Ubisoft reveals Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs

Assassin’s Creed III was obviously the big headliner heading into Ubisoft’s 2012 E3 press conference, but a surprising new IP may have stolen the show.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot came out on stage to preface the final game of the company’s press conference, Watch Dogs. The new title has been in development for two years and deals heavily with hacking and surveillance technology.

The gameplay demo showed a seemingly open-world city where players can hack various devices, from people’s phones to traffic lights (which resulted in a startling collision). Also shown was some third-person shooting and the ability to obtain very detailed information about random individuals that the player comes across.

At the end of the demo, the perspective shifted to a new character and the stage camera zoomed out to show two different people playing the game. The narrative didn’t change at all though, so it would seem the game will include some unique form of multiplayer.

No release date or systems were mentioned, but Joystiq is reporting that Watch Dogs looks better than current-gen console games. It wouldn’t be implausible to think Ubisoft is saving this game for the next generation of consoles.

The entire gameplay demo can be viewed below, albeit with a different ending than what was shown during the conference (the shifting perspective is missing).


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