During an interview with CVG
, creative director Jonathan Morin was asked how the Wii U version compared visually to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.
"I would say the Wii U version is pretty much in between what the current gen is and what the next gen is from a version standpoint," Morin replied.
"It's hard to position it. I would tend to say it's maybe a bit closer to current gen than next gen for certain things but it's a beautiful game on Wii U and it's cool to play it just on the GamePad."
Morin also confirmed that Watch Dogs could be played on the Wii U GamePad in off-screen mode.
"There are no new features or anything like that - it's the same game but we're optimising the controls for the beast that is the Wii U GamePad," he said.
Ubisoft has confirmed a Watch Dogs release date
of November 19 in North America and November 22 in Europe for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC. PS4 and Xbox One versions will be available when the console's launch.
In the full CVG interview
, Morin discusses the competition from Rockstar, as well as the backlash from an unfinished promotional video, along with the game's underlying themes.