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Ubisoft: Watch Dogs Sequel Will Have To Take More Risks

If you don't keep pushing the envelope, the new franchise will suffer.

This is what Ubisoft believes in regards to Watch Dogs. The sequel is going to have to take risks, just as the original did.

Creative boss Jonathan Morin told GamesTM that the follow-up to 2014's anticipated Watch Dogs will have to "push the brand forward" and the team "now has to appeal to fans in a new way." The goal will be to let players create stories for themselves without producing an overbearing narrative.

Watch Dogs ended up selling around 9 million copies so it's a big new IP for Ubisoft. However, it wasn't perfect. Said Morin:

"I don't think Watch Dogs is perfect in any way and there's a lot of room for improvement. But you don't always see this when you ship a game. We deliver what we believe the brand should be at the time. But afterward, when you cool down after five and a half years [of development] and take your vacations and people play the game, certain elements become clear. They let you continue to bring what you envision to the next level with the fans included this time, which is where I think it really gets interesting."

What do you want to see in the sequel?

Related Game(s): Watch Dogs

Tags: watch dogs 2, watch dogs sequel, ubisoft

1/16/2015 11:57:47 AM Ben Dutka

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N0T0Ri0UsGaM3R
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 12:24:35 PM
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first more cutscenes i'm talking for 5-6 hours total cutscenes, also for Watch Dogs 2 i want the game to exclusively release only for ps4\xbox one\pc no ps3 and no 360 or wii just for the major next gen platforms and the game's build engine to be reedited-enhanced(to allow for real next gen graphics like the games we see that release only for next gen that have even more prettier graphics) also if possible i want Clara Lille to play a major role in watch dogs 2 with aiden pearce, Clara to somehow be survived the shot thought she was dead but she's not and the rasta guy informs aiden that she's alive and recovering secretly in hospital or in a one of aiden pearce hideouts, having aiden looking the past of her and who wanted to kill her also a big love flame to be sparked and the game to be a love story between the two of them, i'm all pro for love between aiden 'n clara the're both young and a love can be sparked(i know i used the same word twice.. please bare with me)you know Stockholm syndrome from clara for aiden that shes taking care of her, but also to maintain a kickass cinematic action experience you know all the good stuff
P.S. what you think should clara and aiden for in love the "hackers" way? or it should be all pro only for revenge in 2 too?
love.. hate? combo?

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The Doom
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 12:54:56 PM
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I hope they don't annualize this, too... That turned me away from Assassin's Creed

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Beamboom
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 4:41:06 PM

Me too.

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FM23
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 10:34:20 PM

After the ending of AC3 and that mess of game Revelations before it, I gave up on AC as a whole. Once it went Pirate of the Carribean, I lost interest

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Kryten1029a
Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 2:55:38 AM

Black Flag was actually pretty darn good. I bought it for lack of anything more interesting when the PS4 launched and really enjoyed it. The sailing and the naval combat really well done.

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Godslim
Sunday, January 18, 2015 @ 9:22:28 PM

same, i did find ac to have an interesting story but yearly releases and little changes annoyed me.

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Lone Wanderer
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 2:18:45 PM
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Bring Clara back! She is smoking hot!!! Her cyberpunk looks,eyes, and voice. She was very different from the average female protagonist. Seriously Ubisoft, you ended her too soon. But her ending left a faint chance that she could have lived, maybe...

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Cesar_ser_4
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 2:30:18 PM
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The only risk I see Ubisoft taking is giving the game 29.80 FPS. For those who don't know the actual FPS of the NTSC system is 29.97. That and the actual release is going to be the whatever stage between beta and gm is, or at least their definition of gm.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 8:43:30 PM
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So their plan is to turn it into Skyrim, where the emergent narrative is more important than the embedded one? I don't understand why this seems to be such a prevalent trend in gaming these days. I mean, I get that it means that players get to feel more involved, but it ultimately just calls for the sidelining of writers in the medium.

Seriously, if the story of a game is panned, don't just jettison it for the sequel, instead get in more capable writers who will come up with more than a hackneyed story that we've all seen before.

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FM23
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 10:35:54 PM

Well said!

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 11:08:47 PM
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my one grip with watch dogs for the future the dam controls can u make them work better and more fluid and intitive cos they suck they really do unless ur driving

happy gaming

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AMERICANSHEEPLE
Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 12:40:45 PM
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Hmmmmmmmmm.................. What do I want to see in the sequel, let's see, I don't know, gee let me think. What was that super annoying thing that you couldn't do every time you got into a vehicle? Oh that's right now I remember SHOOT YOUR $&!? WEAPON. This made absolutely no sense whatsoever. Got to stop the bad guys from getting away, here you go, time for demolition derby. Ram ram ram the car till it it can't drive anymore. Lame. Oh, your on a motorcycle but still can't fire your weapon, Retarded.

Oh and I agree 110% with Lone Wanderer about Clara. Bring back Clara. She was smoking hot.

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schillah
Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 7:18:34 PM
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Make the a.i. ride motorcycles lol.

Hard to hack online on a motorcycle cuz you stand out so much

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