff according to Wikipedia. Can't wait to see what Bucharest come up with regarding the Wii pad, the Watch Dogs gameplay should be more perfect for it than any other platform.
Posted 19:58 on 25 February 2013
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MJTH

Good news, that this game is going smoothly on Wii U. I wonder if they'll think of anything interesting to use the touch screen for. However, in the end though if the game runs as well as (if not a bit better) then the PS3 and 360 versions of the game then everything is good.
Posted 17:42 on 25 February 2013

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Release Date: 27/05/2014
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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