Watch Dogs release date

The wait is almost over. After making the tough decision to delay Watch Dogs in order to give this innovative and ambitious open-world game the polish it deserves, Ubisoft is pleased to announce the release date. Watch Dogs will be available on May 27, 2014, for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. (Watch Dogs on Wii U will be available at a later date, still to be determined.)

But a release date isn’t enough. We’ve read your comments on social media – including right here on the UbiBlog – and we know you’re famished for more info (and right now, thank you very much). The good news is, you won’t have to wait much longer. We’ve also got a full hands-on preview of the game, along with a detailed developer Q&A outlining why the game was delayed (including what, exactly, “polish” means in context of this delay). Elsewhere, the first round of stories and content about Watch Dogs will begin to appear in select media today (we’ll be sure to include links to these stories in Saturday’s UbiBlog Weekly). And back here on the UbiBlog we’ll begin to unleash a steady stream of new content up through release and beyond. For now, though, here’s another look at Aiden Pearce, with a new trailer that reveals why exactly Aiden became a vigilante in search of justice.

We’ve got some great stories, videos, features, interviews and more that we can’t wait to share with you. Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below and we’ll do our best to answer them in the coming days, weeks and months. See you soon in Chicago…

For more info, hack into these Watch Dogs features:

NEW! Watch Dogs – Playing In the Open World

NEW! Why Was Watch Dogs Delayed?

The Secrets Behind Watch Dogs’ Next Gen Experience

Watch Dogs


Release date — May 27, 2014
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city’s omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase, and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Alcohol
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  1. Charbel Kaloush on March 6, 2014
    Nothing makes me happier than reading thru the Blog daily and hearing UBI's announcements! A glorious day indeed! The Blog to me is like a Horizon which I always look uponpto see what's coming next! Looking forward to the extra content later today Thank you all!
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on March 8, 2014
      Thanks, Charbel!
  2. Jordan on March 6, 2014
    Is there a resolution difference between xbox one and ps4?
  3. Jordan on March 6, 2014
    Is there a resolution difference between cbox one and ps4?
  4. REX T on March 6, 2014
    Just hope WiiU version may be half price or wait for other platform Annual/the Best version [with all DLC] together...You know, everyone know the story and watch the Twitch after it released...
    • Rajani Isa (@Rajani_Isa) on March 6, 2014
      Expecting them to delay it enough for that is rediculous. And would cost them sales. While I'd hope they give us Wii U owners some bonus, expecting a half off product is silly.
    • LOL on March 6, 2014
      Be happy they're doing a Wii U version at all. Honestly, they shouldn't even bother.
  5. TomNicholas on March 6, 2014
    there should totally be a movie for this
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on March 8, 2014
      You know we announced a Watch Dogs movie, right?
  6. Flop’ on March 6, 2014
    I agree, I hope Wii U version of this game will have a few exclusive bonus. But even if there aren't, I'm going to buy it on Wii U =P
  7. Yama on March 6, 2014
    Great news! In Japan, will it release on the same day? I hope so!!
  8. Italodance on March 6, 2014
    I want to purchase the PS Vita version,is there any port of the game for Vita?
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on March 8, 2014
      We have not announced a PS Vita version. It's coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC & Wii U.
  9. SLIGuy on March 6, 2014
    While a release date is good news it means little to me until the Wii U date. I'm anticipating gamepad features for this title. Please Ubisoft as soon as you can, wii u could be definitive version given the controls.
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on March 8, 2014
      We hope that whatever system you own, you're getting the "definitive" experience for you. But we'll have more info on the Wii U at a later date.
  10. Andrew on March 6, 2014
    Any official comment on why the game looks "worse" than it did the last time you showed us it?What version is being shown in the video?
  11. SomeGuy on March 6, 2014
    Was the gameplay in the story trailer from PS3 and 360? I hope it was because it didn't look as good as the gameplay from E3.
    • Ital on March 6, 2014
      I hope so too. It doesn't look too bad but definitely worse than what we had seen before, as well as the gameplay from Gamespot. We need a confirmation or a clarification.
  12. Ital on March 6, 2014
    Awesome! This made my day, even my week!
  13. Agasti on March 10, 2014
    Polishing the game is always not enough, but it's not like Ubi is not gonna help gamer's about it. I was waiting for this announcement from the moment it got delayed, as every other gamer.
  14. Md Shazzadul Aziz on March 20, 2014
    Thnx 4 the News Ubisfot...Cant w8 2 Play This Game....:)
  15. iz on April 3, 2014
    please confirm we are gonna perish every last inch of this holy lands in may 27th

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