Chicago musical

Honestly, I was confused about the choice of Chicago for Watch Dogs when I first heard about it. Isn’t is one of those fly over cities? However, the more I hear and see from Watch Dogs, the more the choice makes perfect sense.

First and foremost, Chicago is one of the most heavily surveilled cities in world. No good being able to hack into cameras, traffic signals and other devices if there aren’t that many – Chicago has tons. In fact, there is more surveillance in Chicago than in London. Dominic Guay, senior producer, explains:

There are over ten thousand cameras, all networked together, managed from a central point, and they can use those cameras to track people around the city. They can read what’s on a piece of paper just by zooming in. So that’s an interesting context to inspire us in Watch Dogs.

It goes beyond that, though. With a diversity of neighborhoods and incredible architecture, Chicago will look beautiful in Watch Dogs. Plus it gave the developers a lot to play with – a river for water effects and even impressive winds (it’s not called the Windy City for nothing). Be prepared for flying debris.

In fact, I got to chat to Danny Belanger, Lead Game Designer on Watch Dogs, about Aiden, Chicago as a character, and even what Watch Dogs will add to the sandbox genre after the success of GTA V. Check out the video:

 

Last Updated: October 10, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

52 Comments

  1. Downloadable content John

    October 10, 2013 at 07:49

    Yay for Chicargo!
    Did I sense a hint of the “cut” look there?

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  2. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 10, 2013 at 07:52

    CUTCUTCUT

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  3. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 10, 2013 at 07:55

    They shall call me Admiral Chief Vigilante!

    I’d get stuck in SO many side quests!

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    • Downloadable content John

      October 10, 2013 at 07:56

      Me too. I love me some side quests

      Reply

    • RapuredMossel

      October 10, 2013 at 07:59

      Sidequests are the reason I spent 200hours on skyrim. I have serious ADHD when it comes to quests in games. Im like: “OK, lets just go and kill that…Oooohhhh look a cave!”

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 10, 2013 at 08:04

        DUDE, same here.

        “Ok, check route on map, ok, ready for adventure, ok, on my way and…..OH LOOK CAVE!!!”

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          October 10, 2013 at 08:06

          Yeah, been there done that. Or oh look something on that mountain… Now how do I get there *Spend half an hour finding a route up to the top*

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 10, 2013 at 08:06

            hahaha

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 10, 2013 at 08:43

            It’s funny how pleased you are at getting to the top. Then you look down the other side & see a sleeping dragon below and think, “I wonder if I can sneak down & backstab it?” Answer: Yes!

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 10, 2013 at 08:55

            I know right. That’s why I love open ended large world RPG’s like that. There is always something to see.

            It’s also the main reason why I really don’t like MMO’s in that regard because you come over a mountain and think “Yes! I will see that which no one has seen before!” Only to have a hundred others doing the exact same thing and already where you were aiming for

        • RapuredMossel

          October 10, 2013 at 08:06

          I know that feel. Then I proceed to hoard everything untill im forced to make a trip back to town before I even started with the quest!

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          • Downloadable content John

            October 10, 2013 at 08:08

            That’s my Skyrim routine. I just always make sure that I carry a strength potion in case I’m over encumbered.

          • RapuredMossel

            October 10, 2013 at 08:09

            Yup! And those thieves gloves!

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 10, 2013 at 08:04

      me too! can’t wait to stop all the crime! and hack things, constantly

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      • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

        October 10, 2013 at 09:21

        As I said before, I wish there was an element of proper hacking in the game like in Uplink!!!

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  4. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 10, 2013 at 07:55

    Checks that product placement. Powerade. Sell outs 😛 I joke I joke!

    Anyway, busy listening to vid. Will comment once done

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    • Seraphim

      October 10, 2013 at 08:47

      Hm… I feel like getting some Powerade from the canteen.

      They’re sold out.

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 10, 2013 at 08:56

        So would that be considered successful marketing or a failed marketing attempt because you couldn’t actually buy?

