No Hollywood Hacking here, thanks.
By Tim Colwill on May 13, 2013 at 10:10 am
Ubisoft are keen to make sure the hacking in Watch Dogs doesn’t stretch the bounds of reality — too far, at least. Senior Producer Dominic Guay from the company’s Montreal studio explained that the team had been working with Kaspersky Lab to keep it vaguely realistic.
“We’re working with Kaspersky Lab, a big security firm,” said Guay. “They have really hardcore experts there on hacking. We send them some of our designs and we ask them feedback on it, and it’s interesting to see what gets back. Sometimes they say, ‘Yeah, that’s possible, but change that word,’ or, ‘That’s not the way it works.’”
According to Ubisoft, this sort of coordination with real-life security teams is meant to reduce instances of “Hollywood Hacking”, which anybody who has ever used a computer will have seen in movies (and then immediately groaned and looked away).
Watch Dogs lands on November 21.