Watch Watch Dogs Gameplay Video
Who watches the Watch Dogs? Well, based on the looks of this latest video- we all might. Ubisoft have released (via their Russian operation oddly enough) six minutes of in-game footage of their upcoming tech-fused open-worlder into the wild interwebs. The hotly anticipated game seemed to come out of nowhere at the Feburuary Sony PS4 event, to become one of this year's most wanted new IPs. The game will be available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii U as well as Sony's upcoming new beast. Although we've not heard it confirmed, it would seem extremely likely to appear on the next Xbox too.
Set in an alternative history version of the present-day, Ubisoft's new game is an expansive open-world game that bears more than a passing resemblance to Grand Theft Auto. However rather than depicting a rise through the criminal ranks, the main character of Watch Dogs, Aiden Pierce appears to be on the right side of the law... more or less.
The games unique selling point is Pierce's ability to hack into any electronic device, be it surveilance cameras or smartphones. In the game's world everything is connected via a single super-computer allowing you to hack away to your heart's content. The information you obtain this way can be used as you see fit, and the game will allow you to make moral choices along the way.
In the video, Pierce discovers a man is plotting to murder a drug dealer in revenge for assaulting his wife. It's up to the player to decide whether to intervene, let the man go ahead with his plan, or call the police. The game is set to be full of choices such as this, which sets to make it a very different prospect than GTAV. Watch Dogs will be released in North America on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U on November 19th 2013. The PS4 release date is to be determined.
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