Watch Dogs Benefits From Releasing Two Months After GTAV
Release timing is so critical in this industry.
There's no doubt that Grand Theft Auto V and Watch Dogs are similar, in that both are basically open-world adventure games. There are stylistic and gameplay differences, of course, but both have similar structures and both require a certain amount of dedicated time.
Therefore, had both titles launched around the same time, that could've been bad for Ubisoft's new IP. After all, regardless of quality, GTA is a well-established franchise that is guaranteed of ridiculous sales. However, with a two month gap between GTAV and Watch Dogs, Ubisoft believes that's enough time for gamers to play, enjoy and finish GTAV...and then be all primed and ready to move on to Watch Dogs. Check out the pic posted up at the Ubisoft Nordic Facebook page. "Two months are enough to visit Los Santos...come to Chicago on November 21."
Well, that sounds reasonable. The only question is, what about the other open-world game that comes out a couple weeks before Watch Dogs? Ubisoft, it's your very own Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag...
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V
9/18/2013 11:30:07 AM Ben Dutka