Climbing towers has been a mainstay for Ubisoft games for years now. They first appeared in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and since then tower-climbing has made its way into all of Ubisoft's open-world game franchises, including Far Cry and Watch Dogs.
But they won't be in Watch Dogs 2, the publisher has revealed. Game director Jonathan Morin tells Eurogamer that they're skipping tower ascension this time: "It's not a game where you open your map and everything's there. There are no towers. You just explore the world," Morin says.
He also says the game will only have a very short intro before unleashing the player upon the full open world. You can hear more from Morin by checking out his recent interview with Gamereactor, and you can read our hands-on preview of the game for more on the new setting and protagonist.