Game Trailers has released one of its “Blueprint” videos
on its website. This is in regards to this upcoming game from Ubisoft called “Watch Dogs
.” It is a game that seems to be in the vein of game play mechanics from different Ubisoft titles such as “Splinter Cell,” “Assassin's Creed,” and many other recent 3D games that provides an open-ended world to explore. This video, which is almost eight minutes, gives an explanation on what to expect when Watch Dogs comes out. With Splinter Cell focusing on stealth & espionage and Assassin's Creed focusing on stealthy assassinations, Watch Dogs focuses on stealth and computer hacking. In this game, you take on the role of Aiden Pearce who is the game's protagonist.
This game was showcased at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). As the video explains, hacking to do things such as create diversions and gather information plays the instrumental role in Watch Dogs. It explains the types of game mechanics that players will utilize in Watch Dogs.
The first mechanic explained is the use of scanning which originally came from “Metroid Prime.” In Watch Dogs, it seems likely that scanning will play an important role in the game. This shows one way to play Watch Dogs.
The second mechanic explained is the use of using the environment to your advantage. It makes the comparison to the game called “Ghost Trick.” In a sense, you act as a “ghost” and use your hacking skills to use the environment to your advantage. It shows Pearce doing a demonstration of manipulating the traffic lights to create a pile-up which plays a role of getting close to a target.
The third mechanic is a type of multiplayer form which is drawn upon the game “Dark Souls.” That means that other players can enter the game to help you out, hinder you, and so forth. Meaning, it can either be convenient or inconvenient for you. In a sense, the multiplayer aspect of the game is unpredictable. It's highly likely that multiplayer can and will get interesting.
As the video explains, this can be a hefty product to be taken by the developers. It is unknown when exactly this game will come out. Watch Dogs could come out this year, next year, or 2015. There's also a possible chance that the project could get scrapped at any given time. Watch Dogs is developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. If and when released it will be available for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.