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PS4: Ubisoft planning similar launch day support to Wii U, Vita

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Ubisoft is planning multiple games for the PS4's launch.

When asked whether Ubisoft will offer it a similar level of support to the Wii U and Vita console launches - which saw six and five games respectively in Europe - CEO Yves Guillemot told Digital Spy: "That's what we're trying to do.

Aiden Pearce from the 'Watch Dogs' game for PlayStation 4

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Aiden Pearce is a highly skilled computer hacker



"It's part of our DNA to be early, because we think it's the best way to put the company in the new features that are offered.

"With the Wii U, for example, the fact that we went touch on a new, double screen, all of those things you're able to do afterwards in all the creations you do.

"Being early on all the machines is making the company learn fast, and learn early."

Meanwhile, Guillemot said that it plans to release "some" other games like Watch Dogs across two generations like the PS3 and PS4, while others will remain be console-specific.

"For some of them, but not all [will be cross-generation]," he said.

"There will be specific games for certain types of machines taking advantage of specific features. As I said, it will be the case for some of the games."


Guillemot was also asked how long Ubisoft anticipates supporting the current generation of systems, to which he explained it depended on the pricing of new consoles and how manufacturers can supply demand.

"If they are very fast, we'll concentrate most of our work on the next generation," he added.

Watch Dogs was confirmed as a PS4 launch title following the console's announcement, with Ubisoft saying the multi-platform title will be "pushed further" on Sony's new system.

A Wii U version was also recently announced, which would use the same social features but has yet to have tablet functionality finalised.

Watch Dogs sees players take control of a hacker named Aiden Pearce, who has an entire city's surveillance system at his disposal. Aiden can tap into people's electronic devices to gather intelligence on them, and infiltrate security systems vital to the city.

The game will feature innovative social features that allow users to access other players' games using smartphones.

> Read DS's full interview with Yves Guillemot on Ubisoft's support for PS4

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