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Kotaku Confirms London Setting for Watch Dogs 3

Breqesk

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Hey, I realise plenty of people have probably already seen this, but I didn't notice that much discussion on the topic so I thought it'd be worth making a thread! Jason slipped a small line into his Viking Assassin's Creed piece that confirms, just as hinted by the patched ending for Watch Dogs 2, Watch Dogs 3 will be set in London:

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A new patch for Watch Dogs 2 also dropped a major clue for Watch Dogs 3, telling the world that it would be set in London (which it is).
I'm pretty intrigued, honestly. I've always wanted to play an open world game set in a city I'm actually a tiny bit familiar with - Assassin's Creed: Syndicate's Victorian London is the closest I've ever gotten, I suppose - and it'll be interesting to see how they work contemporary concerns about the British surveillance state into the game, though I'm not exactly holding my breath for anything profound.

I'm hopeful - though not necessarily confident - that this means those other rumours, about the game de-emphasising gunplay in favour of social stealth, hacking, non-violent options, and melee, will pan out. Guns are much harder to come by here, after all. I'm thinking, like... Cyberpunk Hacker Sleeping Dogs? Ideally with some more RPG stuff - feed me more dialogue trees, Ubisoft, and at least the option to play as a woman - layered on top.
 
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As for deemphasising guns, the last game had the ability to 3D print guns so they'll just probably do that for all guns I guess
 

BrickArts295

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About time we get another modern open world that is not based on the US. Its probably why I really liked Sleeping Dogs.
 

hydruxo

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San Fran was really well done in WD2 so I've been looking forward to seeing their take on London. Should be interesting.
 

Star-Lord

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I think we already had a bunch of threads on this and the article isnt very new it was from 2017. As for watch dog 3 I think London is a great setting!
 

SolVanderlyn

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As someone who had zero interest in WD1, and very small tangential interest in WD2, this is pretty appealing. Like others have said, we definitely need more open world games outside of the USA.

That aren't Assassin's Creed. Modern day games.
 
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Breqesk

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As for deemphasising guns, the last game had the ability to 3D print guns so they'll just probably do that for all guns I guess
oh, i imagine you'll still be able to get them, but i'm hoping the game:
A. gives you even more good non-gun-based options, ideally revolving around hacking and non-violent solutions. kinda immersive sim-y.
B. makes using guns much riskier than it was previously

honestly, something akin to how sleeping dogs handled guns, crossed with, like, a deus ex, is closest to what i'm imagining.

I think we already had a bunch of threads on this and the article isnt very new it was from 2017. As for watch dog 3 I think London is a great setting!
... it's from, like, yesterday tho
 

Shortiloe

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As someone who had zero interest in WD1, and very small tangential interest in WD2, this is pretty appealing. Like others have said, we definitely need more open world games outside of the USA.

That aren't Assassin's Creed. Modern day games.
Totally agree with that.
Europe and Asia for Example have both so much Potential for Open World Games.

The Saboteur was one of them.
 

BBboy20

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London is prime real estate for what Watch Dogs wants to focus on.

I actually wonder if they'll really try to focus on sluething while combat is more taken as a last resort.
 

HairyFist87

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I wonder if they will add any suburbs to this, London would definitely push me to pick this up. I never played the second one.
 

NewDonkStrong

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I wonder what kind of weird melee weapon you’ll get in this one? I liked the pool ball on a rope from WD2.
 

WillJoe

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glad it's confirmed this rumour has been going around for a long time.

i loved Watch Dogs 2 so i'm super excited for this.
 

Hugare

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Ubisoft doing what Rockstar don't

I've always wanted an open world game in London. Even better coming from Ubisoft, since they have some amazing artists.

Day one
 
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Breqesk

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Click the watch dog link in OP, its from February 2017
... i am the op, and the relevant article is from yesterday. the one you're talking about is linked in the piece i'm referencing, but it isn't the important bit:

Odd Tease in The Division 2 Spills The Beans on the Next Assassin's Creed

A new patch for Watch Dogs 2 also dropped a major clue for Watch Dogs 3, telling the world that it would be set in London (which it is).
That '(which it is)' is quoted from the piece Jason wrote yesterday, and it confirms what the article you're talking about speculated--that Watch Dogs 3 will be set in London.

Oh yes, will get if they tone down the forced "hey kids" bs.
i want 'em to go full hack the planet tbh
 

Zaied

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I personally wouldn't want to see them omit guns from Watch Dogs; the shooting was one of the highlights of the first game, and Watch Dogs 2 introduced a number of non-lethal firearms that were fun to use. Both Marcus and Aiden worked as guys who would use any method to get the job done, though the former was more gadget-based.
 

Hierophant

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Oh yes, will get if they tone down the forced "hey kids" bs.
I'm telling you as a young person, they capture "youth culture" better than any game I've seen before, it's not fellow kids because it is how people act, it's a bunch of kinda wanky but generally fun to hang with crew of idealists. Plus, a game about fun hacker prankster types should be fun and not the sad as hell ultra edgy and gritty WD1 style.
 

timedesk

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This sounds really interesting. I imagine London's CCTV cameras will play a big role in the hacking system for this game. I really appreciate the chance to see other countries get the modern open world treatment. I wonder if the tone of the game will be similar to WD2's, or if it will return to a more gang/organized crime theme like the original.