New Watch Dogs Trailer Welcomes You to Chicago
Ubisoft's Watch Dogs is one of the most highly anticipated titles of the year, but there was a little bit of some backlash after the "Story Trailer" seemed to take a step back in the graphics department. Creative director Jonathan Morin took to Twitter to explain that said trailer showed off the PS4 version, while the PC version looked much better on the highest settings. My guess is that today's trailer, entitled "Welcome To Chicago", was created with the PC version, because it looks incredible – as do the screenshots. The trailer provides a great introduction to the game and provides some all new footage:
In addition to the new trailer, Ubisoft answered some burning questions about the game. Watch Dogs contains six different districts of Chicago, each with its own look and vibe, and the game features an unscripted, real-time day and night cycle, and a dynamic weather system. The number of NPCs that you'll come across in any given location depends on said location and time of day – with downtown Chicago during mid-day being much more busy than a suburb at night. And in case you were worried you'd run into a bunch of NPC clones, Ubisoft says "there are over 3000 character kits and an almost infinite amount of unique profiler possibilities." There are also over 100 different hacks in the game, and yes, every NPC can be hacked; though which hacks are available depends on their profile. In addition to that, there are over 75 different vehicles in the game, each with their own realistic physics.
Watch Dogs is launching May 27, 2014, on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, with the Wii U version coming at an undetermined later date.