The worst kept secret in video gaming, that Watch Dogs 3 is to be set in London, has been confirmed by Amazon UK who briefly listed the game. They also gave a short description of the title and it’s going to ruffle a few feathers.
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.
Post-Brexit London is dystopian and not the glorious sunshine filled lands of joy that were promised, that’s going be a hard sell to half of the UK.
One of the big changes to the franchise is that you are not locked to a single character. In fact you can play as anyone.
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
Kotaku’s Jason Schreier has confirmed the information is correct and it’s what I have heard as well. This new system which allows you to control any character is said to be very ambitious and has lead to delays to the game’s development, the team being headed up by Far Cry 2 Director Clint Hocking. That explains why Watch Dogs 3 was listed as part of the massive Walmart Canada E3 leak last year but never materialised. Almost every other game, bar a new Splinter Cell, turned out to be real.
We expect Watch Dogs Legion to be unveiled officially at E3 next week, who knows there might be a new Splinter Cell game to go with it.
UPDATE: Confirmed by Ubisoft
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