Watch Dogs: Legion is one of Ubisoft’s most anticipated titles. The game was set to release on 6 March 2020 but the publisher recently delayed it. The development team working on the upcoming title has released a statement on the turn of events, which supposedly transpired after Ghost: Recon Breakpoint and The Division 2 failed to live up to sales expectations.
Posting on the official Watch Dogs: Legion Twitter account, the dev team stated that they want to deliver on the ambitious “Play as Anyone” feature of the game, while also achieving “the best possible level of quality”. The game has been pushed to an unknown release date (along with God & Monsters and Rainbow Six: Quarantine) but is set to release sometime in the 2020-21 financial year.
The following is a statement directly from the Watch Dogs development teams. pic.twitter.com/087pG3SXeR— Watch Dogs: Legion (@watchdogsgame) October 24, 2019
Watch Dogs: Legion was revealed during Ubisoft’s E3 2019 conference. It was the highlight of an otherwise uninspiring conference. As referenced above, the game will introduce a new “Play As Anyone” feature, which will allow players the opportunity to play as any character in the game world, with it also being possible to recruit anyone to your DedSec team.
A delay is always bittersweet news. On one hand, it gives developers time to polish the game but on the other, players have to wait longer to play it. Watch Dog: Legion is set to release sometime between 2020 and 2021.