At the end of their 48 hour countdown, Ubisoft has officially revealed Watchdogs 2 for the first time, ahead of E3 2016 next week. According to some reports, it was leaked ahead of time via ads on IGN and Twitch. But what nobody expected today was a full-on livestream, complete with developer commentary and a behind the scenes look at everything Watchdogs 2 related.
DedSec returns, making a go at “freeing” San Francisco. ctOS has been installed into the city, and people want to tap into that. Markus Holloway is the main character, accused of a crime he didn’t commit and caused him to want to go against the system itself. The team says they’ll elaborate on the hacking premise. Vehicles and other equipment will be more unanimously hackable (all over some). You’ll be able to target citizens on an individual level, but also more en masse and in a group.
“Our creative team is working hard to deliver an outstanding Watch_Dogs experience,” said Senior Producer Dominic Guay. “In Watch_Dogs 2, we’re excited to give players a captivating storyline with engaging characters that offers deeper, more meaningful hacking options, a greater variety of gadgets and weapons and a brand new seamless multiplayer experience that will appeal to fans of the original Watch_Dogs as well as players new to the brand.”
The game comes in several different editions. Deluxe Edition includes a Deluxe pack of digital items, and a Gold Edition includes that plus a Season Pass for any Watchdogs 2 DLC. Pre-ordering the Collector’s Edition on the Uplay Shop gets you a Wrench Junior robot, that you can control with a companion app for smartphones and tablets. Pre-ordering any edition gets you the extra Zodiac Killer mission, unlocking an exclusive outfit as a reward for completion.
Watchdogs 2 arrives November 15th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.