With data and surveillance to be the underlying theme of Watch Dogs
, it may interest you to find out what kind of data is available about modern cities. The website WeareData
, which is tied in with Watch Dogs, allows visitors to explore the cities of London, Berlin and Paris and see data regarding transportation, the communications grid, urban infrastructure, and social networks.
It’s an interesting, if not unnerving, experience with live data available at your fingertips. You can find out about the average salaries in certain areas, rates of unemployment, where certain modes of public transport are at any given moment, what tweets are being sent, who is the Foursquare mayor of certain facilities and much more. The line is drawn at seeing live CCTV footage, that will be saved for the game itself, but you can see where cameras are placed. Big brother is watching you!
Watch Dogs will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 on November 19th in North America and on November 22nd in Europe. It will also be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but we have to wait for confirmation of a release date.