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April 29 2013
Watch Dogs - PS4 Preview
Release Date Distributer Publisher Developer
27/5/2014UbisoftUbisoftUbisoft Montreal
Offline Players Online players Price Anticipation
12-?$TBC
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Hack the security barriers to crash the police car.
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Detail in the game world is impressive.

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Watch Dogs is coming to PS3 and PS4 in 2013.
Without a doubt the biggest surprise at E3 2012 was that of Watch Dogs. A game that no one had heard of prior to the event, but also one of the most impressive games shown with stunning visuals, gameplay, audio and atmosphere. In the weeks following the event it was confirmed that the demo was running on a PC. Originally announced for "current-gen" consoles and PC, the game was later confirmed for release on the Playstation 4 and in April 2013 confrimed as a launch title - whenever the system finally hits shelves in Australia.

So what's this game about? Well we don't know too much about the storyline as yet other then the games main character is Aiden Pearce and he has the ability to use technology to assist in his mission.

Admittedly we don't know a massive amount about this game other then what we saw in the stunning 10 minute E3 demo (which you can view below). In this demo the games main character needs to sneak into a club, but doesn't want/need to line up. Noticing the bouncer is on his mobile a quick electric pulse renders his phone inoperable, he walks off trying to get connection back, and Aiden can sneak in.

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Running on a PC, the visuals are stunning but the PS4 should be very similar.
At a later moment he needs to create at traffic accident to stop his target and to do so he hacks the traffic lights turning them all green and causing a pileup at which time a third person shootout commences.

As you can see from the surrounding visuals this really is an impressive game and uses an all-new game engine called Disrupt from Ubisoft Montreal, and is not based on the engine used in Assassin's Creed. After the 2012 E3 unveiling it was confirmed that the game was running on a PC, but with the PS4 architecture being heavily based on that of a modern PC (albeit with a slower multi-core CPU, but blindingly fast DDR5 RAM), we expect this game to look very similar to the impressive visuals shown so far, if not even better given the time remaining until release.

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Watch Dogs is full of action.
One great bit of news for Sony gamers is that Ubisoft have confirmed that both the PS3 and PS4 versions will include exclusive content which will be provided via DLC post launch. This includes "exclusive gameplay" which will last around 60 minutes. Nice bonus indeed...

Even now, nine months after being unveiled at E3 2012, we still know little about this actual game in terms of storyline although we are starting to see more imagery and gameplay through demos. It's apparent that this is a very slick looking game and now we have a release date too. In April 2013 Ubisoft confirmed that the game would be released on November 21 on PS3, with the PS4 version confirmed for the system launch - whenever that may be for Australia. (Update: In October 2013 Ubisoft confirmed the title would not be released until Q'2 2014, six months after the PS4 and XBox One launches and in March 2014 it was confirmed a release of May 27 is now set).


Below is a trailer for the game released in April 2013 and it's another very impressive, albeit brief, look at the game.

Here's a gorgeous, rather lengthy, trailer for Watch Dogs from the 2012 E3 Show which demos the impressive gameplay...