Ubisoft released a video today giving an overview of the new hacking mechanics, seamless online multiplayer, and the new setting of San Francisco. In the video, we follow Marcus Holloway as he scopes out the city’s landmarks with his flying drone, tests the limits of his hacking abilities, and enters a match of the new Bounty Hunter mode.
Watch Dogs 2, in comparison to its predecessor, will feature several new hacking mechanics, such as being able to remotely control any car. This can be especially helpful to spin pursuing vehicles out of control during an escape attempt. The video also previews both co-op and multiplayer.
Because Watch Dogs 2 features a seamless online world, this means that you’ll encounter other players in your campaign. They’ll be easy to spot, with a purple icon and gamertag above their heads. For those that wish to opt out of the online experience, they can do so in the settings.
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The video also briefly touches upon Bounty Hunter, which is a new multiplayer mode coming to the series. Opposing teams will play as the hunter and the hunted, in groups of 3v1 or 2v2. After getting the attention of the police by starting a ruckus, you’ll not only be pursued by the cops, but by other players too. You can read more about Bounty Hunter in our Gamescom preview, and read our feature about what improvements this new entry is bringing to the series.
Watch Dogs 2 releases November 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.