While we’ve been teased with trailers, screenshots and six minutes of Watch_Dogs gameplay footage, admit it, it just wasn’t enough to satisfy our appetite. It just so happens, Sony has answered our pleas for more footage. At E3 2013, Sony with its partnership with Ubisoft presented a 33-minute developer walkthrough and interview with Creative Director, Jonathan Morin.
The video follows our antihero Aiden Pearce, a highly skilled obsessed hacker and wanted vigilante as he assist a friend in escaping a sticky situation.
In addition to the E3 footage, multiplayer gameplay footage was recently revealed. In multiplayer, the game pits players against each other as we invade other players’ game worlds to hack them for rewards. For example we could be simply walking down an in-game street and receive a message we’re being hacked. The task at that point becomes finding the hacker and killing him or her. The hacker’s task is to stay hidden for the hacking to complete. Once the hacker is located, a chase begins, with the hacker trying to gain enough distance on the target to escape.
An interesting feature of this type of gameplay is that players will always see themselves as the game’s main character, Aiden Pearce. Other players will appear as a random member of the city, making them harder to detect. Also, the invasions will not take place during story or side missions. However, gamers who enjoy a bit of player interaction mixed into their open-world single-player experience might enjoy the excitement of a few random invasions. Cool, right?
Watch_Dogs will be available November 19th for PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.
Check out both videos below for all the action.