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Watch_Dogs Legion

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Ubisoft

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As WP's managing editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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'Watch_Dogs Legion' (ALL) Officially Announced, Supports DXR Ray Tracing - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on June 10, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT

Watch_Dogs Legion is set in a near-future, dystopian version of London. It's a post-Brexit world in which society, politics and technology have changed and altered London's fortunes.

In the near future, London is facing its downfall: people are being oppressed by an all-seeing surveillance state, a corrupt private military corporation controls the streets, and a powerful crime syndicate is preying on the most vulnerable. In Watch Dogs Legion, the player’s mission is to build a resistance to fight back against the emergence of an authoritarian regime.

Players will have complete freedom to "Play as Anyone." Every Londoner in the open world is fully simulated, with a persistent life and backstory, and players can recruit anyone from the entire population into their team. From an MI5 agent to a tough bareknuckle fighter, from a brilliant hacker to an illegal street racer, or from a rising football star to a geriatric grandma, anyone can join the resistance and become the hero of the story.


Every character also has distinct gameplay traits, based on their profile. Once they join the team, players choose their class, level them up, and unlock new abilities and upgrades. They can easily swap between them and approach the challenges of the game the way they want using hacking and drones, stealth, melee or combat, lethal or non-lethal.

In Watch Dogs Legion, the players' choices have real consequences. If non-lethal force is used, the enemy will attempt to subdue and arrest the player. But if the player shoots to kill, their characters could be wounded or even permanently killed.

In Watch Dogs Legion, players can even bring their team online and team up with their friends in four-player co-op, while sharing their progression between single-player and online.

Watch Dogs: Legion will use real-time ray tracing and other advanced NVIDIA gaming technologies to create stunning visuals in the highly anticipated third installment of the AAA, open world, action-adventure Watch Dogs franchise.

“Ubisoft goes to painstaking lengths to recreate the cities featured in their games, and ray tracing will add unprecedented depth to the look and feel of the London setting for Watch Dogs: Legion,” said Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA’s history of collaborating with Watch Dogs goes back to the beginning of the franchise, and we’re ready to wow PC gamers once again with ray tracing in the latest installment.”

Ray tracing is the advanced graphics technique used to give movies their ultra-realistic visual effects. NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs contain specialized processor cores designed specifically to accelerate ray tracing so the visual effects in games can be rendered in real time.

Watch Dogs: Legion’s near-future London comes alive with a vibrance and realism that can only be achieved with ray tracing,” said Chris Early, vice president of Partnerships & Revenue at Ubisoft. “GeForce RTX is leading gaming into the future and is the perfect platform to focus on for Watch Dogs: Legion.”

Watch Dogs: Legion will be available worldwide on March 6, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Watch Dogs: Legion will also launch on the new generation gaming platform, Stadia


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