Warner speaks out on Watchmen retail reversal

Emerging games publisher Warner Interactive has stated that its decision to bring its previously digital-only Watchmen game to retail is all part of its wider plan for the IP – though it does hint that its thinking was influenced by the need to get the title to market alongside the recent cinema hit.

It emerged last week that parts one and two of Warner’s Watchmen game are to bundled on disc and sent off to retail shelves – a move that seemed to suggest that the publisher’s ‘risky experiment’, as Warner itself called it, had failed.

However, UK head of games Spencer Crossley told MCV: The End is Nigh Part I was always intended for digital download only, as it best served the type of game we could make to meet the timeline to launch with the film.

With the retail version launching with the DVD, we are combining Parts I and II to offer extended gameplay to consumers. We will also have Part II available for digital download.”

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