Uplay members can get Ubisoft's 2014 open-world hacker-thriller Watch Dogs free on PC, starting tomorrow.
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.
June's Xbox Live Games with Gold offering includes the original Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed 3 and Dragon Age: Origins.
Ubisoft has confirmed that a second Watch Dogs title will be out before 31st March 2017.
There's an impressive new Watch Dogs mod for Grand Theft Auto 5 which replicates the technology-tampering gameplay from Ubisoft's open world hackathon - and surpasses it.
Watch Dogs 2 appears to be in development, according to the LinkedIn profile of an Ubisoft senior gameplay programmer.
UPDATE 20/2/15 2.40pm: Microsoft has added a handful of extra deals to its Ultimate Game Sale which will only be available over this weekend.
Ubisoft's Watch Dogs sequel must improve the fledgling series' formula and appeal to fans "in a new way", its creative director has said.
Disney's all-conquering animated movie Frozen was the UK's best-selling entertainment product of 2014.
Ubisoft has "sold in" - i.e. shipped to retailers - 9 million copies of its hacky open-world adventure Watch Dogs, the publisher announced in its latest earnings report.
Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond has left Ubisoft after over a decade of service.
Watch Dogs' impending Wii U release won't include the Bad Blood DLC that just launched for Season Pass holders and is due for everyone else on 30th September.
Hacky open-world adventure Watch Dogs is coming to Wii U, finally, on 21st November in the UK, Ubisoft has announced.
North Americans will receive it three days earlier on the 18th.
This port is being developed by Ubisoft Bucharest, in collaboration with the game's primary developer, Ubisoft Montreal. The Wii U version of Watch Dogs will allow players to use the GamePad as a map, or for Off-TV Play.
Watch Dogs gets its first dollop of DLC this month, in the shape of single-player story expansion Bad Blood. It'll be available from 23 September for posh people with a season pass. Those in the cheap seats must wait for 30 September.
The story finds Rob Zombie lookalike T-Bone, arguably the only interesting and fun character in the game, taking centre stage as he takes on the sinister Blume Corporation. Will he be joined by his army of giant robot dinosaur booby traps? The trailer shows him getting up to mischief with an exploding remote controlled roller skate called Eugene, so we can only hope.
Ubisoft has issued a new update for Watch Dogs which adds the ability to hack your friends.
Previously you could only be paired with a random stranger during the game's Online Hacking and Online Tailing missions. Now you'll have the option to specifically select a friend and enter their game without their knowledge.
Those who have trolls for friends can disable the feature in the game's settings, Ubisoft has reassured.
Watch Dogs will be Ubisoft's final mature Wii U game for the foreseeable future, company boss Yves Guillemot has said.
Hey smilin' strange, Watch Dogs will be getting DLC based in New Jersey.
Ubisoft's open-world techno-thriller Watch Dogs received a lot of criticism as its final release, while pretty, didn't quite live up to the early promo footage demonstrated at its E3 2012 reveal.
Watch Dogs has sold-in over 8 million units, Ubisoft announced today in its quarterly financial report.
Ubisoft's open-world hacking adventure Watch Dogs is getting all new single-player DLC tomorrow on PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Ubisoft has issued an explanation for why the PC version of Watch Dogs includes unused graphical options within its files.
Ubisoft has detailed a major patch for Watch Dogs that is now rolling out across all platforms.
The update will "reconstruct" any save files corrupted by the game's loading bug, which has left some users unable to boot the game at all. Despite the fix, some collectibles "may remain unrecoverable", Ubisoft explained on the game's official forum.
Several mission-breaking bugs have also been squashed, while connection and session joining issues for Watch Dogs' online modes have also been improved.
May's US hardware sales have once again seen PlayStation 4 crowned king - for the fifth month straight.
Ubisoft has extended its partnership with graphics company Nvidia to cover all of its major upcoming releases.
UPDATE 5/6/14 11.25am: Ubisoft has told Eurogamer that the bug blocking some users from booting Watch Dogs is not related to uPlay rewards.
