That was fast. They’re pretty confident in this title. From the press release:
Commenting on the announcement, Hannah Minghella, president of Production for Columbia Pictures, said, “The themes and open gameplay of ‘Watch Dogs’ lends itself perfectly to the big screen. The game has intense action and adventure, but the story focuses on information and the control of information, which we think will lead to an exciting thriller. It has tremendous potential as a motion picture and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with Ubisoft’s internal creative team on the development of the project.”
Watch Dogs centers on Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker bent on revenge and inflicting his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy. Using all of his skills, Pearce hacks into Chicago’s Central Operating System (ctOS), which controls the city’s infrastructure, including security cameras, traffic lights, and public transportation, as well as databases containing key information on the city’s residents. In the game, Pearce turns the entire city of Chicago into his ultimate weapon.
Also, the PS4 launch date is November 15th.
I’m not sure it’s a perfect match – from what I’ve seen in the game, it looks to me like the fun is in hacking everything around you. Watching somebody else do it sounds less enjoyable, but until any of us actually gets a chance to play the game, who knows?
Are you interested in a Watch Dogs movie?