Ubisoft announced Watch Dogs at last year’s E3 Expo and made the world scared of the “all seeing eye” that is the interconnected computer systems of a modern city. This year, they’ve gone one further and announced Tom Clancy’s The Division, a multiplayer online action RPG developed by Massive Entertainment for the PS4 and Xbox One that chronicles a nationwide pandemic with paper money at the zero point:
The Division takes place in New York three weeks after a lethal virus, released on Black Friday, has swept through the city. One by one, basic services have failed. Society has collapsed into chaos. The President invokes Presidential Directive 51, and The Division, a top-secret unit of self-supporting tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives, Division agents are trained to operate independently of command in this type of emergency situation. When the lights go out, their mission begins.
So according to Watch Dogs, credit cards are evil. And according to The Division, paper money will be our downfall. Thanks for that, Ubisoft! As if I didn’t worry about the future enough as it is.
You can definitely see the stylistic similarities between the debut trailers for Tom Clancy’s The Division and Watch Dogs, but you can check out the former’s hybird RPG/shooter style in a seven-minute gameplay trailer after the break.