Watch Dogs 2 the sequel to the open-world hacker adventure game from Ubisoft will be released on November 15 for PS4 and Xbox One. PC users can avail of the game starting November 29.
The Watch Dogs brand circles on the lives of hackers. Much of the information and details in the video games come from real-life hackers including the games' Creative Director. According to Cinema Blend, Thomas Geffroyd and the rest of the Watch Dogs team aims to change the negative perception and stereotypes of hackers.
Geffroyd's goal may have gotten a hit after the recent cyber attack on Dyn which took down websites such as Amazon, Twitter and Reddit. The Friday attack is known as a DDoS or Distributed Denial of Service.
The main protagonist of the game goes by Marcus Holloway and has a smart car ala-Knight Rider. The game is priced at $59.99 in the United Sates and £49.99 in the UK. The game can now be pre-ordered.
Ubisoft, the game's developer, and publisher, managed to mirror real-life events in creating the new Watch Dogs game.
Producer Dominic Guay stated that they "wanted to pin the narrative to the core thematics" and that they wanted to "inspire [themselves] from either current events or historical events."
Watch Dogs 2 has a lot of humor in it. The new game isn't afraid to stroke controversy, as well. The Presidential candidate is parodied as Mark Thruss, a politician whose slogan is "Let's make the Bay Area stronger!"
Even controversial former pharmaceutical honcho Martin Shkreli wasn't spared. The so-called "most hated man in America" raised the price of AIDS medication Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill, and bought Wu-Tang Clan's album for $2 million so he'll be the only one with a copy. Shkreli is parodied in the game as Gene Carcani, a pharmaceutical CEO who raised the price of his company's medicine drastically, and bought rapper Bobo Dakes only copy of his album for a few millions.
Ubisoft is planning on adapting the video game into a movie.