Video hidden in Watch Dogs 2 - New Ubisoft Sci-fi IP?

Jul 16, 2009
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There's no way this is a Cowboy Bebop game, all the gas nebulae are way too colorful, but omg those vibes. An "open galaxy" space trucker/dogfight/shooter/melee combat CB game is one of my dream games.
 
So for context this is part of a mission in Watch_Dogs 2
where you hack and leak a Ubisoft game
, so this may not be actually anything real unless Ubisoft wants to be incredibly meta with this.
If they truly wanted you to leak a fake game, wouldn't they do something that was obviously fake, like hacking "Blubisoft" to leak the newest "Ass Creed" game?

They chose to make this a game you leak from Ubisoft, and it doesn't even state what game you're leaking through the trailer. They wouldn't have been so minimalist with this clip if it was real.
 
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NMS and this seem to share the same inspirations in terms of old scifi art. Not talking about the gameplay or OST obviously, but the colors and design.


edit: other games like Homeworld also went down this route.
Thanks for posting this. A couple years ago I had to process a big collection of donated sci-fi monthlys for work and I think its the designs that stirred my memory. For lack of a better description its hopeful and calm imo.
 
Yeah, because NDAs and distribution warnings have stopped us before.

Wait.
Oh yeah, side-note. Is that "Do Not Distribute" actually in the game? I'd assume so; it'd add to the whole "you are the leaker" theme this mission seems to have.

I mean, this is a teaser for a new AAA IP hidden inside of an existing one. There's no way this wasn't meant to be shared.
 
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I'm just gonna echo what everyone else said, this sure looks like No Man's Sky.

That said I would love to see them give that type of game a shot. With their enormous staff's they could probably come much closer to making that a reality
 
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Now that I think about it, wasn't there rumors that Ubisoft was indeed building a new Sci-Fi IP? I'm almost positive I heard that maybe a bit before E3.

If so this sure seems to back that up
 
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Maybe it is Beyond Good & Evil 2. Weren't the rumors about it taking place on a different planet, so could be the space travel. Anyways, it's a cool marketing idea.
 

JaseC

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Now that I think about it, wasn't there rumors that Ubisoft was indeed building a new Sci-Fi IP? I'm almost positive I heard that maybe a bit before E3.

If so this sure seems to back that up
Ubi did confirm back in February that it'd release a new AAA IP before next March, but that appears to have been in reference to Steep.
 

JaseC

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Yep but there were rumors floating about a Ubi sci-fi IP being worked on, I'm almost sure of it.
A cursory Google search just brought up what I mentioned as well as some speculation regarding Osiris (which, depending on where you stand, was either a cancelled PoP game or a very early look at next year's AssCreed Empires), but I hardly dug deep.
 
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Some context

This wasn't a main story mission, It was a (hidden?) side mission that opened up after I stumbled upon a guy on the phone who happened to be a Ubisoft employee talking about Assassins Creed Syndicate, Unity and "Osiris" leaks.

This is why I think this is a real game, why mention other real games only to then show a fake game made just for Watch Dogs?

(The building also had an Assassins creed movie poster on it)
 
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Some context

This wasn't a main story mission, It was a (hidden?) side mission that opened up after I stumbled upon a guy on the phone who happened to be a Ubisoft employee talking about Assassins Creed Syndicate, Unity and "Osiris" leaks.

This is why I think this is a real game, why mention other real games only to then show a fake game made just for Watch Dogs?

(The building also had an Assassins creed movie poster on it)
Wow, thats pretty funny.
 
Oct 29, 2013
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There's no way this is a Cowboy Bebop game, all the gas nebulae is way too colorful, but omg those vibes. An "open galaxy" space trucker/dogfight/shooter/melee combat CB game is one of my dream games.
Yes, literally my dream game. Hopefully if it is that someone mods it to look like Cowboy Bebop/Outlaw Star :p
 

J.G.

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This is a tiny hope, but I really want to believe Clint Hocking is working on this; it's been nearly 8 years since he's released a game -_-