Watch Dogs tablet control depicted

Monday, 18th June 2012 14:55 GMT By Stace Harman

The image through the break was provided by VG247 forum member, Moonwalker1982, and appears to show new Ubisoft IP Watch Dogs being interacted with via a tablet computer. The image shows a map on the tablet screen while Watch Dogs features on a standard TV screen and could perhaps offer a glimpse of the kind of thing we could expect from Microsoft’s SmartGlass app. Microsoft is making an announcement tonight at 6:30pm EST, which is widely expected to concern its own range of tablet PCs.


[Edit: updated with confirmed details. Mobile device cross-play previously reported here].



  1. S3cr3T

    Harman, It’s not rumour, it’s one of the game’s Feuture that Already confirmed at E3 !
    Read Preview From This link

    ~> As the gameplay section of the demo wrapped, Ubisoft revealed another important detail: if you have an iPad (no details on other tablets, or iPhones), you’ll be able to download an app that ties your in-game progress into the game’s virtual Chicago. You can check your in-game progress for every strand of the mission, from your clear time to your methodology. That also includes what your friends are doing while they play Watch Dogs. You can check their mission logs and see how they played and try to beat their clear times. You can see a timeline of how you did, and there are hacking minigames to get more info on the people you encounter (the developers cited the DeMarco employee who Aiden hacks – with the app, you can pull up more information on her, and using in-game currency, you can hack for more information, including offshore bank accounts). You can also help friends or hurt friends via the app by hacking traffic lights and playing around with their escape routes as they play.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Lord Gremlin

    Could be implemented on Vita and tied to PS3/PS4 version too.
    Ah, that’s why Ubisoft were excited about Vita. Now I see.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Stace Harman

    @1 Thanks for the link. Amended.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. J.L

    Here’s the image’s source article on Le Monde:

    “During a private presentation, the designers highlighted the use of a second screen, in this case a touchscreen tablet that displays a city map in 3D. The player can not only detect and trace a target’s movements, but also conduct surveillance upon his friends and interact with them, perhaps indicative of a future multiplayer mode. It’s one way to exploit in real life the game’s central mechanic: hyperconnectivity.”

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Stace Harman

    @4 Thanks. Added.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. J.L


    #6 3 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    Thanks Stace :)

    As for the Tablet thing, it’s cool….but i don’t think i’m gonna be buying a Tablet just for this feature. Of course as time goes by those things will become more and more affordable, but i’m still not planning on getting one. Unless it’s one amazing addition to the game.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. _LarZen_

    A PS3/X360 controller AND a tablet…what a mess! Just bring the game for the WiiU and you have everything you “need” in your hands.

    #8 3 years ago

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