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Ubisoft on its follow-up to 2014’s smash hit Watch Dogs

When the original Watch Dogs hit shelves in May 2014, the reception was something of a mixed bag. On the one hand, it was a big seller, becoming the fastest-selling new IP at the time, going on to sell well over a million units in the UK alone. But many …

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Ubisoft: ‘Watch Dogs 2 will certainly fill Assassin’s Creed’s shoes’

2016’s release slate may be missing a new Assassin’s Creed title, but publisher Ubisoft insists that Watch Dogs 2 can fill the gap. Speaking to MCV, UK sales director Darren Bowen said that the cyberpunk hacking title is up to the task of replacing Assassin’s Creed in its end of …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Q4 line-up merchandise

There’s a lot to be excited about during the last quarter of 2016. As well as a wealth of new hardware, including virtual reality headsets, slim versions of existing consoles and a more powerful PlayStation 4, there’s a rather diverse line-up of blockbusters coming to shelves in the coming months. …

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Interview: what Ubisoft learnt from Watch Dogs to improve its sequel

When Watch Dogs arrived in May 2014, it was the biggest IP launch of all time. From the moment it was unveiled at E3 2012, it had an almost unobtainable level of hype and expectation surrounding it. Ubisoft ended up releasing an excellent action game, but it wasn’t quite enough …

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Video: Ubisoft officially reveals Watch Dogs 2

Publisher Ubisoft has given us some more details about the sequel to its 2014 hacking action title Watch Dogs. The rumours are indeed correct about Watch Dogs 2’s San Francisco setting and November 15th release date. In a video, the team behind the title provided more information about what we …

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Report: Watch Dogs 2 launching in November, set in San Francisco

It appears that Ubisoft’s follow-up to its hacking blockbuster Watch Dogs will be coming out this year. That’s if a leak from IGN to be believed. Advertising on the media giant went up early, revealing an November 15th release date for Watch Dogs 2 (courtesy of Eurogamer, below). This is …

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The Division delivers biggest day-one sales in Ubisoft’s history

Well, The Division has got off to an absolute flyer. Ubisoft’s new Tom Clancy game has sold more copies in its first 24 hours than any other Ubisoft title in the company’s history, the firm states. So it’s bigger than any Assassin’s Creed or indeed Watch Dogs which, at the …

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Ubisoft financial results beat Q1 2015 expectations

Ubisof has reported first quarter financial results for its fiscal 2015, showing a significant but anticipated dip in revenue when stacked up against the period Watch Dogs launched in last year. The publisher reported quarterly revenue of €96.6m for the initial stretch of its current fiscal year, down 73.2 per …

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Watch Dogs success and digital boom see Ubisoft financials fly in 2014

The strength of Ubisoft’s core brands and the growth of its digital offerings have seen the publisher outperform its financial targets for the last year. According to the firm’s full report for the full 2014-2015 financial year, software sales generated €1.46 billion in FY2014-2015, up by 45 per cent compared …

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Watch Dogs 2 in development – report

Development for Watch Dogs 2 is already underway at Ubisoft, according to multiple reports. VideoGamer was the first to spot a now removed listing on Ubisoft senior gameplay programmer Julien Risse’s LinkedIn profile, which mentions Watch Dogs 2” along with Watch Dogs and its Bad Blood DLC. Ubisoft has talked …

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