Watch Dogs Legion leaks - play as any NPC in a post-Brexit LondonPlatforms: Sony PlayStation 4 | Google Stadia | Microsoft Xbox One | PC
Update: In a tweet, Ubisoft has now officially confirmed the existence of Watch Dogs Legion alongside the tag line, "God Save the NPCs". The tweet also confirms that Legion will see a reveal at E3 2019.
Original story: In the true, leaky spirit of E3, Watch Dogs Legion has been leaked by a product listing on Amazon UK. This one is definitely more than just a leak though, with Kotaku confirming that the game, and its bizarre description is real.
Kotaku confirm that Ubisoft's Watch Dogs Legion, the third instalment in the franchise, is set in London, and that the game will allow you to play as any NPC you recruit in the game. Hence the name, Legion. The Amazon UK product description read:
"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 systems."
Depending on which NPC you are playing as, you will see and experience different things at different points in the game, according to Kotaku. They also say that due to the game's lofty ambitions, "it’s been causing the developers a lot of headaches (and may have led to at least one delay)".
The Amazon UK listing also delivered a badly written plot outline:
"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 surveillance levels in the world making this the perfect playground."
VG247 have also corroborated the leak, confirming that the game's setting will be a post-Brexit London, and that "each NPC will have a full backstory which is created procedurally with some AI trickery". They also confirm that the development of Watch Dogs Legion has been headed up by the director of Far Cry 2, Clint Hocking.
There's not long to wait until Watch Dogs Legion is officially confirmed, with Ubisoft holding their E3 2019 press conference on Monday, June 10th at 9pm BST.