‘Watch Dogs’ Gameplay Demo: 14 Minutes Of Footage [Video]

David Cornell - Author

Sep. 4 2013, Updated 8:53 a.m. ET

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The Watch Dogs gameplay demo just released today shows 14 minutes of gameplay footage.

The time to hack your way through a futuristic Chicago is almost upon us, and you’ll be behind the helm of the infamous Aiden Pearce before you know it. First though, we have a new Watch Dogs gameplay demo that will show you 14 minutes of what you can look forward to.

The story of Watch Dogs involves a secret movement that’s determined to show the people that they are not safe. In order to do this, they hire Aiden Pearce and have him hack into the city around him, controlling traffic, taking over radio stations, stealing money out of people’s bank accounts without them even knowing it, and spying on the people through their own webcams and such.

The Watch Dogs gameplay demo begins as Colin Graham, the animation director for the game, begins his commentary. Aiden Pearce starts out in some alleyway as a woman is approaching and turns her head as she passes him. He is heading toward the street, flanked by graffiti on the walls.

Colin Graham explains that he’s starting off in the low-income part of the city, and the goal was to make the city as unique from neighborhood to neighborhood as possible, even down to shop signs and people that greet you along the way. In this way, navigation through the city should be easier in the long run.

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The camera pans around our hero and shows us the dark and gritty environment and the people you probably wouldn’t trust after the sun goes down. Aiden Pearce is not yet wearing his bandanna at this point. He crosses the street toward the pawn shop as Colin Graham explains that the city is controlled by an electrical grid called CTOS, or Computer Controlled Operating System, which is our hero’s personal playground.

Aiden Pierce discovers he can’t hack into the mobile device of a man he encounters yet, and he has to unlock the CTOS control room, and Colin Graham tells us that every neighborhood has its own portion of the grid.

Are you excited to play Watch Dogs when it launches alongside the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this November? Give us your impressions of the Watch Dogs gameplay demo in the comments below.


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