New Watch Dogs Multiplayer Trailer Has Gameplay, Commentary

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Ubisoft has released a new Watch Dogs multiplayer trailer showing eight full minutes of in-game multiplayer footage. In addition to showing the Watch Dogs multiplayer game in action, the new trailer also includes a commentary track from the developers explaining exactly what’s going on in the footage.

The Watch Dogs multiplayer trailer, which you can watch below, shows three distinct Watch Dogs multiplayer modes: Online Hacking Contracts, ctOS – Mobile Companion App, and Competitive Decryption Combat.

One thing the video doesn’t call-out specifically is how Watch Dogs blurs the lines between its single- and multiplayer modes. We’ve all seen racing games where the single- and multiplayer elements intermingle — games like DRIV3R and Need for Speed come to mind — but action games don’t often have that same multiplayer integration.

In Watch Dogs, players assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. Now on the hunt for those who hurt his family, players will be able to monitor and hack their enemies by manipulating everything connected to the city’s Central Operating System (ctOS).

The ctOS controls almost every piece of Chicago’s technology and holds key information on all of the city’s residents. Access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate targets, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop enemies and more. Watch Dogs allows the player to use Chicago as their ultimate weapon and exact their own style of revenge.

Watch Dogs will ship worldwide on May 27 for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3. A Windows PC version will also be available. No Nintendo versions are planned.

The new Watch Dogs multiplayer trailer below is technically 9:20 in length. When you account for intros, outros and other miscellany, it spans closer to eight minutes of Watch Dogs multiplayer gameplay footage. That’s actually about the same length as the E3 2013 demo we got last year — which was great.

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