Rumour: London-based Watch Dogs 3 to be revealed on May 24th

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, May 19, 2019 10:02 AM
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The rumours surrounding a Watch Dogs 3 are building a significant head of steam, with the latest suggesting a reveal could be taking this very week, on May 24th.

The leak comes from German gaming site Spiel Times, who claim two sources have independently verified Watch Dogs 3 will be getting an initial reveal this week. They’ve also staked their reputation on a few specific details as to how Watch Dogs 3 will alter from its predecessors.

First and foremost, they claim the main protagonist in Watch Dogs 3 is called Sarah. They somewhat awkwardly suggest she’s “half-Asian, half-English”. One’s a race, the other’s a nationality, so we’re assuming they mean Sarah’s English with Asian ethnicity.

Anyway, Spiel Times claims Sarah works for an anti-terrorist branch in the UK which specifically deals with cybersecurity. Presumably, she’s working for or with ctOS in London, so there’s definitely scope to go rogue there, or to perhaps look at cybersecurity from another angle.

Players will be able to skateboard in Watch Dogs 3, as well as tag up the city. Interestingly, this latest report corroborates the earlier rumours that lethal weapons may not be in Watch Dogs 3 at all. Guns are in pretty short supply in London, so it would certainly make thematic sense if Watch Dogs 3 went the melee/non-lethal route.

The last rumour sounds a bit tedious considering the details on the main protagonist, but one of the sources believes that Watch Dogs 3, like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, will offer players the option to choose between a male or female protagonist. I don’t know many men called Sarah, myself, but perhaps she’s just the lead for marketing purposes.

Where the details get a little bit sketchy for us is that they also claim Watch Dogs 3 is due to launch in November 2019. Ubisoft themselves in a recent investor briefing suggested Ghost Recon Breakpoint was its only late 2019 title, but there are 3 unannounced AAA games out this year so this rumour could still have merit.

We won’t have long to wait and see whether this rumour is true or not. They reckon the initial reveal trailer for Watch Dogs 3 will be shown this coming Friday, May 24th.

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17:22 May-20-2019

I am going to get WD3 for sure. I loved WD 2 as it was so much fun and didn't feel tiresome like most open-world games. Heck even WD 1 was nice after you added the graphics mod to it on PC.

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14:21 May-20-2019

Played watch dogs 1 and 2. Despite the downgrades, liked both pretty much especially 2. Looking forward to a world map based outside US

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07:21 May-20-2019

Don't care much for Watch Dogs.

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21:51 May-19-2019

The game is centered around hackers and cyberterrorism. I am fine with the absence of guns and lethal takedowns cause that means they will focus more on the hacking elemements which is the essence of this game. If i want to smoke out people i play GTA.

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18:16 May-19-2019

1) I don't mind the non-lethal approach as long as it's fun. Non-lethal in Watch Dogs 2 wasn't fun. 2) Don't make the female protagonist too op. By that I mean, she shouldn't be tossing around 200+ lb men with ease. Make it more realistic, like if Clara was the protagonist, not fem-Aiden. 3) Keep the politics out, just like Ubi has been doing. Let the consumer take from it what they will. 4) Keep the editions limited to 3 or less.

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12:55 May-19-2019

The non-lethal/melee aspect is a turn off for me. I have greatly enjoyed the first 2 watch dogs, especially since i see them as a more relatable version of GTA. But a key part that keeps the game interresting after the story, is walking around and doing the traditional GTA stuff you would do.

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14:08 May-19-2019

same :D

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18:35 May-19-2019

The problem was it wasn't fun to do non-lethal in 2. Things like the paintball gun were boring and not fun, at all. They need to give more options, have those options be more impactful, and also make them fun. If they can manage to that do that then they'll make me happy.

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06:40 May-20-2019

i personally didn't mind the small amounts of non-lethal in WD2. But fully non-lethal? no thank you sir.

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