Watch Dogs 2 Dev Detail New Ways to Hack; Gives “Freedom To Play The Way They Want”


Ubisoft’s upcoming sequel of Watch Dogs looks rather promising, and the studio has upgraded and added new ways to hack the city.

In an interview with PlayStation Blog, Watch Dogs 2 Game Director Danny Belanger explained the kind of upgrades they did, which allows players to hack “big data,” which refers to websites with large amounts of data in them like social media and search engines. The game will also give you the ability to perform multiple hacks on anybody around you, instead of the first game’s simple hack.

“We’re taking these technologies, looking at them, and asking what the risks are, what can happen, what could a hacker do? And we’ve found that we can create some super-interesting situations.”

“The player has the freedom to play the way they want. We’re using three playstyles to talk about the game. The combat hacker — who is more proactive and uses hacks to take down people. There’s the ghost hacker — they can use hacks to distract and make noises. And then there’s the trickster hacker. They can finish a whole mission without actually physically being there.”

Watch Dogs 2 releases on November 15 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.