Not everyone enjoys grinding. Heck, some don't even tolerate it.
But according to Ubisoft, you don't have to worry about that in the upcoming Watch Dogs . As creative director Jonathan Morin told Examiner , completing the game won't rely upon money.
And in fact, if you want the more powerful weapons and equipment, attaining them will be based more upon your ability as opposed to repeating the same process over and over.
"The economy is heavily mapped into your progression. If you want certain items like buying more powerful guns are mapped to the requirement of having money to get them. Those are based on your ability to hack around, to do contracts on the side.
We wanted to make sure that there was this possibility of getting money in all sorts of different ways based on play style. It’s not a game where we necessarily want you to grind to earn money. That’s why if you run around, some players will profile for activities, some will run to a mission while profiling for a bank account."
Morin added that there are "other ways to acquire guns," and you can find some in certain missions. In general, the game won't be steering you in one direction nand forcing you to do something, which means different people will discover different parts of the game. And there's no "grinding" to speak of.
I never had a problem with grinding in the old days. But I know I'm in the minority.
Related Game(s): Watch Dogs