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Watch Dogs 2 wants you to rebel against technology in new trailer

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Watch Dogs 2 wants you to rebel against technoligy 2

It seems a bit at odds with the game’s premise. Watch Dogs 2 is taking a much stronger stance on the potential for technology to be a terrible thing. I mean, you’re playing as a skilled hacker, vying to take down the more corporate companies hell bent on squeezing out culture with their new software systems, smartphones and more. It’s a bleak outlook on the future of technology that is kind of real in the city of San Francisco. It makes this latest trailer a bit more on the nose (and better for it).

The latest trailer for the rather imminent open-world action game gives us a closer look at the effect corporations are having on the culturally rich San Francisco, and how Marcus and Dedsec are aiming to wrestle back control. it features a lot of the stock aerial shots you’d expect from a game this large, complete with the ridiculousness of riding atop a police van in moving traffic. Watch Dogs 2 is trying to make a point, but not at the expense of over the top fun.

Watch Dogs 2: Welcome to San Francisco

And that’s kind of the theme with this sequel, with Ubisoft embracing a more silly set of gameplay mechanics to compliment the greater focus on hacking. Underneath that though is the same message shows like Black Mirror are currently using to great affect. “What if technology were the bad guy”, is a question Watch Dogs 2 seems intent on asking.  Seem strage when even if its hero brandishes a laptop and an assortment of drones to get the job done.

That being said, I’m tangibly more excited for this sequel than I was when it was first revealed. Much of that is thanks to the really positive time I spent with it at E3 earlier this year. I’m eager to see a more fun, less Pearce infected Watch Dogs in a truly stunning looking city. I hope it doesn’t disappoint.

Last Updated: October 25, 2016

20 Comments

  1. Ubisoft is already rebelling if their buggy games and Uplay are anything to go by

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    • Dungeon of JJ

      October 25, 2016 at 12:49

      Imagine the rebellion if they start making games that aren’t buggy and don’t need constant internet connection.

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    • Nikola

      October 25, 2016 at 12:53

      Dude honestly Ubisoft makes really good games, Only buggy Ubi game I can think of on release was Unity besides that I mean I been playing most of their games lately aaand never an issue.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 25, 2016 at 13:01

        Not on console yes, but PC is another story

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      • BakedBagel

        October 25, 2016 at 13:01

        The fact that you have to use Uplay is an issue within itself

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      • Dungeon of JJ

        October 25, 2016 at 13:53

        Uplay is the real problem. Though in all honesty, they have come a long way and it definitely has improved a lot. I’ve also had tons of fun with a few Ubi games, but as long as Uplay exists Ubisoft will never get decent sales or respect on pc.

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        • Nikola

          October 25, 2016 at 13:56

          100% I agree when it comes to the PC market they are really losing a LOT of money. There release games late for PC and buggy I feel like Ubi does not give a shit about its PC market.

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          • BakedBagel

            October 25, 2016 at 14:02

            Meh, name a company that doesnt want more money.

            Its not that companies dont give a shit per se. Its the companies port over games with almost no testing. They hardly optimize the ports to fully utilize the pc.(companies in general not ubi specifically), that i dont think is laziness but more deadlines from publishers

  2. Dungeon of JJ

    October 25, 2016 at 12:48

    I’d say smash all the iPhones, but then again, we’re talking about modern technology here 😛

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  3. HvR

    October 25, 2016 at 12:49

    So we should fight the techno corporates and pirate the game …

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  4. Nikola

    October 25, 2016 at 12:54

    This is Starting to look better and better at first I was not inserted but will definitely get this when it’s cheaper:) Really enjoyed the first game as well so I am sure this will be even better!

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  5. Admiral Chief

    October 25, 2016 at 12:58

    STOP THE SELFIE!

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    • HvR

      October 25, 2016 at 13:16

  6. HvR

    October 25, 2016 at 13:03

    Still feel this game should be called Hackerz

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  7. rosemarie6341@mail.ru

    November 4, 2016 at 06:43

    This is to be a terrible factor to observe Dogs a pair of is taking a far stronger stance on the potential for technology. the most recent trailer for the rather close at hand open-world action game offers U.S.A. a better look into the result companies are having on the culturally wealthy port of entry, and the way Marcus and Deeds are attending to wrestle back management. It’s a bleak outlook on the longer term of technology that’s reasonably real within the town of port of entry.

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  8. borba3658@mail.ru

    November 29, 2016 at 16:34

    Starting to look better.I am enjoyed the first game.I think this will be even better!

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