Ubisoft has announced the release of “Watch Dogs Live”, an immersive multiplayer mobile gaming experience giving players the opportunity to become Canada’s ultimate hacker. Inspired by Ubisoft Montréal’s highly anticipated open-world action game, the Watch Dogs Live application is now available for free through Apple App Store? and Google Play.
“The Watch Dogs Live app is an interactive way for eager Canadian fans to get involved with the franchise in anticipation of the game’s release,” said Lucile Bousquet, Communication and Marketing Director at Ubisoft Entertainment – Canada. “It’s also an innovative and engaging way to invite new players to experience Watch Dogs for the first time.”
In Watch Dogs Live, players join secret hacking group Dedsec to stop an unscrupulous media magnate from using hacking for his own personal gain. Watch_Dogs Live gives players the opportunity to become Canada’s ultimate hacker. Using geo-location, Watch_Dogs Live players are able to move through their own Canadian city where they compete to gain control of vulnerable sites. As players gain experience and level up to outwit other hackers, they are given access to more sites to climb the leaderboard. Additionally, there are four special missions where group hacking unleashes events in the real world, allowing players to experience a real-life Watch Dogs inspired scenario prior to the game’s release.
With over 19,000 downloads of the iOS version to date, and ranked in the top 30 most downloaded free apps on the Canadian App Store, this Canadian-exclusive promotional application offers an interactive way for eager fans to get involved with the newest video game franchise in anticipation of its release in November.
Players can also win incredible prizes every week and a grand prize at the end of the campaign.
- Each week, players can take on a new exclusive challenge for the chance to win prizes including Playstation 4 consoles, Sennheiser headsets, gift cards from EB Games Canada and limited edition items from Frank & Oak.
- At the end of the campaign, the best hackers in the community have a chance of winning an all-new 2014 Watch_Dogs SCION tC and an invitation to the Watch_Dogs launch party.
Speaking of scenarios, Crack for Cash is now available. Dedsec has infiltrated Michael G. Aronson’s bank account. Once the hack will be successful, an actual ATM will be unlocked and will dispense Aronson’s cash to the public at an unspecified location somewhere in Canada. Dedsec will broadcast the ATM hack on the web as it happens.
Users without iOS® or Android devices interested in joining the adventure can do so by visiting the Watch Dogs Live website at and signing up.
The iOS version is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5 and rated 4+ by iTunes.
Google Play has rated this game at High Maturity, and it requires Android OS version 2.2 and up.