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Watch Dogs Pushes Play on PS3 from 19th November, PS4 Version Pledged for Launch

Posted by Sammy Barker

Ubisoft deploys new trailer, too

Ubisoft knows exactly what’s required to get your pulse racing on an otherwise dull Monday afternoon: a new Watch Dogs trailer. As hinted on the title’s Twitter account yesterday, the French publisher has released a new 90 second teaser devoted to the hack happy urban world of protagonist Aiden Pearce. It’s packed with car chases, tattoos, and the best smartphones that you’ve ever seen.

The company also confirmed that the title will drop on 19th November in North America and 22nd November in Europe on the PlayStation 3. The firm’s yet to elaborate on the PlayStation 4 version’s release date, but it has promised that it will be available alongside the system's launch later this year. If you pre-order the game for either console at GameStop, you’ll net an exclusive poster designed by comic book artist Alex Ross.

Meanwhile, in the UK, the game will be available as part of four special editions. For starters, the Dedsec Edition will include a 23cm figurine among various other goodies. It’ll be accompanied by the GAME-exclusive Vigilante Edition, which ships with Aiden’s Cap and Mask. Meanwhile, the Uplay Edition will be packaged in a steelbook case, while the vanilla Standard Edition (again, available from GAME) will come with an extra single player mission. Phew.

Which version will you be stumping up for? Let us know in the comments section below.


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User Comments (19)



rjejr said:

So the PS3 is getting this, GTA 5, GT 6, Beyond, AC4, and Batman this year? And I need to buy a PS4 because...?

Sammy, is Ubisoft really releasing this and AC:4 within a month of each other (based on this in Nov. and AC4 in Q4 which means either Oct, Nov or Dec, so it has to be within a month)? I know 1 is pirates and 1 is hackers but they seem like similar big budget 3rd person action adventure games to me. Maybe AC4 gets delayed until March? You're the expert.



get2sammyb said:

@rjejr It looks like it, doesn't it? Even crazier is that it looks like Watch Dogs and AC4 will both be PS4 launch titles. I think they're banking on the game's being tonally different enough to appeal, but it does seem like the titles could canibalise each other a touch.

As for the PS3's line-up, it's pretty impressive. A little too impressive in my opinion.



InsertNameHere said:

I think they should delay the PS4's launch, that way games that are coming out later in the year, will have already run their course. At the moment, the PS3's line-up is far more impressive than the PS4's.

So far, the PS4 only has Knack, Shadow Fall, Second Son, Drive Club and whatever Media Molecule has going on: everything else is cross gen and will be bought on the systems that eveyone already owns.



get2sammyb said:

@TheRealBatman But then they'll surrender a whole holiday season to the next Xbox, which is a bigger disaster. Consoles are designed with massive lifespans in mind, I don't think it's the end of the world if not everyone buys it on launch day.

I do think it's a problem that first-party titles such as GT6 are seemingly targeting the current gen console, though.



InsertNameHere said:

@get2sammyb Oh yeah, I forgot about the NeXbox. I personally don't have any complaints, because I plan on keeping my PS3. I'm just really wondering how Sony is going to pull this off. They'll need to announced some pretty big games at E3 or before the PS4's launch to convince people to take one home early.

I think GT6 will be on PS3 because Evolution has been working on Drive Club for 9 years. If both launched on PS4, Drive Club would be utterly annihilated, which would be a huge slap to the face for them. At least this way, Drive Club has a chance to show people what it's capable of in terms of detail and physics before GT7 eventually comes rolling up.



get2sammyb said:

@TheRealBatman I don't think Sony will be too worried about people sticking with the PS3 platform. As long as people that aren't ready to upgrade yet stay loyal to the PlayStation brand, there's always a good chance that they'll upgrade in the future. In the meantime, Sony will still be making money from people buying PS3 games.

Obviously, it's important that the PS4 does establish some kind of install base early on, though, otherwise it could run into the problems both the Vita and Wii U are facing. I just think that outcome seems unlikely. I can't imagine the PS4 is going to have many software droughts, but maybe I'll be wrong!



ShogunRok said:

Nice trailer - if all goes to plan I'll get Watch_Dogs (I hate that underscore) when the PS4 launches. Still need to see more gameplay though.



hYdeks said:

hmm, I'll probably get this for PS3, even though it'll probably be better on PS4. I agree that it seems like too many great PS3 games are coming out that almost give people no reason to think of upgrading to PS4, don't seem very good for Sony because of that.



mclarenrob2 said:

I've been ready to upgrade for years, Yes the PS3 games are great but we've had great games for years now, we want more!
Does this mean PS4 isn't out til december/2014? Or will Watch Dogs be early on PS4 ?



Ps4all said:

How are watchdogs and assassins creed both launch titles when one comes out in oct and the other in November. unless they mean "launch window" titles.



hYdeks said:

@mclarenrob2 Watch Dogs is suppose to be a launch title for PS4, and the PS4 is to release sometime near the fall/winter of this year, at least in one region

@lvnlavitaloca like last year with the Wii U, they will probably hold off the PS4 version of those games till the launch day, and release them as launch titles, like there suppose to be. I believe the Wii U got Assassin's Creed 3 a month or so later than the PS3/360 gamers.



rjejr said:

@get2sammyb - duh, I forgot AC4 was locked in for Oct 29, so this is just 1 month later. And they're both coming out of the Montreal studio? Thats nuts. At least Splinter Cell in Aug. is out of Toronto.

So ya think Sony is setting up the PS4 for short term failure for long term financial gain? Could be. I don't think they'll have WiiU issues, PS3 owners will upgrade eventually, Wii owners maybe never. All they need to do is lowball their initial projections, and give it time. Very few Sony owners will switch to Kinectbox or WiiU, they'll just keep playing PS3 games until they can afford a PS4.



Cowboysfan-22 said:

Does anyone else have the same thoughts as me? When I look at my PS3 controller it looks like garbage now that I've seen the PS4 controller. I want to hold it so bad! I can't wait for the PS4 to come out... I saw the trailer for Primal Carnage Genesis and I was highly impressed.. Same deal with the Killzone Shadow Fall

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