After five years, development on Watch Dogs is finally complete. The game will not be delayed again.
Watch Dogs has finally gone gold; development on the game has been completed after five years, according to the publisher.
Gary Steinman, Ubisoft communications manager, posted on the Ubisoft blog earlier today, confirming that the game has been completed:
It’s official. Watch Dogs has gone gold, and is right on track for worldwide release on May 27, 2014.
Creative director Jonathan Morin also spoke about the completion of the game:
It’s exciting to be gold. But it’ll be more exciting when people are playing. For the fans it means that it’s true. It means there will be no such thing as another delay. But for us, it’s not done until they actually have it in their hands.
Morin also compared the game to a musical instrument.
I invite players to play it the way they want. To explore the different ways of playing. To not necessarily follow the instincts they know from other games. To find your own fun in it. That’s how Watch Dogs is meant to be played.
When Morin says "another delay," he is of course referring to the delay that the game went through last year; Watch Dogs was originally due for launch on 19 November 2013, but it was delayed until 27 May 2014. Now that the game has gone gold, there's no way that another delay is in store for us.
The story for the game is said to last about 35-40 hours, according to Morin. In terms of multiplayer, the game will feature an eight-player free roam online multiplayer mode. Looking forward, there is currently "no such thing as Watch Dogs 2," the company have said.
Watch Dogs, chiefly developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft, is due for release on 27 May 2014, for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows. A Wii U version is also due for release sometime later.
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