Open world hack-a-thon Watch Dogs will be getting a sequel some time before April 2017.
Lionel Raynaud of Ubisoft Montreal has previously admitted in an interview that Watch Dogs was "a flawed game" and that radical changes would be needed for a second title.
Whilst the idea was good the execution was lacking. The driving, a large part of the game, was maybe a little too twitchy, and many thought that protagonist Aiden Pearce was dull and unlikable. Although the hacking mechanic was a great addition and really set the game apart from other analogous open world games.
Watch Dogs' first outing was in May 2014 so let's hope that Ubisoft have had time to iron out the creases in what was a very interesting concept.
Also getting a sequel is Destiny. Once again the news comes from an earnings report in which Activision confirmed not only a fully fledged follow up to the shooter, but stated that developer Bungie is planning on releasing "a large new expansion" in 2016.
Bungie have released three expansions to date, The Dark Below, House Of Wolves and The Taken King. Whilst there's no details on the upcoming expansion, The Taken King was a step in the right direction and praised for improving the overall experience, Bungie will no doubt be looking to emulate that success.
The developer has added seasonal content in recent months with Festival of the Lost and Sparrow Racing League near the end of last year, and Crimson Days which is currently ongoing. So far the events have mainly been focused on PvP, and fairly light on content, but Bungie have announced via a blog post that a patch is scheduled for a spring release which promises "a significant Light increase, a bunch of new gear to earn and equip, and new challenges for PvE players seeking some more fun experiences and replayability."
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