Ubisoft: Watch Dogs sequel possible, but not in development right now
As of right now, Ubisoft is not working on a sequel for the soon-to-be-released Watch Dogs. Though the possibility to continue what looks to be a promising new IP remains, Ubisoft's creative director Jonathan Morin told Eurogamer "Right now there is no such thing as a Watch Dogs 2."
That doesn't mean Ubisoft hasn't thought about it though. "I certainly like the idea of going deeper in the thematics - the hyperconnectivity and hacking in an entire city, controlling a city, monitoring everyone," Morin said. "There's stuff we discovered by making Watch Dogs that are interesting to pursue. But it's up to players. [And] for me right now - it's vacation."
Watch Dogs is set to release on May 27 for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. Should the game prove to be a success, a sequel is certainly not out of the question. And should Ubisoft decide to go down that path, Morin assures it would not take nearly as long to develop.
"It's certainly not going to be the same amount of time if we ever embark on such a journey," he said. "A big part of it was defining whatever Watch Dogs is. Once you have that starting point, then what becomes interesting is what players want more of - what comes next?"
We recently attended a Ubisoft-hosted press event where we went hands-on with Watch Dogs for quite a while. You can read our impressions through the links below.