Watch Dogs 2 release date confirmed, takes place in San Francisco

Ad slip-up reveals Watch Dogs 2's San Francisco setting and confirms November release date.

| Jun 7, 2016 at 8:12 am CDT

Watch Dogs 2's release date has been confirmed for November 15 across PS4, Xbox One and PC, thanks to a recent ad banner slip-up.


Ubisoft is set to unveil Watch Dogs 2 on the morrow, but an IGN advertisement mishap has accidentally spilled the beans early. The premature leak was first spotted by Eurogamer, and IGN has since pulled the ad, but not before it was immortalized on the web in screenshot form.

By clearly showing the Golden Gate Bridge and Marcus, our new hipster hacker protagonist, the banner ad confirmed that Watch Dogs 2 will take place in San Francisco. Ubisoft promises that Watch Dogs 2 will "surprise players with a new tone and innovative hacking possibilities," and we also know that Aiden Pearce won't star in the sequel and is being replaced by a brand new hipster hacker protagonist.

Watch Dogs 2 will also sport unique DirectX 12 capabilities and be optimized for AMD video cards.

Ubisoft claims that Watch Dogs 2 will be their biggest game in 2016, so expect high production values and the possibility that Ubisoft has learned from its past mistakes with the original game. "Our biggest title in Fiscal Year 2017 will be Watch Dogs 2, which will build on the success of the first game," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said during the FY2017 investor's call.

Watch Dogs 2 is set to launch November 15, 2016 across PC, PS4 and Xbox One. We'll be sure to keep you updated when the official reveal trailer is launched.

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