Watch_Dogs Is About Hacking, But This New Trailer Shows Off Combat

By Ishaan . April 29, 2013 . 9:20am

Here’s a look at the latest trailer for Watch_Dogs, Ubisoft’s upcoming futuristic action game set in Chicago, where you play as a hacker named Aiden Pearce, who has the ability to access the city’s central operating system:



Watch_Dogs is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal, with support from other Ubisoft studios. The game is scheduled for release on November 19th in North America and November 21st in Europe. Watch_Dogs is headed to PC, Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, but Ubisoft mention “next-gen consoles,” so that likely means more than just the PS4.

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  • urbanscholar

    Really digging the hacker gone wild angle of the game.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’ll play GTAV because it’s GTA, but this is the open-world game I’m really looking forward to this year. Controlling Chicago’s gonna be fun.

  • SirRichard

    As dodgy as they can be at times, I’m glad Ubisoft is around and putting out stuff like this. It still looks pretty great and I’m already imagining all the potential sidequests and stuff you can do and find.

    All it really needs now is a spinoff for handhelds and a tie-in app and boom, every single platform it could possibly hit is covered.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Yea, I’d bet money that we’ll see a tie-in app. The whole hacking angle being played up through Aiden’s phone makes it too easy for them to pass on that.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    I’m not usually a huge fan of realistic type games with drab color palettes like this (Tomb Raider, The Last of Us, etc.), but Watch Dogs instantly captured my attention from the initial reveal. I think the hacker element and Aiden’s swagger really made me take notice.

  • JustThisOne

    Hee hee, now that I think about it… The final level should be something like a wooden cabin – it’s completely unhackable. You can’t hack old school, yo!

    Anyway, this is a pretty neat trailer. I hope they show off more hacking soon. :3 That’s the real meat of this game.

    • Göran Isacson

      That would be pretty cool. Take away all the ‘control’ and go really back to basics… although on the other hand, the gameplay that doesn’t revolve around hacking may not be very well polished and thought-out so it might just become a shark-jumping moment instead.

  • Sekai-jin

    The gun combat, car chase look so generic..

    I was hoping something like hacking and controlling the truck and made it hit the bad guy’s car, made a police helicopter to pick me up when I am chased, or turn the city into blackout when I am cornered by bad guy, so it will be dark and I can escape.

    I was expected hacking as a big part of the game, not GTA style gameplay and occasionally hacking when there are traffic light..

    Well, I will still give it a try, making a conclusion based on mere trailer is dumb, but I will say the trailer put my hype level down a little bit.

    • Solomon_Kano

      From the gameplay demonstrations they’ve shown, it looks like you will be able to hack on that scale, but they’ve primarily been showing off the GTA-ish stuff. Gotta pull that crowd in first, I guess.

  • When I watch this only one thing come to my my mind : “person of interest”.

    • ShadowDivz

      You have no idea how much i love you for that comment.
      One of the few shows worth watching on TV.

      On topic, i thought this was gonna Next-gen/PS4 exclusive. Il be really happy if it’s on PS3

  • badmoogle

    Extremelly annoying trailer thanks to the screen going suddenly black every couple of seconds.Why they do this?

  • megacool

    wonder how the wiiu version will look, cause all the trailers I see, looks like the PS4 version

    • Solomon_Kano

      The trailers have likely all been from the PC version, since it was said that a PC with similar specs was standing in for the PS4 during the Watch Dogs presentation at the reveal. Which still tells us nothing of the Wii U version’s appearance, but just a note.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha man, those lines could not be any more “cheesy action movie” if they TRIED. Oh well, at least I’ve seen the actual gameplay demonstration and know this isn’t all the game’s about.

  • SirTeffy

    EDIT: Redacted.

  • Scallion

    Spoilers: “Aiden Pierce” doesn’t exist. “He ” is an A.I.quasiflesh composite personality constructed from the personal information and nigh-sentient social profiles thousands of people who were wronged by the city’s elite. “He” is an avatar of the dead, an anonymous construct bourne from the primordial soup of the internet’s emerging consciousness. The body “he” inhabits is that of a homeless John Doe that was headed for the slab, had the Internet not intervened. Your interactions with “him: in the game are actually part of a larger plan to network simulated direct actions against corrupt governments and business interests–you are programming an “Aiden Pierce” in the real world.

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