Ubisoft’s elephant in the closet, Watch_dogs was announced yesterday at their E3 presser to a thunderous applause at the end. But the question people had on their lips was is this a game for current gen or next gen consoles?
The game has been confirmed for current generation of consoles, according to Ubisoft the title will land on PS3, 360 and PC. The development team is made up of some of the companies heavyweight talent. People that have worked on the likes of Rainbow Six, Assassin’s Creed and FarCry were drafted in.
The Ubisoft press release divulged more information about the games setting and storyline. “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.”
The game looks amazing and will sure to be on many of peoples one to watch list. With the likes of the Last of Us, Beyond, God of War: Ascension, and Gears of War: Judgement this E3 has been one of the best in terms of AAA titles and has gamers looking forward to a hack of a lot in 2013.
Thanks for the tip, Aaron. Source, Ubisoft pressrelease.
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