Alongside a new rumor that the next Assassin’s Creed will be set in Italy, a similar rumor has surfaced regarding Watch Dogs 3. According to the leak, Watch Dogs 3 will feature some slight changes to the franchise’s formula and will indeed release in 2019.
There are not as many details to go on regarding Watch Dogs 3 as there are for Assassin’s Creed (2020), but it does sound like the game is putting a greater emphasis on hacking. Allegedly the game will feature smaller firearms and knives in the player’s arsenal, which would urge greater reliance on using tech to sneak around and deal with enemies.
For its third iteration, Watch Dogs will apparently be heading to London. After letting players loose on Chicago and San Francisco it will be interesting to see how the formula changes overseas, but no doubt London is always going to be a strong setting for a modern/slightly futuristic open world game.
Ubisoft did a great job of streamlining San Francisco into its major landmarks, so one would expect the studio to do the same with London. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye are just a few of the major sights that we’d expect to show up in the game.
As far as its story is concerned, Watch Dogs 3 is said to give players the choice between a male and female main character, a growing trend for Ubisoft games as of late. And similar to games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Far Cry 5, the choice of sex for the main character shouldn’t have too much of an impact on the story.
Of course, all of this info should be taken with a grain of salt. Rumors and leaks are more prevalent for Ubisoft games than most studios’ titles – a byproduct of having so many studios around the globe – but not all of them are legitimate. Presumably, if there is to be a Watch Dogs 3 released this year then it would be revealed during E3 2019, if not sooner. But Watch Dogs 3 likely won't be the only game revealed, as we know that Ubisoft has between 3 and 4 triple-A games set to release between now and early 2020.