E3 rumours take on all shapes and forms. The latest Ubisoft rumour is one of the stranger ones. A questionable Amazon listing (now removed) appeared for a game titled Watch_Dogs Legion and fuels the existing rumours that the next instalment in the Watch_Dogs franchise will be set in London.
The product details contain spelling mistakes and wording you wouldn't usually expect from the publisher, but the listing did indeed belong to Ubisoft, lending at least some credibility to the leak. The product description describes a setting in post-Brexit London where the city isn't faring so well:
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 surveillce [sic] levels in the world making this the perfect playground.The "About the Product" description also describes a world where players can assume the role of anyone they see, because each will have they own features:
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 systemsWhether this leak is genuine or whether it's an elaborate joke to send gamers into a frenzy, like the Splinter Cell tweets three weeks ago, remains to be seen. We'll likely find out during Ubisoft's E3 show that begins at 1pm PT on Monday, June 10th. What do you think?
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