Watch Dogs will feature seamless multiplayer that can be toggled on or off for up to eight people at a time. In addition to intruding on another player's world and engaging in encryption-based player-vs-player, the game also features race tracks set within the game's world.
Multiplayer ranking is based on a player's notoriety, which rises and falls based on your different activities. According to lead gameplay designer Danny Belanger, notoriety will come with specific skills gained through gameplay.
"It's your fame," Belanger said. "It's your rank as a hacker. If you are hacked you'll lose a bit of notoriety ... We didn't want it to be frustrating or a punishment. The goal was just to create a cool dynamic with something at risk, but not something that will make you upset and angry."
Watch Dogs will also feature a free mobile companion app that allows players to act like a CtOS agent. Using this second screen, players control elements within the city, such as police, to try and stop targets in multiplayer.
Watch Dogs launches May 27 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The Wii U edition of the game does not have a release date.
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