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Fearian
Nov 21, 2007

TSSSSSSssssss...



gently caress

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U8KsQPIrY0



So I think even the most sceptical and cynical of goons can agree there is alot of potential here. Watch Dogs is a Gibsonesque contemprary open world cyberpunk thing that Ubisoft announced at their E3 2012 press conference less than an hour ago. It looks beautiful and stylish:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcMRkyoHKeA

It has a website:
http://watchdogs.ubi.com/watchdogsgame/en-GB/home/

and scanning a secret QR code in the trailer leads you to this:
https://dotconnexion.ubi.com/


It has suposedly been in development for the last two years, and platforms have not been announced. It was played at e3 with this controller:

And was apparently demoed on PC. The graphics and animation strongly may suggest that this is a Next Gen title, or it could be current gen, with a more technically advanced PC version.
" Ubisoft's press site has filed platform listings for Watch Dogs: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC."


And that is about all we know! I fully expect there to be a duplicate thread(s) by the time I finish writing this. So how cynical and e3 weary are goons? Who else is in love with this game?

fake edit: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY

Real edit: added the pre-gameplay hype trailer to put you IN THE WORLD!

Fearian fucked around with this message at Jun 5, 2012 around 00:44

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suddenlyissoon
Feb 17, 2002

Don't be sad that I am gone.


Take it with a grain of salt but a French gaming magazine is reporting that Ubisoft confirmed that the game was running on a PC and was for 360 & PS3.

Gimbal lock
Dec 28, 2008

Incoming top secret message:
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e: Nevermind

Gimbal lock fucked around with this message at Jun 5, 2012 around 00:37

Killer Queen
Jan 22, 2012


There's no way this is a next gen title. It's plainly obvious that the title's running on Anvil. The textures look right out of Assassin's Creed. Besides, no one is going to be showing off next gen games yet. There's no point in doing so.

Dr. Stab
Sep 12, 2010


Killer Queen posted:

There's no way this is a next gen title. It's plainly obvious that the title's running on Anvil. The textures look right out of Assassin's Creed. Besides, no one is going to be showing off next gen games yet. There's no point in doing so.

Really, it's just the nice rain shaders and depth of field effects, which aren't happening on current consoles. But, yeah. This was a PC demo, and you can do that on PC.

Gimbal lock
Dec 28, 2008

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Killer Queen posted:

There's no way this is a next gen title. It's plainly obvious that the title's running on Anvil. The textures look right out of Assassin's Creed. Besides, no one is going to be showing off next gen games yet. There's no point in doing so.

Anvil's platform-independant, buddy. You can do next-gen stuff with it, no problem. That said, this has nothing to do with this game because who's to say that anvil's running under the hood? If you feel that the animation looks like something from Assassin's Creed, keep in mind that the Montreal studio uses a bunch of different engines, but they do share the same people and knowledge.

Lucinice
Feb 15, 2012

Dancing all night


I was watching the conference with a friend and when the trailer started he thought this would be an iphone game :V

VarXX
Oct 31, 2009


Joystiq is saying Ubisoft has put up platform listings for Watch Dogs: PC, PS3 and 360

Canadian Surf Club
Feb 15, 2008

Word.


Going to say, if the OP is going to namedrop the Gibson, going back to Neuromancer and that series wouldn't hurt, but I would highly recommend people check out his more contemporary series beginning with Pattern Recognition, then Spook Country and ending with Zero History. They're set in the modern day but are pretty much just an acknowledgment that we live in a science fiction world now. They're not as action packed as what we've seen of Watch Dogs but worth a read.

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


This looks very slick, and very interesting - but from that gameplay video it's dangerously close to "press A to win" territory, it looks like.

re: Gibson - I highly recommend Pattern Recognition.

Killer Queen
Jan 22, 2012


Gimbal lock posted:

Anvil's platform-independant, buddy. You can do next-gen stuff with it, no problem. That said, this has nothing to do with this game because who's to say that anvil's running under the hood? If you feel that the animation looks like something from Assassin's Creed, keep in mind that the Montreal studio uses a bunch of different engines, but they do share the same people and knowledge.

Fair enough, but it still doesn't look like a next-gen title to me. Nothing besides the draw distance and shader effects looks beyond PS3/360. That can be toned down from the PC demo, of course.

