During Sony's PS4 announcement conference, Ubisoft unveiled that Watch Dogs is a next-gen title title. A follow-up press release has confirmed it to be a PS4 launch game. Not a huge surprise, really, considering the game's E3 2012 reveal had us questioning whether or not the PS3 would be capable of producing such incredible-looking visuals.
This new demo started with Aiden walking the streets of Chicago. The age of sharing has evolved into the age of surveillance, one where security cameras line the streets, and, courtesy of Watch Dogs' tag line, "everything is connected." We see this in action. WIth the push of a button, Aiden jacks someone's bank account info. Then he disables a security camera like it's no big deal. Most importantly, he can access the personal information of bystanders while they go about their day to day business.
By doing so, we learn that one such bystander, Sandy Higgins, has recently won a custody case against her (ex?) husband--and, wouldn't you know it, she runs into the dude in a back alley right before he pulls a knife on her. That's when Aiden intervenes, scaring the guy off and chasing him down before beating him up with a baton.
With the police in hot pursuit, Aiden shows off some of the other abilities he has at his disposal--namely his knack for hacking Chicago's automated road block systems, forcing obstructive pylons to erupt from the street right in front of a speeding police car.