Earlier this week Ubisoft uncovered another Dedsec directive mission, along with some startling statistics on how the Watch_Dogs have motivated the citizenry, rallying them to their cause. The mission software has seen over 121 000 downloads to both the iOS and Android platforms, resulting in over 4 million hacked locations. With a new directive being issued, there’s no telling how far this movement will spread across the country.
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.
Speaking of scenarios, Crack for Cash was the first. Back in July, Dedsec infiltrated Michael G. Aronson’s bank account and dispensed Aronson’s cash to the public in a shopping mall in Mississauga. A free promotional application, Watch Dogs Live can be downloaded for Apple and Android devices. Users without iOS or Android devices interested in joining the adventure can do so by visiting the Watch Dogs Live website and signing up.
There has also been a 14 minute gameplay walkthrough video released to the public. Take a look:
In the Watch Dogs video game, players will experience the realities of living in our fully connected society, where individuals and corporations are at risk of exposure by our ever-increasing reliance on networks and technology.
Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city’s omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase, and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon.
Watch Dogs will be available in North America in November 2013 for the Sony PlayStation®3, Xbox 360, Wii U™ and PC, as well as at the launch of the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.