Watch Dogs News
News Ubisoft Developer Reckons Watch Dogs Has "a Lot of Room for Improvement"
Howling at the moon
When Watch Dogs released last year, we thought that it was a pretty solid sandbox romp, but like many games that had come before it, there was enough to improve upon to make us think that an inevitable sequel would end up being the real highlight. Fortunately, creative director Jonathan Morin agrees with us. In an interview with...
News Amazon UK Black Friday Discounts Hook Up Watch Dogs on PS4
It’s another day of how low can you go on Amazon.co.uk, but it’s a pretty bad one for those of you searching for deals for Sony’s systems. There are a ton of Disney Infinity discounts set to go live from 16:30PM GMT, but arguably the most notable offer today revolves around Watch Dogs on the PlayStation 4. That’ll be up for...
News Who Let the Dogs Out? Watch Dogs has Shipped 9 Million Copies
Love it or hate it, Watch Dogs has been a huge success for Ubisoft. The new property, which sees you hacking your way through Chicago as a gruff cyber-hero out for revenge, was well received by both critics and consumers alike, and in the publisher's latest financial report, it's announced that the game has shipped nine million copies...
News Hack To Your Heart's Content with This Watch Dogs: Bad Blood DLC Launch Trailer
If Watch Dogs' main quest wasn't enough to satiate your appetite for deftly shattering computer software, never fear, as the title will soon be receiving extra downloadable content. Titled Bad Blood, the DLC will see you playing as Raymond 'T-Bone' Kenney, attempting to outrun his past demons. In order to drum up excitement,...
News UK Sales Charts: Watch Dogs Steps Out of Its Kennel for One More Walk
Sorry Aiden, Destiny's coming
Watch Dogs may be the fastest selling new franchise of all time – but it’s about to have that record snatched away. Like a larger puppy that’s spied a particularly pleasant pack of Bonio biscuits, Bungie’s colossal first-person shooter Destiny is waiting in the wings, ready to pounce upon all of the delicious...
News Watch Dogs' T-Bone Is Blowing Stuff Up on PS4 This Month
Watch Dog's first real expansion comes in the form of the Bad Blood DLC, which sees you playing as old rocker and technical genius T-Bone from the core game's main story. It's releasing on the 30th September, but if you've nabbed the title's season pass, you'll be able to play it a week earlier. Running around sporting an all-purpose...
News You Won't Have to Worry About Watch Dogs' Infamously Tedious Drinking Game Ever Again
New patch also extends single player content
Even those who haven't played a minute of Watch Dogs may have heard about its infamous drinking minigame, especially if you frequent popular gaming forums. The incredibly tedious optional activity has long been the bane of many a Platinum Trophy hunter, purely because of the awkward nature in which you...
Rumour Will Watch Dogs' Newest DLC See You Hacking the Streets of New Jersey?
One to watch
If you feel like your square button hasn't been seeing enough love since you finished open world hack-'em-up Watch Dogs, never fear, as recent tweets from the title's official Twitter account suggest that it may be getting some new DLC. Intriguingly, the messages imply that the downloable extras may be set in an entirely separate city...
News UK Sales Charts: Sandbox Smash Watch Dogs Simply Won't Stop Yapping
With the release calendar looking emptier than a hipster’s apartment in central London, Watch Dogs has managed yet another week at the summit of the UK sales charts. While the open world epic faced increased competition from the likes of FIFA 14 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, it’s probably going to remain at the top until The Last of Us...
News UK Sales Charts: Watch Dogs Reconnects with the Top Spot
Hanging on the telephone
After a few weeks with shoddy signal, Ubisoft’s sandbox smash Watch Dogs has re-established a connection with the summit of the UK sales charts. The title had been obstructed by Sniper Elite III, which has slipped into second position this week. FIFA 14 mirrored the Netherlands in third, while Wolfenstein: The New Order...
News Watch Dogs Recharges with Single Player DLC on PS4 and PS3
Are you looking for an excuse to return to the seedy setting of Chicago? Don’t worry, because Ubisoft’s got your back – announcing that a new single player Watch Dogs expansion pack is scheduled to make a connection with the PlayStation Store this week. Available now in North America and later today in Europe, the PlayStation...
News Watch Dogs PS4 Patch Reconstructs Corrupted Save Data
Ubisoft has released a fix for encrypted Watch Dogs save data which previously prevented unlucky players from loading the game. The patch – available now on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 – reconstructs any corrupted save files afflicted by the bug, but may still leave you with "unrecoverable collectible items". If you’d almost...
