The lights are on
Watch Dogs, one of E3 2012's highlights, has gone dark since the show this summer, but Ubisoft finally showed off more of what the game has to offer.
Ubisoft began its presentation by talking about connectivity and how the future allows us to play anywhere at any time, and that games will become deeper, richer and more believable with the PlayStation 4.
Then, they jumped right into the gameplay. Watch Dogs' theme is that hyper connectivity has changed us. The video begins with a pan of the city pausing to show off everything that is connected online.
We see the protagonist walking down a highly detailed street with lots of people milling about. As he walks down the street, icons pop up over everyone's head offering little details about their history. He stealthily hops over a fence and sidles up to a car to see a man mugging a woman. The protagonist brandishes a gun. The mugger freaks out and takes off running into a convenience store. The protagonist gives chase, jumping over a table in the convenience store, running out into an alley. He sees a lamp that he can access with his phone, makes it explode, and it distracts the mugger long enough for him to get tackled.
After the mugger has been taken care of, police start showing up chasing the protagonist. He starts setting off the environment using his phone and hacking capabilities, causing police vehicles to crash. He climbs a building, avoiding the police, and comes across a train. Using his phone he causes the train to stop in its tracks, and climbs on top.
The viewpoint changes to a random camera on the side of a building watching him ride the train, which he promptly disables using his phone. The gameplay footage ends saying, “everything is connected. Connection is power."
We still don’t know about Watch Dogs' release date, but we now know it’s coming to PlayStation 4, and it continues to look impressive.
Email the author Kyle Hilliard, or follow on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Game Informer.
looks as good as it did the first time. im glad we gotto see more. cant wait
Watch Dogs was running on PC . Do some research before posting anything else .
Watch Dogs looked amazing. It's probably the only title I really cared for
That was fragging amazing. Love the free running
It's so awesome watching this, knowing just earlier today I was walking near those very streets... now I won't be able to go near it without replaying this over n over in my head. The protag (forgot his name from the other video) just moves so fluidly, and I can see so much potential in this being such an awesome vigilante open-world game.
I can't freaking wait for this game. This IS still coming for Xbox 360/PS3 right?
I have been waiting for something similar to this since the first time you could actually experience action with Desmond in the Assassins Creed series and even more so after AC III. It obviously appears to be AC and GTA elements blended with some neat technology ideas. I would definately pick it up but my only question is, is it releasing for Ps3 as well?
Very good idea for a story and gameplay! Very much looking forward to this game, can't wait for the Gameinformer cover story of it;)
Unreal...having lived in Illinois its so good to see Chicago get the love it deserves. Can't wait.
Would have been way cooler if he'd jumped onto the train whilst it was moving, but I guess he's too safety conscious hey.
That absolutely blew my mind. The seed of buying a ps4 on day one has been planted
"Ubisoft has confirmed that Watch Dogs gameplay footage that was shown at Playstation Meeting 2013 was not running on Playstation 4 (PS4), but instead on a PC with close to PS4 specification."
This game is on my list if the PS4 would released. Yeah, it looks a great game. I like openworld games :)
Looks like a mix of Assassin's Creed and a little bit of their prototype game "I Am Alive." Haha, that's what I was guessing before I started watching this. This is a must-have for me.
this will be a purchase for me. It has a ghetto Skyrim feel.