Watch Dogs multiplayer trailer shows off 9 minutes of glorious hacking and interconnectivity

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By on April 25, 2014 at 8:32 am

Stace found Watch Dogs to be fun despite the morass of its interconnected systems, and that’s the main emotion I took away from this new 9 minute trailer showing off some of the multiplayer. In it, one player idly walks around a park until he gets hacked by a rival, sparking some furious gunplay and a high-stakes car chase throughout Chicago.

The trailer then shows off some footage with the Watch Dogs mobile application and some good old ground-based gun running that’s a little reminiscent of the Uncharted series. Being Decryption Combat, there’s a huge hacking element to it all – Capture the File and hold it for a set amount of time while it decrypts.

I’m still holding out hope that Watch Dogs will live up to the hype, even with the nauseatingly long delays. The game’s due out May 27.

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It’s alright.

To be honest I keep thinking about multiplayer flaws that won’t show in this demo, such as latency issues between different players (could also expose players easily without them knowing) also other game exploits none of us are yet to discover. Also once hacking opportunities become common knowledge chances are any ground fighting will mostly involve a single strategy coupled with who has better reactions.

Still, I will definitely give all the modes a shot. I might love it.

 

I’d probably just take the battery out and leave once I have the file, no need to decrypt it there.

hate games with completely contrived situations to make their game-play work.

If you have an electronic device and you know its being hacked you can just turn it off, take the battery out and problem solved.

 

trb: hate games with completely contrived situations to make their game-play work.

If you have an electronic device and you know its being hacked you can just turn it off, take the battery out and problem solved.

^ ALL of this

I like how the file is like a physical object…. I’d put it on a flash drive, destroy whatever it was stored on and walk out.

Then there’s ridiculousness shown in other trailers like “I can’t hack into that yet because I haven’t hacked into this control point”. “Hacks into a closed circuit camera at that control point”.

I very much imagine this to be the kind of game I will have to shut my brain off to not get frustrated with.

 

i dont think this game has a proper sense of hacking how we know it, more of hollywoods interpretation

 

spike4379,

well to be fair, Aiden doesn’t actually hack, but uses exploits and as such you can justify the way they make you go through nodes.

Another reason we don’t need Turnbulls NBN give us FTTP

 
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