E3 2012: Ubisoft Unveils New IP: Watch Dogs
One of the few things that has stuck out so far this E3 was a new title in development under Ubisoft. The game is called “Watch Dogs,” and it honestly looks pretty interesting. I still don’t understand what the plot it, besides that everything is run by a Central Operating System (traffic lights, cell phones, etc.) and you seem to be able to control members of a group that can hack into the system and control aspects of it. Check out the gameplay trailer after the jump for some fresh gameplay footage!
Right after I posted this, Ubisoft released a press release that gives some more details. Here’s an excerpt from said release:
“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 itâ€™s triggering a 30-car pileup by manipulating traffic-lights to trap an enemy during a downtown shootout or tapping into the cityâ€™s omnipresent security cameras to access anyoneâ€™s personal information, Pearce is capable of coercing and controlling almost every element of the world around him.”
Watch Dogs goes beyond the limits of todayâ€™s open-world games by giving players the ability to control an entire city,â€ said Jonathan Morin, creative director, Ubisoft. â€œIn Watch Dogs, anything connected to the cityâ€™s Central Operating System becomes a weapon. By pushing the boundaries, we can provide players with action and access to information on a scale thatâ€™s never been seen in a video game before.
You can see the IP launch trailer here.