Watch Dogs' Multiplayer Lets You Screw With Other Player's Good Times

So far, there’ve only been the tiniest of glimpses at the multiplayer component for Ubisoft’s upcoming techno/open-world game. Sure, you can hack into other people’s games but how deep does that go?

In an official Ubisoft blog post, it’s revealed that players will look like NPCs when they hack into another person’s game but will stay as Aiden Pierce in their own session:

In other words, if I hack into your game, I will see you (the “hackee”) as yet another NPC-esque character on my screen. And if you hack into my game, you will continue to be Aiden on your screen, but I will see you, likewise, as a “generic” in-game character. It’s in this way that the team ensures you’re always playing as Aiden, and after seeing it in action, we’re pleased to report that it makes perfect sense. It is in no way disorienting to either player, both of whom continue to live in their own worlds as Aiden Pearce.

The post also says that you’ll be able to do things like jack a car and ram into them. You’ll also be able to turn off multiplayer altogether if you want an intrusion-free playthrough. Wouldn’t be very l33t of you though...


    So, you simply don't restore your Humanity to prevent people from invading your game. Got it.

      The first time I got invaded was at such an inopportune time I stumbled to my feet and unplugged my router in a frenzied panic :P

      Last edited 13/06/13 2:06 pm

    Good to hear you can turn multiplayer off, I don't want random idiots spoiling my game experience.

      But I do want to spoil theirs, hmmm such a dilemma...

        It will be better on so much unless there's like a really tricky part of the game. Switch it off for that part only then I guess.

      Here's hoping there is a friend only option, nothing was more satisfying than joining someone forge world game in halo only to kill them or screw around with their map... Even if only a little :)

    would be good if you could leave it as "Friends only"

      I hope they do something like this. It seems like a nice middle ground.

        its always fun trolling your mates ;)

    This sounds pretty fun. Hopefully people won't be massive assholes.

    I think it will be pretty good. I just hope it doesn't notify you when someone joins and yeah, a friends only setting would be nice.

      Yep, hopefully it doesn't notify them that you have entered their game. Could do some proper sneaky stuff then.

        Yeah, I just want to join someone's game and then follow them around, not doing anything to interfere, just to have the chance to spectate a game from the inside. I bet that would actually be pretty cool. And maybe see how long I could tail someone for before they detect me. :p

          I can imagine just following someone for like 10min doing nothing but walking behind them and whenever they turn back towards you, you just stop, turn your back and look around nonchalantly a bit until they move again...

        Yeah, just imagine the reaction when a friend has just cleared out a whole area, steps outside to breathe in the fresh air of victory and bam! You run him down with a truck. Haha :-)

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