"Watch Dogs" will be set in the land of Chicago, and Ubisoft believes this is the perfect setting for this game to be taking place in.
According to a report from GamingBolt on Thursday, Jonathan Morin, who is the creative director for "Watch Dogs," talked about why they decided to set this new game in the city of Chicago.
"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.
"Those contradictions make Chicago the perfect location for our contemporary open-world game. Furthermore, the city perfectly illustrates our theme: 'Everything Is Connected.'
"In 2006, Chicago implemented “Operation Virtual Shield”, an initiative that created the most extensive video surveillance network in the United States by linking more than 10,000 security cameras to a centralized monitoring system that captures and processes video feeds in real time.
"These surveillance programs are part of the backdrop against which 'WATCH_DOGS' takes place," Morin said.
Morin then talked about how modern-day Chicago and "Watch Dogs'" Chicago compare to each other.
"While we took liberties with our version of Chicago to better serve gameplay, it was fundamental for the team to deliver a credible reflection of this fascinating city. The atmosphere of Chicago is something we took very seriously.
"We went there several times to take pictures, record our citizens’ dialogues and chat with the Chicago Police Department to better understand the place.
"In the end, people on the streets will talk like real Chicago people, the city sound ambiance is literally source material from the real places, the music will respect the rich history of the city… Even the weather is a real representation of the place!
"Another key element for us was to have an accurate depiction of landmarks and architecture. If you’ve been to Chicago, you will have many déjà-vu moments. And not only it will look and feel the same, but you will be able to access historical facts on the places. We also made a lot of research on news facts about Chicago and its inhabitants.
"The stories the player will be able to tap into as he monitors everything and everyone will also be a reflection of the real Chicago of today. For our team, everything is in the details and we believe the addition of such little things is part of the reason why the response to our game is so strong.
"In the end, players care as much as we do about details within their experiences. So it is extremely important for us to make sure we deliver on their expectations," Morin said.