If you aren’t already excited about Watch Dogs, the demo from the Sony Press Conference will most definitely intrigue you.
The latest live demo shows protagonist Aiden Pearce walking around in a bustling city with running trains, cars and NPCs walking about. NPCs which you as the player can, through your mobile phone, learn more about them and even hack their bank accounts and take their money.
This demo also showcased what appears to be a random event of some sort where you can happen upon NPCs who are vulnerable to random crimes around the city. You can choose to follow them to witness the crime and decide if you want to save them or not. In the case of this demo, Aiden is seen drawing a gun on the robber which a footchase quickly ensues. Players would notice that the chase sequence looks a lot like those found in Sleeping Dogs, where Aiden vaults over tables and scales a fence, which is a good thing as that was one of the things which I found great in Sleeping Dogs.
And to further demonstrate the prowess of Aiden’s ability, he is seen hacking into the city and raised bollards to stop a police car in pursuit of him. As the police continue to pursue Aiden, he then scales a building and subsequently hacks a city train to stop which he then climbs on top of to get away from the cops!
I for one am more excited for Watch Dogs than ever. It is Assassin’s Creed set in the modern day.
I hope you enjoy the demo as much as I did.