'Watch Dogs 2' release date: Game might come as early as October or next March 2017

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Fans of Ubisoft’s open world action adventure video game “Watch Dogs” can keep stewing in their digital sweat as any upcoming prospective sequel may not come until next year according to the company’s earnings reports.

Reports indicate that Ubisoft’s next game for the modern sandbox tech series will only be released by the time the company’s 2017 fiscal year ends. With the month of May coming to an end, the gaming industry is just below the 2-month mark for the latest fiscal year as it starts in April for Ubisoft.

The above suggests that the latest that “Watch Dogs 2” might come is sometime in March next year, and it is also commonly believed that the game will not come at any point this current year. Because of the earnings report’s given timeframe, the allotted date for “Watch Dogs 2’s” is set between January or March 2017.

Yet, the wait might not actually be that long because anonymous sources of Kotaku claimed earlier this year that “Watch Dogs 2” will actually be launched this year as a substitute for the next “Assassin’s Creed” game.

The “Assassin’s Creed” franchise has been released as a yearly installment since 2009. Beginning with the original “Assassin’s Creed” in 2007, Ubisoft released the sequel “Assassin’s Creed II” in 2009 in line with the more traditional timeframe of releasing sequels. Ubisoft then broke the mold in 2010 with “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood,” which was followed by another installment in 2011 and followed by another one, sometimes more than one, in the succeeding years which set the franchise’s annual releases.

Come this year, “Assassin’s Creed” will reportedly be taking a break for the first time in about seven years. Some say that the break is either due to the “Assassin’s Creed” film being released this year or the recent installments’ decline in quality.

As a replacement for “Assassin’s Creed,” Ubisoft will reportedly be releasing “Watch Dogs 2” as its primary holiday title, which means that the game might come as early as October if the company follows the pattern of “Assassin’s Creed” launch dates.