Gamers Will No Longer Get Early Access to Watch Dogs: Legion
Gamers who pre-ordered a premium edition for Watch Dogs: Legion looking to get early access to the game will no longer be getting the game early and will instead have to wait for the release date like everyone else. The developer is removing the three-day early access perk for Watch Dogs: Legion from all its special editions, allowing the game to launch simultaneously for everyone on October 29th. Instead of releasing early, Ubisoft is promising more story-based content in its season pass content. Watch Dogs: Legion will be releasing for Xbox One, PS4 and PC later this year, with multiple editions available for pre-order.
As part of a recent statement Ubisoft stated, “since the announcement of Watch Dogs: Legion last year we’ve worked to refine the content of the game’s premium editions with additions and adjustments to improve the player experience. The Season Pass has been enhanced to offer players additional story-based content while still delivering the premium characters and cosmetics from the original pass. Additionally, all editions of Watch Dogs: Legion will be released simultaneously on 10.29.2020. As a result, the “3 day early access” has been removed from Gold, Ultimate and Collector’s Editions of Watch Dogs: Legion.”
While many gamers may have already purchased their special editions of Watch Dogs: Legion, it’s likely that they’ll be rewarded with additional in-game goodies or in some other way due to the inconvenience of losing the 3 day early access. This also breaks a trend Ubisoft has set in place for many of its large games over the past few years of giving gamers early access to their next big games for paying a little extra at launch.
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