Sony Pictures Entertainment, New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures are teaming for a film version of the upcoming videogame “Watch Dogs” which hits stores in November.
“Watch Dogs” is an open world game that revolves around information warfare. The action is set in an alternate but contemporary Chicago where a supercomputer called ctOS controls almost every piece of technology in the city.
The player has the ability to hack into various electronic systems, either to obtain and control information or to destroy those devices completely at specific times.
Ubisoft’s head honcho Yves Guillemot appeared at Gamescom 2013 in Germany this evening where the news was announced.
Columbia Pictures’ president of production Hannah Minghella said in a statement shortly after: “The themes and open gameplay of Watch Dogs lends itself perfectly to the big screen. The game has intense action and adventure, but the story focuses on information and the control of information, which we think will lead to an exciting thriller.”