Watch Dogs beta download found on Xbox One

A Watch Dogs closed beta could be coming ahead of the game's release on May 27, an online image suggests.

Ubisoft will launch a Watch Dogs beta ahead of the open-world game's launch on May 27, an image spotted online has suggested.

A screenshot of the Xbox Games Store, spotted on Reddit, shows an Xbox One closed beta download weighing in at 23GB.

Watch Dogs has a variety of multiplayer modes, including a recently unveiled free-roam mode.

"You are Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker but also a former thug, who's [sic] criminal past lead to a violent family tragedy," reads the game listing. The text is very similar to descriptions for Watch Dogs previously written by Ubisoft.

"In a world led by technology, you will be able to hack and manipulate the city's systems to stop traffic lights, detonate gas lines, turn off the electrical grid and more. The city of Chicago has become the ultimate weapon for a man bent on revenge."

Ubisoft declined to comment to GameSpot about a Watch Dogs beta.

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hadlee73
hadlee73

23GB? Not much bigger than the Uncharted games (and The Last of Us) then, unless its missing lots of content that will make it to final release of course.

masfima1
masfima1

Nice, looking forward to trying this out on my Xbox

MN121MN
MN121MN

Interesting..... But reasonable strategy for Ubisoft of course..... No public hands (except press) has gotten their hands on it, and as such it's useful to get feedback first....

RyogaRod
RyogaRod

If it's true, they would be crazy not to have a beta available for PS4 as well. Time will tell.

tommynj
tommynj

Already pre-ordered this for Xbox One. Can't wait to play ...

vader501st
vader501st

Wasn't planning on getting the Xbox One version, but the PC instead. But if this turns out to be true...MS, you had my curiosity, now you got my attention.

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

seems great if this turns out true

Samparksh
Samparksh

I don't think that's probable but I'll definitely play it if it happens 

Yatsukii
Yatsukii

There will be no beta.  It's obvious that Ubisoft is trying to show as little as possible, or extremely touched up bullshots before the games increasingly close release.  Build hype, while gradually downgrading its visual fidelity, then tell everyone it looks the same as earlier versions, all the while the sheep attack anyone that notices the obvious downgrade.

ramcool789
ramcool789

23 gb and a effin beta?!?!!!!?? wtf @@

how big is the game? like 150gb??

cejay0813
cejay0813

Interesting... Titanfall may be ignored for a few days if they drop a beta for this anytime soon

thefinalzapkeet
thefinalzapkeet

@The_luv_rocket you people really don't understand the definition of a "bribe" do you?


I guess TLOU only exists because evil sony bribed naughty dog to stay exclusive!

marcuzgungeze10
marcuzgungeze10

@RyogaRod  Very true. Then again it might be easier for their servers and tech team to handle since the Xbone has half the community to deal with than the PS4. Great things come to those who wait, PS4 gets extra content. 

slaughterdj
slaughterdj

@ramcool789 part of completing a game is compressing all of the assets (after squeezing in the highest quality possible). They tend to make sure everything is looking & sounding good prior to doing this. Once release comes they compress and see what they need to cut out to make the game run smoothly. They are likely not there yet.

cejay0813
cejay0813

@ramcool789 There's normally not that big a difference between betas and retail games when it comes to file size. You essentially get the game it's just been locked up

SkyAboveThePort
SkyAboveThePort

@cejay0813  Or maybe it's Ubisoft's way of asking an "appreciation" from Microsoft not to release a demo/beta just yet?

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

I didn't realize native 1080p was considered shitty.....

dom28
dom28

@snake3rules @YatsukiiHe has the right to state a fact. It's obvious people these days are so dumb down they'll buy into any old dog shit hype no matter how much worse it ends up being at launch, and then when someone with actual sense comes along and speaks on it.......we end up with your comment -_-.

ramcool789
ramcool789

@cejay0813 @ramcool789  weird, the bf3 beta or fifa 14 beta was like 2 gb?? 


my bad! it was the demo..

cejay0813
cejay0813

@ramcool789 Apples to oranges my friend... You're talking about two games that were released on current gen consoles both of which that don't use any of the assets an open world game like Watch Dogs will use

pongley
pongley

@ramcool789 Watch Dogs also takes place in a city, so all the models and textures of the whole city are included. BF3 beta only featured one map.