Ubisoft has just released a new Watch Dogs developer video introducing gamers to the City of Chicago. Highlighting the many fantastic aspects of Chicago, the Ubisoft Motreal team have really developed the city into its own character. With how ginormous Chicago is, players should have a fun time being engulfed by the Windy City. Check out the video after the break.
As a former resident of the greater Chicagoland area, I give the Ubisoft Montreal team a large amount of kudos for the work put in to recreate the greatest city in the US of A. I can’t even imagine how much time and research was put in, as well as hot dogs and deep dish pizza devoured in order to make the City of Chicago a reality for the game. By all accounts, I think this video captures a pretty good essence of Chicago itself, and as an Illinois-native it will be interesting to explore the City in a virtual, futuristic world.
Here’s a brief rundown on how players can utilize the vast city of Chicago to their advantage:
Watch_Dogs takes place in a fully simulated living city. Using Aiden’s smartphone, you have real-time control over the city’s infrastructure. Trap your enemy in a 30-car pileup by manipulating the traffic lights. Stop a train, and then board it to evade the authorities. Narrowly escape capture by quickly raising a drawbridge. Anything connected to the ctOS can become your weapon.
Here’s the official summary of what players can expect to find in Watch Dogs:
Set in Chicago, where a central network of computers connects everyone and everything, Watch_Dogs explores the impact of technology within our society. Using the city as your weapon, you will embark on a personal mission to inflict your own brand of justice.
Chicago’s overarching network is known as the Central Operating System (ctOS), and it controls almost all of the city’s technology and information – including key data 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. While seeking justice for those events, you’ll monitor and hack those around you by manipulating the ctOS from the palm of your hand. You’ll 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 hits stores on May 27 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. A Wii U release date has yet to be announced.
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Source: Watch Dogs Website