Game company Ubisoft has announced that upcoming video game Watch Dogs: Legion is now a launch title for the upcoming next-gen consoles.
After the reveal of the official release dates of Xbox Series S and X, Ubisoft revealed that the next-gen versions of the game will now launch on Nov. 10 as a launch title. It will still launch on Oct. 29 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. No official details yet on when it will launch on PlayStation 5 since there is still no announcement from Sony Interactive Entertainment.
With the releases available for launch on the next-gen consoles, Ubisoft will be able to offer an opportunity to players to enjoy the next-gen gaming experience. Open world gameplay will be unprecedented with the advantage of next generation features and power.
The near-future London of Watch Dogs: Legion will fully benefit from the Hardware Accelerated Raytracing of the new Xbox Series X/S: from Piccadilly Circus and its giant digital screens to Camden High Street’s neon lights and holograms, the power of real-time ray traced reflections brings a never seen before level of realism to an urban playground.
The game will take advantage of the Direct Storage as well. It allows the game to have faster loading times and smoother world transversal experience. It will also take advantage of the Smart Delivery system, which allows players to buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or Xbox Series S/X on Nov. 10. Cross-save functionality between Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X will be supported on both games so players can easily transfer their progression from one platform to another.
In Watch Dogs: Legion, led by Ubisoft Toronto, London is facing its downfall. Amidst the growing unrest of a restless London, an unknown entity named Zero-Day has framed secret underground resistance DedSec for coordinated bombings across London. In the aftermath, criminal opportunists from every corner of London took hold and filled the void left by a defeated government. As a member of DedSec, players will be going up against those criminal opportunists in Watch Dogs: Legion; sadists, mercenaries, cybercriminals, and more; they’ll have to be prepared for a variety of situations. Players must recruit members into their DedSec Resistance to take on these criminal opportunists, liberate London and uncover the identity of Zero-Day.