Ubisoft boosted Watch Dogs team after E3 reveal

Ubisoft drastically increased the Watch Dogs project following its blockbuster E3 reveal last year.

The new IP will cross generations, launching on current and next generation platforms. And Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says the publisher gave its Montreal-based development team everything it needed so the game would live up to its ever-growing hype.

"E3 was a great revelation for Watch Dogs," Guillemot told MCV.

"It gave us a chance to increase the whole project, giving the studio the chance to have bigger teams to help them achieve this goal they have.

"You always have great ideas, but you need enough people to bring it to life. After E3, we really made sure they had all the teams they needed and all the capacity they wanted to fulfil their dream.

"It’s an open world, that is well-adapted to what people want to play today. So there’s good potential for success."

As well as Microsoft and Sony’s machines, Ubisoft is also bringing Watch Dogs to Wii U. It follows the move from the company to make its previously Wii U exclusive title Rayman Legends multi-format, and Guillemot insists Ubisoft is still committed to Nintendo’s machine.

"We think Wii U is a great machine. But it just has to sell more," he said.

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