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        • Seraphim

          October 10, 2013 at 09:27

          Successful: 1 point

          I went to buy it.

          Unsuccessful: 2 points
          I couldn’t fin it and I no longer feel like getting it.

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  5. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 10, 2013 at 07:56

    WOBBLY TABLE!!!

    (i hate that)

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  6. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 10, 2013 at 08:03

    Very cool vid. Interesting to watch these and hear what goes in in the minds of the people making the game

    Reply

  7. Umar ZoMg Reiner

    October 10, 2013 at 08:05

    Eish….I’m so hype, early in the morning

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 10, 2013 at 08:07

      I feel rather great today! For a change…

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  8. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 10, 2013 at 08:06

    Dammit, now I wanna play the game!

    Reply

  9. RapuredMossel

    October 10, 2013 at 08:11

    On a different note. Did anyone see the 5min preview of the new Bioshock Infinite Buried at sea dlc? Lagz! Y U NO report on this?! I had to hear from a friend!

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    • Seraphim

      October 10, 2013 at 08:21

      It was in the In Other News awhile back.

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      • RapuredMossel

        October 10, 2013 at 08:22

        LOL really? Must have missed it then. You win this time LG!

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  10. NecroRince

    October 10, 2013 at 08:35

    I am pretty sure London has more!

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 10, 2013 at 08:59

      You can sneeze in London without the police seeing on camera!

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      • NecroRince

        October 10, 2013 at 09:10

        Hahah! True, but then again, their cameras are all analogue from the 60’s, like only 0.6 megapizels My phone has more than that…

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 10, 2013 at 09:11

          Think any phone has more than that these days…

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  11. Skyblue

    October 10, 2013 at 08:56

    Sounds like you had an invisible muffle with that “mmmm”‘ing Zoe ;p

    Reply

  12. TiMsTeR1033

    October 10, 2013 at 09:11

    @disqus_3ihQj32EWp:disqus your accent is very unique, half American half south African, half dare I say Canadian lol well that what it sounds like to me anyway.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 10, 2013 at 09:16

      An accent with 3 halves would be very unique :/

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 10, 2013 at 09:18

        Rince sounds like a brit through and through..

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 10, 2013 at 09:20

          Not really. Girlish yes, but not British.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 10, 2013 at 09:22

            Oh well, Girlish it is then..

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            October 10, 2013 at 09:35

            You should know, right Tanya? 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 10, 2013 at 09:36

            You want to still be the ice cream man?

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            October 10, 2013 at 09:42

            Who will stand in my way? 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 10, 2013 at 09:52

            Me!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            October 10, 2013 at 09:59

            I am sooooooo scared… 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 10, 2013 at 10:03

            That still sickens me!

          • NecroRince

            October 10, 2013 at 09:34

            You shut up you!

      • NecroRince

        October 10, 2013 at 09:34

        HAHAHAHAHAH! I noted that too 😉

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 10, 2013 at 09:37

          Hey I am a special case! can have more halves when its accents!

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    • Anon A Mouse

      October 10, 2013 at 09:18

      Tim, you’re not very good at maths are you? Halve, halve and halve? Hows about a third a third and a third?

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 10, 2013 at 09:20

        Never said I was…

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 10, 2013 at 09:23

      LOL! probably because i’m from new york, lived in the netherlands (and occasionally a few months at a time in the UK) for 7 years, and lived in SA for 5 years. i’m foreign everywhere i go 😉

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 10, 2013 at 09:28

        The one thing I never understand is there is New york and Newark (that is how it sounds) in Jersey, So flipping hard to pronounce. If you came from one of the southern states imagine how your accent would be now! be like WTH you from!?! Nice Interview btw.

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  13. Anon A Mouse

    October 10, 2013 at 09:21

    Just glad to hear someone a LG knows how to work the mic…..

    Reply

    • NecroRince

      October 10, 2013 at 09:34

      Ouch 🙂

      Reply

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