Watch Dogs: Legion launches in March, preorder here

Doris Richards
June 14, 2019

Nvidia wants to draw attention to something Ubisoft didn't emphasize, which is that Watch Dogs: Legion will support real-time ray tracing on RTX graphics cards. For the first Watch Dogs Legion will also let players play as any NPC, meaning you can play as anyone in the game you recruit. The game is set to release next year, on March 6, 2020.

Clint Hocking, creative director at Ubisoft Toronto, expanded on how recruiting other characters works and feeds into Legion's narrative. The gameplay demo shows players in the shoes of everything from a middle-aged Londoner to an Elderly British woman. The local government has fled, and an extremist group by the name of Albion - the Old English name for Great Britain - have taken over and transformed the country into a surveillance state.

It is set in a post-Brexit dystopian world, and instead of having a single protagonist, players will take control of multiple characters with a multitude of different skill sets. After he died, the gameplay switched to Helen, a grandma who is more capable than you might imagine. "Your mission is building a resistance to fight back against the "authoritarian regime" he starts out saying.

Nvidia later announced that its GeForce RTX is "the official graphics platform" for Watch Dogs: Legion. You'll do that by helping them as you play, selling them on the idea of joining DedSec in the process. Each one is fully voiced and animated, and every cinematic will change depending on who you're playing as.

Arguably, Watch Dogs Legion was the jewel in Ubisoft's E3 2019 crown. You'll need to jump between them to complete your missions and recruit even more people to your cause as part of DedSec.

Saying that Ubisoft made a lot of announcements at E3 this week would be an understatement. At least, we were not supposed to see them, but a few leaked ahead of the conference.

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