Missing the hacking experience? Worry no more! Ubisoft just confirmed the sequel to the Watch Dogs, which is set to be released before next financial year [April-2017]. This franchise had set a milestone with 4 million copies being sold in the first week which later increased to around 10 million units by the end of 2015. From the very release of the game, it was evident that the sequel to this game was surely included in Ubi’s plans.
For now, it is not clear if ‘Aiden Pierce’ the protagonist will return in Watch Dogs 2 as a lead character. However, Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot said, “Some people loved the characters and some didn’t. It was difficult to please everybody with that character. Now, having seen the reaction, we know what we will do next to improve that.”
Guillemot further added, “Ubisoft is now moving away from the ‘Angry-White-Man’ lead characters and trying to introduce more diversity into the game’s protagonists. By ‘diversity in game’s protagonist’, Guillemot meant, “You may expect a FEMALE protagonist hacking around the city”. For now it is concrete that ‘Aiden Pierce’ will no longer be in a lead role for the sequel of this franchise. However, the developers who worked on the development of the Watch Dog franchise will be reassigned for the development of Watch Dogs 2.
Also, Ubisoft has officially confirmed there won’t be any Assassin’s Creed coming up this year. Looks like Ubi is really onto something starting this holiday season [December 2016], with the premier of the upcoming movie based on Assassin’s Creed.