After months of uncertainty, a few delays, and even a rumor of its cancellation, Watch Dogs will in fact be a Steam title. As of today, you can pre-order the game on Steam and get it on May 27. Despite a few unconfirmed reports going either way, it is unknown if the game requires a Uplay account or some other form of additional DRM besides SteamWorks. Regardless, Ubisoft is still doing their typical thing of offering a bunch of different pre-order incentives across multiple retailers, and only offering the complete package on their own service (which I have chosen not to link to). Ordering the game on Steam will net you the Blume Agent Pack, which includes an outfit and additional perk. Also available is the Digital Deluxe Edition, which adds a series or outfits, weapons, perks, challenge-ruining boosts, at what looks to be 7 additional single-player missions.

Also revealed today are the minimum and maximum system requirements for the game that appear to be quite a bit lower than what you might have expected. However, it has been noted by viewers that recent media released for the game shows a stark difference in graphical quality from its spectacular reveal footage during E3 2012. It is possible that the current trailers are from console version, but this apparent drop in visuals is most likely due to the fact that the game has simply expanded beyond what we saw in that early build and is now more content-rich.

In Watch Dogs, you take on the role of Aiden Pearce as he fights for revenge using us advanced hacking skills and technology in a futuristic Chicago (it’s always Chicago). The game has been likened to previous Ubisoft titles such as Assassin’s Creed, as well others like Mirror’s Edge and Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Also available today are Halo: Spartan Assault (the first Halo title ever released on Steam), and Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming.


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