Watch Dogs demo 'not in development'

Ubisoft Montreal creative director says studio needs to focus resources

A demo for Ubisoft's multiplatform blockbuster Watch Dogs will not be available ahead of its release date, the project's creative director has said.

Responding to an overflow of questions on Twitter, Jonathan Morin told fans that the studio was not building a demo of the game for any supported platforms.


"They [sic] are no demo planned before release," he told one fan.

"Doing demos take time, the focus is on the game. You will see more footage before release," he said to another.

Though the Watch Dogs release date was originally set for November 2013, just weeks before launch Ubisoft delayed the project.

The Ubisoft Montreal title is due to ship on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC from May 27. A Wii U version, once rumoured to have been cancelled, is now expected to be released "at a later date".

In March, a senior figure at Ubisoft Montreal said the studio would have been forced to axe "several" Watch Dogs game systems had the open-world title not been delayed beyond its original release target of November 2013.

Ubisoft's VP of creative, Lionel Raynaud, told CVG that the Watch Dogs team even considered saving specific systems for a sequel, but ultimately decided that the additional development time required to implement them would be worthwhile.