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Hack The Planet On Your PC With Watch_Dogs 2

On November 15th, Ubisoft released Watch_Dogs 2 on Xbox One and PS4. A lot of critics consider this sequel to be a marked improvement over its predecessor. As of November 29th, Watch_Dogs 2 is now available on PC.

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The PC version of this title has a few improvements specific to its platform. PC players can expect to enjoy full 4K resolution, an uncapped framerate, ultra textures, various detail options, multi-monitor support, and a mouse-centric UI. Ubisoft actually has a detailed list of all the improvements for the PC version on their blog right here.

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It seems that in more ways than one, Ubisoft is trying to make up for the mistakes they made in Watch_Dogs with Watch_Dogs 2. Our very own Jack McBastard found the PS4 version of the game very enjoyable. You may recall that the PC version of the first game had a litany of performance issues. While the PC version of Watch_Dogs 2 has its own issues, at this time it is nowhere near the struggles the first title had. Despite the fact that many consider it a much better game than its predecessor, Watch_Dogs 2 saw a significant drop in sales. When you consider the situation, it makes sense. Watch_Dogs was a new IP and was hotly anticipated after its incredible E3 announcement. Because that game was such a disappointment, it is understandable that the sequel’s reception has been a bit muted. This has not been lost on Ubisoft. This is what they had to say regarding the game’s reception:

“We’re incredibly happy with critics’ and players’ very positive reception of Watch_Dogs 2, which should bolster support for the long-term success of the game. It is true that first-day and first-week sales for a number of big games, including Watch Dogs 2 and titles from our competitors, are comparatively lower than previous versions in previous years.

“However, we expect both week-two and week-three sales to be above traditional sales patterns. There is a trend toward games, especially high-quality games, having stronger and longer “tails” as favorable reviews and word of mouth spread. Watch_Dogs 2 is already considered a tremendous addition to the open-world action adventure series and we’re confident that millions of players are going to love it.”

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From this quote, it looks like Ubisoft is confident that Watch_Dogs 2 will have some real staying power, and feel interest in the game will grow through positive word of mouth. I know I plan to pick it up down the road.

Nedu’s knowledge of hacking is based on cheesy movies from the 80’s and 90’s. He is also a content writer on AYBOnline. His views are his own. 

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