Developer Ubisoft is expecting potentially great sales for upcoming open-world game, Watch Dogs 2.
At a recent earnings call, company CEO Yves Guillemot discussed the studio’s expectations for the game when it comes to sales, stating that “Watch Dogs 2 has the potential to be one of Ubisoft’s best-selling games of all time.”
Guillemot stated that his confidence in the title comes from the “more seamless” online approach the game takes compared to its predecessor, as well as its “relevant storyline” and “engaging” characters (The original Watch Dog’s main character Aiden Pearce was one of the most criticized features of the title).
The game’s E3 trailer was watched over 30 million times, Guillemot noted, and added that the reaction to the title’s official announcement was “very positive.”
Becoming one of Ubisoft’s best-selling titles would be quite a feat for Watch Dog 2, after the company has seen recent spikes in titles such as The Division and even the original Watch Dogs when it was released in 2014, selling more than 4 million copies in its two weeks.
Watch Dogs 2 launches for PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 15th, taking place in San Francisco with a new character named Marcus Holloway. Watch the E3 trailer for the game here.