Wotcha, Cherry Hogs: Watch Dogs drops London hint
Mind the gap
When they kick at your front door, how you gonna come? With your hands on your head or tapping on your phone? Think on that, as Ubisoft are hinting that the future of Watch Dogs may have an interest in (ohh-oh!) London's Brixton. The latest Watch Dogs 2 [official site] update expanded the ending cutscene with a recording of a conversation stating that hacktivist cells are bustin' out all over, see, and it shows numbers which just so happen to be map coordinates pointing at Brixton. Yeah, I'd like to see Ubi continue the wild Hackers homage in Merrye Olde Londonne Towne.
Here's the extended ending, as 'Tubed by Frenzy:
"There are new DedSec cells popping up everywhere," says one character. "The Middle East, South America, Europe. And not just them. We can't even keep up with all the new hacktivist groups."
If we take the in-game filename of that recording -- 51.462014, -0.112504.wav -- as map coordinates, they point at the heart of Brixton. Granted, those poor monkeys Shakespeare keeps locked up could've typed the coordinates entirely by accident, but it does seem something of a hint, doesn't it?
It could also be hinting at a Londoner coming in Watch Dogs 2 DLC or something, mind.
As much as I want to see Ubi's ha-ha-hilarious take on South London -- perhaps run through Leake Street tunnel spraying graffiti and doing a parkour move named 'The Lambeth Walk' while grooving to grime -- I'm most interested in the potential consequences of Watch Dogs going somewhere guns are far less common.
Watch Dogs 2 did add more options to play as someone other than a mass murderer but police, security forces, gangs, and other hacktivists were strapped to the nines and would open fire without a moment's thought. Unless Ubi lazily said "Oh yes, now it's the future and EVERYONE has guns," a focus on melee and non-lethal combat could make for quite a different game.
Do have a butcher's at Adam's peachy thoughts on killing as the default action in open-world games.
That Watch Dogs 2 update also paved the way for the upcoming 'Human Conditions' DLC by adding a few new areas to the world map, which you can already explore. Also in are new clothing, new emotes, new bug fixes, and new dances.
Check out the patch notes for all the deets on update 1.11.