In an interview with GamingBolt, Watch Dogs 2′s Game Director Danny Belanger revealed that the AR mini-games from the original game will not be returning because the team wanted to focus more on city exploration.
“AR games from Watch Dogs are not returning. We are offering more city exploration. So as you’re walking around the city, you’ll open Nethack and you’ll discover operations and secrets that will unlock side quests if you want.”
He also described how they are bringing “seamless co-op” to the game.
“What I can say today is we’re bringing seamless co-op; we’re going to have seamless hacking so someone can come in your game and hack. Now you’re part of DedSec, so you’re part of a hacker group, so we wanted those hackers to work together. So you can be in your single player game but there’s a DedSec ally that’s walking around the street, and if you want you can just go and press a button and go in co-op. We created operations meant for co-op because they’re challenging, so it’s good to have a buddy.”
Watch Dogs 2 is coming out November 15 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.