There’s always one. A game nobody expects, coming out of nowhere at E3 and astounding everyone. Usually it’s a sequel, but this time it’s something completely new.
Ubisoft’s big news this E3 has been Watch Dogs, a third-person modern-day urban adventure set in Chicago, where data is everything and your character has it all at his fingertips, blurring the line between information and power…
If you’ve not yet seen the trailer, may we suggest you have a good look at it now. GD brought you breaking news about Watch Dogs a couple of days ago, but since then the web has been abuzz with gossip, rumours and interesting intel.
Most intriguing of all is that, aside from being merely open-world, Watch Dogs will be online. Which, not only is ‘blah’ in this day and age, but is also ‘duh’ in a game that focuses on the interconnectedness of data. But wait! This isn’t the kind of multiplayer your grandma used to play. We’re promised that the multiplayer will blend seamlessly with the single-player in a completely new way, never seen before.
Curiouser and curiouser. If it wasn’t for the incredible leaps in creativity we’ve already seen from the trailer, I’d wonder about how much of this is just PR-talk. But seeing as everything else about Watch Dogs looks so innovative, then why not, eh? When further information becomes available, we expect to be dazzled.
Interesting to note, of course, is that Ubisoft have famously disgusted many fans with their heavy-handed approach to the ‘always-online’ DRM fiascos in recent years. How better to overcome that stigma than actually making the concept of ‘always-online’ into the setting for a game?
Has the Watch Dogs video floated your boat, or does it just strike you as another GTA clone with fancy bells and whistles? Let us know!
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