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Watch Dogs 2 could become one of Ubisoft's best-selling games ever

Ubisoft explains why it has such high hopes for the upcoming open-world sequel.

Ubisoft has high hopes for its upcoming Watch Dogs sequel.

CEO Yves Guillemot said during an earnings call this week that Watch Dogs 2 could become one of Ubisoft's top games in its 30-year history in terms of sales.

"Watch Dogs 2 has the potential to be one of Ubisoft's best-selling games of all time," Guillemot said.

He said he's confident in the gameplay and story advancements the team has made for the sequel, specifically citing the game's "more seamless" online functionality and co-op. The game also has "engaging" characters and a "relevant storyline" inspired by hacker culture, he said.

The reaction to Watch Dogs 2's official announcement at E3 this year was "very positive," Guillemot said. He also mentioned that the reveal trailer passed 30 million views.

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The first Watch Dogs, released in 2014, sold 4 million copies in its first two weeks. It went on to ship more than 9 million copies, though this figure is only accurate as of October 2014.

Watch Dogs 2 launches on November 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game is set in San Francisco (the original took place in Chicago), and stars a new protagonist named Marcus Holloway, an African-American from across the Bay in Oakland.

For lots more on Watch Dogs 2, check out all of GameSpot's previous coverage here.