Ubisoft finally unveiled Watch Dogs Legion during their E3 2019 presentation on June 10, after months of speculation as to what the next entry in the series could look like. Every character that the player will recruit will be fully-voiced, with origin stories of their own, and Ubisoft implied that it is up to the player to form their own groups as they see fit, whether it be composed of ex-MI5 agents or sweet yet badass grandmas.
While the first two games took place in Chicago and San Francisco, respectively, Watch Dogs Legion moves the setting to a near-future, dystopian London. The gameplay demo shows players in the shoes of everything from a middle-aged Londoner to an Elderly British woman.
Like the previous leak suggested, it does indeed take place in a post-Brexit London, where the United Kingdom is a surveillance state and "freedom has been replaced with fear".
Much like rumors we heard of last week, Watch Dogs Legion will allow you to play as a variety of different characters in the world ranging from average citizens to old grannies.
You won't need an internet connection to dive into the seedy streets of London and raise a resistance force. In Watch Dogs: Legion, the city is controlled by Albion, a private organization in charge of the "security". You have to recruit people to play as them, and a montage shows there is a veritable boatload of potential playable characters, with every NPC in London a possible recruit. "You can recruit and play as anyone".
Ubisoft has a habit of denying its games are making political statements, despite obvious content and themes saying otherwise.
Watch Dogs Legion is set for release on March 6, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. At least, we were not supposed to see them, but a few leaked ahead of the conference.