Recently, I went hands-on with a near final build of Ubisoft’s upcoming game Watch Dogs Legion. With less than a month to go before release, I was excited to get some valuable time with the game and see how it has progressed.
The demo starts a few hours after the beginning of the game with the intent to find out who is behind Zero-Day and investigate the ruins of the Thames conference centre.
Check out the video below, which was directly captured during my 4 hour gameplay session. While I would love to be able to share with you the entire session, I’ve edited it to 15 minutes to give you a good idea of my experience with Watch Dogs Legion. Please note, Watch Dogs Legion is still under development and a work in progress.
Watch Dogs: Legion Details
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Stadia, Amazon Luna and PC
Release Date: October 29, 2020
Developer(s): Ubisoft Toronto
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
A story about ordinary heroes who put aside their differences to fight for a better future
The game’s story is centred around the London branch of a hacker group known as DedSec. In a world controlled by artificial intelligence, an authoritarian regime has used the advanced surveillance system known as ctOS to gain control of the United Kingdom. To combat this, DedSec recruits allies from across London to create a resistance force and help liberate the city.
London is facing a massive coordinated bombing campaign, which pushes the city over the brink and plunges it into chaos. Albion, a private military organization, has taken over policing in the city leading to brutality and abuse.
The game begins as a member of DedSec investigates a bomb threat to Parliament. A few months after the zero day attack, London is on the verge of collapse. DedSec has been framed for the bombing and their remaining members were hunted down by authorities. However, Sabine was able to escape authorities and with her help you are rebuilding DedSec from the ground up.
Assemble your team and take London back from the opportunist and authoritarians
While it’s true that you can recruit pretty much anyone you see on the streets in London, choosing the right one for the job key. Each recruit has his or her own special attributes that make them unique. For instance, infiltrating an Albion outpost is much easier when you have a former Albion guard as part of the resistance. They are a lot less likely to raise suspicion, thus making your task a whole lot easier.
Hacking technology around you is also key to being successful. Additionally, security cameras allow you to get a better look at the environment, download security keys and distract enemies. Your spider bot also comes in handy when you need to reach locations without being seen and to solve puzzles.
Watch Dogs Legion launches October 29, 2020
Watch Dogs Legion keeps getting better and better each time I play it! The scope of the game is massive and the ability to recruit anyone you see ensures each mission will be unique. Last year I had a chance to interview Lathieeshe Thillainathan, Watch Dogs Legion Developer. I encourage you to read it, there is a lot of good information about the game and what went into designing it.
Let me know in the comments section below what you think about Watch Dogs Legion. All things considered, will you be picking it up on Oct. 29?