Watch Dogs on Wii U Could Launch as Late as 2015
The team behind the Wii U version of Watch Dogs might not get the game done before 2014.
Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs will launch on May 27 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. The Wii U, though? That’s a different story.
Rumors of the open-world game’s cancellation on Nintendo’s latest console have been swirling ever since the game’s initial delay, but producer Dominic Guay has confirmed to Polygon that the project is indeed still being developed.
"Yeah it's still alive," Guay said. "We still haven't defined a ship date for it, though. So it's on hold, to a certain extent for shipping."
It’s Ubisoft Romania – not Ubisoft Montreal – doing the heavy lifting for the unique version of the game. That specific team is trying to make use of the Wii U’s particular feature set before launch, which is why the game might not make it to store shelves until late 2014 or even early 2015.
"We wanted that team to have the time to explore the GamePad and be able to have fun with it and see how far they could push it," Guay said. "It's also an interesting platform, because it has its own strength, which we want to take advantage of, and we didn't want to delay all the other platforms for that one. So we're going to take the time we need to make sure the game is good (technically) when we ship it and that it also, game design-wise, makes good use of the specifics of the Wii U."
The game will likely come out, but it’s unclear if people will still care six or so months down the line.