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Sony and Ubisoft to bring PS4 game Watch Dogs to the big screen

Aug. 20, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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While Sony announced today that their Playstation 4 console would be available November 15th, it was a little surprising to learn that one of their launch games, WATCH DOGS, would be getting the big screen treatment. An open world game similar to GRAND THEFT AUTO, WATCH DOGS looks to push the boundaries of the next generation of video game technology with amazing graphics and gameplay. While I haven't been into Sony games since the PS2, I have been baffled by just how badass these new games look. At first glance, WATCH DOGS doesn't seem all that different from other games, but if you check out the level of detail in the gameplay trailers, you would change your mind.

Columbia Pictures president Hannah Minghella touts the action-adventure focus of the game along with the unique way the game controls information flowing between the game world and the main character.

Watch Dogs centers on Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker bent on revenge and inflicting his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy. Using all of his skills, Pearce hacks into Chicagos Central Operating System (ctOS), which controls the citys infrastructure, including security cameras, traffic lights, and public transportation, as well as databases containing key information on the citys residents. In the game, Pearce turns the entire city of Chicago into his ultimate weapon.

As a plot goes, that would make a great movie. Taking the game out of the mix, I am sure Sony could make a film from any number of directors. Back in the day, video games were hard to adapt because they were not as in depth as they are today. Games like WATCH DOGS, SPLINTER CELL, and ASSASSIN'S CREED are pretty much interactive movies now. Making them into films shouldn't be as hard as it seems.

While there are countless other video games I would rather see made as movies, I am sure Sony is trying to push their new system in every way imaginable to ensure it is a success. With the acclaim already rolling in for WATCH DOGS, this should be an easy sell.

Source: Sony Pictures

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10:11AM on 08/21/2013

Did you get that news from Hitfix?

You made the same mistake they made. Watch Dogs is not a PS4 exclusive, it's released on every major platforms.
You made the same mistake they made. Watch Dogs is not a PS4 exclusive, it's released on every major platforms.
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6:33AM on 08/21/2013
Ubisoft are going to be to video game movies what Marvel are to comic book movies...I hope.
Ubisoft are going to be to video game movies what Marvel are to comic book movies...I hope.
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8:45PM on 08/20/2013
It gets a green coz the game looks awesome but this trailer didn't do the game justice. There are way better trailers of this out there. This game is a day one purchase for me. Can't wait for this and the potential movie. Now.... Where's my The Last of Us film?
It gets a green coz the game looks awesome but this trailer didn't do the game justice. There are way better trailers of this out there. This game is a day one purchase for me. Can't wait for this and the potential movie. Now.... Where's my The Last of Us film?
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8:41PM on 08/20/2013
I'm down with it, but like most people I would love to see a Halo movie. I think Killzone and Gears of War could also make good films.
I'm down with it, but like most people I would love to see a Halo movie. I think Killzone and Gears of War could also make good films.
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