Watch Dogs: Legion was announced at E3 2019 during the Ubisoft press conference. The game was slated for March 2020 with many fans hyped with the direction that the game was taking. Legion was later delayed in October with no new concrete release date aside from the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
Watch Dogs: Legion is a sequel to Watch Dogs 2 which was set in San Francisco. Legion is set in a near-future post-Brexit London where private organisations take control. The big pull to this game is that you can recruit any NPC and play as them as they join your ‘resistance’.
We have not seen anything new from Watch Dogs: Legion since its initial reveal last E3 which is quickly approaching a year. Fans quite rightly are worried. This has been labelled as Ubisoft’s biggest innovation yet with an open-world and to not see anything new is very strange.
In an interview with The New York Times, Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot said that the current pandemic is not affecting the release schedule of upcoming titles including Watch Dogs: Legion.
“We are not seeing significant impact to our own timelines, but we are in touch with all our partners and if there’s a need to adjust in order to do what’s best for them and for our players, we will do so.”
This suggests that Guillemot will delay upcoming Ubisoft titles to align with the next-generation if the new consoles are delayed this year.
Further to a VGC report, their sources suggest that Watch Dogs: Legion is currently aiming to debut alongside next-generation consoles later this year.