According to an Amazon UK listing that has since been taken down, Watch Dogs Legion seems to be the next entry in Ubisoft’s open-world hacking series. The listing provided some details about the game, and it sounds like quite an ambitious project.
London has been the rumored setting for the third Watch Dogs ever since a teaser was patched into Watch Dogs 2‘s end credits, and this listing pretty much confirms it. The product description reads:
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. London is one of the most iconic cities in the world and has had a massive influence on all of Western Culture for centuries… London makes total sense for WD, as the city has one of the highest surveillance levels in the world making this the perfect playground.
While the setting is definitely intriguing, especially for a Watch Dogs game, the gameplay details from the store page present some even more interesting possibilities.
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
Watch Dogs games have allowed you to scan random NPCs in the past, providing you with a brief look at financial information and personal details, but it seems like Legion will take this a step further, letting you take control of NPCs. It’s unclear how this will work in practice, but both Kotaku and Eurogamer have heard that Legion will feature a recruitment system, letting you recruit members for the hacking group DedSec, which has been featured prominently in both Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2. Missions will also reportedly play out slightly differently depending on which character you are controlling at the time. The story of Watch Dogs 2 saw players growing DedSec to a global phenomenon, amassing huge amounts of followers, so growing a DedSec chapter in London sounds like the next logical step for Watch Dogs.
Expect a full reveal at Ubisoft’s E3 press conference on Monday, June 10 at 1PM PT. For a more comprehensive E3 schedule, check out our guide to when and where you can watch each press conference.