Watch Dogs was not only an unexpected gem at E3 2012 but it’s also widely considered to be one of the best games to be shown off at the entire expo. Needless to say, a lot of gamers are hyped for this upcoming action title.
It’s been known for nearly a year now that Watch Dogs will be available on the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360, but given the level of graphical definition the game’s E3 demo had, many within the gaming press have speculated a next-gen release as well. As it turns out, these journalists very well could have been right, at least that’s if a recent Kotaku report
is correct anyway.
According to writer Jason Schreier, Kotaku received “leaked pieces of marketing material” (a pair of promotional posters to be precise) from an unnamed source, which states three important bits of information: Watch Dogs will be released this holiday season, it will be released on “all home consoles” and it’s (according to G4) a "truly next-gen adventure."
If this poster is indeed legit, it could prove several popular theories to be correct. Theories like the speculated launch window of the next Microsoft and Sony consoles, the previously speculated next-gen versions of the game, and even the release of a Wii U port, which many Nintendo fans have been asking for.
Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key sent a reply to Kotaku regarding these posters, although he really didn’t actually address them directly.
"Ubisoft is pleased with the response for Watch Dogs from media and fans. The game is an original IP that has been created from the ground up at Ubisoft Montreal with inspiration from many titles and ideas the studio has worked on throughout the years."
While Ubisoft isn’t confirming the legitimacy of either poster, its reps aren’t exactly quick to deny their claims either. So if Ubisoft announces a next-gen and Wii U release for Watch Dogs in time for Christmas, be sure to try and act surprised. ;)
To check out the posters for yourself, be sure to click the link below.