Ubisoft launched their next gen game trailer Watchdogs, the impressive demo shown off at Ubi’s E3 conference takes place in a GTA-style open-world city, with players able to hack and control the city’s infrastructure. Visually, it looks spectacular and garnered an incredible reception in LA.
The game takes place in New York City after a virus has been unleashed, causing a huge blackout and eventually control of all public computer systems handed to a major corporation.
Ubisoft referred to the impressive-looking title during its E3 conference as “a glimpse at the future”.
“You will experience the power of controlling an entire system. What would you do with that kind of power?”
The extended gameplay session showed the hero, Aiden Pierce, casually hacking into civilian systems on the street, and setting a trap for a high-powered businessman, using himself as the bait, He hacks the phone of the target’s personal aide, and then hacks into the traffic system to cause an accident to involve the businessman. A gunfight ensues, and Pierce accomplishes what he set out to do. As the demo seemed ready to come to a close, it turned the concept on its head with a hint at other players interacting in the game world in multiplayer, a la The Crossing.
“Watch Dogs goes beyond the limits of today’s open-world games by giving players the ability to control an entire city,” said creative director Jonathan Morin in the announcement. “In Watch Dogs, anything connected to the city’s Central Operating System becomes a weapon. By pushing the boundaries, we can provide players with action and access to information on a scale that’s never been seen in a video game before.”
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