The location for Watch Dogs 3 may be London. While Ubisoft had patched the ending of Watch Dogs 2 to suggest this, it appears that a recent report has confirmed that this will indeed be the case. Although Ubisoft is yet to confirm that Watch Dogs 3 is development, that hasn't stopped the company from leaking that it is via its AI assistant, Sam. Throw in that the yearly staple, Assassin's Creed is taking a break in 2019 means that we'll probably see an announcement for Watch Dogs 3 soon enough. This may see Ubisoft try to alternate between Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed seeing that the gap between releases in its other franchises such as Ghost Recon and The Crew seem to be a lot larger.
"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)," reports Kotaku's Jason Schreier who has a solid track record on Ubisoft leaks.
Interestingly, it may grace the PS5 and next Xbox well. According to a discovery by YouTuber SculziTV, the Watch Dogs trademark may be a hint for a next-generation game due to the fact that it's an all-new filing and not connected to other previous Watch Dogs trademarks.
The video shows off the US trademark database with the "new application entered in TRAM" and was processed on December 3 with "supplied data" added on December 17. Although the Watch Dogs trademark was filed last year, it wasn't available publicly until last week.
This discovery by SculziTV via Comicbook.com follows last year's Watch Dogs 3 reveal through Ubisoft's AI assistant, Sam. It's the company's take on Siri and Alexa. Sam was created to help players get through tougher sections of Ubisoft's game. Like most AI assistants and chat bots, you type out questions to Sam which it answers.
Some Ubisoft fans decided to ask it about Watch Dogs 3. This was motivated by an April Fool's joke from Ubisoft that saw its PC game client, Uplay, sport a theme inspired by DedSec, a faction in the Watch Dogs games.
The fact that the official Watch Dogs account tweeted and then deleted the phrase "This is Everything" which ties into the Watch Dogs marketing phase "Everything is Connected" further piqued fan interest.
Nonetheless, Sam's reply to queries about Watch Dogs 3 reveal the game's existence. When asked it said:
"Watch Dogs 3 is not finished yet, but from the last early build I tried it's very solid. The Dev team works wonders! Can't wait for you to try it!"
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