Saturday 22 October 2016

Watch Dogs 2 may take Assassin's Creed's slot this year

Emma Clark

Published 05/01/2016 | 10:35

Watch Dogs 2
Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft will not release an Assassin's Creed game this year, according to reports, but a sequel to Watch Dogs may arrive this autumn instead

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Ubisoft is reportedly going to take its time with the next instalment of Assassin’s Creed, which means we’ll have to wait until 2017 to see where the series takes us next. But that doesn’t mean that there’ll be a blank space in Ubisoft’s release schedule.

Instead, Kotaku states that sources claim that Watch Dogs 2 will be released this autumn. The title hasn’t been formally announced, but there’s enough evidence to indicate that it’s in development.

Last January, creative director Jonathan Morin said that the team intended to take risks to create a sequel that would "appeal to fans in a new way." Watch Dogs 2 also appeared on the CV of Senior Gameplay Programmer Julien Risse.

It’s said that the game will be set in San Francisco rather than Chicago. It’s unclear as to whether or not Aiden Pearce will return.

We’d expect all to be revealed at E3 this summer. In the meantime, Ubisoft has Far Cry Primal out next month and The Division in March.

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