Watch Dogs 2 officially revealed, coming in November0 Comments
I think everyone knew that Watch Dogs 2 was inevitable. It's not that the first game blew people away — in fact, it seemed to get a pretty mixed reception overall — but Ubisoft had obviously invested a lot in the new IP. Now, the sequel has officially come to light with today's reveal of Watch Dogs 2, and there's a solid amount of information on it already available for you to peruse.
This time you'll be hacking your way around San Francisco rather than Chicago, and you'll be doing so as an entirely new character. Marcus Holloway is the protagonist for this adventure, and he doesn't work alone. Marcus has joined the hacker group DedSec, which you may remember from the first game, and he's got a lot more fun toys to play around with than Aiden did. You can check out the full reveal above, which is surprisingly detailed for something that's being shown off a week before E3.
The biggest improvement seems to be that you can hack just about everything this time around, including individual vehicles. Marcus also has a rather interesting weapon that involves a billiard ball on the end of a rope, as well as a little remote controlled car and quadcopter. Another nice change is that you won't have to "unlock" parts of the city to do things in via towers this time around, as the whole city is open to you from the beginning. You can even play the whole game with a nonlethal approach if you don't feel like going on a murderous rampage.
All in all, it doesn't look bad. Watch Dogs got a lot of crap, but overall I didn't think it was bad; it just didn't live up to its potential. They've already shown off gameplay and it looks like we won't have to worry about another infamous graphical downgrade, as the visuals they've shown off are on par with what you'd expect from a current gen open world game.
You can hack the world in Watch Dogs 2 on November 15, 2016.