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Ubisoft Announces Watch Dogs

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Posted June 4, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson




Ubisoft Announces Watch Dogs

Ubisoft just announced a new IP, called Watch Dogs. The open world game, set in a dystopian future, where computers have invaded every aspect of life, you play as a guy who can hack systems. Imagine walking down the street and being able to disable every cell phone around, do instant background checks on other people, or control traffic lights to cause convenient accidents. You can also shoot people. The game also seems to integrate co-op in an organic way.

Check out the Watch Dogs video below:

 

Watch Dogs E3 Gameplay Video »


 

Watch Dogs goes beyond the limits of today’s open-world games by giving players the ability to control an entire city,” said Jonathan Morin, creative director, Ubisoft.  “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.”

Here's the official description of the game from Ubisoft:

"In Watch Dogs, players enter the dangerous world of Aiden Pearce, a new class of antihero whose ability to hack into any connected system could be his most powerful weapon.  Whether it’s triggering a 30-car pileup by manipulating traffic-lights to trap an enemy during a downtown shootout or tapping into the city’s omnipresent security cameras to access anyone’s personal information, Pearce is capable of coercing and controlling almost every element of the world around him."

Interestingly, Ubi didn't mention any systems that the game will be out on, leading to speculation that Watch Dogs is planned as a game for the next generation of game systems. Later, it was confirmed that the game was shown on a PC, and is planned for the 360, PS3 and PC.

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