Watch Dogs on Wii U 'is superior to current-gen'

Nintendo console version looks better than on PS3 and 360, says Ubisoft creative director

The Wii U version of Watch Dogs will look noticeably better than the current-gen versions, according to one of the game's senior developers.


During an interview with CVG, creative director Jonathan Morin was asked how the Wii U version compared visually to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.

"I would say the Wii U version is pretty much in between what the current gen is and what the next gen is from a version standpoint," Morin replied.

"It's hard to position it. I would tend to say it's maybe a bit closer to current gen than next gen for certain things but it's a beautiful game on Wii U and it's cool to play it just on the GamePad."

Morin also confirmed that Watch Dogs could be played on the Wii U GamePad in off-screen mode.

"There are no new features or anything like that - it's the same game but we're optimising the controls for the beast that is the Wii U GamePad," he said.

Ubisoft has confirmed a Watch Dogs release date of November 19 in North America and November 22 in Europe for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC. PS4 and Xbox One versions will be available when the console's launch.

In the full CVG interview, Morin discusses the competition from Rockstar, as well as the backlash from an unfinished promotional video, along with the game's underlying themes.