Ubisoft has been saying for a long time that Watch Dogs will be a launch title for the PS4 and the revelation of the game’s release date yesterday may have revealed more than just that.
It’s been widely speculated that the next-gen consoles from both Sony and Microsoft will hit stores in November, so with Watch Dogs being a PS4 launch title and it getting a 22nd November release on other platforms, it wouldn’t be a stretch to infer that the PS4 version – and the PS4 itself – is also scheduled for a 22nd November release.
One could argue that the PS4 and the Watch Dogs version for it could release before 22nd November. But while this sort of timed exclusivity for the PS4 version might make marketing sense for Sony, Ubisoft wouldn’t want one of its biggest games of the year releasing so soon after the 31st October release of another one of its big sellers, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.
Another way of looking at it is that when Ubisoft called Watch Dogs a PS4 lunch title, they meant "lunch title" rather loosely. It could well be a launch window release, in which case the console could release anytime in November and the game could follow within the month of its release.
It’s all just speculation, of course, and with Sony intent on making us wait till E3 for more news on the PS4, that’s all we really have to go on. At least Microsoft is finally set to break its silence next month.
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