Ubisoft has released the official trailer for the Watch Dogs’ sequel. Watch Dogs 2 will take place in San Francisco and will feature an open world, more than two times the size of its predecessor and will be much more interactive. The player can now hack almost everything. Vehicles can be hacked to provide cover or to make it to run over a person. The release date has also been revealed on the trailer. Watch Dogs 2 will release worldwide on November 15, 2016 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Marcus Holloway, the main protagonist is a young black hacker. Marcus was falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit, so he’s out to fight the system. His melee weapon of choice is a billiard ball tied to a lanyard, which operates like a sort of a mace. Marcus isn’t just a hacker; he’s also skilled at parkour and fighting.
ctOS 2.0 – an updated version of the surveillance software from the original game is installed in San Francisco. Marcus, along with the help of the Dedsec community, takes control of the city by hacking one thing after the other. Players will be able to explore areas like Oakland, Marcus’ birthplace, and Silicon Valley, where powerful corporations reside and vie for technological control of the city.
Marcus has a few special hacking tools, including an RC car with an extendable arm, which can be used to press buttons and unscrew a component; A quadcopter used mainly for scouting. Players can use the drone to fly over the Bay Area in a first-person view. Additionally, Marcus will get his hands on 3D-printed weapons, as well. Instead of the original Watch Dogs’ ‘press ‘X’ to raise this’ style of hacking, Watch Dogs 2 is set to have an array of things that can be hacked in totally different ways
Marcus’ varied abilities will give players the option to play entirely with stealth, non-lethally -thanks to a Taser. Ubisoft promises to support “all different types of play.” The developers have said that they’ve improved the driving, which was notably poor in the first game. Better physics, more distinct handling for different sorts of cars, etc.
will have a number of factions that the player will contend with, including underground gangs, powerful corporations and competing hacker groups.
Ubisoft promises an expanded version of the seamless online multiplayer from the original game in Watch Dogs 2. The game evolves if you decide to play in co-op, too. The co-op is described as being “seamless” in a way that’s very similar to the first Watch Dogs’ brand of PvP. Players can simply group up with other members of Dedsec they meet as they play the game’s single-player campaign and play cooperatively, the developer said.
A playable demo will be likely available at Ubisoft’s booth at E3. More details will be revealed at Ubisoft’s E3 2016 press conference. Watch Dogs, like the first Assassin’s Creed game was flawed but caught the attention of gamers. Assassin’s Creed 2, On the other hand became successful, mostly because the developers learned from their mistakes from the first game. So, Can Watch Dogs 2 be a success based on Ubisoft’s history? Let us know in the comments.