Submitted by RuleNumber5 935d ago | news

'Watch Dogs' chose Chicago partly due to 10,000 cameras being installed in 2006

"Watch Dogs" will be hitting the PlayStation 4 at launch this year, but the game was chosen to take place in Chicago because of some recent technology moves the city made back during 2006.

In an exclusive with Examiner.com today, "Watch Dogs" creative director Jonathan Morin talked about why the development team decided to go with Chicago as the main setting for this game. (PC, PS3, PS4, Watch Dogs, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

rockbottom3076  +   935d ago
Finally an open world game made in Chicago!
NaiNai   935d ago | Spam
crxss  +   935d ago
Chicago is amazing
Realplaya  +   935d ago
The writer of the article does he know it's coming to other consoles?
OpieWinston  +   933d ago
I'm noticing that with a lot of people. I just laugh at them XD.
Half-Mafia  +   935d ago
We have over 400k cameras in London.
retro__  +   935d ago
not more dangerous than chicago though. whats going to happen in london a drive by insult? lol.
Half-Mafia  +   935d ago
I should of added that Watch Dogs is meant to be about being connected to everything/everywhere. 10k is not as connected as 400k.
Bathyj  +   935d ago
Ha, bubble for funny.

Plus from a gameplay perspective, the cops in Chicago would be more formidable than London, what with having guns and all.

What would Bobbies do?
They simply yell "HALT, or I'll yell Halt again."
Spinal  +   935d ago
ROFL!!! I live in london and that cracked me up! xD
Dark_Overlord  +   935d ago

Have you been to London recently?

Everytime I've been there in the past 5 - 6 years, there's at least a few officers standing around with MP5's (I'm pretty sure that's what they are)
rdgneoz3  +   935d ago
Drive by arguments...

ANIALATOR136  +   935d ago
actually immigrants are a big problem. Gangs, stabbings, etc. And you wouldn't like it if I said your police are all fat lazy doughnut eaters.
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Dark_Overlord  +   935d ago
Disagrees hmm....


That was the first time they were 'deployed' there, and they are still there to this day (although more commonly around important buildings now).

P.S I was right about the MP5 :)
paul1974  +   935d ago
bath person! so london does not have armed police? never seen them? have you ever been to London! oh they have plenty of armed police, not with pistols but smg's as well as armed response units, the fact we also have police who are just armed with stun guns and batons makes the options more diverse for the player.

The point is being made london offers a more connected world. Maybe watch dogs 2 could come this side of the pond
retro__  +   935d ago
london has a boring environment to play around and doesn't fit what they wanted for watch dog. they wanted a criminal, hoodlum, vandalism, crime infested city where its a everyday situation that has extreme surveillance so there would be more action in the game that has more things going on around you. even though london has more surveillance (which no one cares) it would be boring as fuck cause nothing goes on around there.
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paul1974  +   935d ago
retro, funny how its one of the greatest cities in the world and the most multi cutural of all with the UK's open border policy they seem to have here!

London has some very historic places as well as many not so such as the east end, I am afraid to say that it's not all butter cups and fairies here pal, the riots we have seen a couple yrs back says otherwise!!

But hey hate on London if that's your bag! the point was being made we have a government obsession here in the uk with cctv so it would work well with this type of game and it's not like we don't have criminal types or gangs here in britain.
kingPoS  +   931d ago
quote: Chicago is one of the world’s great cities. From its inception to today, it symbolizes modernity and progress alongside crime and corruption; great wealth and high culture alongside abject poverty and brutal violence.

After living in Chicago for years I can tell you that even the weather has been known to contradict itself.
cee773  +   935d ago
blue_flowers  +   935d ago
for real,chitowns no joke this days lol..
JakemanPS31994  +   935d ago
Chicago is an amazing beautiful city! I wonder if we can go to navy pier? ^_^ Climb the sears... Willis tower I mean lol
jetlian  +   935d ago
you know us chi-townians dont call it willis tower!!! I remember seeing transformers at navy pier and when dude said willis tower everybody was like wtf boooooo lol
rockbottom3076  +   934d ago
It not us cellular field either its comisky. Hate all these renames! I'm a cub fan so I'm used to disappointment though....
mayberry  +   935d ago
I grew up in Chicago, and miss that awesone city. It will make this game that much more enjoyable for me.
THC CELL  +   935d ago
As much as I love Chicago they should of used london
TrollExterminator   935d ago | Spam
SpinalRemains138  +   935d ago
Those cameras cost the taxpayers 25k for each intersection.

What a waste. Ppl are hungry and we use public funds for cameras.

Least we get Watchdogs out of it!
AzaziL  +   933d ago
10,000 cameras and 90% of them on the south and west sides, you know you're there when you start seeing flashing blue lights at every intersection.
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