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 Watch Dogs  hits hard, as Ubisoft needs it to
Watch Dogs hits hard, as Ubisoft needs it to
May 28, 2014 | By Christian Nutt




Today, Ubisoft announced that the hotly anticipated title Watch Dogs -- available for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One across the major Western territories -- has broken its record for most copies of a game sold in its first 24 hours on sale.

The company calculated this using its own internal metrics; third party sales data has yet to be released.

This is good news for the company -- it is relying on Watch Dogs to help pick up slumping sales moving into its next fiscal year. With the help of Watch Dogs, the current fiscal year "should see a return to double-digit profitability," said CEO Yves Guillemot, alongside its most recent yearly financial results. "The year’s performance will be led by five games -- Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Just Dance, The Crew, and Watch Dogs," Guillemot added.

Creative director Jonathan Morin recently spoke to Gamasutra about the challenges of developing the open-world game, saying, "You need to define something that is not just a gimmick, but can deliver new gameplay in the entire game... The core challenge is always, 'Let's find something that will change the game.'"


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