The Future of Watch Dogs Series Post-Watch Dogs: Legion
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The Future of Watch Dogs Series Post-Watch Dogs: Legion

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Well-known leaker j0nathan took to Twitter to express their belief that the Watch Dogs series is 'dead and buried.' Could this be the end of the road for the popular hacking-inspired franchise? The speculation comes in light of the lukewarm reception towards the latest installment, Watch Dogs: Legion.


The post also hints at Legion's failure potentially jeopardizing a unique Battle Royale experience. While official updates regarding the future of the series remain scarce, reports suggest that a Watch Dogs movie adaptation is currently in the works by New Regency.

Despite the mixed reactions to Watch Dogs: Legion, it's essential to note the previous success of the series. The original Watch Dogs game achieved significant sales milestones, hitting 10 million copies sold by 2014. Its sequel, Watch Dogs 2, followed suit, selling 10 million units by March 2020.

An article from VGChartz also revealed that Watch Dogs: Legion managed to move 1.9 million digital units in just three days, showcasing initial interest in the game. However, critical reception from fans has been divisive, with Legion garnering a user rating of 6.2 on Metacritic, a considerable drop from Watch Dogs 2's 7.7.

While the future of the game series remains uncertain, the looming prospect of a Watch Dogs movie could signal Ubisoft's intent to keep the franchise alive in some form. With mainstream appeal on the horizon, the company may find ways to reinvent the series for a new audience.

Ubisoft has yet to provide any official response regarding the fate of the Watch Dogs franchise. As fans eagerly await news on potential sequels or spin-offs, the legacy of Watch Dogs hangs in the balance.


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