Watch Dogs screenshot celebrates Chicago’s birthday
posted on 03.04.13 at 07:08 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Happy 176th, Chicago! New York still has better pizza.

Chicago, where Ubisoft’s upcoming Watch Dogs is set, turned 176 today. In celebration, Ubisoft has shared a single new screenshot of the title.

“On this day 176 years ago, the act incorporating the City of Chicago was passed,” reads the post on the Watch Dogs Facebook page. “Chicago… One great city!”

Watch Dogs is due out this holiday for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Makes me happy to see Chicago as the setting for one of these open-world games. Too many fake New Yorks or real New Yorks. Let’s see how well they go about translating it. I wanna see the Magnificent Mile in shiny next gen sheen, Ubi!

    • Budgiecat

      Throw some real life product placement in there for detail sake. Tired of fake billboards and fake cars, I also want to see random pedestrian stuff. Tired of NPCs just walking along like zombies

      • Solomon_Kano

        I would honestly love that. I know people get crazy at the mention of product placement, but I’ve always hated how GTA was full of fake cars or the random ads that are around in most games. I mean, if you’re going to have ads at all, make them for something real. The last game I remember doing that was Need for Speed Underground 2 on PS2. Had Burger King ads in it.

        • Budgiecat

          Product placement only sucks when it’s obnoxiously blatant (like the first Transformers movie). But when you’re trying to emulate a real city, it helps with immersion and believability.

          I didn’t like the Homefront game but I thought them raiding WHITE CASTLE was 10000 times better than the Marines raiding BURGER TOWN in Call of Duty MW2

  • Revorse

    Really? I hadn’t known that. But seeing as I don’t live exactly downtown I guess I shouldn’t have known.

  • AdverseSolution

    Damn, should i get this on current gen or wait?

  • chroma816

    People should be listening to some Sufjan Stevens for Chicago’s birthday.That man loves him some Chicago.

  • Dean Winchester

    Ahhhh Chicago. The city with the strictest gun laws in the country and our nations highest violent murder rate.
    What a great city.

    • Kurisu Makise

      That’s some wind blowing through. Guess that’s the cold truth.

    • Budgiecat

      Hows their employment and education system? Because strict gun laws isn’t going to get illegal guns off the street or make kids any smarter or adults find decent jobs.

      • Dean Winchester

        I dont know.
        But dont you just feel sfaer knowing Chicago is a gun free zone?

        Obama called Chicago home for a long time as I recall and only 3 things come out of Chicago.
        1. Pizza
        2. Gangsters
        3. Corrupt Politicians.

        The only thing we can be sure of is that Obama is not a pizza.

  • Skerj

    Well good thing it isn’t 25 or 6 to 4 because it looks like a wonderful Saturday in the park.