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‘Watch Dogs’ multiplayer, time of day and weather elements clarified

‘Watch Dogs’ in-game screen
‘Watch Dogs’ in-game screen
Photo courtesy of Ubisoft, used with permission

Jonathan Morin has clarified a few more details in regards to the upcoming multiplatform video game, “Watch Dogs.” In a conversation through his personal Twitter page on April 27, the creative director was asked by fans about some of the multiplayer features in the open-world action adventure game. Along with the single-player campaign, the software product includes a variety of modes to play with others online.

One of the potential match types is the free roam. A fan was confused as to whether or not the mode can support the entire Chicago map or just a portion of it. Jonathan Morin confirmed that all areas should be accessible. Furthermore, players have a chance of setting private (so that they can only play with fans) or public matches.

The creative director also talked a little bit about how the time of day and weather systems are implemented in “Watch Dogs.” He first confirmed that players will be able to change the time of day by resting at one of the hideout locations on the map. However, they won’t be able to manually change the weather. Another enthusiast wanted to know if there will be days where it is going to rain all the time in Chicago. Jonathan Morin responded by admitting does not know if it is probable as there are many possibilities with the weather.

Finally, the creative director also revealed that players won’t have to purchase “Watch Dogs” in order to use the “ctOS Mobile” application. However, they would need a friend who owns the video game. The application is used in a multiplayer battle where one player tries to control various devices in the city in an attempt to stop the other participant from reaching the checkpoints on the map.

Players should be able to use the “ctOS Mobile” application when “Watch Dogs” is released for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on May 27. A port is also in development for the Nintendo Wii U console and is expected to arrive in the fall season. You can find a screen featuring the new intellectual property from the official Playstation Facebook page with the photo attached to the top of this article.