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Watch Dogs 2 Officially Confirmed by Ubisoft, Will Support Direct X 12

During this year’s Game Developer Conference held in San Francisco, publisher Ubisoft officially confirmed Watch Dogs 2.

In the same announcement, the renowned developer/publisher confirmed that Watch Dogs 2 would have full DirectX 12 support.

Ubisoft made the major announcement during an AMD [Advanced Micro Devices] event at GDC 2016 and while the publisher wouldn’t disclose any further information regarding Watch Dogs 2, it is believed that the sequel to the 2014 hacking title will be available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The presence of Ubisoft at the AMD press briefing suggests that Watch Dogs 2 will be highly optimised for the red team’s graphical units.

Although the confirmation is nothing new, rumours of a sequel have been ongoing for the past two years, it’s possible with the exclusion of Assassin’s Creed this year that Watch Dogs 2 could launch late 2016.

Watch Dogs launched May 27, 2014, on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Windows and Wii U in November 2014 and followed protagonist Aiden Pearce, a hacker who takes control of Chicago’s centralized networking systems as he seeks revenge on those who attempted a hit on his life, which inadvertently killed his niece.

We would expect Watch Dogs 2 to get an official reveal at E3 2016 at the Convention Centre in Los Angeles this summer.

Dan has been gaming for nearly 30 years and has survived everything from Nuclear Fallouts to Zombie Outbreaks but his main love is Survival Horror and don't we all know it. Favourite games include Resident Evil and Grand Theft Auto, he can be regularly found cruising the streets of Vice City listening to the classics.


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