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Watch Dogs howls at Ubisoft's press conference

Watch Dogs howls at Ubisoft's press conference

Mon 04 Jun 2012 11:25pm GMT / 7:25pm EDT / 4:25pm PDT
BusinessE3 2012

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."


Patrick Frost
QA Project Monitor

381 173 0.5
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?

Posted:A year ago


Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

1,993 902 0.5
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...

Posted:A year ago


Peter Bond
Studying Art & Design

66 18 0.3
Amazingly brilliant, a combination of GTA and Deus Ex, can't wait for this!!! :)

Posted:A year ago


Paolo Giunti
Localisation Project Manager

43 8 0.2
So far, the most interesting title from this E3.
Definitely picked my attention.

Posted:A year ago


Jeff Wayne
Technical Architect

81 34 0.4
Looks absolutely incredible!

Posted:A year ago


Thomas Dolby
Project Manager / Lead Programmer

319 253 0.8
Definitely one to watch. Apart from Splinter Cell, Ubisoft certainly impressed me with this years E3.

Posted:A year ago


Rick Lopez
Illustrator, Graphic Designer

1,203 816 0.7
Itwas one of my favorite gaming demo's. Defenitly one to watch. I was also impressed with last of us and tomb raider.

Posted:A year ago


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