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Ubisoft Outlines Watch Dogs' SmartGlass-esque Mobile Functionality
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Watch Dogs producer Dominic Guay has let slip some tasty bits of info on the open world techno-thriller’s SmartGlass-esque functionality.

Watch Dogs was one of the most interesting titles revealed at E3. It follows Aidan Pearce, a hacker who can take control of security cameras and traffic lights and generally mess with the digital infrastructure of Chicago.

SmartGlass, meanwhile, was revealed by Microsoft during their E3 press conference. It’s a method of allowing various mobile devices and tablets to interact with the content you consume via your Xbox.

But while MS were working on the tech, it seems that Ubisoft were doing a similar thing in bringing mobile device functionality to Watch Dogs. But how will it work?

"I can't go into details,” said Guay, “but what we want to do is extend the game world, so it's the same game world. So if your friends are in Watch Dogs you're able to connect with them through the mobile.


"We want to have gameplay that's in the mobile, so you don't have to own the mobile - but if you want to do it, you're going to have specific gameplay that is connected to your progression and to your control of the city that you start building in the living room version, if you want.

"We also want you to be able to connect with your friends playing in their living room, and have gameplay together. We want to have both of those things."

"That's definitely stuff we want to do," he continued. "The plot is that every thing is connected and connection is power, so for us we're working really hard to mesh all the players of Watch Dogs together."

When asked about the similarities between SmartGlass and Ubisoft’s tech, Guay said, "It's a coincidence, but it's more than a coincidence because a lot of people now are using that type of interface, it's something that's really promising.

"So that's where it's a coincidence, but I think it's quite interesting that a lot of people have the same idea. That typically means that it's a good one! For us we're focusing on the content now, so that's going to work on whatever hardware is best for the content."

Thanks, O0mix0O.

[via OXM]


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Comment #1 by Dodgyknees
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 07:22:51 AM
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I like this smartglass idea. It's a winner.

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Comment #2 by Dodgyknees
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 07:24:44 AM
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Smartglass 'type' idea, I mean.

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Comment #4 by metallicorphan
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 07:31:47 AM
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what the shittin' hell is that #3???

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Comment #5 by I KENBUSTER I
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 07:34:08 AM
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@3 FUCK OFF!!!

OT This looks very unique. Looking forward to this.

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Comment #6 by O0mix0O
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 07:35:18 AM
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People like #3 need to be shot. OT looking forward to smartglass :D

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Comment #7 by MattCannell91
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 07:45:07 AM
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It's looking pretty sweeeeeeet!
I like the idea of smartglass, seems to be the xbox alternative to the WiiU but looks better :D

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Comment #8 by Raesvelgr
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 07:46:30 AM
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Can't friggin wait for this game, best game at E3!

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Comment #9 by roggor123
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 07:52:01 AM
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Seems to be a lot of text.

OT: This seems interesting.. I can't wait for this game either!!

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Comment #10 by A Social Reject
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 07:55:05 AM
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I'd rather just play the game than look at a tablet for information that obviously isn't important enough to be included on the TV.

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Comment #11 by UberPirateNinja
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 07:58:11 AM
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#10 nailed it. Don't feel the need for SmartGlass at all.

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Comment #14 by Ereaser NL
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 08:07:45 AM
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@10 agreed! I would like to have the guide options on a tablet or something, but I dont own a tablet so dont really care about that either :P

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Comment #15 by XxStuartxX 1990
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 08:09:31 AM
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Give Mr Fart an IP ban

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Comment #16 by TroubleMaker411
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 08:12:43 AM
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What a twat!

Looks interesting, would really like to see it in action though.

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Comment #17 by Capn Franky
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 08:16:28 AM
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Am I the only one that finds it funny?

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Comment #18 by sabazius
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 08:40:33 AM
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Wow, who knew that people on anonymous forums can be total dicks?

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Comment #19 by Arron114
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 08:41:44 AM
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@3 I see what you're trying to say there. But I disagree.

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Comment #20 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 08:47:01 AM
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@17 you find it funny ? really.
o/t i agree with 10 and 14.The only time i want to use my pad while gaming is for (collectable) guides.

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Comment #21 by my_box_72
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 04:06:37 PM
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@18 no shit sherlock !!!!

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Comment #22 by Mittens2317
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 04:38:47 PM
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So... What happened with #3?

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Comment #23 by TheTCD
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 @ 06:38:44 AM
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The only issue I have with this system is that MS are allowing other OS users access to SmartGlass through officially developed apps, but chances are Ubisoft will only develop an app for iOS, and possibly Android at a push. There is never any love for us WP7 users, and I see it being no different here, considering they didn't make a Ghost Recon app for us either.

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Comment #24 by s1c1m
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 10:40:26 PM
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last time i had a boner for a game? skyrim...after seeing this trailer i think that boner as returned

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Comment #25 by readypembroke
Monday, April 01, 2013 @ 08:20:00 PM
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This game is a MUST preorder with AC4!

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