Watch Dogs series is about to end and the company isn’t telling anyone. Ubisoft might try to quietly retire the game forever due to the recent events.
Watch Dogs: Legion, in hindsight, is a solid game. Improved NPCs and an urban environment set Watch Dogs: Legion apart from other post-apocalyptic games we’ve seen in recent years, making it stand out from the pack. Again, the game sold quite well, but no one was blown away by it.
Evidence Pointing to the End of Watch Dogs Series
It currently seems like Ubisoft may be ending the franchise because of recent changes and some evidence which all point out to the end of the Watch Dog Series.
After the release of the Bloodline DLC earlier this year, it was stated by Ubisoft that the game will not get any more content updates. There will be no further updates for Watch Dogs: Legion either.
The Watch Dogs series is an intriguing one. One of those slow-moving shows that never quite hits the mark we’re all hoping for.
A report published by Axios details the departure of Ubisoft staff like never before. In these departures includes names of top developers of the company. How Watch Dogs’ series takes a hit here? Many senior Watch Dogs developers have either been transferred to other projects or have departed the firm.
It was assumed that Watch Dogs: Legion will have seasonal content like Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, but it hasn’t materialized yet. Barely Valhalla has received updates after its first release, despite being only a month apart in time.
In the following months and years, Ubisoft plans to release a number of major games, including Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, Assassin’s Creed Infinity, Skull & Bones, and a Star Wars game with no title.
Ubisoft’s decision to end the Watch Dogs franchise comes as no surprise, given all of the above. Until Ubisoft makes a formal announcement, it’s best to treat this as just that: a rumor.
Ubisoft confirmeded in early 2022 that no additional content updates will be released for Watch Dogs: Legion, which happened after the release of the Legion Bloodline DLC. Promotion of the game was based on the idea that it will feature seasonal content like that of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and The Division 2 for many years to come. There are some dedicated fans of the series, but with Watch Dogs: Legion failing to take off, Ubisoft may have decided enough is enough and is shifting its attention to other projects.
Ubisoft claims to be working on a slew of titles, but so far the company has provided little information on their progress. There are other games in production at Ubisoft, but the business has so far relied on Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry to keep it afloat, including xDefiant and The Division: Heartlands, as well as Skull and Bones and Beyond Good and Evil 2. “Development is proceeding well” has been the sole mention of the above-mentioned games other from a recently released teaser for Skull & Bones.
Ubisoft is dealing with a slew of other concerns, including the rumored demise of Watch Dogs. Poor working conditions and accusations of sexual harassment have also been an issue inside the organization. Ubisoft will be stretched thin as a result of these new problems, which will affect all of the company’s titles. After a decade of decline, Ubisoft is still working hard to restore its reputation.
Even after failures and scandals, Ubisoft is ready to suspend sales in the Russian market, where they made money, despite their deplorable state. Along with merely a couple of games holding the company intact, Ubisoft is at the verge of collapse and needs new franchises to stay alive.