Ubisoft is looking to correct the hacking centered world of Watch Dogs after the massive criticism they received following the release of the first game. This time set in San Fransisco, Watch Dogs 2 stars Marcus, a hacker in Deadsec. He rebels against the establishment, who ostensibly want to control our personal freedoms. Marcus is much younger and less serious than previous protagonist Aiden Pearce.
The Watch Dogs 2 gameplay demo shows how easy it is to jump into your friends’ games: San Francisco the entire world is ever-connected. We get a glimpse of the drone that Marcus uses to spy on a character known only as The Congressman. A neat addition to the game, which lightens up a series that often takes itself too seriously, is the music you can listen to via headphones on Marcus’ phone. Once Marcus starts to download files off of the Congressman’s personal cloud storage, chaos quickly ensues, and he must use various tools and weapons to escape alive. New to Watch Dogs 2 is the ability to hack vehicles, which Marcus does to blow a hole through the window and escape using the stylishly revamped parkour.
As was confirmed previously by Ubisoft, Watch Dogs 2 will be release November 15, 2016. Ubisoft also announced that all DLC for Watch Dogs 2 will be released on PS4 before any other platform. The first pre-order bonus for Watch Dogs 2 is a replica of the little hacking robot seen in the trailer.