DLC For Watch Dogs And Assassin’s Creed IV Will Be Exclusive To PS4 For Six Months

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Downloadable content for Ubisoft’s open-world duo, Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, will remain exclusive to PlayStation 4 for six months, Sony has revealed. This platform-exclusive caveat, which was initially revealed by Shack News, can be spotted in a new promotional video for the company’s next-gen hardware around the 01:25 mark.


This timed exclusivity was originally revealed during Ubisoft’s press conference at Gamescom. For Watch Dogs, the added gameplay will include a unique costume for Aiden Pearce, four missions and an in-game perk that boasts hacking. In terms of the company’s swashbuckling adventure, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is also set to contain additional story-related content centred on Aveline, the female protagonist from Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. In fact, the added content has been billed as an hour-long short story; one that will feature an older version of Aveline from the mind of Jill Murray, lead scribe behind 2011’s aforementioned Vita title.

It’s worth keeping in mind, though, that the promotional video only refers to the timed-exclusivity in regard to North America, with Sony remaining mum on the restriction for Europe. Nevertheless, it seems inevitable that once the company’s six-month hold on Ubisoft’s DLC expires, the content will release for other platforms.

Last week, the company also reshuffled its release schedule somewhat. As a result, Watch Dogs has been postponed until Q1, 2014 while Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has been brought forward in Europe to accommodate an international launch for current-gen systems on October 29th. The company also released a new trailer for the high-seas adventure, which dives into the minutia of the game.

Tell us, what do you make of Sony’s timed exclusivity on content for Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag? Are you intrigued by Aveline’s adjacent short story? Let us know below.