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Watch Dogs - 95% of missions can be completed without killing

Ubisoft has been showing off its upcoming cyberpunk hacking thriller Watch Dogs again, and senior director Dominic Guay has confirmed that almost all of the game can be completed using stealth, evasion or hacking skills rather than shooting your way out of trouble.

"About 95% of missions you can completely stealth through, or flee or chase without having to shoot," Guay told Polygon. "So it's really player choice-driven. There are a very few, very limited amount of missions that will force you to kill people."

By way of illustration, the preview goes on to describe a previously unseen mission in which hacker hero Aiden teams up with Jordi, a gun for hire. A crime boss is about to implicate Aiden and sell him out to the cops, and it's up to you to stop him. You can use your hacking skills to create lines of sight for Jordi's sniping, or you can take down the goons yourself. Once you've isolated the crime boss, you get to call up all his private data and taunt him with everything you know about him.

These are all abilities you'll get to use in the multiplayer as well, the full details and depths of which have yet to be fully revealed according to Guay.

Watch Dogs is out on November 22nd for PlayStation 3, PC, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The PlayStation 4 version follows on November 29th.

Published: 07/10/2013

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