Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin uses the word ‘hyperconnectivity’ to describe how the title will integrate social and online elements into its play. The online part of the game will factor into both single and multiplayer.

Speaking to Kotaku, Morin said:

Watch Dogs is all about hyperconnectivity. To me, that has to mean all the time and anywhere. So yes, other people are out there all the time, when you don’t expect it. Whether you’re playing single-player or multiplayer it’s happening.