Watch Dogs Legion has leaked ahead of this year’s E3. Thanks to a listing on Amazon UK, Ubisoft’s next entry in the Watch Dogs franchise was briefly seen on the online retail site.
Even though the listing was promptly taken down, SiliconEra was able to get a brief description of the game.
The following was captured before Amazon was able to recall the post:
“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.
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”
Dystopian London? Sounds great! However, the phrase that really caught our eye was “Play as anyone”. Watch Dogs has always been about the player manipulating believable surveillance technology in order to accomplish their goals. But playing as anyone has some possibly dark implications. Will there be an element of mind control? Is this a near-future London where some sort of tech has allowed the direct control of individual people? Or would it be more of a situation where the player manipulates an NPC’s electronic footprint to indirectly force them to do your bidding? For example, threatening to release some personal photos to get an NPC to disable a camera. Either of these options opens the possibility for some interesting emergent gameplay.
Watch Dogs Legion was listed for the PlayStation 4. Here’s hoping this listing is a precursor to an E3 announcement from Ubisoft.