In a recent interview, the Creative Director of Watch Dogs, Jonathin Morin, revealed that the studio had never anticipated that Watch Dog’s theme would be so relevant to today.
“I don’t think so,” said Morin. “When we started it was not even obvious what the theme would be, we weren’t that pretentious to think so. I think in the end, what felt right, even though we had a long time to go, was we were basing a lot of our research on stuff that most people didn’t know back then. You had to dig in the Internet to know.
When we started, the main subjects happening in real-life was WikiLeaks and those kinds of things. It kind of switched to a more accessible ground now with Snowden having happened. It seemed like all of the research we did always proved to us that it would be a very long phenomena.
I just never predicted it would be as relevant as it is right now. That would’ve been impossible. It could’ve had a fade away interest, but it seems like it’s going to be around for another couple of years.”