Watch Dogs’ mobile functionality revealed, similar to SmartGlass
Executive Producer Dominic Guay, has outlined the mobile functionality for Ubisoft’s upcoming hack-em-up Watch Dogs.
Watch Dogs was one of the few huge surprises of E3, looking like a bold new direction for open world titles, whilst also topping our Facebook poll for Best Game/Moment of E3 2012.
The mobile functionality in Watch Dogs looks very similar to Microsoft’s SmartGlass, which was also revealed at their E3 press conference, allowing direct interaction of mobile devices and PCs with the Xbox 360 in a way never seen before.
“I can’t go into details but what we want to do is extend the game world, so it’s the same game world. So if your friends are in Watch Dogs you’re able to connect with them through the mobile,” said Guay.
“We want to have gameplay that’s in the mobile, so you don’t have to own the mobile – but if you want to do it, you’re going to have specific gameplay that is connected to your progression and to your control of the city that you start building in the living room version, if you want.
“We also want you to be able to connect with your friends playing in their living room, and have gameplay together. We want to have both of those things.
“The plot is that every thing is connected and connection is power, so for us we’re working really hard to mesh all the players of Watch Dogs together.”
Watch Dogs is currently set for a 2013 release on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.