Plethora of Watch_Dogs Info Released

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
Back at this past E3, the gaming world was sent into a flurry of conversation when Ubisoft revealed its upcoming title, Watch_Dogs. Since that introduction, we've seen a screenshot or two and a recruitment video, but little else.

Now, we've received a lot of new pieces of information about Watch_Dogs. The game will have a large focus on living in a connected society and the potential dangers that leads to. You will take the role of Aiden Pearce, a gifted hacker who uses his smartphone to 'hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city".


Watch_Dogs takes place in a fully simulated living city where, using your smartphone, you have real-time control over the city’s infrastructure. Trap your enemy in a 30-car pileup by manipulating the traffic lights. Stop a train, and then board it to evade the authorities. Narrowly escape capture by quickly raising a drawbridge. Anything connected to the city’s ctOS can become your weapon.

Living in inner city Chicago where violence is best answered by violence, you have the skills to take the fight to the streets. Take down enemies by delivering devastating blows with your baton, or experience a shoot-out like never before with a physics simulation that rivals anything in the shooter category. Overall, you will have access to more than 30 traditional weapons.

With help from Ubisoft Reflections, the acclaimed studio behind the award-winning Driver series, Watch_Dogs offers a stable bursting with horsepower. Get behind the wheel of more than 65 vehicles, each with state-of-art physics and handling, and explore the massive city while completing missions.

Disrupt, the all-new game engine dedicated to Watch_Dogs, uses advanced processing and graphics to deliver a stunning visual and an incredibly realistic experience. Disrupt gives you the power to affect the story, the city and the life of the population with your choices creating a ripple effect throughout the city.

Watch_Dogs gives you the ability to not only use the city’s ctOS to your advantage, but the streets as well. In real-world Chicago, cut through one of the buildings or climb to the rooftops to catch your target.
Now that you know what to expect from the game, surely you want to see it in action. Thankfully, Ubisoft has provided a handful of screens and a pair of videos - one with commentary and one without - showing off how smooth this game looks.

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Watch_Dogs will be available on the Xbox 360 later this year.
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Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.