A leaked trailer, although I suspect that Ubisoft leaked this themselves, that was meant to be shown at E3 for the upcoming Ubisoft game Watch Dogs has hit the web giving us a decent look at what to expect from the game which doesn’t get released until 22nd November 2013.
From what we can see from the trailer, IT looks pretty damn cool and deals with some real-world issues like hacking and data privacy. This particular trailer really reminded me of the awesome TV show Person of Interest, (if you haven’t watched it yet, do yourself a favor and try to see it) which has a very similar premise, in that no matter who you are or what you are doing, there is always someone watching.
All it takes is the swipe of a finger. We connect with friends. We buy the latest gadgets and gear. We find out what’s happening in the world. But with that same simple swipe, we cast an increasingly expansive shadow. With each connection, we leave a digital trail that tracks our every move and milestone, our every like and dislike. And it’s not just people. Today, all major cities are networked. Urban infrastructures are monitored and controlled by complex operating systems.
In Watch_Dogs, this system is called the Central Operating System (ctOS) – and it controls almost every piece of the city’s technology and holds key information on all of the city’s residents.
You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, you’ll be able to monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network. Access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy…and more.
Watch Dogs will be released on 22nd November 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii U
Leaked E3 Trailer
Game play footage from Watch Dogs