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Ubisoft Confirm that Watch_Dogs to Be Available as Launch Title on Playstation 4, Preview Open World Gameplay


The Playstation Meeting 2013 saw the announcement of the next-generation console Playstation 4 – and for Ubisoft this meant an announcement for one of the more interesting games announced at last years E3 Expo. It was confirmed that the open world action-adventure game Watch_Dogs will be available for purchase at the launch of the new system.

As demonstrated onstage today at PlayStation Meeting 2013, Watch_Dogs’ ambitious scope illustrates that Ubisoft is once again at the forefront of new technologies, giving freedom to development teams to create unprecedented entertainment experiences. Development of Watch_Dogs is being led by Ubisoft Montreal, with support from Ubisoft’s Bucharest, Paris, Quebec and Reflections studios. Receiving more than 83 awards and nominations at E3 2012 where it was first announced, Watch_Dogs blends cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated game design into a realistic, living open world.

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

Yves Guillemot | Chief Executive Office of Ubisoft

Ubisoft has a strong history of supporting new technologies with unique and creative offerings. The power and capability of the PS4 allows the Watch_Dogs team to further push the boundaries of what was previously thought possible in interactive entertainment.

While set to be a launch title for the PS4, it is not the only console this game will be available on and is essentially going to be across almost every platform – XBox360, Playstation 3, Wii U and PC.


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