Ubisoft has been out of PC gamers’ good books for quite some time now, but hopefully this will be their first tentative steps back into the light. In a recent interview with InsideGamer, Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that the studio now develops first for PC and then ports to other consoles, which means that the PC is the lead platform for development of Watch Dogs.
Ubisoft’s CEO told InsideGamer:
“We expect fewer problems with porting games to the PS4 than the PS3, which had a completely different infrastructure. Previously, we developed games first on the Xbox 360 and then translated them onto the PS3. It took a lot of time and money to port. Now we develop first on the PC and port to all other consoles.”
In the interview, Yves also talked about how the PC version of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier suffered from issues and was not the best of ports. As such, the PC version could have been better handled.
Let’s hope Watch Dogs makes good use of the PC’s capabilities when it releases at the end of this year.