News May NPD: PS4 Outplays the Competition as MLB 14 The Show Hits a Home Run
Next-gen console enjoys fifth consecutive month on top
Considering that Microsoft announced its Xbox One price drop at the start of May, there was never going to be much chance of the maligned machine overcoming the PlayStation 4 in the latest NPD report – and as expected, Sony has revealed that it accrued the most next-gen hardware sales for a...
News UK Sales Charts: Watch Dogs Takes the World Cup for a Walk
Now that E3 2014 is little more than a fading memory, it’s time to get back to business with the weekly UK sales charts report. With new releases taking a bit of a hiatus during the big show, there’s not a lot to get excited about here; Ubisoft’s hack happy escapade Watch Dogs is still on top, while 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil has...
Who Would Win Wednesdays Aiden Pearce vs. Max Payne
With Push Square member ztpayne7 calling last week's edition of Who Would Win Wednesdays "probably the strangest matchup I've seen here", we've decided to scale things back a little and put together a fight between two more recognisable characters for today's match. That's not to say, of course, that our previous duel was duff, despite its...
News Watch Dogs Boosts PS4 Sales by 94 Per Cent in the UK
Biggest new intellectual property ever
Watch Dogs has amplified the PlayStation 4’s already strong sales signal, prompting a 94 per cent increase in hardware sales in the UK. Chart-Track reports that the title’s British bundle, in addition to exclusive content, helped the ambitious open world to perform best on Sony’s next-gen platform...
Weirdness There's a Rapping Trout with a Really Foul Mouth in Watch Dogs
Watch Dogs is a game that takes itself far too seriously at times – but considering its scale, it still finds room to squeeze in the odd Easter egg or two. Of the various secrets uncovered so far, this one has definitely swam away with our heart, as it shows an ornamental trout rapping about what it’s like to be a fish in Chicago. You...
Guide Watch Dogs PS4 Trophy Guide & Road Map
Hack your very own Platinum pot
Watch Dogs is easily the biggest PlayStation 4 release of the year so far. While inFAMOUS: Second Son was hotly anticipated as well, it’s taken two long years for Ubisoft to finally deliver the dystopian vision that it originally teased at E3 2012. Following a spate of delays, the release is available now – and
Talking Point Is Watch Dogs Proof That You Can Have Too Much of a Good Thing?
There’s no shortage of gamer clichés capable of sending groans through the office each time that we encounter them, but this editor has a particularly vehement distaste to the vapid criticisms pertaining to game length. While we can appreciate that gaming is an undeniably expensive hobby, we find it frustrating that consumers are...
Weirdness Bomb Squad Summoned After Watch Dogs PR Stunt Badly Backfires
Here’s a lesson for all aspiring public relations people: don’t wrap review codes in pretend bomb packages. While fancy press kits are not unusual in this industry, Ubisoft’s decision to send a beeping parcel to one Australian journalist backfired hard earlier this week, when the offices of Ninemsn were evacuated – and the local...
News Watch Dogs Uploads Fastest First Day Sales in Ubisoft History
Aiden know how that's possible
All of those trailers appear to have done the business for Ubisoft, as Watch Dogs has become the fastest selling title in the French firm’s storied history. Just let that sink in for a second: during its first 24 hours on sale, more people have purchased Aiden Pearce’s inaugural escapade than any other game in the...
Video What Do You Get in Watch Dogs' Limited Edition PS4 Package?
We hack one open to find out
Sure, the North American version of the Watch Dogs: Limited Edition is a little pricey at $129.99, but as far as Collector’s Editions go, it’s a really nice one. This is a genuinely well presented set, which is much better than we were anticipating. The 9” statue – which is pivotal to the package – feels...
Store Update 28th May 2014 (Europe)
Plenty of buzz
We’re aware that our Watch Dogs puns have become more tiresome than the classic Nokia ringtone, but if you could just hold your temper for one second, then we’ll hang up our funny hat. Unsurprisingly, it’s Ubisoft’s open world adventure that’s the hot new addition to the European PlayStation Store this week, but honourable...
Store Update 27th May 2014 (North America)
We suspect that this week’s headline addition needs no introduction, as open world adventure Watch Dogs is available now on the North American PlayStation Store. Assuming that you have some leftover time and money, however, there are a handful of lighter bites to keep you occupied, including Lemmings Touch, Mind Zero, and Monster...
Talking Point Has Watch Dogs Hacked Your PS4's Heart?
We’ve been watching Watch Dogs for a while. When we checked out a behind-the-scenes demo of the ambitious sandbox last year, we hinted that the hands-off nature of the presentation didn’t bode well for the open world escapade. Our misgivings certainly weren’t misplaced, as the title was delayed mere weeks before its intended deploy date,...
