By Karli Winata / April 11th, 2014
The release of Watch Dogs draws ever closer with no word on when the Wii U version will be released. Until now… sort of. Over at Ubisoft’s Uplay store, the Wii U version has “Fall 2014” as its release date. Ubisoft has confirmed this to be the official release window for the SKU. This is a step up over the rather ambiguous window of “Maybe 2014.”
Ubisoft has offered up an explanation for the difference in release dates. Namely, the Wii U version isn’t being made in the same studio as the other SKUs. It was handed over to Ubisoft Romania in Bucharest. Ubisoft assures us this was necessary because of the challenge of porting Watch Dogs over to the Wii U. They speak highly of Ubisoft Romania’s technical strength, and credits them with adapting the Watch Dogs game engine to run on the Wii U. Moreover, the team is also looking into using the GamePad to its fullest capacity. For these two reasons, Ubisoft felt it necessary to push the release date for the Wii U version, and only the Wii U version, back several months.
Watch Dogs will be released on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on May 27.
Watch Dogs is available for pre-order on Amazon:
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