Watch Dogs is gold, but your reputation might not be

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Just two weeks before the game is set to be released, Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs has gone gold. that gives them very little time to manufacture and ship the thing all over the world – unless of course it’s already on discs, and will be subject to a large day one patch. That would not be at all surprising.

"It’s exciting to be gold," creative director Jonathan Morin said on the UbiBlog. "But it’ll be more exciting when people are playing. For the fans it means that it’s true. It means there will be no such thing as another delay. But for us, it’s not done until they actually have it in their hands."

They’ve also detailed the game’s reputation system, which is how citizens of the game’s digital Chicago will react to your presence.

“The reputation system isn’t really a good-versus-bad kind of system," lead writer Kevin Shortt said. "We really wanted it to just be the citizens reflecting back on you and what you’re doing so that you think about it more. The game doesn’t suddenly tilt one way if you get a bad reputation. It doesn’t make it exponentially harder. It should just make you consider your actions and what you’re doing."

If you’re generally a bit of a jerk, citizens will have no beef in calling the cops on you should they see you getting up to no good. conversely, they might turn a blind eye to your brand of vigilante justice if they see you as beneficial.

Here’s the game’s latest CGI trailer, showing you why you should care. the game was meant to launch with the new consoles but saw a significant delay. No more delays though; we’ll be playing it in two weeks.

Last Updated: May 15, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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