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Ubisoft Says Watch Dogs Wii U Has “Been Paused” While They Concentrate On Other Versions

Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin has told Eurogamer that the Wii U version has been paused while the team develop the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the game. Once development has ceased on those versions, which are due out May 27th, then work will apparently resume on the Wii U build. Ubisoft said earlier that there’s “a possibility” that the Wii U version of Watch Dogs will come out in 2014.

“It’s been paused,” Morin states of the Wii U build, “which means delayed.”

“There were some very talented programmers working on it and, when we started to point at the things we needed to fix, we needed those guys and their experience. It was a logical choice to say – let’s get those people, let’s pause the Wii U thing, let’s make sure the experience is where we wanted to be.”

Once other versions are done, “then Wii U can get back into place,” he concludes.


Ubisoft Says There’s “A Possibility” Watch Dogs Wii U Will Release In 2014

Dominic Guay, a senior producer of Watch Dogs, has told Polygon that there’s a possibility that the long-awaited open world adventure will release on the Wii U in 2014. Ubisoft announced a date for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC versions earlier today. The game is coming May 27th on those platforms.

“Yeah it’s still alive,” he said. “We still haven’t defined a ship date for it, though. So it’s on hold, to a certain extent for shipping.”

He added that a 2014 ship date for that version of the game is still a “possibility.”

“We don’t have a specific ship date for it yet so it’s considered within the year,” he said. “So we’re going to look at that and we’re going to let people know as soon as we figure out an exact date for it.”

“We have our studio in Bucharest working on it, and we wanted that team to have the time to explore the GamePad and be able to have fun with it and see how far they could push it,” he said. “It’s also an interesting platform, because it has its own strength, which we want to take advantage of, and we didn’t want to delay all the other platforms for that one. So we’re going to take the time we need to make sure the game is good (technically) when we ship it and that it also, game design-wise, makes good use of the specifics of the Wii U.”

“I mean, for our game, when we play with everything being connected, we need to make smart use of it,” Guay said. “And also, the Wii U came along at some point in our production, so it planned through for it, and now to a certain extent we wanted to be ambitious with it, be able to go full-on and make full use of the platform. That’s why we’re taking more time, but it’s being worked on so that’s good.”

“It wasn’t running on Wii U initially,” he said. “They were the perfect team to do it. Our Bucharest studio is super strong, super strong engineers and I was impressed by how quickly they got to get the game running on the console. And they were so autonomous in doing it. Obviously we’re communicating and we’re working together, but they were so quick and smart in doing it, it still made sense for them to keep ownership. Obviously they’re using the same game content, so they’re not building other game content. It’s the same game content that we’ll adapt for the needs of the specific needs of Wii U. But at the core, same game, but they made all the technical adjustments for it.”


Watch Dogs Will Launch On All Platforms On May 27th, Apart From Wii U

A leaked trailer has revealed that Watch Dogs is finally coming on May 27th. The action packed game will be available to purchase on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC on May 24th. Ubisoft has yet to reveal when the Wii U version is coming after announcing that it has been delayed. This ties in with the announcement earlier today from Ubisoft who said that they have something to reveal at 6pm CET.

“We are pleased to be able to reveal to gamers all over the world the new release date for Watch Dogs,” said Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ubisoft. “We are extremely confident that the additional time we afforded the dev team to refine and polish the game will be more than worth the wait.”

Watch Dogs 
will be available on Sony PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, Microsoft Xbox One the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Microsoft Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and Windows PC. The Wii U version will release at a later date.


Big Ubisoft Announcement Coming At 6 pm CET Today

Ubisoft has teased on Facebook that it has a big announcement to share with gamers at 6pm CET today. Clearly speculation is rife regarding what the announcement will be about. A release date and trailer for the highly anticipated Watch Dogs appears to be the best bet. However, it could be the reveal of the next Assassin’s Creed.

Big news tonight – be ready at 18:00 CET!

Update: It looks as though the news has broke early and it’s the release date for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC version of Watch Dogs on May 27th. We already know that the Wii U version of the game is delayed.


