If any game has brought us the ‘city playground’ thing of late, it’s Grand Theft Auto V. The expansive metropolis of Los Santos has it all: drug dealers, bullets flying around your gonads if you step into the wrong neighborhood, golden beaches populated by lithe ladies in tiny string-up-their-cracks swimwear... Just like its real-life inspiration, our beloved L.A.
Who needs missions, stages, objectives or any of that video game-y BS? Here, you could spend hours merrily dicking around with high-explosives on the highway, or whatever else took your fancy. The same concept is at the heart of Watch Dogs, but they’re claiming to take players’ freedom still further.
We’ve seen all the free-roaming parkour hacktacular involved many times. In this new trailer, though, we get a glimpse of the depth of the world Ubisoft has created. Every NPC you pass has their own story, and will react intelligently to the world around them, we’re told. Presumably, this will be limited to will run away when Aiden starts tearing shit up, but the insight your hacking skills lend to each passer-by is intriguing. And a little stalker-ish.
Take a look above.