Watch Dogs Wii U Gets Release Window

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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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.

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  • Vinicius

    My biggest problem with the WiiU is that it only gets release windows, never release dates.

  • James Best

    Fall 2014? It comes out in Spring for other consoles. What could possibly be taking so long with the Wii U version that it would be delayed for that long a time? And don’t give me any of this “we’re taking full advantage of the GamePad”. I’m willing to bet that those of us buying this on Wii U would much rather have it come out alongside the other versions than having fancy GamePad gimmicks.