Watch Dogs: Legion is taking place in London, and the developers seem to be taking every opportunity to weave in UK issues into the narrative. For example, the game is going to be set in a near future where Brexit happened, and Scotland got its independence.
From what Ubisoft have revealed about Watch Dogs: Legion so far, it really seems that the series has matured. The game looks darker and more series; even the humor is more bitter and sarcastic. And, judging from what The Guardian wrote about it, it’s not going to shy away from serious political topics. Not that the previous entries didn’t address some stuff, I just didn’t find it to be done really well.
What I mean by all this is that Legion will take place in a London that’s both post-Brexit and post-Scottish independence. Apparently, the developers of the new Watch Dogs are at least slightly psychic, since they claim that they’ve come up with the idea before Brexit even happened. So, already there we have some hot-button issues being brought up. Add to that the overarching themes of surveillance and similar dystopian concepts, plus details like the pound going down the drain and everyone switching to crypto, and you have a potentially really interesting mish-mash to explore. I hope the developers deliver on all the question they pose.
Watch Dogs: Legion is coming out next year; on March 6th, 2020, to be exact. You’ll be able to play it on Xbox One, PC (also via Google Stadia), and PlayStation 4. And, if I’m being honest, this is the first Watch Dogs game that I’m actually interested in playing. Of course, I’ll wait for the reviews to come out, first, but I might even end up picking this one up.