Watch Dogs heads to PS4, new gameplay video

Ubisoft’s impressive Watch Dogs gets a new outing at the PS4 reveal presentation

February 21, 2013
Watch Dogs news

During the PlayStation 4 announce conference, Ubisoft took to the stage to demo some more footage of their upcoming game Watch Dogs, confirming the title will be hitting the PS4 for its launch.

Watch Dogs is a dark third-person shooter which gives gamers a frightening glimpse of the near future, jumping into the shoes of a protagonist named Aiden Pearce.

In Watch_Dogs, players will experience the realities of living in our fully connected society, where individuals and corporations are at risk of exposure by our ever-increasing reliance on networks and technology.

Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city’s omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase, and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon.

The video shows protagonist Aiden Pearce using his skills to scan pedestrian’s cellphones for information in order to locate a target. A chase scene ensues, with a dramatic combat take-down. Pearce uses the environment to help catch his target, and then turns the city’s electronic systems against the police as they attempt to capture him.

The sequence is very cinematic and builds on the excitement generated when the game was first shown at E3 2012.

Previously leaked promo material for Watch Dogs suggested that the game will be released in the 2013 holiday season. This lines up with the holiday 2013 PS4 launch date pegged by Sony.

Ubisoft also confirmed that the game will hit current-gen consoles (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U) and PC.

Development of Watch Dogs is being led by Ubisoft Montreal, with support from Ubisoft’s Bucharest, Paris, Quebec and Reflections studios.

More Playstation 4 news

All PS4 news

PlayStation 4 unveiled

Diablo III coming to PS4, PS3

Watch Dogs launch info leaked

Tags: headline, PlayStation 4, ps4, ubisoft, Watch Dogs

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyGaming – technology images can be found here


Are you playing Destiny, or do you plan to buy Destiny?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Latest News

Xbox Games with Gold for November 2014

Microsoft Games with Gold header news

Xbox One and 360 owners, here are your free games for November

Steam Halloween Sale has begun


Over 400 games at up to 90% off – are you ready to spend?

This week’s best gaming deals

ryse son of rome

Here you go – this week’s best gaming deals

Why the PSP was the best handheld ever

PSP Column

We take a look back at the Sony PlayStation Portable


Newsletter Subscription

Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image

Free MyGaming Newsletter: