Watch Dogs: Hacking Is Your Weapon trailer
Here's the first of a series of gameplay videos for Watch Dogs, and it focuses on the game's hacking mechanics
Watch Dogs' release is drawing closer, and below you'll find the first of a new series of gameplay trailers which will reveal more of the gameplay found in the upcoming Ubisoft title.
This first video looks at the game core component of hacking, and details Aiden's various hacking abilities, of which there will be over 75 different skills.
The city of Chicago is controlled entirely by a new city-wide operating system known as ctOS. This system is responsible for almost everything, from utilities and transport to communications and crime prevention. As Aiden can take over this system (once he's hacked into the various substations spread around the city), he's potentially the most powerful man in the sprawling metropolis.
His abilities will let him spy on anyone, steal passwords and personal data and even raid bank accounts. Everyone in the city is a potential mark, and this doesn't just mean for personal gain.
Able to access the predictive crime system used by the police, which can use profiling to determine potential incidents, Aiden can detect and optionally get involved in these situations, either ignoring them or preventing them. For example, the system may predict a civilian is about to be mugged, and if you're nearby, you can choose to intervene and stop the crime should you wish.
Of course, despite any good intentions he may have, Aiden is still a vigilante, and the police don't take too kindly to his activities, morally sound or otherwise. So, if assaulted by the cops, Aiden will have to use his skills to foil the police too, including creating dynamic cover during fire fights, activating traffic barriers to stop pursuing cars, locating and opening hiding spots and even blacking out entire areas of the city.
Aiden's hacking abilities can be enhanced using the game's skill tree levelling system, and he'll also augment his computing prowess with a slo-mo focus mode that allows his to react to any situation quickly, and to easily utilise his skills, even in otherwise frantic situations.
Watch Dogs will be released on November 19 in the US, and November 22 in Europe on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U, and a next gen PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version will arrive at the hardware's launch
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