In Ubisoft's latest video game offering Watch Dogs, there is a crossover character from Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Also, the action-adventure title has beaten all sales records in Ubisoft history, topping charts in UK.
(Spoiler Alert) Ubisoft has given Watch Dogs' players a crossover character from the latest game in its Assassin's Creed series. It has brought CEO of Abstergo Entertainment, Olivier Garneau in Watch Dogs, reported Eurogamer. Abstergo Entertainment is a subsidiary of Abstergo Industries, which was acting as a modern front for the activities of the Templar Order.
In Black Flag players will meet Garneau's character many times in the present day setup of the game. But when he in Chicago, he disappears without a trace. But Watch Dogs reveals that he might have been actually targeted by the Assassin's Brotherhood.
In one of the side missions – a criminal convoy mission, "Requiscat In Place" players are tasked to kill Garneau but he is barely alive.
There is another Easter egg that shows Aiden spying on a father and son who are playing Assassin's Creed 2, a product of Abstergo Entertainment.
A email chain found in one of the Abstergo Entertainment's computers also revealed that the developer of CTOS surveillance technology in Watch Dogs was in contact with Abstergo.
Such references are only for fun said Assassin's Creed writer, who wrote: "[Watch Dogs is its] own game in the Universe. We like to put Easter eggs in our games, but they are not literally connected," said McDevitt on Ubisoft's official AC Initiates forum.
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Singing Trout, a Rap Fish
Another video from Watch Dogs Central shows a Easter egg, singing Trout that does gangsta rap song about a fist's life in Chicago.
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High Sales Breaks Ubisoft Records
Watch Dogs has floored Ubisoft by being the highest selling video game in its first 24 hours in Ubisoft history.
"In its first 24 hours of availability, Watch Dogs sold more copies than any previous title in Ubisoft's history!" said Jonathan Morin, communications manager on Ubisoft blog.
Morin, the creative director also appreciated in a statement that the passion of early Watch Dogs fans was responsible for the buzz around it. He also said that it was the "biggest first day sales" in studio's history. The actual figures have not yet been released.
Meanwhile, Watch Dogs has topped charts in the UK multiformat game and has broken the first week sales record for a new game, reported VG247.
Below are the top five video games with good sales (UKIE):
- Watch Dogs
- Mario Kart 8
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
- FIFA 14
- Minecraft: PS3 Edition
List of Known PC Issues in Watch Dogs, Promises Fix as High Priority
Ubisoft has promised that it will be fixing issues related to Watch Dogs PC version on "High Priority." But Ubisoft has not given a timeline as to when these fixes will be in place as it has been the source of grief for many PC players.
While the company has apologized to players and explained that a fixed date cannot be issued without thorough investigations, Mr_Shade, communications manager reiterated that the issues are being looked at "high priority."
He has also listed some of the known issues in the game below (Ubisoft Forums):
* "Vista SP1 or higher required" error message when launching the game,
* Graphics driver crash on AMD video cards
* Loading struck at multiple formats
* Crashes to desktop
* Test language support
* Disrupt _b64.dll crash / error
* Corrupted Uplay file
* Crash when loading on SLI/Crossfire
* Dolby Digital 5.1 does not work
* Weapons missing after dying in online match in multiple formats
The game was released on 27 May, 2014 PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One . Players will be controlling the character of Aiden Pearce.
Watch Dog Goes Bollywood?
A new Bollywood movie, "18.11" resembles Watch Dogs, with the movie's poster being very similar to the game. However, the actual movie has very less of the game apart from the reference of a "extraordinary software" in the Bollywood movie.
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