In today's hyper-connected world, Chicago has the countrys most advanced computer system one which controls almost every piece of city technology and holds key information on all of the city's residents. You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker but also a former thug, whose criminal past lead to a violent family tragedy.
Now on the hunt for those who hurt your family, you'll be able to monitor and hack all who surround you while manipulating the city's systems to stop traffic lights, detonate gas lines, turn off the electrical grid and more.
Use the city of Chicago as your ultimate weapon and exact your own style of revenge.
Watch Dogs is a third-person shooter set in an open world recreation of Chicago, Illinois. The fictionalized, hyper-connected version of the city is managed through a centralized system called CtOS.
The single-player story is told through Aiden Pearce, a highly skilled grey hat hacker who can hack into the CtOS, granting him access to various electronic systems, either to obtain and control information or to interact with these systems to his advantage.
An online multiplayer mode is also provided in the game, allowing up to eight players to engage in both co-operative and competitive gameplay in a recreation of the single-player setting.
The game's combat utilises a combination of stealth components and parkour, along with the mechanics of a cover-based third-person shooter. The hacking element of the game can also be used in combat situations to eliminate opponents, create diversions, or create cover. It can also be used as a stealth tool to sneak past guards.
Watch Dogs will be available to purchase for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on May 27, with a Wii U version also in the pipeline.