[Update 06/04/19: Ubisoft has gone ahead and confirmed the existence of Watch Dogs Legion in a Tweet. The game will be present at E3 and a small, 10-second teaser is viewable online.]
Ubisoft really can’t catch a break when it comes to big E3 reveals. Much like how the last two Assassin’s Creedgames got leaked ahead of E3 in their respective years, the next entry in the Watch Dogs series has had the beans spilled. According to a report from Kotaku, Watch Dogs Legion will be present during Ubisoft’s E3 presser next week. The initial leak came from an Amazon UK listing, but Kotaku’s Jason Schreier confirmed that several sources from within the company have been passing that name around for months now.
As the title implies, Watch Dogs Legion will allow players to play as literally any NPC in the game. Taking a page out of the Fulton recovery system gimmick seen in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, it seems players will be able to recruit NPCs to their side and then control them at will. The official product description on Amazon reads:
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.
Schreier corroborates the claim and says players will be able to see different things at various points throughout the game depending on who they are playing as. One of the reasons Watch Dogs Legion has taken so long to be revealed is because of how ambitious this system is, according to the report. I can see that, especially since this isn’t some small scale project like Peace Walker was.
Well, it looks like we have one less mystery title to expect next week.
Ed Note – Small flub on my part, but the initial Amazon UK listing was spotted by The Nerd Mag. You can find their article here. The original story has been left below. – Peter
Watch Dogs Legion Leaks, Will Let You Play As Any NPC [Kotaku]