As part of a marketing program for Watch Dogs, Ubisoft has launched a new website that gathers and graphs real world city data.
Watch Dogs is all about data mining and data exploitation; Ubisoft plans on showcasing to consumers how that concept is not just fiction and actually exists in real time.
Currently the site is limited to London, Paris and Berlin; but still can stun viewers as to how easily data can be gathered from various sources on the Internet. It’s to give a glimpse into the “hyper-connected” world we live in, as it collates public data available from various sources and relays it in 3D mapping.
“With WeareData, visitors will discover that much of the hyper-connected world imagined in Watch Dogs already is a reality, and that everything and everyone is truly connected,” says Ubisoft. “The amount of and potential uses for public and personal information that is readily available online has never been more relevant, as evidenced by today’s headlines.”
“WeareData is designed to provide a glimpse into this reality and to give visitors a new perspective on the cities in which they live.” Want to know what the average income is for a city district or how much juice their chugging?
Maps for each city can be zoomed and fully explored in 3D. Some of the data shown includes bicycle routes, Wi-Fi hotspots, subways, CCTV cameras and public transport schedules.
Watch Dogs releases on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC November 22nd in Europe. A next-gen version will follow later.
You can check out the website here.