Ubisoft has officially revealed the details for the sequel to 2014’s hacking game Watch Dogs. The game, set in San Francisco, follows Marcus Holloway, a member of DedSec and “a brilliant young hacker who’s been wrongly accused by ctOS 2.0 of a crime he didn’t commit.” Unlike the original’s protagonist Aiden Pearce, he doesn’t work alone.
Following that note, “Big Brother” no longer works alone either. Now, corporations are working along with the government on ctOS 2.0 to build full digital profiles of citizens that can be tracked, traded, sold, and stolen without you having any idea.
It is also said that every activity counts toward your progression, meaning everything you do in Watch Dogs 2 will help you reach your final goal. Along with that, there are no more towers to unlock and the entire San Francisco Bay Area will be open to you from the start.
The next bit of news released was that hacking has now been expanded. Almost everything in the game will be hackable, including steering wheels of cars and having the ability to override engines. And if that isn’t enough you’ll also have an RC car and drone at your disposal.
You will also be given the ability to complete missions the way you want, whether you take on the enemies head on or use stealth to go the pacifist route.
There will also be a seamless multiplayer experience that includes co-op and PvP.
Finally, Ubisoft has said that they have taken a lot of fan feedback into consideration for Watch Dogs 2.
Watch Dogs 2 will be releasing November 15th of this year for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. There will be a demo revealed at E3.