Watch Dogs will be a PS4 launch title, PC release after, Ubisoft show off new screens


Watch Dogs is now out; here’s our Watch Dogs review.

Watch Dogs, the forthcoming open-world game of grim techno-crime, hacking and changing traffic lights, will be a PlayStation 4 launch title, later receiving a cross-platform release that will bring it to the PC. As the PlayStation 4 is set to launch during the holiday season, this likely means PC gamers will get to try it in early 2014.

To coincide with this announcement, developers Ubisoft Montreal have released a handful of new screenshots showing the sort of trouble a little hacking can get you into. Click through to have a gander.

Good things come to those who wait, even becoming great things in the process, and I’m betting that the PC version of Watch Dogs is going to trump that of the PS4. Whatever changes Ubisoft make for the PC version, I think it’s a safe bet that modders will make the game their own, much as they did with their Dark Souls mods or their Grand Theft Auto IV mods, those canny folks.

Sure, we might have to wait for our Grand Theft Auto games, but when we get them they always look much better. If Watch Dogs is this pretty on a PS4, imagine how it’ll look on a souped-up PC.

And while we’re on the subject of open-world games, have you seen how many Skyrim mods are around? Oh, there’s only about 10,000.

Remember how Halo debuted on the Xbox, but PC gamers eventually got a much sexier version of the game? Okay, sure, the rest of the series may not have come to us (yet?) but that’s not the point. The point is PCs are brilliant.

Watch Dogs, which is in development at Ubisoft Montreal, was arguably the most impressive game revealed at E3 last year, wowing audiences with a vision of a world where everybody’s technology is interlinked, from smartphones to CCTV, and it’s all ripe for hacking and exploitation.