Saoshyant
Oct 26, 2010

not one bit


VarXX posted:

Joystiq is saying Ubisoft has put up platform listings for Watch Dogs: PC, PS3 and 360

Where's... where's the U version? They're making a million U games; they can't skip on their best looking one.

Gimbal lock
Dec 28, 2008

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Killer Queen posted:

Fair enough, but it still doesn't look like a next-gen title to me. Nothing besides the draw distance and shader effects looks beyond PS3/360. That can be toned down from the PC demo, of course.

You may reconsider once an hd version of the playthrough surfaces.
But hey, what do I know. vv

Nail Rat
Dec 29, 2000

Haters gonna hate


Yeah textures aren't anything special and the models/animations aren't either.

That said, this looks cool as hell but living in Chicago I might be a little weirded out shooting people in buildings/streets that are ridiculously well-modeled after actual places I walk on a day to day basis.

SNARF SNARF SNARF
Apr 23, 2012
i don't understand what you're talking about, but it makes me mad as hell! Listen to me, as I spout gibberish, and know that I. I am MAD.


Looks good. too good, the fun factor depends majorly on its reliance on scripted moments and also its level design. well see how this goes

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


I thought the animations were pretty good.

Ohtsam
Feb 5, 2010

Not this shit again.


FreelanceSocialist posted:

I thought the animations were pretty good.

Especially the facial animations

Zorak
Nov 7, 2005


I am pumped as hell for Deus Ex: Human Revolution + Grand Theft Auto or whatever the hell this is.

Fearian
Nov 21, 2007

TSSSSSSssssss...



Dr. Stab posted:

Really, it's just the nice rain shaders and depth of field effects, which aren't happening on current consoles. But, yeah. This was a PC demo, and you can do that on PC.

It's more subtle, but the animation was very slick and well blended in ways that are very hard to do in this gen. I also spotted some physX type stuff going on not just with the Protagonists coat, but with NPC's scarves and clothes, which is cool. But yeah, this is all current gen PC stuff that can be scaled back or removed for the console versions. I think I might have jumped the next gen gun in the OP, edited!

Gimbal lock posted:

Anvil's platform-independant, buddy. You can do next-gen stuff with it, no problem. That said, this has nothing to do with this game because who's to say that anvil's running under the hood? If you feel that the animation looks like something from Assassin's Creed, keep in mind that the Montreal studio uses a bunch of different engines, but they do share the same people and knowledge.

I got strong unreal vibes from the engine because it reminded me alot of the Samaritan demo, but I think that's largely aesthetic, and I guess it does make sense for Ubi to use an in house engine. We've just not seen it do this stuff before!

edit: I kinda regret making this thread now, because I know it's going to take off like a rocket and I have to go to sleep! vv

Cowcaster
Aug 7, 2002

MOD OF CUM


Zorak posted:

I am pumped as hell for Deus Ex: Human Revolution + Grand Theft Auto or whatever the hell this is.

Deusassin's Creed.

procitizen
May 9, 2010


This game is gonna loving own bones even if it's a linear rail shooter, imo. Can't wait for this!

PurplieNurplie
Jan 14, 2009


So what was up with that weird not-multiplayer thing at the end of the trailer? It zoomed out from what appeared to be single player stuff and showed a guy with a username over his head, and then he got a group objective.

Does that mean that we could be playing single player and multiplayer at the same time?

Fish Fry Andy
Aug 4, 2010



Gimbal lock posted:

You may reconsider once an hd version of the playthrough surfaces.
But hey, what do I know. vv

What, you mean the one in the OP?

Also it looks like the interiors of all of the buildings he walks by in the beginning have actual interiors. I don't know how to feel about that.

Zorak
Nov 7, 2005


Cowcaster posted:

Deusassin's Creed.

DoucheAssCreed

Cowcaster
Aug 7, 2002

MOD OF CUM


Zorak posted:

DoucheAssCreed

Dog Dog Human Revolution

Gimbal lock
Dec 28, 2008

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Ohtsam posted:

Especially the facial animations

Seems like it's a running theme from Ubisoft this year, eh? Looks like they might have made themselves some shiny new toys in the facial animation department, lately.

