Watch Dogs howls at Ubisoft's press conference

Original IP is all about controlling the connected networks in our world

Ubisoft at their E3 press conference debuted their new IP called Watch Dogs. The game is under development from Ubisoft Montreal and developers that worked on franchises like Assassin's Creed, Rainbow 6 and Far Cry.

The open-world action-adventure game focuses on one Aiden Pearce, who is able to hack the interconnected computer systems of the world and use them to his advantage. He can manipulate traffic-lights to create a trap for someone in a car, tap into security cameras or access anyone's personal information.

"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," he noted. "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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Latest comments (7)

Patrick Frost QA Project Monitor 4 years ago
At present that game is looking outstanding. Very upset that it doesn't seem to be coming to Wii U at this point. Apparently the ties with Nintendo aren't that strong eh?
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 4 years ago
Insert your favorite anti-Ubisoft DRM comment here.

All kidding aside, I loved that demo quite a lot, although I think it would have been interesting to see a potential non-violent solution to that situation the game sets up. The whole thing about Pearce being a possibly unstable violence junkie and a very talented hacker seems a bit weird, but I can deal with that if the end result is well-written and the game does more with itself than turn every mission into a killing spree.

We shall see...
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Peter Bond Studying Art & Design, University of Bedfordshire4 years ago
Amazingly brilliant, a combination of GTA and Deus Ex, can't wait for this!!! :)
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Paolo Giunti Localisation Project Manager, GlobaLoc GmbH4 years ago
So far, the most interesting title from this E3.
Definitely picked my attention.
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Jeff Wayne Technical Architect 4 years ago
Looks absolutely incredible!
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Thomas Dolby Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Ai Solve4 years ago
Definitely one to watch. Apart from Splinter Cell, Ubisoft certainly impressed me with this years E3.
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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 4 years ago
Itwas one of my favorite gaming demo's. Defenitly one to watch. I was also impressed with last of us and tomb raider.
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