During today's PlayStation Meeting 2013 Ubisoft revealed that their upcoming open world action-adventure game Watch_Dogs will be available for the PlayStation 4, but also separately confirmed the title will be coming to the Wii U.
In Watch_Dogs, 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.
“Ubisoft has a strong history of supporting new technologies with unique and creative offerings,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer, Ubisoft. “The power and capability of the PS4 allows the Watch_Dogs team to further push the boundaries of what was previously thought possible in interactive entertainment.”
Currently the title is looking at a holiday 2013 release, however it is unsure as to when the PlayStation 4 version will be available as Sony has yet to reveal a solid date for Australian consumers.
Check out the on-stage open world demo below.