During Ubisoft’s financial report, CEO Yves Guillemot teased Watch Dogs 2 saying that it’ll “surprise players” with its “new tone”. Could that suggest that the game will be moving away from its hacking action, highly unlikely.
While discussing the publisher’s line-up for the current financial year, Guillemot revealed that of the handful of games, Watch Dogs 2 will be its “biggest title” that’ll “build on the success of the first game.”
“It has the potential to be one of Ubisoft’s best-selling games of all time,” he added. “The game will once again surprise players with a new tone and with innovative hacking gameplay possibilities. We can’t wait to show your more.”
Ubisoft has yet to reveal any official details about the game other than its existence and that it’ll be launching before the end of Ubisoft’s current financial year (which ends March 31, 2017), though it’s highly likely that it’ll launch this year.
An image of Watch Dog 2’s lead character was apparently leaked online earlier this month by the actor who plays him, though his Instagram profile has since been made private. The character interestingly showed a much younger “hipster” persona, rather than the revenge-filled angst from Aiden Pierce.
E3 is set to be a pretty big year for Ubisoft and I for one can’t wait to see what they have to show.