Watch Dogs has a new experiential website available called WeareData which was designed to “gather and graph the publicly available data that govern people’s lives in a single location.”
WeareData is initially available for the cities of Berlin, London and Paris, and like the game itself, information is at the heart of WeareData.
“With WeareData, visitors will discover that much of the hyper-connected world imagined in Watch Dogs already is a reality, and that everything and everyone is truly connected,” reads the description. “The amount of and potential uses for public and personal information that is readily available online has never been more relevant, as evidenced by today’s headlines.
“WeareData is designed to provide a glimpse into this reality and to give visitors a new perspective on the cities in which they live.”
With this in mind, users can access real-time data that organizes and helps run the cities of Berlin, London and Paris, as well current information on its inhabitants. This all works via a 3D mapping system, and can be viewed as public transport schedules like subways and public bicycles; telecommunications networks including mobile antennas, WiFi spots and advertising networks;, energy consumption; traffic and safety infrastructure like CCTV cameras and traffic lights; and regionalized socioeconomic data such as average net income, unemployment rate and crime rate.
Also available are geo-localized social media activities for the cities’ residents, including their public posts on Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and Twitter.
Sounds a bit stalkerish. Have fun with it through the link, and have a look at the trailer below.
Watch Dogs hits PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 on November 19 in the States, and November 22 across Europe. It will also release for PS4 an Xbox One.