Watch Dogs goes real-world with a live-action street hack
It’s not all serious pipe-exploding and hacking ramping up Watch Dogs – today we’ve got a hilarious video that shows how unwitting customers can become a botnet. Installing a “special app”, customers can suddenly hack street lights. Watch hidden camera action as customers suddenly are able to pop car doors, blow up lights, hack ATMs, and more. I’m sure this cost Ubisoft a pretty penny, so don’t miss it. While you wait you can check out our extensive preview and interviews with the team right here. Here’s a nibble from that preview:
Hacking is, and has always been, a passion of mine. From the early days of BBS and phone phreaking to the script kiddie days of NMAP, Super-Scan, and NESSUS, as long as people have been writing code, guys like me have lived just to break it. When Watch Dogs was revealed at E3 2012, it didn’t take much to figure out what their inspiration was – take a look around you. We live in a digital age, powered by progressively more powerful computers that fit in the palm of our hands. We buy things on eBay with these devices, we talk with our loved ones, and we even make bank transactions on them. Our lives have been distilled to its purest digital form – we are, without equivocation, projecting a digital version of our analog selves for anyone with the right tools to see. Let that sink in and then ask yourself – if you had the power to control all of those digital personas, what would you do with that power?
Watch Dogs is hitting on May 27th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, with Wii U coming in the fall.