Watch Dogs Legion is formally the third open-world game within the anarchic, tech-savvy sequence. Leaked forward of the largest videogame present on Earth – as is customary for Ubisoft titles by this level – it has since been confirmed that the third chapter will likely be one of many many E3 2019 games we count on to see extra from the interactive leisure bonanza in LA.
We’ve solely received a number of titbits to go on to date – and nothing in any respect in the case of a Watch Dogs Legion launch date – however some information and setting particulars have filtered out already, by chance or in any other case. The first and apparent factor is that it’s not known as Watch Dogs 3, as many people had anticipated. We’re additionally conscious of rumours as to the brand new location you’ll be exploring and a few fairly spectacular NPC tech, so we’re right here to spherical up every part you must know.
The earlier game is one thing of an ignored gem this technology: Watch Dogs 2’s PC gameplay and tone rivalled even GTA 5 in its finest moments, however was swallowed up by the myriad spectacular sandbox games that additionally landed in that point, reminiscent of Horizon: Zero Dawn and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Either method, a number of years on from the second game, we’re prepared for one more technologically-enhanced Ubisoft world – so hopefully the Watch Dogs Legion launch date isn’t too far-off. Here’s every part we all know concerning the upcoming PC game to date.
Watch Dogs Legion launch date
Since the second game launched in 2016, we’ve been ready a number of years for a brand new entry to the sequence. Also, Ubisoft has made a behavior within the current previous of getting a reasonably quick window between reveal and launch: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launched in the identical yr because it was revealed, and the identical factor is deliberate for Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
— Watch Dogs Legion (@watchdogsgame) June 4, 2019
So, if we have been the betting variety, we’d guess that the Watch Dogs Legion launch date is November 2019, roughly. That’s easy conjecture as we have now zero launch info to go on, and there’s no method of ruling out that the game will land on a mouse and keyboard close to you subsequent yr as a substitute.
Moreover, a monetary report in May 2019 revealed that three of the next Ubisoft games will likely be launched earlier than April 2020, with a kind of being Breakpoint – might Legion be a kind of? Either method, we all know from the tweet above that we’ll have the ability to benefit from the full reveal at E3 2019.
Watch Dogs Legion information
If every part had gone to plan, Watch Dogs Legion would have been introduced at E3 2019. However, a Watch Dogs Legion leak appeared by way of an Amazon UK itemizing for the game.
The leak was rapidly plugged with the itemizing disappearing from the web, however not earlier than web aficionados – who’d in all probability fare fairly nicely as members of Watch Dogs 2’s secret hacking collective, DedSec – managed to get their arms on additional details about the game’s setting, intriguing gameplay options, and extra.
Other than that, we don’t have a lot Watch Dogs Legion information to go on. That stated, count on a lot extra particulars following Ubisoft’s E3 2019 press convention on Monday June 10, 2019 at 9pm BST (1pm PDT / 4pm EDT).
Watch Dogs Legion NPCs
The headline function that leaked from the Amazon UK itemizing involved the game’s non-playable characters that reportedly are, err, playable. This would primarily imply you could inhabit anyone you encounter within the game’s world. The itemizing (by way of Kotaku) learn: “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 proceed by suggesting that techniques this complicated might have precipitated inside delays and growth difficulties, however these are as but unconfirmed. This might imply that you’ll expertise in-game occasions at completely different instances relying on the NPC you’re inhabiting.
This system appears to be backed up by the video caption on the announcement tweet which says “God Save the NPCs”. However this works in apply, Ubisoft’s VO artists and writers definitely have their work lower out.
Watch Dogs Legion setting
A Watch Dogs 3 London setting has been touted for a while now, which is rumoured to be appropriate. But this isn’t your typical illustration of England’s large smoke: Watch Dogs Legion’s setting is reportedly, and tautologically, a post-Brexit, dystopian London.
Kotaku has advised that this may be the setting for the subsequent Watch Dogs since 2017 following clues from the ending of the second game. It was additionally talked about within the Amazon UK leak; right here’s what it says (by way of @Wario64): “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.” Given the video caption within the official reveal (“God Save the NPCs”), this appears seemingly.
The preliminary rumours of a London setting started on 4Chan (reposted to reddit) in April 2019: it claimed that ‘Watch Dogs 3’ gamers will have the ability to select their intercourse and the game will focus extra on small arms and knife fight with out shifting too far-off from hacking, and can be out this yr. However, these particulars include references to a Roman Assassin’s Creed, which contradicts what we all know concerning the rumoured Assassin’s Creed Vikings, so take them with a pinch of salt.
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And there you have got it, that’s every part we might rustle up about Watch Dogs Legions. We’re DedSet (geddit?) towards a transfer away from the hacktivist open-world formulation we’ve come to like from the sequence, however we’re wanting ahead to this third game taking a flip for the edgy within the inexperienced and not-so-pleasant lands of post-apocalyptic Blighty.