Watch Dogs has been getting lots of good press lately with its cool, topical take on cybersecurity and data. And like many other next-gen games coming to consoles in the near future, Watch Dogs will have a companion app called Watch Dogs Live that will help extend the game in some shape or form.
Today, the app went live for iOS in Canada in what looks like a beta test in preparation for Ubisoft‘s worldwide roll out. The premise of the game is to reach certain locations defined by the app and to ‘hack’ that location to gain data. Doing so will give you points, which in turn get accumulated on the leaderboard, and if you are at the top of the leaderboard when the game comes to an end, you will be the lucky winner of a Watch Dogs-themed Scion. That’s right: a car. There will also be weekly missions and other prizes for you to win.
It’s kind of a game-ified Foursquare, and hacking more locations will net you in-game resources to upgrade your hacking skills. It’s a pretty cool concept which is becoming a lot more prevalent these days with more mobile-centric marketing.
There hasn’t been a date set for the app’s release on Android and iOS, but it looks worth a look whenever the Canadian trial ends. Who would give Watch Dogs Live a try? Let us know in the comments.