Sony Computer Entertainment announced at a news conference at Gamescom yesterday, Ubisoft’s action-adventure game duo “Watch Dogs” is heading to the silver screen. The highly anticipated video game is set for release in November on all major platforms, the movie announcement will add to the hype for fans to head to the local gaming store to pick up a copy.
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.”
Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer for Ubisoft Motion Pictures said:
“[Sony and New Regency’s] willingness to allow us to maintain a strong creative voice in the film means that we’re on track to deliver a movie that can build upon the excitement that Watch Dogs already is generating as a game,”
Overview: Set in Chicago, where a central network of computers connects everyone and everything, Watch_Dogs explores the impact of technology within our society. Using the city as your weapon, you will embark on a personal mission to inflict your own brand of justice.
Chicago’s overarching network is known as the Central Operating System (ctOS), and it controls almost all of the city’s technology and information – including key data on all of the city’s residents.
You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker and former thug, whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy. While seeking justice for those events, you’ll monitor and hack those around you by manipulating the ctOS from the palm of your hand. You’ll access omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control traffic lights and public transportation to stop the enemy… and more.