Watch_Dogs smashes worldwide pre-order records

It seems like Ubisoft has struck a nerve with the upcoming release of Watch_Dogs. The game is officially the most pre-ordered new IP in Ubisoft history, the second-most pre-ordered Ubisoft game ever – and the most pre-ordered new IP in the entire industry for 2014!

The news comes just one day after the company announced that Watch_Dogs has gone gold after more than five years of development, and is on its way to the manufacturers.

Geoffroy Sardin, Senior VP Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft explains:

These strong pre-orders are a clear indication of players’ anticipation and excitement for Watch Dogs. The teams have worked tirelessly to ensure that players will enjoy a top quality game with enormous scope, and we can’t wait to get the game into their hands.

Watch_Dogs has been in development across multiple Ubisoft studios, including Bucharest, Paris, Quebec and lead studio Montreal.

It takes place in a near-future Chicago, as you step into the sneaky shoes of brilliant hacker Aiden Pearce. He’s out for revenge against those who hurt his family – and he’s doing it by hacking and manipulating the city’s Central Operating System (ctOS). Use the city-wide grid to locate targets, control traffic lights and access ATMs – essentially, use Chicago as the ultimate weapon.

Watch_Dogs is heading to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC on May 27th, with a Wii U release promised for “a later date”.

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