Watch Dogs sold more than 4m copies in its first week on sale, publisher Ubisoft has trumpeted.
The game is Ubisoft's biggest ever launch and the biggest new game IP to ever launch in the US. It's also the biggest new game IP to launch in the UK, as we reported yesterday.
Meanwhile, Watch Dogs' freebie companion app, ctOS Mobile, has been downloaded by more than a million people.
Ubisoft has crossed over one of its Assassin's Creed characters into Watch Dogs, making him the focus of a side mission in the newly released game.
Watch Dogs has stormed to the top of the UK all-format charts and earned itself the biggest launch week of any new IP in the UK ever, beating previous record holder LA Noire's haul by more than half its sales again.
The open-world hackathon is Ubisoft's biggest ever game launch in the UK. Watch Dogs beat the publisher's previous peak for launch week sales - set in 2012 by Assassin's Creed 3 - by more than 17 per cent.
Overall, Watch Dogs is the 17th biggest game launch in the UK of all time. Only games from four established franchises - GTA, FIFA, Call of Duty and Battlefield - have ever sold more.
It's not just the PC version of Watch Dogs that's struggling - the console versions are having trouble, too.
An ill-advised PR campaign for Watch Dogs resulted in a bomb squad storming the offices of Australian publication Ninemsn.
Ubisoft has been promoting Watch Dogs rather heavily for the past two years and it looks like that effort finally paid off as the hacky open-world adventure has sold more copies in its first 24 hours than any title in Ubisoft history.
Ubisoft's new open-world hacking-based adventure Watch Dogs is suffering its own encryption-based foibles as at least hundreds of players - and presumably more - are unable to access the game on PC due to authentication errors on Uplay.
Ubisoft has confirmed the resolution and frames per second for upcoming open world game Watch Dogs.
The PlayStation 4 version runs at 900p resolution. The Xbox One version runs at 792p resolution. Both output at 30 frames per second.
In a Ubisoft blog post, Watch Dogs creative chief Jonathan Morin said it was more important for Watch Dogs to deliver "an amazing next-gen experience" than a 1080p resolution.
UPDATE 13/05/2014 12.06am: Sony's listing for Watch Dogs has since omitted the line about it running in 1080p at 60fps.
Ubisoft has detailed the content included in Watch Dogs' upcoming season pass - the bulk of which is a new side-campaign featuring side-character T-Bone.
Watch Dogs developer Ubisoft has teamed up with Nvidia to offer free a PC copy of the game to anyone who upgrades their graphics card.
Years in the making and after millions in budget, its unlikely that Ubisoft sees Watch Dogs as a stand-alone affair.
Ubisoft has created a sprawling and dense virtual city in Watch Dogs - sometimes perhaps too bloated with things to be distracted by - but in recent weeks the debate around the game has ignored the game's content to instead focus on the matter of its looks.
The much-delayed Wii U version of Watch Dogs will arrive this autumn, according to a now-removed listing on Ubisoft's web store.
Ubisoft has released a new video showing off the PC version of open-world action game Watch Dogs.
Buy the Watch Dogs season pass and you'll get a new playable character and mini-campaign full of missions, a product listing has revealed.
UPDATE: Want to make your PC run Watch Dogs so it looks like the latest trailer? You'll need the game running close to its Ultra settings, which have now been detailed by creative director Jonathan Morin.
UPDATE 31/03/2014: The recently-released Watch Dogs Welcome to Chicago trailer contains footage captured from the PlayStation 4 version of the game, Ubisoft Montreal has revealed.
"Just to clarify: Our "Welcome to Chicago" trailer is indeed PS4 Devkit footage. I know this was a popular question so there you go :)," Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin confirmed on Twitter.
Elsewhere, Morin was again asked about the game's 2012 E3 reveal footage, which many consider to be of a higher graphical quality than footage subsequently released.
Ubisoft has detailed its exclusive content for Watch Dogs on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Those playing on Sony platforms will get an extra hour of gameplay, split up into four missions, which will delve further into the world of hacker organisation DeadSec.
