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The bustling, open world of Watch Dogs, and Chicago has never looked more alive in a digital game.
Ubisoft’s latest trailer offers a four-minute glimpse into protagonist Aiden Pierce’s heavily-networked world, one modeled after a modern day Chicago. The trailer highlights the mechanics of Chicago, noting the dynamic lighting and shifting weather systems, along with side stories of non-playable citizens and the title’s main focus on a truly interconnected digital metropolis. Players can hack into citizen phones and transit systems, and like the real world, player choice will profoundly influence how gamers tackle differing scenarios and NPCs in Watch Dogs. As the old adage goes, if you mess with the bull, you’ll get the horns — or in this case, a bullet in the back courtesy of the criminal you’ve been siphoning precious smartphone data from.
Watch Dogs is slated for release on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and the Xbox One on May 27, with a Wii U version launching sometime after.