Watch_Dogs Won’t have Microtransactions; Story Will “Explore” Mature Themes; More info Shared

Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs is approaching its release date very fast, and today Creative Director Jonathan Morin gave some more information about the game and its features:

First of all, Morin was asked if Watch_Dogs would have any microtransations, and his response was strongly negative, all caps and exclamation mark included:

NO! We don’t use this to advance faster or any of that. This just doesn’t fit at all with WD. So no Free-to-Play model here.

He was also asked to gauge how much mature content was included in the game, and if it’s avoidable in any way. Looks like if you want to keep it PG, you’ll have to avoid the game altogether:

I wouldn’t say it has THAT much but some of it is unavoidable. WD narrative is exploring some serious matters…

Interestingly enough, Morin also explained that the game will save progress dynamically, without the need of a “safehouse” mechanic, even if there’ll be places to sleep:

We save dynamically every progress you make so you never lose anything you have accomplished. Then we do have places to sleep…

Finally, we get some insight on what we’ll gain (or lose) from online interactions and hacking of/by other players:

You get/lose notoriety. These unlock skills and there’s also a notoriety leaderboard. That’s all I can say for now : ).

Of course we already know that you can turn off the online feature completely if you so wish, so if you prefer to avoid having other players claiming bragging rights over you, you will be able to keep them out of your game.

One thing is for sure: the lack of microtransactions, in this day and age, is quite interesting, and honestly welcome.

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  • James

    Thank god there’s no Micro Transactions.

  • Not really a fan of micro transactions, glad they aren’t using them

  • stealth20k

    Watchdogs has a big red light for the constant delays. Something bad must have happened mid development.

    • “Constant delays” you say ? The game was delayed only once.

      • superkarma

        Don’t feed the troll. Just point and laugh at them 🙂

        • You’re right, man. ^^ Don’t know what I had in mind 🙂

        • stealth20k

          Why do you stalk my comments? Trolls do want attention.

          • superkarma

            I can’t help it that I click on articles to read…and you’re inevitably in the comments, pretending to be interested in anything Sony related.

          • stealth20k

            haha pretending? I am sure I own more Sony products than you do, I have actually proved it with pictures, you? you just seem angery. When you chill out and stop with the lame namecalling.

            Then get back to me

          • superkarma

            Sorry, I don’t need to take pictures of my products to appease trolls. Have fun trolling, Nintendo fanboy.

            I should have listened to my own advice and not fed the troll. Silly me.

          • stealth20k

            hahaha, name calling again? how lame. That does not prove your point or make you appear smart fyi. I feel pretty bad for you that you have not found a better way to communicate.

      • stealth20k

        The game has been delayed 3 times.

        • superkarma

          Only once. They originally said late 2013, but then delayed that to early 2014. A few months after that announcement, they came out with the May 14th release date.

          • stealth20k

            3 times actually. They have continually moved it back

            end of 2013 – once
            Beginning of 2014 – twice
            May – Third.

          • superkarma

            They never said “beginning of 2014”. After the initial delay, they said spring 2014. Then came the May release date. Last I checked, May is still in the spring.

            Later, troll.

          • stealth20k

            hahaha, I do not expect you to comment again after being owned, but next time, communicate like an adult

          • superkarma

            Actually, just to prove how idiotic you are, I will comment. Did you even bother to read that article you just linked me…or did you simply read the headline?

            If you read past the headline, you would have seen the very first sentence that says “FRENCH GAMES FIRM Ubisoft is delaying the release of console gameWatch Dogs until next spring.”

            See that word “spring”. Yeah.

          • stealth20k

            I thought you were going to stop “feeding me?” oh I see, your small ego requires you to have the last comment, desipite being proven they said early 2014. Thats fine. You are getting a bit boring.

          • superkarma

            You’re still arguing? Lol. Dude, just either admit you were proven wrong or stop embarrassing yourself.


            Right from the developers mouth on October 15th, 2013:
            “It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until spring 2014.”

            They never said early 2014. It’s ok, troll. You were wrong. It’s ok. Now that I proved you wrong twice in a row, I’ll go on my merry way and leave you be.

          • The game was originally announced for a release on november 19th, then was delayed and NO new date was announced until a few weeks ago, when Ubisoft announced it for may 27th. You can check any website that is related to video games, or even Ubisoft themselves if you want.
            There is no shame in admitting that you are wrong. It’s only the first step.

          • extermin8or2

            May is technically still spring. They delayed it in november to spring 2014 or q2 2014. That’s when it’s set to release…. that’s one delay.

    • themugen

      Sorry, but iwas only delayed once.

  • The_Superior_Spider-Mon

    Please do not have a season pass for Watch_Dogs.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    By places to sleep, he means where you can stop the game and end your session right?

  • rafael

    I wanted to know if there are going to be alternative outfits…i dont like his clothes. Too bad boy wanting to be misterious to me, i would like to wear more normal looking clothes in the game.

  • Francis Jairam

    This game is gonna be great!

  • Lostbytes

    One thing is for sure: the lack of microtransactions, in this day and age, is quite interesting, and honestly welcome…….. TOO TRUE!