'Watch Dogs' is coming May 27th


Before the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 hit store shelves, Watch Dogs was easily among the most hotly anticipated next-gen games. Sony and Microsoft even planned to bundle Ubisoft's open-world dystopian adventure with their latest consoles. But an unfortunate delay pushed Watch Dogs well beyond November, tempering excitement for the game somewhat. Thankfully now we know when Watch Dogs will finally arrive: Ubisoft has announced a May 27th release date for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Windows. A Wii U version is still in the works, but as Ubisoft previously disclosed, that version won't come until later. A new trailer for the game containing the release date was spotted by Videogamer on Xbox.com — presumably earlier than planned — and later uploaded to Ubisoft's official YouTube channel.

When the game was delayed back in October, Ubisoft said the difficult decision would ultimately give its developers critical time to add "polish and fine tune each detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience." The publisher's goal is to "win next-gen," so while the wait hasn't been easy, we're hopeful that a few extra months of work have helped Ubisoft mold Watch Dogs into the stellar title that gamers are expecting. You can watch the latest trailer below, or find out more about the revamped game at our sister site Polygon.

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