News Watch Dogs' PS4 Trophies Will Test Your Smartphone Skills
Phone a friend
Watch Dogs may be all about hacking, but you’ll need to work in order to unlock the release’s full roster of digital trinkets. Those of you that have been keeping your eye on Trophy tracking websites may have already spotted the unlockable pots for Ubisoft’s latest open world epic, but in case you missed them, we’ve included...
Round Up Watch Dogs PS4 Reviews Make a Strong Connection with Critics
Off the hook
That’s not tinnitus that you can hear – no, it’s the sound of Watch Dogs hitting store shelves. The build up to Ubisoft’s latest sandbox smash has been more drawn out than the last note in Thunderball, but the open world adventure is finally set to phone home – your home, to be precise. While we haven’t had enough time with...
Out This Week Watch Dogs, Lemmings Touch, Ace Combat: Infinity
We sincerely hope that you’ve defeated the Nazis in Wolfenstein: The New Order and rediscovered your voice in Transistor, because the PlayStation release calendar is showing no signs of slowing down ahead of next month’s E3 event in Los Angeles. While the mere mention of the convention is enough to send shudders through the...
News How Big Is Watch Dogs' Map? Take a Tour of Chicago on PS4
"I said turn left, Aiden"
We don’t know about you, but our favourite thing about open world games is gradually exploring every facet of the map. Titles like Grand Theft Auto V and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag have incredibly dense sandboxes, and there’s always something new to discover as a result. Ubisoft’s upcoming hack happy escapade...
News This Could Be the Last Watch Dogs Trailer Before Launch
Wave your smartphone in the air
While we haven’t done the calculations, it feels like Ubisoft has released hundreds of Watch Dogs trailers over the past couple of years. Fortunately for this weary editor’s sanity, the open world escapade appears to have finally reached the end of Chicago’s famous Red Line. It’s about time, because we’re...
News How Does Watch Dogs Look on PS4? Tap into the First Mission Here
Ubisoft has got Watch Dogs locked down harder than a hack happy whiz-kid on death row, but that hasn’t stopped the odd bit of footage from making its way online. While we’re sure that the French publisher will be eager to encrypt this clip before the day is over, it shows the sandbox escapade’s opening mission being played on a...
News Chug, Chug, Chug! Watch Dogs Brings College Drinking Games to PS4
Three, two, one
No sandbox is complete without a few minigames, and it seems that impending open world adventure Watch Dogs will be packed to the figurative fill line with various activities to keep you entertained. An update to the game’s IGN wiki reveals exactly what French publisher Ubisoft has in store – including chess, poker, and, er,...
News Ubisoft Hangs Up Dev Duties as Watch Dogs Goes Gold on PS4
Phone a friend
Following an unexpected delay late last year, Ubisoft’s hack happy open world adventure Watch Dogs has finally gone gold. For those not up to speed with the industry lingo, this means that the title is complete, and is presumably being pressed onto Blu-ray discs as we speak. It also means that the game’s development team can...
News Actually, Watch Dogs PS4 Won't Run at 60FPS in 1080p
Far from it
Buried in a bigger feature about hacky happy escapade Watch Dogs, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will run at 30 frames-per-second in 900p – a far cry from the 60FPS in 1080p specifications that Sony originally posted on its website. While this represents a significant downgrade from that statement –
News This 9 Minute Watch Dogs Trailer Showcases Everything the PS4 Open World Offers
As we've come to expect from Ubisoft, upcoming sandbox romp Watch Dogs has had its fair share of trailers. Much like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag before it, the publisher has shown off just about every feature that the title has to offer through promotional media, and this latest look at the release is no different. Lasting over...
News Will PS4 Power Watch Dogs at 60FPS? Ubisoft Selects Silent
In the meantime, Sony redacts information
The saga involving Watch Dogs’ resolution and framerate on the PlayStation 4 is still ongoing, as platform holder Sony has removed text from its official website suggesting that the game will run at 60 frames-per-second in 1080p on its next-gen format. The page – which was the source of much speculation...
Rumour PS4's Power Will Slide to Unlock 60FPS in Watch Dogs
Phoning for frames
Sony’s certainly not beating around the bush with its official PlayStation.com profile page for Watch Dogs on the PlayStation 4. Realising that its system has a serious visual advantage over other machines on the market, the platform holder has proudly boasted that Ubisoft’s hack happy escapade will feature “the best...