Here’s Ubisoft’s Child Of Light – Co op Trailer

Child of Light is created by a small team of seasoned developers based in Ubisoft Montreal. It has been developed on Ubisoft’s UbiArt Framework, a powerful engine that lets programmers and artists bring their art to life by allowing original concept art to be inserted unedited into the game world. In Child of Light, the effect is akin to stepping into an interactive painting.

Child of Light is a reimagining of classic fairytales, inviting players on an epic adventure into the magical painted world of Lemuria. Players will uncover mysteries, participate in turn-by-turn combat inspired by classic JRPGs, and explore a mystical kingdom. The game puts players in the shoes of Aurora, a child stolen from her home, who, in her quest to return, must bring back the sun, the moon and the stars held captive by the Queen of the Night. Helped by her companion Igniculus the firefly and several unlikely allies, Aurora will face her darkest fears, including dragons and other mystical creatures, in this modern take on a coming-of-age story.

The game will be available for download on Xbox LIVE for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, the eShop from Nintendo for the Wii U, and PC Digital, at the price of £11.99.


Ubisoft Files New Trademark For Catz and Dogz

Ubisoft has filed two trademarks for Catz and Dogz, according to a stealthy spot by NeoGaf members. The trademark was filed on February 27 and signed by Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot, but what it exactly pertains to, and which game platforms it may arrive on, is currently unknown.

Back in the mid-90s, Catz and Dogz was released for the PC, and has amassed a number of sequels over the years. Consoles soon started to draw from the craze and Petz: Catz 2 and Dogz 2 was released for the Wii in 2007. The most recent Catz and Dogz game, however, was released in 2008, with Petz Fantasy 3D branching out of the cats and dogs category for the 3DS in 2011. Whether Ubisoft’s next venture with the franchise will hit Nintendo consoles in the future, or if it will remain on the PC, is still shrouded in mystery.


Assassin’s Creed V Won’t Be Set In Japan, But Is Set In Jade Raymond’s Favourite Historical Era

Jade Raymond, the Managing Director of Ubisoft Toronto, has told Adweek that  Assassin’s Creed V won’t be set in feudal Japan, but will instead be set in her favourite historical era. Unfortunately Raymond wouldn’t divulge any further details on the historical setting.

Assassin’s Creed has explored the Crusades, the Renaissance, American Revolution and most recently pirates. The fifth installment will feature her favorite historical era, Raymond says, but she can’t even give a hint of what that is because it would ruin the surprise. She did dispel the rumor that it is set at the end of the samurai age in Japan. That said, she thinks that would be a cool idea.


Ubisoft Reconfirms Watch Dogs Wii U Isn’t Canceled And Is Coming Soon

Ubisoft has reconfirmed on Twitter that the Wii U version of Watch Dogs is still coming to the platform and that they’re committed to developing it. The company revealed last week that the Wii U version has been delayed while the other platforms should get the game in the summer. This led some to believe that the game was quietly being canceled by Ubisoft. This doesn’t appear to be the case.

It’s coming, we’ll let you know when we have confirmed a release date.

Thanks,  Lazara the Last


Ubisoft Reveals That Wii U Games Accounted For 2% Of Its Sales In Q3

Ubisoft has revealed via its  financial results that Wii U titles only accounted for 2% of the company’s sales during the third quarter. Ubisoft have unsurprisingly found the best sales on current generation consoles, with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 also performing well. Ubisoft announced yesterday that they were delaying the Wii U version of Watch Dogs as they focus their efforts on the other versions.

  • PlayStation 3 : 28%
  • PlayStation 4: 12%
  • Xbox 360: 27%
  • Xbox One: 9%
  • Wii: 11%
  • Wii U: 2%
  • PC: 10%

Thanks, Portal Dark


Ubisoft: Watch Dogs Wii U Was Delayed ‘So Teams Resources Were Put Towards Broadest Possible Benefit’

Earlier today Ubisoft announced that the long-awaited Wii U version of Watch Dogs has been delayed. The Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC are still on track for release sometime between April and June 2014. Ubisoft says it delayed the Wii U version to focus the teams resources where they could have the biggest possible benefits for the company and for the consumer.

“We made the difficult decision to further delay the release of Watch Dogs on Wii U to focus the team’s resources where they could have the broadest possible benefit for both our customers and Ubisoft”.