Posted July 13, 2020 by Andrew Cathie in Feature
 
 

Watch Dogs: Legion Releases In October


It feels like it was forever ago that Watch Dogs: Legion was officially announced at E3 2019. Similarly to what happened with Far Cry 6 this weekend (with a leak occurring and then a subsequent teaser confirmation from Ubisoft), Watch Dogs: Legion was leaked prior to E3 2019, with Ubisoft acknowledging the leak prior to the show. From there, the game has had a somewhat shaky release schedule, all due to issues with Ghost Recon Breakpoint that lead to Ubisoft rejigging a large portion of their creative vision. Following a leak from March 2020 to an undetermined time, we’ve now received confirmation at Ubisoft Forward that Watch Dogs: Legion will release in September.

With a brand new gameplay trailer at the show, we got another good glimpse into how Watch Dogs: Legion’s character swapping mechanics will work. Not too much seems to have changed since its original reveal and subsequent gameplay demos, with the game still featuring a dystopian near-future London where the police have a terrifying grip on the city. Every part of the city is covered in surveillance equipment, with the character shown hacking into various objects to both complete their mission, and both impair and harm their enemies. There still looks to be some quirky and weird characters you can find and recruit in the game, while the menus seem to have gotten a little overhaul since the game’s original reveal, making everything a little easier to see.

There’s not too long to go now with the game releasing soon. When Watch Dogs: Legion launches October 29th the game will come out for PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia and Xbox One, with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions also in development which will be released at a later unconfirmed time.


Andrew Cathie

 
Rocket Chainsaw's premier Fantasy-loving Editor. I basically play anything and everything that looks like it could be fun or interesting.