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Surprise! Watch Dogs 2 has finally been confirmed by Ubisoft

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Watch Dogs 2 confirmed by Ubisoft

Ubisoft can’t keep a secret. They’re like that one parent that always wants to surprise you with a really awesome gift, but gives so much away in the lead up that the payoff just isn’t as good as it should be. In this case, a slew of teases, rumours, financial earnings listing and even a press kit all but confirmed Watch Dogs 2 over the past few months. And Ubisoft sees no point in hiding it any further.

In an email detailing their line-up at E3, Ubisoft have finally acknowledged that they’ll be showing off the sequel to their ambitious yet flawed open-world hacktivism title. The game is presumably getting its first reveal on stage at the Ubisoft Conference (that’s on June 13th, remember), and will be one of many big AAA titles taking to the stage during the event. Others include the melee combat focused For Honor (a standout last year at the show), South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot alluded to even more surprises being kept for the conference itself, and it’s been long rumoured that Ubisoft would be revealing another brand new IP at the show (that would be two in a row now). Hopefully that’s able to stay a surprise for just a few more days, in an attempt to rekindle the bewilderment everyone felt at the shocking announcement of Watch Dogs so many years ago. [Editor’s note: I’m still hoping for Beyond Good and Evil 2]

Watch Dogs 2 will reportedly be taking the place of the absent Assassin’s Creed this year, meaning it could launch as early as November. I just hope it has a little more character than the first one, and that the shift in setting and protagonist go a long way to ridding us of the memory of Aiden Pearce.

Last Updated: June 3, 2016


  1. Yippee!


  2. Ottokie

    June 3, 2016 at 07:59



    • AfricanTime

      June 3, 2016 at 08:22

      it wasnt a bad game …


  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 3, 2016 at 08:06

    I often wondered why he never charges his phone


    • Ir0nseraph

      June 3, 2016 at 08:12

      I just always assumed, since his lack of human emotion he was one big walking battery 😛

      Happy to see Wildlands confirmed for E3.

      Did you fix your problem you had last night ?


      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 3, 2016 at 08:26

        No, was at the office till 1:30…… need a new laptop, the other one um… retired


        • Ir0nseraph

          June 3, 2016 at 08:31

          O early forced retirement.


        • Skoobaz

          June 3, 2016 at 12:48

          Did it get raided?? Hue Hue


          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 3, 2016 at 12:57


  4. Darren Peach

    June 3, 2016 at 08:49

    Waffle doffles.


  5. Skittle

    June 3, 2016 at 09:14

    I am ready for disappointment


  6. Truth Hurts!

    June 3, 2016 at 09:39

    Never played the first one. The second game experience can probably be simulated by playing the first game and banging your head on your desk repeatedly.


  7. K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    June 3, 2016 at 10:08

    I’m on board with Watch Dogs 2.. first game was decent and I’m sure they’ll build on that.


  8. DarthBanner

    June 3, 2016 at 12:27

    After buying the division, i will never buy another ubisoft game.


  9. Jonah Cash

    June 4, 2016 at 12:45

    I had zero issues with Aiden, I feel like he was a very relate able character. He didn’t get over worried or happy at any point just like me. When the going gets tough I stay exactly the same, when the going is happy and easy I stay exactly the same. He is awesome, hope they don’t change too much of his character.


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