Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot took the stage during Ubisoft’s E3 press conference to announce an impressive new game “Watch Dogs.”
The backstory starts in 2003, when a power outage left 55 million Americans in the dark. The power outage was caused by a disgruntled employee who uploaded a virus that crippled the power grid on the east coast.
The government’s response was CTOS, a program that controls a city’s entire information network: the power grid, traffic grid, personal data networks, and everything else. CTOS controls the city, but also farms data on individuals. Who then controls CTOS? The player, of course.
Take a look at the trailer after the break:
The main character is Aiden Pearce, a hacker who has access to all of the info CTOS compiles, and can pull up everyone’s personal data at will.
“Watch Dogs blends cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated game design into a realistic and living open world where players must use any means at their disposal to take down a corrupt system.”
Watch Dogs will release in 2013 for PC, XBox 360 and PS3.
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