Ubisoft has released a new Watch Dogs trailer focused on protagonist Aiden Pearce’s ultimate weapon, his ability to hack. Pearce, a former criminal who’s seeking justice following a violent family tragedy, is required to unlock near-future Chicago’s centralised technology software on a district by district basis by installing viruses.
According to the trailer’s narrator: “Everyone and everything is connected by technology. Hacking into that connection can be very powerful. All of these connections are controlled by CTOS, a city-wide centralised software created to cut costs and maximise efficiency. It manages transportation control, emergency response, utilities, crime monitoring and much more. Everything connected to the network can be hacked from a smartphone. With the push of a button, the city will become your weapon.”
Hacking will also play a role in Watch Dogs multiplayer gameplay. Today’s trailer is the first in a new Watch Dogs video series, with the second part set to focus on the city of Chicago itself. Watch Dogs is set for release on November 19 in the US and November 22 in the UK on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. It will be available at launch for PS4 and Xbox One.