After countless rumors and a leak yesterday, Watch Dogs 2 was officially announced today.
The sequel will take place in San Fransisco and tell the story of Marcus Holloway – a hacker who is trying to clear his name after the ctOS 2.0 surveillance system accused him of a crime he did not commit. But the location and protagonist aren’t the only changes in Watch Dogs 2.
Marcus is much agiler than Aiden Peirce ever was, and can clamber up buildings, vault over walls and maneuver the city much more quickly. The addition of parkour not only opens up new opportunities for exploration and combat but also the refined hacking mechanics.
Hacking has been expanded and improved upon in Watch Dogs 2. In the first game, hacking was little more than pressing a button to cause a reaction. This time, Marcus will be able to have a profound effect on the world around him by tapping into vehicles, drones, security robots and much more.
The footage shown also highlighted improved melee combat, which is much faster than before. The gameplay has been greatly expanded from the solid base laid in its predecessor. There appear to be more things to do, much more interacibility and more ways to get around and explore the city.
Watch Dogs was a good start to the series, and Watch Dogs 2 looks like it will improve upon it in nearly every way. With E3 less than a week away, we don’t have long to wait until we see more of Watch Dogs 2.
Watch Dogs 2 releases on November 15, 2016, for PS4 Xbox One and PC.