Jonathon Wilson wrote: "E3 2012 has come and gone and left us eagerly awaiting the arrival of a lot of big titles. Most of the games shown at E3 where either sequels or reboots, with the exception of Sony and Ubisoft showing The Last of Us, Beyond Two Souls and Watch Dogs (WATCH_DOGS) three brand new new IPs.
Ubisoft managed to shock everyone with the reveal of WATCH_DOGS not just because the game looks amazing and has an intriguing concept, related to modern fears but because it’s a completely new IP. One of the most shocking revelations about the game was, Ubisoft has been working on the game for 2 years already without any details surfacing prior to E3. Nobody had a clue that Ubisoft was working on a new IP, making WATCH_DOGS E3 2012s biggest surprise."