UPDATE: In what we can only assume is an attempt to save face, Ubisoft have confirmed the existence of Watch Dogs Legion, releasing a short teaser video on Twitter with the promise of more details at E3. God Save The NPCs, I guess.
ORIGINAL POST: It wouldn’t be E3 without a couple of game-changing leaks slipping through the cracks ahead of time, and 2019 seems to be no exception. Thanks to a now removed listing from Amazon UK, which The Nerd Mag have preserved, Watch Dogs 3 definitely exists, and it’s called Watch Dogs Legion.
As the rumours for the new Watch Dogs have stated in the past, Legion will be set in London, though interestingly in a post-Brexit London, in which “society, politics and technology have changed and altered London’s fortunes.” The story blurb mentions how London has one of the highest surveillance rates in the world, so that level of technology overseeing the populace would make a perfect stomping for DedSec.
But that’s not the most intriguing part. The gameplay details mentioned as part of the listing suggest that you can play as anyone, with each character you encounter having “a full set of animations, voice over, character traits and visuals that are generated & guided by gameplay systems”. Honestly, if that means we can see and then play as Jamie Oliver as he heads to the Job Centre, this game is an instant 10/10.
As far as development is concerned, Watch Dogs Legion is being headed up by Clint Hocking, who served as director for Far Cry 2, so let’s hope Legion doesn’t let you play as a character with Malaria. I don’t fancy going through that again. Either way, what are your thoughts on this Watch Dogs Legion leak? Sound off in the comments below.