Comparing Grand Theft Auto 5 and Watch Dogs might not be a fair fight, especially considering the fan base Rockstar has attained over the years, and while Watch Dogs looks amazing visually it would still need time to build a following. Watch Dogs did make a showing at E3 2012 and left many gamers searching for more news, which also stole the show for some gamers. It has been revealed over the last couple of days that GTA V and Watch Dogs have a mutual plan to give Gamescom a miss.
Gamescom is one of the world’s largest trade fairs and will be an event focusing on entertainment and interactive games, but Rockstar and Ubisoft are not bothered about displaying the above titles at this gaming event. Confirmation that Ubisoft’s Gamescom lineup lacks Watch Dogs had been published here, although the article does point out that Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed 3 will make an appearance.
When it comes to GTA V it seems that Rockstar are not bothered about E3 or Gamescom, and in fact some gamers feel the Grand Theft Auto franchise is too big for these game events. It had been thought that GTA V would make a showing at Gamescom, which came after a few seconds of the next GTA game landed in a trailer for Gamescom. This had been from the original Grand Theft Auto V trailer and those behind Gamescom have since explained this had been “in error“, and offered an apology for any confusion.
They have since removed the GTA reference from the Gamescom trailer and we also notice a recent TV spot, seen in the video below, having a disclaimer after it that states “games sequences contained in the Gamescom trailer are taken from already published game-trailers“, and that these visuals are not to be taken “within the scope of Gamescom 2012“. You can see an abstract from Gamescom in the image on this page, and this has now cleared up any initial confusion with the Gamescom trailer and what it might mean for this years event.
It’s worth noting that Rockstar would prefer to launch their next GTA 5 trailer directly on their website, and don’t normally reveal trailers during events. Currently the release date for GTA 5 could fall in 2012 or 2013, and Rockstar are yet to confirm the year, month, and exact launch date.
Would you buy both GTA 5 and Watch Dogs, or are you dedicated to one franchise? You might also want to read about the confirmation of planes in GTA 5 and how realism is needed in an earlier article, and a look at Sleeping Dogs here. The second video below shows some Watch Dogs gameplay from E3 this year.