As the excitement for Ubisoftâ€™s new console and PC game, Watch Dogs, intensifies, Ubisoft has also been previewing the gameâ€™s companion app, ctOS, which will launch at the same time as the console game, on May 27.
The ctOS, or â€œCenTral Operating Systemâ€, is actually one of the gameâ€™s main stars, in a sense, being the (fictional) system that controls Chicagoâ€™s electrical infrastructure, and which the player gets to hack during the game.
The ctOS iOS app features an overhead map of the city of Chicago, which is apparently â€œidenticalâ€ to that seen in the game, according to Slash Gear. The gameplay action in the app is built into the console gameâ€™s multiplayer mode, whereby you can get involved in the ctOS Mobile Challenge between iPad and console player.
While the person youâ€™re battling on the console game tries to drive through a series of checkpoints, for example, itâ€™s up to you to use the ctOS app to set traps and ambushes for your opponent, such as creating a traffic jam, for example.
You can also use the app to send police vehicles after your console opponent, including a helicopter!
Speaking about the app on the official Watch Dogs blog, lead game designer Philippe Baude said,
The ctOS Mobile App wonâ€™t require a copy of the console game to play, according to GameZone, but you will have to sign up to UPLAY if youâ€™re not already a member.
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