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BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak was scanned into the game world using a motion capture rig at developer Ubisoft Toronto.
Cieslak then spoke to creative director Clint Hocking inside a virtual version of London’s Piccadilly Circus, to ask about the game and its dystopian, post-Brexit backdrop.
Watch Dogs Legion takes place in a near future UK that has become an oppressive surveillance state, where ordinary citizens are preyed upon by a corrupt private military corporation and a powerful crime syndicate.
Players must recruit Londoners to form a resistance movement.
The game will also support four-player co-op, with progression shared between single-player and online modes.
Watch Dogs Legion was delayed from its original 2019 release window and will now take “full advantage” of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett when they launch later this year, according to Ubisoft.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in October: “You will be able to download new content a lot faster, players will experience a better framerate… there are lots of very good elements that will come with those new machines.”
VGC understands that Ubisoft has also restructured its Paris-based editorial team, the influential group which steers the direction of all its games.