A new Watch Dogs game set in London has been rumored for a while now. Now, thanks to a listing from Amazon UK (via TheNerdMag), we have a few details about the upcoming Ubisoft game.
According to the leak, the game is called Watch Dogs Legion and takes place in London, seemingly confirming all of those rumors from a few months ago. Here’s a description for the game from the Amazon listing:
“Watch_Dogs Legion is set in a near-future, dystopian version of London. It’s a post-Brexit world in which society, politics and technology have changed and altered London’s fortunes. London is one of the most iconic cities in the world and has had a massive influence on all of Western Culture for centuries. London makes total sense for WD, as the city has one of the highest surveillance levels in the world making this the perfect playground.”
“Play as anyone, Every individual you meet in the open world, has a full set of animations, voice over, character traits and visuals that are generated & guided by gameplay systems”
Kotaku’s Jason Schreier has confirmed this report. Schreier states that this “Play as anyone” system “is so ambitious that it’s been causing the developers a lot of headaches (and may have led to at least one delay)”.
While Ubisoft has yet to confirm this leak, Watch Dogs Legion is rumored to make its official debut at E3 2019.
The near-future London setting sounds like a refreshing idea for the franchise but the “Play as anyone” NPC system would be the most intriguing aspect of this game going forward. Luckily, it looks like we won’t have to wait too long to find out more information, as Ubisoft’s E3 conference is right around the corner (Monday, June 10th at 4:00 PM EST).
You should definitely take this leak with a little bit of skepticism until we get an official reveal but a Watch Dogs sequel announcement makes a lot of sense. Going into E3 2019, Ubisoft’s only big-name title is Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The highly-anticipated Beyond Good and Evil 2 is skipping the event this year. The pirate-themed Skull & Bones game won’t make an appearance either. Whether it is Watch Dogs 3, a new Assassin’s Creed, or a new Splinter Cell, Ubisoft will definitely be looking for another recognizable title to reveal at the expo.
What are your thoughts on this leak? Would you like to see a new Watch Dogs game? Are you excited for this insane “Play as anyone” NPC system? Let us know in the comments below!