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E3: Watch_Dogs announced

E3: Watch_Dogs announced

Ubisoft certainly managed to end their conference with a bang by showing a long gameplay sequence of what can only be a title developed for PC and next-gen consoles in mind: Watch_Dogs. First screens inside, and hopefully a video will follow.
Ubisoft lists this game as PS3/360/PC on their press site, but unless they degrade the graphics to a point where it looks completely different I don't believe it will ever be released on current generation systems.
Update : Added direct feed gameplay video.


LOS ANGELES — June 4, 2012 — Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft debuted its new, ground-breaking intellectual property, an open-world action-adventure game called Watch Dogs.

Development of Watch Dogs is being led by Ubisoft Montreal, with a team comprised of industry veterans from blockbuster franchises like Assassin’s Creed®, Rainbow 6® and Far Cry™. Watch Dogs blends cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated game design into a realistic and living open world where players must use any means at their disposal to take down a corrupt system.

In Watch Dogs, players enter the dangerous world of Aiden Pearce, a new class of antihero whose ability to hack into any connected system could be his most powerful weapon. Whether it’s triggering a 30-car pileup by manipulating traffic-lights to trap an enemy during a downtown shootout or tapping into the city’s omnipresent security cameras to access anyone’s personal information, Pearce is capable of coercing and controlling almost every element of the world around him.

“Watch Dogs goes beyond the limits of today’s open-world games by giving players the ability to control an entire city,” said Jonathan Morin, creative director, Ubisoft. “In Watch Dogs, anything connected to the city’s Central Operating System becomes a weapon. By pushing the boundaries, we can provide players with action and access to information on a scale that’s never been seen in a video game before.”

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Commented on 2012-06-05 02:12:36
Mind = blown

running on PS3/360= lol some people....
Commented on 2012-06-05 02:14:16
Current gen, next gen, last gen - who cares? It looks amazing.

Game of the show, as well as biggest surprise of the show.
Commented on 2012-06-05 02:16:02
Some info on the game

It takes place in the summer of 2003, where during a blackout in New York a disgusted employee unleashed a virus on the city.

Because of this, the city is now controlled by a computer controlled by a major corporation. The computer knows all your actions, thoughts, etc and links everything you do to the system. All data is interconnected.

Players can control an entire surveillance system in the game, and use the computer system as a weapon once hacked."
Commented on 2012-06-05 02:29:17
Laughing Man: The game.
Commented on 2012-06-05 02:35:05
doombringer -> ubisoft youtube watch dog intro
Commented on 2012-06-05 02:35:15
Game of the show so far. Completely unexpected.
Commented on 2012-06-05 02:37:28 In reply to JaiBiz
Posted by JaiBiz
doombringer -> ubisoft youtube watch dog intro
watching now, very interesting
Commented on 2012-06-05 02:42:17
This is very cool looking/sounding, will be interesting to find out more.
Commented on 2012-06-05 02:43:07
PS3 or PS4
Commented on 2012-06-05 02:49:26
PS4 Xbox 720 and PC probably
Commented on 2012-06-05 02:56:21 In reply to LFDN
Posted by LFDN
PS3 or PS4
Ubi says PS3, PC and 360, so...

Like I say, a next gen engine made for current hardware. Much like FB2 and Cry Engine.
Commented on 2012-06-05 03:02:16
I can't stop watching the trailer

need high res gamersyde version
Commented on 2012-06-05 03:43:11 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
Mind = blown

running on PS3/360= lol some people....
Nothing looked "Next gen" except some parts of the shooting parts and even that looked doable small compromises. Look at the npc's outside the club. LOW RES!!
Commented on 2012-06-05 03:46:45
Anyone else think that this was going to be a Person Of Interest game when the demo first started? Also if it really is going to be released on the Xbox 360 I want to see some video of that version! I honestly assumed it was a next-gen game, especially when the trailer didn't have any platforms mentioned.
Commented on 2012-06-05 03:57:04 In reply to tomcatobi
Posted by tomcatobi
Nothing looked "Next gen" except some parts of the shooting parts and even that looked doable small compromises. Look at the npc's outside the club. LOW RES!!
It's all in the details, and this is doing more than a current gen console can handle. Just wait for the GTA 5 footage- it will all become clear (yes, the dev said it was open world before they showed the vid)...
Commented on 2012-06-05 04:05:22
This is how I want next gen open world games to look, hot damn is incredible.
Commented on 2012-06-05 04:44:40
My jaw dropped when he walked out of the club into the rain.
Commented on 2012-06-05 05:36:47
The rainy weather was very well done, the mood was just spot on!

I really hope this turns into the game that was showcased, and doesn't evolve into something mediocre along the way....
Commented on 2012-06-05 05:51:39
Just checked out the videos of this one. Most impressive indeed. I'd say this takes my #2 spot behind Halo 4 for games that excited me the most.
Commented on 2012-06-05 06:21:44
Wow it looks fantastic!
Commented on 2012-06-05 09:19:43
While this all looks stunning but clearly it's just an Assassin's Creed in a modern City with way prettier graphics - I dont see the wow factor here.
Commented on 2012-06-05 09:19:53
These shots are CLEARLY touched up, you can see the fucking brush strokes. Why do devs do that? I'll have to check this out, I heard good things but missed the trailer.
Commented on 2012-06-05 10:35:07 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
While this all looks stunning but clearly it's just an Assassin's Creed in a modern City with way prettier graphics - I dont see the wow factor here.
If you trim it down like this, Prototype 1/2 are Assassins Creed in a modern city with uglier graphics, GTA4 is Assassins Creed in a modern city without the parcour elements, Infamous is Assassins Creed in a modern city with superpowers ... I think this game can well stand on its own. Reminded me more on '95s Anime Ghost in the Shell with less cyberpunk-elements and some Deus Ex.
I'm really really looking forward to this.
Commented on 2012-06-05 11:08:05
Hack everything! Cyberpunk has taken over.
Commented on 2012-06-05 11:23:43 In reply to digi_matrix
Makes me wonder what Shadowrun could have been.
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