Watch Dogs sold more copies in a 24-hour period than any other previously-released Ubisoft title.
Ubisoft, the company behind the popular Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry franchises, confirmed today that Watch Dogs has outdone the sales of all other impressive Ubisoft titles in its first 24 hours of availability.
Steinman elaborates in the blog post about the arduous hours and innovative input that shaped Watch Dogs, saying,
“In development for over five years, Watch Dogs was, from the very beginning, designed to offer a next-gen experience on any system. Introducing hacking as a new gameplay mechanic, Watch Dogs was built on an all-new game engine called Disrupt, which delivers an immersive world packed with emergent gameplay. You take control of Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker who suffers a family tragedy and is now seeking justice.”
Steinman goes on to quote Ubisoft co-founder Yves Guillemot, who had this to say about Watch Dogs,
“Watch Dogs is an amazing achievement and our teams should be proud that the creativity, innovation and long hours they invested in making this game are paying off. It’s great to see so many customers enjoy playing the game, and it shows that Watch Dogs has cracked the code for developing a new blockbuster IP and a thoroughly new-gen experience.”