So did you think that in Watch Dogs, you would be able to run around and hack people all day long without having some sort of time constraint to your trespassing? Turns out in a recent demo we witnessed of the game, Watch Dogs does monitor time.
What we witnessed was interesting. A player hacked into our game and tried to escape. We couldn't track them down, but we were able to then hack into their game. Once inside, we had five minutes to find our target and attempt to hack them back or take them out. This was a very subtle, but interesting thing we noticed during the demo.
We did not receive confirmation on whether or not this timer will change with the amount of experience hacking you have or if it will lower or increase with successful and failed hacks.
In addition, we learned that players will be able to utilize their focus to assist them during hacking, shooting and driving sequences. The length that players will be able to use this ability is presumably going to be rechargeable.
Another interesting aspect we noted was that players may receive more hostile behavior from NPCs in a rougher part of Chicago, during the night. This was alluded to and seems to add a different dynamic to what we will see from the living-world aspect of Watch Dogs.
While there isn't an exact launch date for Watch Dogs quite yet, it is still one of the most anticipated next-generation titles coming next year.