Chicago. The Windy City. Home to deep dish pizzas and Wrigley Field. Chicago is also the most surveilled city in the world, which makes it the perfect setting for Watch Dogs. We’ve shared our insights about Chicago with you already, but now we’re back to show you why the Second City will become a premiere destination, thanks in part to the powerful next-gen engine Watch Dogs is built on.

Grab Watch Dogs for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 or PC on May 27 and step into Aiden Pearce’s shoes as he hunts down the people who hurt his family. The PS4 and PS3 versions will come with their own exclusive content, including an in-game outfit and bonus missions. The Wii U version will be coming at a later date.

Watch Dogs - Welcome To Chicago

For more on Watch Dogs’ setting, engine and gameplay, take a look at these posts:

The Secrets Behind Watch Dogs’ Next Gen Experience

Why Chicago Is the Ultimate City for Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs – Playing In the Open World

Watch Dogs


Release date — May 27, 2014
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city’s omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase, and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Alcohol
the author

Anne Lewis began her career as an editor at PlayStation: The Official Magazine, where she worked under Gary Steinman. She can now be found skulking around the UbiBlog, once more working for Gary. Alas. When Anne isn’t writing about games, she's alphabetizing her comic book collection or shooting at stuff with a bow. Follow her on Twitter: @BDRAnneLewis

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  1. Rock4one on March 27, 2014
    I live in Chicago. Go Bears! Can't wait for this game!
  2. Daniel Nixon on March 27, 2014
    I have been waiting as patiently as I can. Need this game.
  3. Wotch Dogs Aydun Piurse on March 27, 2014
    i really lyke shicargo. it nice seaty. howpe u injoi mi gaim
    • Sam on March 29, 2014
      Not sure if you cant spell, or you are from another country
  4. Andrew on March 27, 2014
    I assume this trailer was produced with the PC version? Looks a lot better than previous PS4 trailers.
  5. Airwane on March 27, 2014
    I wish they made a demo. and looks like I'll be spending a lot of hours in this game. I already feel like not playing any other games.
    • tny0 on March 27, 2014
  6. Airwane on March 27, 2014
    How accurate is Aiden Chicago to the real one I've been looking at Chi-town map on Google just to familiars myself with but without the game map it's difficult.also if Aiden is a hacker how can he let the media advertised his id like? is there a way to do something about it in the game?
  7. Airwane on March 27, 2014
    Does Aiden got a safehouse with parking where he can keep some of the cars? does get to keep the cars he drive?
    • Abhishek Sachan on April 14, 2014
      You can find answer of this question in ""IGN India's Interview with Ubisoft Montreal" in IGN India's official site.
  8. dan0019 on March 27, 2014
    There is nothing cooler than ROBOT SPIDERS and DRAGONS!! Interesting addition, can't wait to see how they fit in to this story and kick some metal arse ha!
  9. Shaun on March 27, 2014
    Awesome trailer, but you should once and for all make a clarification about graphics. I mean, this trailer looks really great, but, will my PS4 version look like this? Will it look like what you showed on 2012's and 2013's E3? Many of us without a high-end PC spent much money on a next gen console and we're genuinely and justifiedly concerned about this. At least myself would REALLY appreciate any answer on this... (Anne, Gary, and all others... don'l let us die in the dark!)
    • Airwane on March 28, 2014
      This looks like console graphics.
  10. Airwane on March 28, 2014
    Hold at 3:36 of the trailer was that a giant spider robot? and then there was like people with their head of fire?????
  11. Sam on March 29, 2014
    I am still wondering if this is set in the same universe as assassins creed? I am really excited to play this game
    • Airwane on April 1, 2014
      they aren't in the same universe. but each of them got Easter eggs. WatchDogs borrow things like parkour or way to move in the city by foot from AC, combat technique from Splinter cell, unlocks territory from FarCry and cars driving from the Crew. they will be some ester eggs. like in AC4 Blume sent a sales email to Abstergo about having a localized system in Montreal. but that's it so it's 2 diffeent companys that's for sure but same universe unlikely. but will see when we play the game
  12. Ital on March 30, 2014
    I loved every single frame of this trailer! Saying that is amazingly beautiful is an understatement. ...However many of us are still concerned about the graphics controversy. Will the PS4 version look like this? How will the PS4 be compared to 2012's demo? Those kind of things. I genuinely can't imagine a greater present from you guys than a recreation of 2012's demo with the current PS4 built of WD, but even a plain text clarification would be nice too. Is that too much to ask? I think it's justifiedly insane the way I'm looking forward to WD. The world you have created is A UNIVERSE. Can't wait!! But, PLEASE, take into account what I and other have said. Cheers!
  13. R.p/s.Praveen on March 31, 2014
    Love birds
  14. Airwane on April 1, 2014
    Morin say they will be no demo because Demo takes time!!???Now that's f up because I believe they own us a demo. with the delay and stuff beside if they were almost read to launch it last year how can they not make a demo????
  15. ia on April 3, 2014
    i've heard befo about this, but now that i've got a vision on it baby i like this! but let me tell you that this AINT
  16. Zach on April 19, 2014
    I would like to say you have done a great job on the division I have always wanted a game where u can explore but in great detail and I love the way you have taken in game detail and put it into your own.

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