Two years ago on October 29, Ubisoft released Watch Dogs: Legion. It was the sequel of Watch Dogs 2, an open-world, action-adventure game known for its hacking and stealth elements. After two years of active development, the French publisher has announced that Watch Dogs: Legion will not receive any more updates. As of January 22, Ubisoft has officially pulled the plug.
In the blog post, Ubisoft explains that “TU 5.6 was our final update,” and “Seasons 3-5 will continue to cycle,” moving forward. No additional seasons or content is in the plans, so players will only be able to earn rewards from previous seasons. Season 5, titled Stripes, launched recently, so players still have content to work through for a short while. Although, once that ends, Legion‘s remaining player base will surely begin to look elsewhere for games to play.
Ubisoft didn’t provide a specific reason as to why it has made the decision. The most likely explanation is that it is preparing to move onto a new project and needed to free up resources. Alternatively, Ubisoft may feel as though it simply isn’t profitable anymore to continue to update Watch Dogs: Legion.
Although that is all speculation. In all likelihood, Watch Dogs Legion fans will probably never be given an explanation. All they can do is wait and hope that a new installment in the franchise is announced in the near future. “Until next time,” Ubisoft wrote.
A good run
Although its time has come to an end Watch Dogs: Legion had a good run. It started out with some decent reviews, scoring 72% on Metacritic. But the game has improved considerably since launch. Developer Ubisoft Toronto made efforts over the years to implement various quality of life improvements and new game modes.
It will likely be remembered mostly for its unique theme and setting. Legion takes place in a post-Brexit London that has fallen to oppressive private militaries. It was a bold — albeit exaggerated — take on a subject most companies wouldn’t dare touch.