‘Watch Dogs’: Hack Your Way to Victory in These 3 Multiplayer Modes
It’s not even out yet, but Watch Dogs has been making headlines for almost two years. Its first big splash happened when developer Ubisoft announced the game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2012. The demo looked amazing — so amazing that it was obviously built for next-gen consoles that Sony and Microsoft hadn’t even announced yet. Now that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are out, the game is scheduled to hit shelves on May 27. In the marketing ramp-up happening now, Ubisoft has released a video detailing some of the game’s unique multiplayer offerings. Let’s take a look at what makes the multiplayer in Watch Dogs special.
First off, Watch Dogs is an open-world game based in a futuristic “smart” city in which practically everything is connected online. The game stars a hacker named Aiden Pearce, who can use his phone to do all sorts of damage by hacking into ctOS, the smart city’s infrastructure. He can change traffic lights to cause accidents, steal from the bank accounts of passersby, and activate road barriers to escape the police. The game’s multiplayer component turns this futuristic open world into a playground you and your friends can use in a number of different ways.
Unlike popular multiplayer games such as Call of Duty and Halo, both the single-player and multiplayer modes in Watch Dogs take place in the same world. There are no special maps just for multiplayer, which means that if you’ve played the campaign, you’re already familiar with the environment when you take your session online. In this way, it’s similar to Grand Theft Auto V.