Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin said in an interview with The Average Gamer that the entire world of the game is “open right from the start.”
“You can go anywhere you want,” Morin said. “We are not restricting the player.”
Morin also said last week that the Watch Dog world would be just as large in scale as GTA 5, but in a more dense sense rather than sheer mileage of sprawl.
You can find that Examiner report here.
Although Watch Dogs does allow the player to roam freely from the start, gamers will need to have the main character Aiden hack strategic points in the city’s operating system to allow him to be connected in a certain district, Morin said.
“It’s going to grow and we call this ‘monitoring grid,’” Morin said. “It’s like its own network to listen to what’s going on in the city. That unlocks tons of different side activities and events that the system can detect so we can actually go and intervene into them.”
Watch Dogs hits shelves in the United States on Nov. 19 and Nov. 22 in Europe and Australia. The game will launch along side the Xbox One on Nov. 22 and the PS4 on Nov. 15 in North America and Nov. 29 in Europe.