News Watch Dogs Adds a Diverse Roster of Personalities to Your Speed Dial
Siri, call Clara
Watch Dogs protagonist Aiden Pearce may have a smartphone so, er, smart that it can simulate human company, but you still can’t beat the real thing. As such, the hatted hero will have a slew of real-life accomplices in Ubisoft’s upcoming open world adventure, each stemming from a different walk of life. Clara Lille, for...
Rumour PS4 Firmware Update 1.70 Could Prompt Watch Dogs Pre-Load
Don't let the file get hacked
It’s probably no coincidence that three PlayStation 4 titles have been added to the pre-order section of the North American PlayStation Store today. Regular readers will know that we’re hours away from the next-gen system’s latest firmware update from deploying, and one of its key features is
News You'll Unlock a New Character and Campaign with Watch Dogs' Season Pass
An Aiden's best friend
Watch Dogs will receive a Season Pass that will include new weapons, an additional single player campaign, and a second playable character, according to a GameStop listing spotted yesterday. The pass will cost $19.99, and will provide players with all of the release's DLC at a reduced rate. "Stay connected to the world of...
News Watch Dogs' Futuristic Tech Won't Extend to a Jump Button
Not got a head for heights
Watch Dogs protagonist Aiden Pearce may be packing some serious smartphone power in his pocket, but that won’t help him to, y’know, do star jumps on the spot. In a tweet that makes perfect filler for a dreadfully slow news days, the release’s animation director Colin Graham has revealed that the upcoming PlayStation...
News How Do Watch Dogs' Visuals Fare on Actual PS4 Hardware?
Not quite as woof
There’s been some negativity surrounding Ubisoft’s sandbox thriller Watch Dogs of late. While the French publisher tapped into the anticipation of almost every gamer at E3 a couple of years back with the title’s initial reveal, the graphics in the release’s most recent trailer couldn’t compare to that lofty target render...
News This Is Why You Should Play Watch Dogs on PS4
Only on PlayStation*
Watch Dogs is coming to a slew of different systems, but Sony really wants you to play it on the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3. Not content with spotlighting the sandbox title in its various next-gen commercials, the platform holder has also collaborated with publisher Ubisoft to create a bunch of exclusive content that...
News How Long Will Watch Dogs Stay Connected to Your PS4?
While there hasn’t been a software drought in the traditional sense, the PlayStation 4 has coasted through a couple of slow months since its launch late last year. Fortunately, that’s all set to change next week with the arrival of inFAMOUS: Second Son and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. There’s going to be no shortage of...
News Scenes of Sexual Violence Uploaded to Watch Dogs During Delay
Aiden know what to say
Watch Dogs may have primarily been delayed for polish purposes, but publisher Ubisoft also used the additional time to add some edgy extra content to the title. Eagle eyed gamers noticed that the Australian classification for the sandbox release was resubmitted last week, with the title earning an R18+ rating, as opposed to...
News Sony Really Wants You to Associate Destiny and Watch Dogs with PS4
Share the love
Even the most dedicated console warrior would agree that Microsoft did a terrific job attaching specific brands to the Xbox 360 last generation. Multiformat franchises such as Call of Duty and even Resident Evil were advertised as console exclusives, and while Sony countered with the likes of Assassin’s Creed, its efforts were never...
News You'll Be Able to Prevent Watch Dogs Players from Hacking into Your PS4
Didn't say the magic word
We’re promptly approaching an era where single player campaigns may no longer be isolated affairs. The likes of Destiny and Tom Clancy’s The Division are promising to really blur the lines between modes, allowing you to transition between solitary escapades and big multiplayer battles in an instant. Alas, W
News Watch Dogs Officially Makes a Connection with PS4 on 27th May
On speed dial
As expected, Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs will whip out its smartphone on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on 27th May worldwide. The game – which was originally due out last November – will see you step into the futuristic shoes of Aiden Pearce, a vigilante who uses his hacking skills and nifty smartphone to fight back...
Rumour Ubisoft to Leave a Voicemail Regarding Watch Dogs' Release Date Today?
French publisher Ubisoft is charging its smartphone ahead of a big reveal later today, which is almost certain to pertain to delayed PlayStation 4 escapade Watch Dogs. The title had originally been set to deploy alongside Sony’s next generation system late last year, but the company has been keeping details regarding the adventure en
Rumour Is This a Bird, Plane, or Watch Dogs Release Date?
Ever since its delay late last year, Ubisoft has refrained from barking on about its PlayStation 4 escapade Watch Dogs. However, leaks on Sony’s website suggest that the release may be ready for ‘walkies’ again soon, as a new trailer and deploy date are supposedly imminent. And the platform holder has adde