Watch Dogs allows you take the stealthy approach throughout most of its missions, but there will be times when the protagonist will be forced to get his hands dirty.
With all the hulabaloo surrounding the release of Grand Theft Auto V, it may have been easy to overlook another open-world game that is just on the horizon. Watch Dogs is still very much on its way, and from everything that we’ve seen so far, it’s shaping up to be a different experience from what we’ve become used to.
However, comparing the game to GTA V is perhaps unfair to the story that Ubisoft is trying to tell. Unlike Rockstar’s three morally twisted protagonists, Watch Dogs’ Aiden Pearce can choose to have a conscience.
Senior director of the game, Dominic Guay, recently gave an interview in which he revealed that the player can choose to go through most of the game without firing a single bullet.
“About 95 percent of missions you can completely stealth through, or flee or chase without having to shoot,” Guay told Polygon. “So it’s really player choice-driven. There are a very few, very limited amount of missions that will force you to kill people.
Watch Dogs will also include a multiplayer component, part of which has been shown off already, but Guay went on to say that more multiplayer modes will be revealed as the game edges closer to launch.
Watch Dogs will be releasing on PS3, Xbox360, PC, Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One on November 19th.