Ubisoft has rather high hopes for its upcoming open-world hacking title Watch Dogs, with CEO Yves Guillemot stating today that "Watch Dogs' preorders are at record levels and it is perfectly positioned to become the industry’s most successful new IP in history."
Specifics on just how many pre-orders the company has seen were sadly not revealed, however the publisher previously stated that they expect 6 million copies to be sold. Of course Ubisoft hasn't been the first to make such bold claims, with other companies like Activision, who have previously stated that Bungie's Destiny will be a "multi-billion dollar franchise."
In another statement today, Ubisoft said Watch Dogs is the most preordered new IP in Ubisoft's history and the most preordered new IP in the entire video game business this year. Specific pre-order figures were not shared. Overall, Watch Dogs is the second-highest pre-ordered Ubisoft game of all time, though it's not clear which game is number one.
Watch Dogs will be launching on May 27th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. A Wii U version is expected, though at a later date this year.