“There were also problems in various parts of the world, so I thought it would be interesting to focus on it,” says Clint Hocking.
Watch Dogs has become one of Ubisoft’s biggest brands since the first game came out at the beginning of this generation, but clearly, Ubisoft has plans to make it even bigger (and through more than just games, apparently). For instance, that’s something they’re attempting to do with the upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion as well. More specifically, with its setting.
While the first two games in the series were set in American cities, Watch Dogs: Legion is set in London, and according to the game’s creative director Clint Hocking, that’s been done to make the brand bigger and more global. According to Hocking, the developers wanted to tackle problems in the world outside of the United States, and decided to do so with a London setting in Watch Dogs: Legion.
“To make the Watch Dogs brand bigger, you don’t need to stick to the US, you need to approach the world more,” Hocking said while speaking at the recent UBIDAY 2019 Tokyo event (via Famitsu). “There were also problems in various parts of the world, so I thought it would be interesting to focus on it.”
In recent weeks, Ubisoft has spoken quite a bit about the game’s London setting, and how it wants to flesh it out with “diverse and recastable” locations and dozens of fully fleshed-out interiors. Read more about that through the links.
Watch Dogs: Legion is out on March 6, 2020 for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.