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Watch Dogs (stylized as WATCH_DOGS) is an open-world action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal. The game focuses around the actions of the main character, Aiden Pearce, and his astounding ability to hack into computer terminals and information databases and take control of the computer programs. The game was released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows worldwide on May 27, 2014. A Wii U release followed in November and December 2014.
The game takes place in a virtual reality world of Chicago, Illinois. Aiden Pearce, a man who not only possesses intelligence to hack into computer software, but also has the ability to strike unsuspecting victims assassination manners, is the game's anti-hero. The player controls Pearce and his ability to hack into terminals and surveillance equipment around the city. Supercomputers, which have been popping up around the world, known as the CtOS (Central Operating System), and they control all the technology in the surrounding area.