PS3 and PS4 gamers will also get an exclusive outfit and a hacker boost, which enables an extra battery slot on your mobile - the rechargable meter which regulates your use of hacking powers.
The average player who spends a bit of time free roaming takes 35 to 40 hours to complete Ubisoft's open world hacking game Watch Dogs, creative director Jonathan Morin said on Twitter.
Ubisoft Montreal has announced the minimum specifications for the PC version of open world hacking game Watch Dogs.
Creative director Jonathan Morin revealed the specs on Twitter. They are as follows:
Meanwhile, there was a bit of a kerfuffle following last week's re-unveiling of Watch Dogs. The recently released trailer, below, was picked apart and compared to footage shown when the game was announced at E3 2012, below the below. The upshot: Watch Dogs now does not look as good as Watch Dogs then.
Ubisoft will hold a closed beta test for Watch Dogs, its upcoming sci-fi open world set to launch on 27th May.
That's according to reports from people who spotted a now-removed Xbox One beta client for the game on the Xbox Games Store.
No release date for the beta was mentioned, or a method for registering interest.
This week we visited the offices of Ubisoft Montreal - ostensibly to find out more about Watch Dogs, but also for a brief tour of one of the largest gaming studios in the world.
UPDATE: Ubisoft has announced the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of Watch Dogs include exclusive DLC.
Those who buy either of the PlayStation versions get access to 60 minutes of additional gameplay which can be downloaded via the PlayStation Network.
"We're really excited for the launch of Watch Dogs on both PS3 and PS4 and are confident that it will prove to be one of the standout games of 2014, said Michael Pattison, vice president of Third Party Relations at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
Ubisoft has confirmed that the Wii U version of Watch Dogs will not arrive when the game launches on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One at some point between 1st April and 30th June.
Ubisoft still plans to release a Wii U version of its open-world adventure Watch Dogs, a product schedule released by the company today indicates.
UPDATE: Ubisoft's PlayStation-exclusive levels for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag will not be released on other platforms after all, the publisher has confirmed to Eurogamer.
A US trailer for the game last week revealed that the content was a timed exclusive for six months, suggesting a release on other platforms at a later date was possible.
Ubisoft has now confirmed that this will not be the case, and that Black Flag's hour of Aveline levels will remain exclusive to PlayStation 3 and PS4.
UPDATE: Amazon and GameStop have both confirmed that they will offer those who've pre-ordered the Watch Dogs PS4 bundle the option to receive just a PS4 instead upon the console's launch next month.
Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin has compared the game's fictional version of Chicago to Rockstar's chart-storming epic Grand Theft Auto 5.
Today I'm very pleased to be able to reveal the full and final line-up of developer sessions for this year's Eurogamer Expo - and the good news is that even if you can't make it to the show, you can watch them all live on the Eurogamer YouTube channel.
Uplay, Ubisoft's digital platform, has been confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Uplay will be available on all the titles in Ubisoft's next-generation lineup, which includes Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, The Crew, The Division and Watch Dogs.
Also set for next-gen consoles are the recently announced Child of Light, Valiant Hearts and Trials Fusion.
Ubisoft has released a new 14 minute developer walkthrough for its highly anticipated open-world hacking adventure Watch Dogs.
Ubisoft has announced a movie version of upcoming open-world adventure Watch Dogs.
No release date or casting information has yet been unveiled. The sci-fi shooter is due to be released in video game form this November.
Little has been revealed of Watch Dogs overall plotline by Ubisoft and there's no mention of whether the film version will follow the same story.
New footage has emerged from Ubisoft's highly-anticipated open-world cyberpunk adventure Watch Dogs that shows off a cameo by actress and comedian Aisha Tyler.
Eye-catching PlayStation 4 and Xbox One open-world game The Division will launch towards the end of 2014, Ubisoft has said.
The game's release window was narrowed by Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot during an investor call last night.
The Crew, a co-production between Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections, is nearer release. Ubisoft expects it to launch during Q1 2014 - so, by April next year.
