Watch Dogs could ‘define next-gen gaming’ says Sony

Despite having been hit by launch delays, Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs could come to define next-gen gaming, PS4 maker Sony has suggested.

Speaking in line with today’s UK PS4 release date, Sony has suggested that the upcoming Watch Dogs game could become the first in a hugely successful franchise which grows to define the emerging era of next-gen, PS4 and Xbox One based gaming.

Speaking with TrustedReviews, Fergal Gara, Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment UK has stated that Watch Dogs could “define next-gen gaming and really push some boundaries.” Despite Gara’s optimistic outlook for the game, he has revealed the company’s disappointment in the Watch Dog delays.

“It is a slight disappointment [that Watch Dogs has been delayed],” he told us. “The timing isn’t as we had hoped. We have said we are for the players and we would rather they have a great game slightly later than a good game early.”

Looking at the promise shown by the futuristic title, Gara stated: “A title like Watchdogs, the anticipation is so high around it; pre-orders are already very significant and very strong for PS4.”

He added: “It would be a terrible shame if a game like that – which could go several rounds, Watchdogs 1, 2, 3 and could define next-gen gaming and really push some boundaries – it would be a shame if a title like that came out and it was only good when it could be great.”

Although having expressed his disappointment at the delays which have seen the Watch Dogs release pushed back until ‘spring 2014’, Gara has claimed this was the correct move.

“I do think it’s the right call by Ubisoft,” he said. “Many of us would like to have our hands on it tonight, tomorrow, right now, but we will have to wait and it’s better to have a great title than just a good title.”

The PS4 launched in the UK today, with the next-gen console setting wannabe owners back £349, £80 less than the rival Xbox One price.

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