Watch Dogs screenshot
Watch Dogs screenshot

Watch Dogs could have been the highest-rated PS4 and Xbox One launch title, and now with its delay will be even better, Ubisoft North American president Laurent Detoc has told IGN.

"I actually believe that Watch Dogs could have ended up being the best-rated game on next gen if it came out at launch. We wanted it to be even higher," Detoc explained. "The whole package is there already."

Despite his confidence in Watch Dogs, however, Detoc believes that the likes of GTA 5 get an easier ride with the critics because of an existing brand attachment.

"Without sending them too many flowers, the guys at Rockstar have showed us again that if you make a 96-percent game, people will come. Watch Dogs, I can only hope we get to that level," he said. "There's an attachment to the brand, in the case of GTA, that makes people really want to give it that 100-percent review. We'll be missing that on Watch Dogs until we go further, potentially. That's what we're after."

Watch Dogs is now set to launch between April and June 2014.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Having experienced the new generation launch line-ups it is difficult to argue with Detoc that Watch Dogs had a good shot at being the highest-rated title. But whether or not GTA 5 has stolen its thunder remains to be seen.

Source: IGN

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BombaLuigi

Soooooo, they thought its better then Assassins Creed 4, but it wasn't good enough for a Release. What does that say about AC4, and why in they World did they Release it?

Logic on Rampage.
Posted 09:42 on 18 December 2013
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MJTH

The problem with this is that it was one of (if not) the first next gen games announced. It had a years worth of hype by itself. However that hype peaked over right before E3 and suddenly it didn't look as special next to all the other next gen games. With people hype slowly falling what ubisoft need to do most was release the game, whilst people were quite excited. However the delay had meant that by the time this games comes out, people will be bored of seeing it.
Posted 18:49 on 17 December 2013
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anialator136

I think the game will be passed it by the time it releases. Never looked amazing to me and the fact its been delayed means we are going to see bigger and better games come and go by the time its out
Posted 17:51 on 17 December 2013
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Dreamcaster

Ubisoft made the right choice to delay. It would have cannibalized sales of AC4. I had always thought it odd that those release dates were so close together. Now it needs to come out before Titanfall & Infamous!!
Posted 17:26 on 17 December 2013
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Karlius

All this has done is set Ubisoft up for a massive fall if there are any issues with Watch Dogs and or it is not the game we all expect.
Posted 15:14 on 17 December 2013

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