Ever since the release date was officially announced last week, more and more information about the features in Watch Dogs have been revealed by publisher Ubisoft. The latest news surrounding the game involves its seamless eight-player multiplayer feature.
In speaking with Polygon, Watch Dogs’ lead game designer Danny Belanger said that the game’s multiplayer will be able to be turned off if you don’t want to worry about rogue hackers coming in and ruining everything. Belanger said that all the online activities are part of the menu, and are a choice of the players.
“There’s also something important called the shield,” he saidl. “If someone comes into your game, they can’t come in right after so you can’t be spammed in that way — unless you become aggressive and you start going into other people’s games,” Belanger said. “Then you really become available. But it’s just a player choice in the end.”
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