During this year’s Game Developer Conference, held in San Francisco, 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 they wouldn’t disclose any further information regarding Watch Dogs 2 it is believed that the sequel to the 2014 title will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The presence of Ubisoft at the AMD press briefing would suggest that Watch Dogs 2 will be highly optimized for the red team’s graphical units. Although the confirmation is nothing new, rumors 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, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows and Wii U in November 2014. Players took on the role of 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. While Watch Dogs set sales records it also suffered launch issues.
We expect Watch Dogs 2 to get an official reveal at E3 2016 in Los Angeles this summer.