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Fresh Rumours Suggest 'Watch Dogs 3' Will Be Set In London

Fresh Rumours Suggest 'Watch Dogs 3' Will Be Set In London

Following on from a string of whispers and theories that have emerged since Watch Dogs 2's release back in 2016, the rumour mill is once again spinning regarding the series' next entry.

A post on 4chan claims to have details on the series' third instalment, which are as follows:

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- There'll be no new Assassin's Creed game in 2019 - this year is all about Watch Dogs 3

- Watch Dogs 3 will be set in London

- The game will focus more on smaller firearms and knives for combat, with a larger emphasis on hacking

- The game will feature a new character, unseen in previous games, who can be either male or female (like Far Cry 5), but their story will play out the same way

Watch Dogs 2 Wrench
Watch Dogs 2 Wrench
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No Wrench, then? Bummer.

There is of course nothing (yet) backing any up these claims - but they seem to fit what we already know, or think we know, following a patched-in ending for Watch Dogs 2. Added in early 2017, the new ending provided players with a set of coordinates that matched up with Brixton, London.

Kotaku journalist Jason Schreier, who has sure been known to have his finger on the pulse, seemingly confirmed suspicions about the new game's location on Twitter.



The 4chan post also claimed to have details of the next Assassin's Creed, allegedly due for a 2020 release and apparently based in and around Ancient Rome, but Schreier dismissed those.

All of this has to be taken with a large helping of salt, naturally, but given Ubisoft's own teasing of a London-set Watch Dogs, what we're reading doesn't seem too unlikely at this point. With Assassin's Creed on a year break save for the continued rolling out of Odyssey's DLC, and enough time having passed since Watch Dogs 2, we're definitely up for a return to the franchise, and hopefully we'll learn more soon.

If it is London, then maybe I'll experience the virtual joy of being able to visit the GAMINGbible offices, or even my flat, and moan about how much cleaner everything looks in video game land.

Excited for a new Watch Dogs? Does a London setting interest you? Let us know over on Twitter and Facebook!

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Assassins Creed, London

Sam Greer

Sam Greer is a freelance writer/video creator, loud Scot and one of only three Lightning Returns fans. She has written for several outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, Eurogamer, PC Gamer and GamesMaster. Covers a wide range of topics but likes to champion games that do things a little differently.

 

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