Watch Dogs Goes Gold

A next-gen experience that reinvents the way gamers will interact with an interconnected open-world city, Watch Dogs arms players with the most powerful of modern weapons: a cell phone that grants unprecedented access to Chicago’s Central Operating System (ctOS). Aiden Pearce wields this weapon – along with his brawn, his guns and his high-tech gadgets – as a vigilante driven to seek out justice (or vengeance) against those who harmed his family.

First revealed at E3 2012, Watch Dogs has been in the works since 2009. Now that the game’s gone gold after an epic five-and-a-half-year development cycle, what’s that mean for the team? 

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.
— Jonathan Morin, Creative Director

Today Ubisoft officially announced Watch Dogs is the most pre-ordered new IP in the company’s history (and the second most pre-ordered Ubisoft game, period), as well as the most pre-ordered new IP in the entire industry this year. Watch Dogs is right on track for its May 27 launch on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC (with Wii U coming at a later date).

We tried to make a game that’s very scalable in the sense that it supports your play style. It supports what you want to do most of the time. And it also supports your motivation. Do you want to play a story? Do you want to drive? Do you want to shoot? Do you want to hack? Do you want to play with others? Do you want to play on a tablet? It allows players to do what they feel like, which I find really cool. There’s lots of things to explore, there’s lots of things to try. I think the greatest thing about Watch Dogs is doing what you think is fun.
— Danny Belanger, Lead Gameplay Designer

If you haven’t pre-ordered yet you still have a chance to do so. If you go on Uplay.com, you can order the uPlay exclusive and you'll get a whole swarm of DLC. You can also still grab the Season Pass for $19.99 to get new missions, Digital Trips, outfits, weapons and more.

The Season Pass will include:

  • New single-player campaign – Puts you in the role of T-Bone, eccentric hacker and ally to Aiden Pearce
  • Conspiracy! – a new Digital Trip which sets you on the hunt for cyborgs
  • The Untouchables Pack – Go oldschool with some classic Chicago mobster film gear including a 1920s mobster outfit and a M1 SMG (in North America, the Untouchables Pack will only be available with the Season Pass)
  • Additional single-player missions, outfits and weapons
  • One week early access to all Watch Dogs DLC

All that, for 25% less than what it would cost to buy each individual piece of content. Watch Dogs will be available worldwide for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on May 27, with Wii U arriving at a later date.