Watch Dogs 2 News

Assassin's Creed Origins finally confirms Watch Dogs is set in the same universe

Assassin's Creed Origins has confirmed, once and for all, it takes place in the same shared universe as fellow Ubisoft series Watch Dogs.

The theory both series are connected is not new. Ubisoft has played with the idea before, and slipped references to each into the others' games.

Assassin's Creed Easter eggs feature in both Watch Dogs 1 and 2, while Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag includes mention of Watch Dogs' fictional evil corporation Blume.

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Ubisoft just updated the ending of Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft just updated the ending of Watch Dogs 2

And it may tease a future setting.

Watch Dogs 2 has been updated with a new scene that plays out after beating the game - and some fans think it teases a future location for the series.

The change comes as part of a 10GB patch (14GB on PC) which updates the game's world with new areas, fresh dances and emotes, new clothing and other bits and pieces to prep Watch Dogs 2 for its incoming season pass content.

Everyone gets all the extra content regardless of whether they buy the season pass or not - and a friend can enable you to play through it all in co-op without buying it yourself.

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Watch Dogs 2 had "soft" launch sales but Ubisoft happy with franchise

Watch Dogs 2 had "soft" launch sales but Ubisoft happy with franchise

Just four big game launches next year to focus on live game support.

Watch Dogs 2 launch sales have been described as "soft" compared to expectations by publisher Ubisoft - but it sounds like the company will stick with the franchise.

Longer-term sales of the game have been strong due to positive word-of-mouth, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot explained in a just-finished financial call. It's good news - at launch, Watch Dogs 2's sales looked very dicey.

The continued healthy sales of Watch Dogs 2 were important for the "long-term" future of the franchise, Guillemot continued, of which Ubisoft was "happy".

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Watch Dogs 2 patch makes "Pull over now!" policewoman chill out

Ubisoft will put out a patch for Watch Dogs 2 later this week that addresses one of the more annoying aspects of the open world hacking game.

Previously, when the San Francisco police were hot on your tail (because you've probably clipped a poor pedestrian - "he came out of nowhere, guv!"), you'd end up hearing a cop boom through a megaphone: "This is the police! Pull over now!"

Fair enough, right? Well, the cop in question was pretty insistent, and barked the same "Pull over now!" line so frequently you ended up wanting to chuck your controller at the screen in the hope it would shut her up. (I referenced this annoyance in my Watch Dogs 2 post-launch impressions article published in November.)

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Amazon slashes prices on Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2 for Black Friday

UPDATE: Dishonored 2 and FIFA 17 now down to 29.99

UPDATE 25/11/16 09:55am There's an ongoing price-matching battle between different retailers, and Amazon has now nudged down some prices and increased a couple of others. Dishonored 2 and FIFA 17 are now down to 29.99, there's a pound off the 1TB Xbox One bundle with FIFA, Forza and Force Awakens, and Just Dance 2017 is now unmissable at 19.99. Titanfall 2 is down to 28 - but that's nowhere near HMV.

Watch Dogs 2 launch sales nowhere near Watch Dogs 1

Watch Dogs 2 launch sales nowhere near Watch Dogs 1

UPDATE: Ubisoft issues statement on low sales, hopes for strong tail.

UPDATE 3.05pm Like the wagging appendage of a real-life canine, Watch Dogs 2 publisher Ubisoft is hoping its game's sales will have a long tail.

The publisher has issued a statement to address the low launch week sales of its open world hackathon sequel, as reported earlier today.

Ubisoft has acknowledged Watch Dogs 2's slow start - and the trend of lower-than-expected sales for follow-ups from other publishers too, which we detailed below. It is, however, hoping that strong continued sales of the game in subsequent weeks will make up some of the shortfall:

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Watch Dogs 2 delayed two weeks on PC

Here's the system specs.

Ubisoft's open-world hacking game Watch Dogs 2 has been delayed by two weeks on PC. It's now due on 29th November, a fortnight after the PS4 and Xbox One versions arrive on 15th November.

Watch Dogs 2 showcases impressive infiltration gameplay

We already know a fair amount about Watch Dogs 2, but Ubisoft has used this E3 to showcase an impressive infiltration mission.

It shows off all the various upgrades from Watch Dogs 1 - the drone, the robot with the little BB-8 arm, remote digital infiltration from across a rooftop via CCTV cameras... And then an actual infiltration and a zip-line away at the end.

It's stylish, and a noticeable step up from the original. Is that enough for you?

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Watch Dogs 2 launches November, set in San Francisco

UPDATE 8th June 2016: Another Watch Dogs 2 leak - this time from Twitch.

A short Watch Dogs 2 trailer was spotted as a part of a Twitch advert overnight. You can watch it in the tweet below.

The video doesn't tell us anything new, really: the San Francisco setting, the main character and the release date have all leaked already.

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