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GTA V and Watch Dogs have mutual plan

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.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

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JesseT

With NBA 2k13, Borderlands 2, XCOM. coming out this year.
another XCOM, and BIOSHOCK next year (two months apart early) 
this game most likely won’t be out till maby a year from now. 
I REALLY REALLY HOPE i am wrong. 

JesseT

Chances are Watch Dogs is going to be next gen console. if i was a betting man i’ll bet that. (only reason b/c i can’t put that game in my gamefly q.) also the release date is to be confirmed in 2013. so that could mean it won’t be out till maby 2014. who knows.. 

Almas Butt

watch dogs is different it has different gameplay different idea so its more exciting then gta 5

Zacktacularme
Zacktacularme

If you look at GTA since they have started, they haven’t really taken the game as far as you would think a franchise of that caliber would be. The story is always the same, you’re a gangster/mobster/hoodlum and you fight for control of a corrupted city. The game mechanics are always the same, the graphics always slightly improve from the previous game but that is it. hell, look at the marketing aspect..clone copies. I will admit that Watch_Dogs is the underdog going up against GTA but i feel that GTA is outdated and Watch_Dogs is going to do better if… Read more »

Alan
Alan

Honestly I want gta 5 and watch dogs to come after the next gen consoles because it would suck to have to switch discs out because I own a Xbox 360 and like l.a noire and max Payne I dont think the Xbox could fit it all in one disc

Wes Keslar

i like gta games but if they plan on making a gta 5 they better make it soon

Snake050872
Snake050872

Watch dogs (and I could be wrong) seems locked in a steel and concrete city. Boredom Galore! so was GTAIV, boring again, you could not even dive underwater like in GTASA! Now rockstar is going back to where the fun is GTASA FUN! and probably adding more fun like camping, hiking, surfing, mountain biking, house living, you name it! It will destroy WD if you ask me

Munkeymomo
Munkeymomo

To be honest I think I’ll be buying Watch Dogs, GTA 5 and Sleeping Dogs, they all look epic and I love that genre, so why pick one or the other? Both for me. 🙂

RaoulFlannagan
RaoulFlannagan

It would be so epic if Rockstar made a surprise appearence at GamesCon…a big “f**k you” to Ubisoft! 

TekkenOne
TekkenOne

Im thinking WatchDogs is going to give GTA 5 a run for the boarder. the game demo was pretty sweet action and full of that’s kick ass..  Rockstar needs to pull thier heads out of their asses and give up some new info, trailer, photos.. something… bound to grab up both. glad someone is atleast stabbing at a interesting concept of a popular game.

Austin
Austin

what about dawn guard for ps3

DeadCell79
DeadCell79

I will be getting both. Theres no question about it. I just hope both games are for this current Gen and not the next

666 HeRiTk
666 HeRiTk

They are developing these games for the new ps4 and xbox systems. There will be no games until Holidays 2013. Its the only thing that makes sense

GTA V
GTA V

Bboth games look amazing if you ask me so i am getting both and i am a true GTA FAN!

liltroyof99
liltroyof99

I would buy gta v. Watch dogs, maybe not sure.

Rustinpeace
Rustinpeace

That’s a shot from GTA IV. Niko Bellic?

Matt C
Matt C

March 17th 2014 – Gta 5 released …

Insanity
Insanity

i am gonna buy gta v and rent from the local video club watch dogs

RaMo
RaMo

Im going to get both gta 5 and watch dogs and play watch dogs until gta 5 comes out

Kerry
Kerry

I am going to buy both the next Grand Theft Auto and Watch Dogs. GTA 5 is a no-brainer for me, but Watch Dogs looks extremely promising…just look at the visuals in that gameplay.

Susan Smith
Susan Smith

Why do Gamescom show trailers for games not going to the event? Stupid if you ask me.

RickyT
RickyT

I just hope GTA 5 comes this year and not next.

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