Watch Dogs Wiki Guide
About the game
Watch Dogs (stylised as WATCH_DOGS) is an upcoming 2014 open world action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The game is schedule to be released on 27 May 2014 for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One with a Wii U version planned for release in the fourth quarter of 2014.
This third-person shooter set in an open world recreation of Chicago, Illinois. The fictionalized, hyper-connected version of the city is managed through a centralized system called CtOS.
The narrative of the game will follow Aiden Pearce, a highly skilled hacker and former thug. After his actions caused the death of his niece, Aiden seeks to bring his own form of justice to the culprits by manipulating Chicago's CtOS, or Central Operating System, a supercomputer that controls every piece of technology in the city and contains information on all of the city's residents and activities which can be used for various purposes.
The storyline of Watch Dogs game is built around the concept of information warfare, data being interconnected, and the world's increasing use of technology—questioning who exactly runs the computers they depend on. The game is set in an alternate reality version of Chicago, Illinois, which is one of many cities to feature a supercomputer known as CtOS. In the game's universe, the Northeast blackout of 2003 was found to be caused by a hacker, prompting the development of the CtOS. Creative director Jonathan Morin has stated that the main story of the game will be 35–40 hours long.