Ubisoft, we feel your pain. You kept things quiet for so long and had we not heard the recent news you’d of made it to E3 2019 without revealing the name of a rumoured Watch Dogs 3 London setting. Unfortunately, thanks to Amazon that name has now been blown out of the water and revealed to the public.
It was less than 24 hours ago that a new game emerged on the UK website for Amazon, and not only was the plot detail there in plain site but also revealed the name of a game known as Watch Dogs Legion – the successor to Watch Dogs 2. A Watch Dogs 3 London had been rumoured for quite some time now, with the Amazon Listing stating the game is “a post-Brexit world in which society, politics and technology have changed and altered London’s fortunes” and “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”, in other words we’ll be able to “play as anyone.”
Kotaku among other concrete sources have now confirmed the details of a Watch Dogs 3 London setting, and the game being called Watch Dogs Legion. Kotaku have also communicated that making the NPCs playable has been the holdup that Watch Dogs 3 has taken so long to overcome. Meanwhile VG247 have reported that Far Cry 2’s Creative Director Clint Hocking is going to be the man on the stage for this tech-heavy instalment of Watch Dogs.
With the fact that this Watch Dogs 3 London leak was unintentional, the Amazon listing has now been taken offline – although it’s pretty much a definite the game will be teased at E3 2019. As per reports from Gamesradar this wasn’t the first leak of a Watch Dogs 3 London setting, and that Legion was in fact rumoured to be the project name for next years Assassin’s Creed instalment.
With this new Watch Dogs 3 London information it doesn’t sound much like Legion is going in an Assassin’s Creed direction, but one thing is for sure – we’ll almost certainly hear more details during Ubisoft’s E3 2019 press conference.