E3 2013: Drench Yourself in Watch Dogs' Glorious Next Generation Rain
Posted by Sammy Barker
Singing in the rain
Ever since the opening of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, rain has been used as a barometer to judge the quality of a new system’s visuals. Fortunately, upcoming PlayStation 4 release Watch Dogs looks like it’s more than up to the task, with this gameplay demo showing protagonist Aiden Pearce driving through Chicago while the heavens open overhead.
This sequence – which was shown during the Sony press conference – actually features some pretty interesting mechanics. We love the way that you’re able to remotely adapt the scenery in order to toy with your pursuers, using car alarms and radios to force your foes out of the way. Plus, who doesn’t want to escape from a city-wide headhunt in a stolen speedboat?