Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot is very confident that Watch Dogs is going to sell over 6 million copies. Well, 6.3 million, to be exact.
Guillemot claims that he can set the high goal due to the massive success of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It also doesn’t hurt that the game has had an incredibly great ad campaign, and just about every new tidbit of information has been relished by just about everyone.
Watch Dogs is being developed by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC and will be released on May 27th. A Wii U version is also being developed and is set to be released at the end of the year.
The PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One are both performing very well, as they have both outsold their predecessors by this time in their life cycles. However, Ubisoft thinks that the good numbers are going to get even better.
Speaking at a recent earnings call, Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot said that he thinks that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will have sold a combined 30 million units by March 2015.
Honestly, these numbers could be very possible. Remember, both systems haven’t really gotten into a good groove yet, so when even bigger titles are being released that you can only get on new-gen systems you better believe sales will go up.
Another JRPG is making its way to North America thanks to NIS America, and now Natural Doctrine has received its first western trailer.
The game does look very promising, as it reminds be a lot of old-school RPGs that I can’t get enough of. The game is being developed for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, though from the trailer it seems more like an early PS3 game.
Naughty Dog are pretty much the best developers around right now, bringing us both the Uncharted series and the fantastic The Last of Us. We know that both a remaster of The Last of Us and new entry in the Uncharted series are in development, but what we didn’t know is that they are working on two other things that are completely unrelated to those games.
Creative director Neil Druckmann spoke with EDGE and said the following about current projects:
“We’re working on this re-release, but at the same time we’re working on two other brand-new experiences.”
What these brand new experiences are is anyone’s guess, but you can bet that Naughty Dog is going to be having all eyes on them at this year’s E3.
The PlayStation 4 exclusive DriveClub recently got a confirmed release date, and we have steadily been getting gameplay trailers that have been showing off new courses and cars. This latest one shows off the Pagani Huayra as it speeds through the forests of Canada.
The PlayStation 4 exclusive FPS Killzone: Shadowfall is set to receive a co-op expansion in June that is called Intercept. What Intercept does is place you and up to three of your friends on Intelligence Squad Alpha, who are a special VSA team that have been tasked with going behind enemy lines and relaying information on the Helghast military.
The news revealed in a post on PlayStation.Blog, which also goes into detail about the combat roles you will have in Intercept. You have the choice between four different roles: Assault, Marksman, Medic and Tactician. You will essentially have to take down Helghast while simultaneously protecting your uplinks from assault.
Intercept comes with four arena maps that are based on areas from the single-player campaign. Interestingly, a stand-alone version is coming later this year for those who do not have Killzone: Shadowfall but still want to try out the co-op.