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Watch Dogs 2 will 'fill the gap' for Assassin's Creed

Ubisoft says that Watch Dogs 2 will 'certainly fill the gap' left by Assassin's Creed

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:31 pm CST - 1 min, 26 secs reading time

Ubisoft has high hopes for Watch Dogs 2, and considering that there's no Assassin's Creed game out this year, the sales are going to have to be quite good.

Watch Dogs 2 will 'fill the gap' for Assassin's Creed |

In an interview with MCVUK, Ubisoft Sales Director Darren Bowen said: "Assassin's Creed has been a fantastic seller for Ubisoft and really important to the market every year, but make no mistake, Watch Dogs 2 will certainly fill the gap this year".

He added: "We are very fortunate to have such a strong and varied line-up so we don't have to rely just one franchise. Following Watch Dogs 2, we also have Steep launching at the start of December along with strong back catalogue sales on Tom Clancy's The Division and Far Cry Primal which have been two of the biggest launches so far this year. Let's not forget live games like The Crew and Rainbow Six Siege which is really being embraced the community with 10m players worldwide. If that wasn't enough we also have the Ezio Collection, so for those consumers who need a taste of Assassin's Creed every year - and we know there are a huge number of people - they will still be able to purchase a great triple pack which covers the most loved period of Assassin's Creed".

Watch Dogs 2 pre-orders are lower than Ubisoft had hoped, but after the last 5 or so Ubisoft releases, pre-orders were always going to be lower. Sales might pick up after the first week, when all of the real, unbiased reviews by gamers are released. The original Watch Dogs sold over 10 million copies, becoming the biggest new IP launch in the gaming industry.

Last updated: Sep 1, 2017 at 05:18 am CDT

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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