Watch Dogs 2‘s story themes will absolutely ring true with contemporary issues in the world around us. That’s undeniable as the most recent episode of the game’s Remote Access series takes a look “inside the story.”
We learn in the video at the head of this post that Marcus, our main character, was the victim of profiling. That leads to his desire to go after the system that labeled him, thus joining Deadsec and taking on the folks behind CTOS.
It might be a little too on the nose for some, and I get that. There are gamers that use the medium as escapism, and things that tie too closely to the real world and politics, for these folks, have no value in their form of entertainment.
Personally? I’m okay with it. I like the idea of a medium taking on real life challenges in interesting ways, and everything I’ve seen and physically played with Watch Dogs 2 has been fun. The game is lighthearted every time I see it, though, so I’m interested in how it’s going to tackle the heavy stuff.
Speaking of which! I played a lot of Watch Dogs 2 recently. Here’s almost 20 minutes of it.
Watch Dogs 2 is set to hit the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 15, 2016.