The original Watch Dogs was divisive to say the least, but its sequel looks set to dramatically improve on every aspect fans weren’t happy with. Moving on from Chicago and onto the San Francisco Bay Area, Watch Dogs 2 feels like a fresh direction for the series.
San Francisco is the latest city to have its city’s infrastructure networked with the help of cOS 2.0, and its predictive algorithms have accused one citizen, Marcus Holloway, of a crime he didn’t commit. As a result, Marcus must utilise his skills as a hacker in order to shut down ctOS 2.0 and stop the overbearing control it has over his city.
There are a ton of changes afoot, including a major mix-up to movement with the introduction of parkour and seemingly more accessible vehicle control – a negative point in the original. This time hacking is even more embedded within the environment and social interactivity remains at the heart of this latest adventure. Its gameplay, too, seems to be providing even more variety and will allow for a completely stealth orientated approach, as well as guns blazing.
Take a look over the extensive gameplay demo below, directly from Ubisoft’s blog.
It’s nice to see that Ubisoft has learnt from showcasing an unrealistic technical demo, versus its original demo of the first. Let’s hope its November release date is etched in stone and doesn’t budge.
Watch Dogs 2 is due on November 15th for PS4, Xbox One and PC.