Watch Dogs (stylized as WATCH_DOGS) is an open world game, taking place in a near-future vision of Chicago, developed by Ubisoft. In it, the players, controlling a character named Aiden Pearce, "have the power to control an entire city's infrastructure via powerful computers that run everything from data records to power lines." The player can gain information about anyone, via Pearce's profiler. The player can meddle with any electrical output that runs on the grid, in ways such as jamming all mobile phone reception in his immediate area, and even shorting out traffic lights to cause a major car accident. The game also has seamless co-op.
It was scheduled to be released on November 19, 2013, but was pushed back until the second quarter of 2014 (May 27th for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles. The Wii U version of the game has been released on November 2014.
Watch Dogs 2 is the confirmed sequel to the hit game Watch Dogs. Tony Key, senior vice president of Ubisoft, said at E3 2014 that the commercial success of Watch Dogs showed that the brand has staying power. In 2015, a Ubisoft developer accidentally revealed that Watch Dogs 2 was in development, further suggesting that the game is in the works. The game takes place in San Francisco. Watch Dogs 2 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
It will launch on November 15, 2016.