After a few leaks here and there (yeah, that time of year), Watch Dogs 2 has officially revealed itself to the masses. Ubisoft’s next entry in the series brings us a new lead, a new city, and new ways to get the job done.
You’ll be taking on the role of Marcus Holloway attempting to “pull off the Hack of the Century”. The government has been utilizing ctOS2.0, “an invasive technology used by the powerful to silently control everyday citizens.” Marcus is ready to put a stop to it.
Here are the key features of Ubisoft’s upcoming game straight from the horse’s mouth:
“Explore a massive and dynamic open world offering an incredible variety of gameplay possibilities. Hack your way through traffic while you engage in dangerous car chases through the winding streets of San Francisco, traverse the rooftops of the colorful and vibrant neighborhoods of Oakland, and infiltrate the cutting-edge offices of Silicon Valley companies. There are many secrets to uncover in the birthplace of the tech revolution.”
To get the job done, you’ll be utilizing your hacking skills in a plethora of ways:
“Hack into the city’s infrastructure, every connected device, and everyone’s personal database. Take control of drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more. Hack your enemies and bystanders alike – manipulate them in different ways to trigger unpredictable chains of events. Every person, any vehicle they might drive, and any connected device they possess can be hacked.”
Finally, Ubisoft promises that you’re in control of this adventure, saying that Watch Dogs 2 will allow you to complete missions in whatever many in which you prefer:
“Use hacking and stealth to complete missions without killing a single enemy, or combine hacking and your weapons for a more ferocious approach. Develop different skills to suit your playstyle, and upgrade your hacker tools – RC cars, Quadcopter drones, 3D-printed weapons, and much more.”
Here is today’s cinematic trailer:
Watch Dogs 2 will be prominently shown at Ubisoft’s E3 briefing for sure. After that, we’ll have to wait for its November 15th release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. If you want further insight into the game, checkout Ubisoft’s near 20 minute blow out on the title just below.