Ubisoft Talks a Bit About What They Want to Depict in Watch Dogs Legion
Ubisoft took to the stage at E3 to announce the third installment of Watch Dogs and since then Ubisoft has dropped some juicy tidbits to get the fans excited about what’s to come. In fact, just a few short days ago they revealed some new details about Watch Dogs Legion, including the character leveling and DeadSec progression. Now the game’s Creative Director dives into the game design and setting.
Ubisoft is promising a bigger and bolder experience with Watch Dogs Legion that ever before in the franchise. The game is set to take place in the near future setting of a dystopian London, and Clint Hocking, the Creative Director, explained how Ubisoft went about designing this world with their fictional mindset. “We are not specific about the exact year in which the game is set, rather allowing the player to interpret the timing for themselves.. In creating speculative fiction we look at many different social, political and technological trends and extrapolate them all forward into a fictional future where they all converge in an extreme state.”
Hocking continued, saying “As such, some of the things we’re depicting – such as the ubiquity of drones in the world, or the presence of autonomous vehicles – might feel more near future. Conversely, some other things we’re depicting – such as the sophistication of AI – might feel decades away. The purpose was not to make predictions about some future year, but to create a world that is able to bring insightful perspective and commentary on a range of trends we see emerging in the world today.”
Watch Dogs Legion is set to drop on March 6th, 2020 for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. What do you think about the game’s purpose and setting? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to keep it locked for updates!