The lights are on
Ubisoft is reporting that despite the statistically larger player-base of current-gen consoles, more pre-order have been placed for the next-gen versions of Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
Speaking with MCV, Ubisoft Europe chief Alain Corre said that transitioning to the new consoles should be easy, considering the excitement that has already been generated.
“The fans are really excited to get their hands on the new technology. It has been eight years without a home console from Sony or Microsoft so we feel a lot of excitement from our fans for Watch Dogs or Assassin’s Creed IV. The pre-orders we are getting are much bigger on our next-gen games. So we feel that the transition might be quicker. There is a real appetite for change.”
Our TakeAssassin's Creed has proven itself to be one of those rare franchises that appeals to just about everyone willing to take part in interactive media. Much like Call of Duty, it's the kind of game that has devoted fans who don't necessarily follow release dates, even if they do intend to pick up the "new one" when it comes out. For this reason, I wonder how it will pan out once the game releases? Even if the next-gen version is garnering more pre-orders, I theorize that the current-gen version will still be the bigger seller. For Watch Dogs, however, a new untested franchise – we'll have to wait and see. In any case, the next-generation of consoles looks like it could be in for a strong start.
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I have both preordered for the Xbox One.
Well, the gap would be wider if I could actually preorder WD for Wii U. -.-
Not really surprised. I like to get games on launch days instead of preordering them.
I think pretty much only because people preordering consoles are ordering games with it, and theyre going out of their way to preorder stuff right now. Wheras a lot of people dont bother to preorder games for current gen or not so early at least.
I don't have any preorders in right now but I plan to buy both of these games for the One.
As a wise sponge once said "I'm ready"