Watch Dogs 2 is taking a lot of what was wrong with the first title and righting those issues when the game launches in November. It’s hard not to get excited about the next game in the series either, as it’s letting us hack through San Francisco and giving us potential to be the ultimate hacker.
Watch Dogs had AR games in the first title that allowed you take a break from the gameplay and experience something different. You could take on huge mechanical spiders, you could take on zombies and demons that roamed Chicago, even face off against cyborgs!
It was cool and I liked it, even if I lost interest after gaining tons of money from the games.
Speaking to Gaming Bolt, Danny Belanger, creative director on Watch Dogs 2, confirms that those AR games would not be returning.
AR games from Watch Dogs are not returning,” he said. “We are offering more city exploration. So as you’re walking around the city, you’ll open Nethack and you’ll discover operations and secrets that will unlock side quests if you want,” he said, also hinting at how progression in the new game might change from Ubisoft’s usual norm, given that their trademark ‘towers’ are not going to be in this game.
He goes on to talk about what multiplayer will feature when you’re roaming San Francisco as Marcus:
“What I can say today is we’re bringing seamless co-op; we’re going to have seamless hacking so someone can come in your game and hack,” he said. “Now you’re part of DedSec, so you’re part of a hacker group, so we wanted those hackers to work together. So you can be in your single player game but there’s a DedSec ally that’s walking around the street, and if you want you can just go and press a button and go in co-op. We created operations meant for co-op because they’re challenging, so it’s good to have a buddy.”
This game sounds better with all the information coming out. Watch Dogs 2 launches in November