A new story trailer for Watch Dogs 2 just arrived, bringing with it a fresh look at major players on both sides of the conflict between hacker collective DedSec and the corrupt corporations they’re working to take down. One of their biggest targets is Blume Corporation, an entity that should be familiar to Watch Dogs players as the creators of the notorious, city-automating ctOS. This video introduces a key antagonist, who appears to be pretty high up on Blume’s payroll: their Chief Technology Officer, Dusan Nemec.
Everything you do in Watch Dogs 2 is powered by social media. Hacking into cars, unlocking doors, controlling drone tech — it all hinges on the number of followers protagonist Marcus Holloway has during play. And everything you do in Watch Dogs 2 earns you more followers. Think of them like experience points, but modernized for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Watch Dogs 2 is, among other things, about technology’s potential to unite communities and forge new connections among like-minded individuals. That’s reflected in protagonist Marcus Holloway’s constant collaboration with the Dedsec hacker collective, and their goal of continually recruiting new followers. It’s also reflected in the game’s seamless multiplayer, which invisibly merges your session with those of other players to create organic opportunities for co-op and PvP.
Freedom of choice is a major theme within Ghost Recon Wildlands’ vast and reactive open world. It not only permeates your mission to take down the Santa Blanca drug cartel, but also affects how you look doing it. From the gender of your Ghost to the clothing they wear, you can customize more than 12 different elements of your character’s appearance, including their hat, headset, glasses, hairstyle, fabric colors and patterns, and more.
Hi, I’m Laura from Reflections, one of only two artists who worked on Grow Up! BUD, our procedurally animated stumbling red robot, is back for a new adventure. After his mission to grow a giant Star Plant in Grow Home, he’s off to a new planet and heading for the moon in an acrobatic adventure to save MOM. BUD is a much-loved character, but we thought players might enjoy him even more if he had some cool new outfits!
Ubisoft San Francisco’s forthcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole continues Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s natural instinct for going against the grain, aiming to combine classic RPG mechanics with full-blown comedic writing.
Today we’re excited to finally announce that Watch Dogs 2, the second installment of a series inspired by the hyper-connected reality of our daily lives, will be coming to PlayStation 4 on November 15th. Here are a few things we want you to know about the game while you get ready to fight the establishment:
Hi there! I’m the Community Developer at Ivory Tower. The Crew has just reached 5 million players, and we are so grateful for such an amazing community that we wanted to share some of the game’s best hidden secrets. Being a witness of our players’ discoveries and creations, I know for a fact that they’ve discovered a lot of what our big world has to offer… but not everything! So here’s our little gift to you: five inside fun facts you (probably) didn’t know about.
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