The original Watch Dogs outing left a sour taste in the mouth of many gamers. The game just simply never lived up to expectations and with Aiden as the protagonist it was never going to get any better. Ubisoft has recently stated that Watch Dogs 2 will be dropping the tower climbing elements we’ve come to expect from most their games, but now they’ve also confirmed that the AR mini games will be missing too.
In a discussion with the game director, Danny Belanger, he said the following in regards to the topic:
[quote]AR games from Watch Dogs are not returning…We are offering more city exploration. So as you’re walking around the city, you’ll open Nethack and you’ll discover operations and secrets that will unlock side quests if you want.[/quote]
Instead their focus will be placed on the online co-op elements, as they promised at the Ubisoft E3 conference:
[quote]What I can say today is we’re bringing seamless co-op; we’re going to have seamless hacking so someone can come in your game and hack. Now you’re part of DedSec, so you’re part of a hacker group, so we wanted those hackers to work together. So you can be in your single player game but there’s a DedSec ally that’s walking around the street, and if you want you can just go and press a button and go in co-op. We created operations meant for co-op because they’re challenging, so it’s good to have a buddy.[/quote]
Watch Dogs 2 is sounding like a good prospect and that the team have really taken note of what players disliked. With Aiden out of the picture there might yet be a future for this series.
Watch Dogs 2 launches on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on 15 November 2016.