Fresh footage from Ubisoft's intriguing sci-fi open world Watch Dogs has shone new light on how its online gameplay will work.
Watch Dogs developer Ubisoft previously revealed to Eurogamer that other players will be able to enter your single-player campaign. Sometimes you'll know they're there. Sometimes you won't.
In the gameplay below, protagonist Aiden Pearce chases a player-controlled hacker with orders to kill him or stop his operation. Then the gameplay shifts to show the mission from another perspective - Pearce is now the hacker, merged into another player's world while they attempt to stop him.
Ubisoft's fancy pants Watch Dogs E3 trailer has leaked onto the internet ahead of the company's press conference.
The impressive CGI trailer, below, depicts a mission in the open world action game, and sees hacker Aiden Pearce infiltrate a high class club in order to expose a human trafficker.
It's not long before the action kicks in, with Pearce showing off his hand to hand combat skills against multiple goons. There's also a bit where he hacks into the Matrix to turn the building's sprinkler system on, which is obviously ripped off from Hackers. Pearce beats up some cops, too, after turning off the city's lights.
Driver: San Francisco developer Ubisoft Reflections is reportedly working on a racing game called The Crew, according to The Examiner.
Ubisoft is offering 15 randomly chosen players the chance to have their identity immortalised as a pedestrian in its upcoming open-world adventure Watch Dogs.
Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed 4, two of 2013's most high profile releases, are coming to Microsoft's newly unveiled Xbox One.
They're heading up the six games that Ubisoft will be bringing to Microsoft's console as it readies up its next generation offerings.
"Our teams are using the innovations in connectivity, immersion and social gaming included in Xbox One to create original and memorable next-gen gaming experiences," Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot squeaked.
UPDATE: Ubisoft has confirmed that Watch Dog's PS3-exclusive gameplay will also be available on PlayStation 4.
The additional content will be released post-launch as a digital download, the publisher told Eurogamer.
"We can confirm that customers who will purchase Watch Dogs on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 will be able to download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network after the game's launch," a Ubisoft spokesperson said. "As of now, we have no more details to share."
Open world sci-fi adventure Watch Dogs will arrive in the UK on 22nd November for PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360.
The game will also be available "at the launch of PlayStation 4", whenever that releases in Europe, and is also "planned for other next generation consoles" (the next Xbox is apparently due in early November).
A fresh gameplay trailer below shows off new footage of protagonist Aiden Pearce running from the law, biking away from the law and running on top of a train away from the law.
Last night's PlayStation 4 unveiling included a flurry of new game announcements, and confirmation of the 60-odd games companies which are already signed up to support Sony's next-gen console.
Deep Down (working title) - Capcom
Destiny - Bungie
Update: Ubisoft has just confirmed that Watch Dogs is in fact coming to the Wii U. Previously it had only been rumoured via retailer listings.
Original story: Ubisoft founder Yves Guillemot confirmed at Sony's PlayStation Event today that Watch Dogs is in fact coming to PlayStation 4.
Creative director Jonathan Morin showed off a new gameplay trailer - below - that showed the trench coat and baseball cap wearing protagonist causing a ruckus. Evidently, Watch Dogs takes place in a Minority Report-esque future where your jail broken super-duper smartphone can tell you the probability that someone is about to commit a crime. Eavesdrop on a lovers' spat and when the s*** hits the fan you start chasing the perp-to-be before he can land a finger on the potential victim.
Intriguing futuristic adventure Watch Dogs looks likely to be released on Wii U, a round of retailer activity suggests.
Open-world sci-fi adventure Watch Dogs will be out this Christmas for "all home consoles", leaked promotional material for the game suggests.
Sony and Microsoft might be happy with an extended console generation - but Ubisoft isn't.
A single brand new screenshot from Watch Dogs, Ubisoft's recently-announced near-future adventure, has made its way out into the wild.
Ubisoft has grabbed a number of web URLs pertaining to a potential movie version of just-announced new action IP Watch Dogs.
UPDATE: Ubisoft has since amended its official materials, confirming the game for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.