Watch Dogs Legion Release Date Rumors, and News

After the disappointing release of the original Watch Dogs, developers Ubisoft have been pulling no punches to get the series back on track with its original vision. The latest title of Watch Dogs is set to still have the same Orwellian themes as precursors, however, this time we have a unique change of setting. 

Set in a futuristic vision of London, Watch Dogs: Legion allows players to set about the dystopian city in one of three playstyles – Enforcer, Infiltrator or Hacker. Each of these classes will vary in abilities and allow players to play the character exactly how they want to. 

When Will We See It?

Originally announced at E3 2019, Watch Dogs: Legion looks to be a definite improvement to the series. With an emphasis on open-world gameplay and a recruitment system that allows you to utilize almost anyone you see, it’s going to make for some pretty exciting situations!

Unfortunately for us, Watch Dogs: Legion is set to release March 6th next year. Hopefully, this allows for the game to arrive in a more ‘complete’ state than the original. With Watch Dogs set to release on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Google Stadia, it’s uncertain if there are any plans to port the title to next-gen consoles if they are released soon enough after.

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Watch Dogs Legion System Requirements

Watch Dogs Legion have finally released their system requirements, covering what system you are going to need to run this on low settings on 1080p all the way up to ultra settings in 4K.

1080p Low:

CPU: Intel i5-4460/ AMD Ryzen 5 1400
GPU: Nvidia GTX 970/ GTX 1650/ AMD Radeon R9 290X
VRAM: 4GB
RAM: 8GB (Dual Channel)
Storage: 45GB
OS: Windows 10

1080p High:

CPU: Intel i7-4790/ AMD Ryzen 5 1600
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060/ GTX 1060 S/ AMD Radeon RX 480
VRAM: 6GB
RAM: 8GB (Dual Channel)
Storage: 45GB
OS: Windows 10

1440p High:

CPU: Intel i7-9700/ AMD Ryzen 5 3600
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2060 S/ AMD Radeon RX 5700
VRAM: 8GB
RAM: 16GB (Dual Channel)
Storage: 45GB
OS: Windows 10

4K Ultra:

CPU: Intel i7-9700K/ AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti/ RTX 3080
VRAM: 10GB
RAM: 16GB (Dual Channel)
Storage: 45GB
OS: Windows 10

What Can We Expect?

Fans got a great taste of the gameplay during the initial reveal earlier this year. Aside from the recruitment aspect, it appears that the city of London is well ingrained with mass surveillance – most probably a not-so-subtle nod towards the way society is headed.

We can expect anyone and everyone to be watching us as we play, ranging from mass CCTV to overhead drones tracking our every move. Players will have the chance to put their stealth and hacking skills to the test if they wish to remain undetected.

Jumping ‘across the pond’ to England should be a welcome bit of change for fans of the series who are more than familiar with the American-style streets by now. I am personally excited to see just how their vision of a futuristic London pans out. Will the streets seem vaguely familiar to what we’re used to? Or, will the mass surveillance and futuristic aspects make it feel like a completely different city?

Final Thoughts

As usual, fans of the series will be able to get their hands on a number of different editions which come with a variety of digital and physical content – namely a skull mask with an LED crown! While this isn’t for everybody, we’re sure that some people will buy this in a heartbeat just to display this item.

The gameplay doesn’t look to be a huge departure from the series so die-hard fans will feel comfortable playing. That said, apart from the addition of the recruitment process, it appears that the game will play in a similar way to the predecessors – we’ll know next year if this is a positive or negative point.

Although we still have a long wait until release, it will be interesting to see how much the game changes from the gameplay initially shown. We will no doubt see a wealth of post-release content and (hopefully) patches to improve the game.