Watch Dogs Breaks Record For Pre-Orders Of A New IP

Posted on May 16 2014 - 1:30pm by Ben Brown

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Ubisoft has shared impressive pre-order figures for Watch Dogs, which is now the most pre-ordered new IP in Ubisoft’s history and the most pre-ordered new IP in the entire industry this year. Watch Dogs is also the second- highest pre-ordered Ubisoft game ever. Watch Dogs will be available on May 27 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, as well as its release on Wii U system at a later date.

Geoffroy Sardin, Senior VP Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft said:

These strong pre-orders are a clear indication of players’ anticipation and excitement for Watch Dogs. The teams have worked tirelessly to ensure that players will enjoy a top quality game with enormous scope, and we can’t wait to get the game into their hands.

The development of Watch Dogs has been led by Ubisoft Montreal, in collaboration with teams at Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Quebec and Reflections, a Ubisoft studio.

In Watch Dogs players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt his family, players will be able to monitor and hack their enemies by manipulating everything connected to the city’s Central Operating System (ctOS). ctOS controls almost every piece of the city’s technology and holds key information on all of the city’s residents. Players will access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate targets, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop enemies, and more. Watch Dogs™ lets the player use Chicago as their ultimate weapon and exact their own style of revenge.

Customers still have time to place their pre-order and benefit from exciting deals including additional skins, weapons and perks to improve players’ hacking abilities.

In addition, the Season Pass is available for purchase giving players access to a unique single-player story featuring T-Bone, a brilliant but eccentric hacker; a new Digital Trip game mode, “Conspiracy!” plus new missions, weapons, outfits and more. At £15.99 the Watch Dogs™ Season Pass will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.