E3 2012 News

E3 2012: Ubisoft reveals Watch Dogs, ‘groundbreaking’ new IP

Looking for a new IP? Ubisoft has you covered. During today’s media event, Ubisoft revealed Watch Dogs, a new open-world action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montreal. The development team includes veterans from Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow 6, and the Far Cry franchises. The demo during the presser was played with an Xbox controller, but Ubisoft made no mention of what consoles Watch Dogs will be available on–but it’s hard to believe Microsoft wouldn’t have mentioned an exclusive during its press event earlier today.

Watch Dogs focuses on cutting-edge technology and features Aiden Pearce, a new antihero with the ability to hack any connected system. He can control just about every element of the world around him and it sounds like the city will be your weapon.

“Watch Dogs goes beyond the limits of today’s open-world games by giving players the ability to control an entire city,” said Jonathan Morin, creative director, Ubisoft. “In Watch Dogs, anything connected to the city’s Central Operating System becomes a weapon. By pushing the boundaries, we can provide players with action and access to information on a scale that’s never been seen in a video game before.”