Ubisoft has confirmed a sequel to Watch Dogs will launch before the end of its next financial year, which is April 2017. The announcement was made as part of its third-quarter financial report, in which the Paris-headquartered company detailed its outlook for the current fiscal year and beyond.
On the subject of its fiscal 16/17 games slate, the corporation said: “Ubisoft will launch a very high-quality line-up, including For Honor, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, [and] the next instalment of Watch Dogs.”
It will also launch “a new high-potential AAA brand with strong digital live services,” though this project was not further explained.
In April 2015, a senior gameplay programmer at Ubisoft indicated work on Watch Dogs 2 was underway. The developer, who worked on the original Watch Dogs and its expansion, listed Watch Dogs 2 on a CV.
In other developments, Ubisoft has officially confirmed earlier reports that there will not be a new Assassin’s Creed game this year.
“This year, we are stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise. As a result, we’ve decided that there will not be a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2016,” the studio said in a statement explaining the decision.”
The last game in the mainline Assassin’s Creed series was Syndicate, which launched in October 2015 and received a 9/10 in GameSpot’s review.