We already know that Watch Dogs 2 is on the way. Ubisoft all but spelled it out during a recent earnings call, and after an online personality leaked some Watch Dogs 2 merchandise that Ubisoft sent him over social media, Ubisoft didn’t even bother trying to hide that the game was real. Now, Ubisoft has revealed when we can get our first proper look at Watch Dogs 2, and surprisingly, it won’t be at their E3 conference next week!
Ubisoft has released a mysterious teaser video called, “Hello World”, referencing an achievement/trophy from when you first started playing the original Watch Dogs, which simply shows the hand of a mysterious hacker with a smartphone, as mysterious symbols unfold in the background. The thirty-second or so video comes with the claim that Watch Dogs 2 will be revealed to the world this Wednesday, June 8th, on a livestream at WatchDogs.com at 9:00 A.M. PST/12:00 P.M. EST. While it’s unconfirmed at this time, it’s probably a given that the game will be in development for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The original Watch Dogs, an open-world sandbox game that turned many heads after its surprise announcement trailer concluded Ubisoft’s E3 2012 keynote (and later drew controversy when its visuals were better than the game’s final product), released in 2014, initially for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and later for Wii U. The game placed players in control of Aiden Pearce, a vigilante hacker seeking justice for a botched hit that resulted in the death of his young niece. Players could use their abilities to manipulate road hazards and hack into defenses and servers throughout a ‘smart city’ rendition of a near-future Chicago, and could also intrude on other players’ games in an online multiplayer mode that allowed them to attempt to plant malicious software, and not get caught.
We gave the original Watch Dogs a fairly solid 80% overall score in our official review, praising its large city and great wealth of activities, even if we also criticized its bland presentation and protagonist, and lamented the poor quality of its PlayStation 3 and Wii U ports.
We at Eggplante will be sure to keep a close eye on the development of Watch Dogs 2, so keep spying us for all major news and updates on the game.