Watch Dogs 2 Won’t Take As Long to Develop, Currently Doesn’t Exist
Creative director Jonathan Morin talks about further exploring the thematics of the series.
Ubisoft Montreal’s recently revealed multiplayer gameplay trailer for Watch Dogs has us more hyped than ever for the game’s release. Speaking to Eurogamer, creative director Jonathan Morin discussed the possibilities of making a sequel.
He first clarified that, “Right now there is no such thing as a Watch Dogs 2.”
But if a sequel did happen, as Morin says, “It’s certainly not going to be the same amount of time if we ever embark on such a journey. A big part of it was defining whatever Watch Dogs is. Once you have that starting point, then what becomes interesting is what players want more of – what comes next?
“Especially with the delay we have just been really concentrating on getting it [the original Watch Dogs] launched. After that we’ll see where it goes – I think Ubisoft is showing more and more that they’re willing to take the time for it to be right.”
It doesn’t seem as though a sequel won’t happen though. Ubisoft has already stated that Watch Dogs will become one of the best selling games through 2013. Morin himself says, “I think we’re in a pretty good shape. I certainly like the idea of going deeper in the thematics – the hyperconnectivity and hacking in an entire city, controlling a city, monitoring everyone.
“There’s stuff we discovered by making Watch Dogs that are interesting to pursue. But it’s up to players. [And] for me right now – it’s vacation.”
Watch Dogs releases on May 27th for PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.