Who Guards the Watch_Dogs?
Yves Guillemot, CEO and general guy what is in the position of leadership (what what!) of Ubisoft, spoke with surprising candor about Watch_Dogs recently. Having been pinned down by The Guardian (kinky) at this year's E3 he offered apology for how it all panned out. Firmly acknowledging that the inevitable disappointment was their own fault, and that they would make greater effort to avoid such happening ever again.
"It's a real challenge to create those types of games. When they come out, especially the first iterations, they are not perfect on everything. We think we launched a good quality game for a first step in a new brand with a new technology. It's just so complex – seamless multiplayer, connectivity with mobile and tablets, so many things – it was maybe a bit too much for a first iteration."
Now, it's worth bearing in mind, this isn't the first time Ubisoft have promised to do better. They are always saying they'll mend some bridges with we of the PC Master Race, right before throwing another shitty DRM at us. But something about the wording of this makes me more inclined to believe them. Especially with further comments about how all of this year's games were running on target (read: console) hardware. And with The Division still looking as good, if not better, than it did before, they might just have learned their lesson.
Time, as always, will tell. But I say give them benefit of doubt.