Ubisoft has officially announced Watch Dogs: Legion, the sequel to 2016’s Watch Dogs 2, and the third instalment in the Watch Dogs franchise. Existence of the game was confirmed during Ubisoft’s E3 2019 conference, ahead of the actual E3 event that is scheduled to begin tomorrow and end on 14 June.
The game developer and studio also released official gameplay footage of and a simply yet detailed synopsis for the new title. From the walkthrough, Legion seems to take place in a post-Brexit UK. The local government has fled, and an extremist group by the name of Albion – the Old English name for Great Britain – have taken over and transformed the country into a surveillance state.
Like Watch Dogs 2, Legion focuses on DedSec; the vigilante hacker collective within the Watch Dogs universe, fighting the ruling authority. Unlike the previous instalments, though, the game’s centre of attention isn’t a single protagonist. As confirmed by earlier reports and the demo, you’ll be able to control a wide variety of characters in-game. Each with their own unique traits, personalities and backgrounds.
The new “multiplayer” approach is reminiscent of the earlier versions of Watch Dogs’ multiplayer mode. Back then, however, you could only hunt down or hack the other player, and the mode was only limited to a sort of impromptu one-on-one showdown.
Watch Dogs: Legion will be launching 6 March 2020, and will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, as well as Google Stadia.