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Ubisoft Have Learned From The "Watch Dogs Experience"

Games will only be shown running on target machines

Tuffcub, 06/07/2015 03:24 PM, 15 comments.

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Did you notice a small but noticeable change at this year’s E3? Games were announced that were out in six months rather than in three year’s time, and videos were mostly of in game footage rather than target renders.

It appears that publishers are – at last – listening to consumers. Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, told The Guardian that the reaction to the Watch Dogs demo had changed how the company would show future games.

“With E3 2015 we said, OK, let’s make sure the games are playable, that they’re running on the target machines,” said Yves. “When we show something, we ask the team, make sure it’s playable, make sure gamers can immediately see exactly what it is. That’s what we learned from the Watch Dogs experience – if it can’t be played on the target machine, it can be a risk.”

He went on to say that Watch Dogs had many interconnected features and that this was “maybe a bit too much for a first iteration.”

It’s good news that Ubisoft are listening to their fans, perhaps they can start sorting out the massive day one patches next.

Source: The Guardian

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