So, we've yet to see a next-gen game up until possibly now. How exactly does one know that what they've spotted is a legitimate next-gen hardware game? After all, realism versus computing power is a game of diminishing returns. There's a lot of complex things happening in real-time in that demo that isn't necessarily obvious at first, and have yet to really be seen on current-gen hardware.

Reformed Pissboy
Nov 6, 2003

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I thought I had no interest in these kinds of games but the presentation in that trailer is hard to deny. I'm heck of interested in this!

Zorak
Nov 7, 2005


I would like to start a formal petition that everyone speak out the underscore when naming the game. Because enough people saying "Watch underscore Dogs" out loud in real life will cause a kind of resonance pattern that will eventually convince Ubisoft to stop subscribing to the "replace E with 3 in third installment sequels" mindset.

Rocketlex
Oct 21, 2008

The Manliest Knight
in Caketown


I'm going to continue pronouncing it "Watch Dogs" as though it were a command to do so.

Fearian
Nov 21, 2007

TSSSSSSssssss...





CONTROL FUCKIN TRAIN

RadicalWall
May 30, 2005

I have no idea whats going on.

I'm going to call it as a next gen game and leave this post so that one day I may be validated or humiliated regardless.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another.


This game seriously caught my attention after initial skepticism in the gameplay video. I so hope they pull off a game with multiple solutions to scenarios, the idea of being free to affect various different things to get the result I want would be great. So long as I'm not railroaded into a single solution to get from cutscene to cutscene, this looks like a game to watch.

Priss In Plate
Feb 4, 2009


It looks great, has an interesting concept behind it, seems fun to play (even if you do just mash a button), and may have a cool story as well.

It sounds almost too good to be true. I'm trying not to get too hyped about this. It's difficult.

Very difficult.

Archenteron
Nov 3, 2006



PurplieNurplie posted:

So what was up with that weird not-multiplayer thing at the end of the trailer? It zoomed out from what appeared to be single player stuff and showed a guy with a username over his head, and then he got a group objective.

Does that mean that we could be playing single player and multiplayer at the same time?

I thought it meant that the first character was part of a small group with access to The Grid, and after killing his target, control will switch to another member of the group to help the first guy make his escape from the pursuing cops.

Jerusalem posted:

So long as I'm not railroaded into a single solution to get from cutscene to cutscene, this looks like a game to watch.

If you do get railroaded, you can Control Train

GUI
Nov 5, 2005



I saw the gameplay footage and the graphics and animations were beautiful, but like every recent AAA game it seems like it's going to consist of tons of cutscenes and Press Button to Kill Dude.

Hopefully I'll be proven wrong and it'll be a sleek action/adventure open world game instead of another interactive movie.

7c Nickel
Apr 27, 2008

DARK SEXY, I LIKE IT
AND CAN'T WAIT.


Rocketlex posted:

I'm going to continue pronouncing it "Watch Dogs" as though it were a command to do so.

I had thought it would be some web game where you just watch cute little AI dogs interact. It looks very cool, just not what I thought it would be.

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010


Holy poo poo that level of detail. I can't wait, this looks like the kind of game I've been waiting for ever since I knew video games were a thing that existed.

Xaiter
Dec 16, 2007

Everything is AWESOME!


Jerusalem posted:

This game seriously caught my attention after initial skepticism in the gameplay video. I so hope they pull off a game with multiple solutions to scenarios, the idea of being free to affect various different things to get the result I want would be great. So long as I'm not railroaded into a single solution to get from cutscene to cutscene, this looks like a game to watch.

I am oddly okay with being railroaded if it's as well crafted as this trailer looked. Freedom would be better, but I'd have no problem with a super streamlined single player experience like L.A. Noire.

GodDamnArtist
Oct 11, 2002

Creating disasters and running away from them since 1981.

While it looks pretty drat cool, the whole thing looked overly scripted. I remember watching previous gameplay videos of other games, getting excited, then being brought down a notch once I realized that what was shown is different than what I got. (Oblivion, I'm looking at you)

I hope the final product is similar to what is shown.

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Capn Beeb
Jun 29, 2003

No good ever came from a piece of cherry pie.


I want to dick with the traffic lights.

All of the traffic lights.

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