When Ubisoft announced Watch Dogs Legion, the studio initially set it’s launch date for 6 March 2020. Unsurprisingly, the studio then backtracked on the release date, stating that the game – along with two other titles – will only be launching sometime between now and March 2021. Today, we have reason to believe that the reason for that is because it’s slated to be a launch title for the Sony PlayStation (PS5) console.
Rumours of Ubisoft’s intentions comes as the studio announced that its intentions and plan to delay the launch of the game, should both Sony and Microsoft choose to delay the launch of their respective PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
This development isn’t all that surprising and doe make sense to an extent, given Ubisoft’s ambiguous timeline. As it stands, the PS5 is expected to come loaded with top-tier hardware at launch, including a new lightning-fast SSD, a custom-made CPU and GPU based on AMD’s 7nm Zen 2 architecture, and will even be able to perform ray-tracing in real-time. A feature that Ubisoft would want to make full use in Watch Dogs Legion.
This also provides another confirmation of sorts; as pointed out by PushSquare, delaying Watch Dogs Legion for the PS5 means that there’s no chance of it clashing with another one’s of Ubisoft’s popular title. Namely, the next Assassin’s Creed title and follow-up to 2018’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
In any case, this is all just hearsay at this point, so take it with a grain of salt.