At the Eurogamer Expo Creative Director of Watch Dogs, Jonathan Morin spoke about how much freedom you will have in the game:
“[The world is] open right at the start. You can go anywhere you want. We are not restricting the player.”
Meaning that you will be able to travel anywhere from the start but will still have to use protagonist’s Aiden Pearce’s hacking abilities to expand his influence.
“Within the free-roaming the player will have to progressively invade certain strategic points from the city OS system that’s going to make it possible for him [Aiden] to get connected in a district. It’s going to grow and we call this “monitoring grid”. It’s like its own network to listen to what’s going on in the city. That unlocks tons of different side activities and events that the system can detect so we can actually go and intervene into them.”
“We really wanted the player, through the free-roaming, to feel that he is building his own hacking system. It would have been a bit weird and magical to just have it.”
Watch Dogs will be released on November 22nd and November 29th for the PS4.
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