Watch Dogs 3 is in development

Watch Dogs 2

It looks as though Watch Dogs 3 is in development. A series of clues posted over the past few weeks point to a third instalment in Ubisoft’s hacktivist franchise.

A new ending for Watch Dogs 2 suggests Watch Dogs 3 could head to London.

Two of those clues are fairly innocuous. The first was Ubisoft’s April Fool’s joke, which allowed players to ‘hack’ into the company’s UPlay client. That in itself is pretty innocent, but anything Ubisoft release with even the faintest hacking angle brings up immediate connotations with the franchise. The second clue came a few days later, as the Watch Dogs 2 Twitter account posted, and then deleted, a tweet reading “This is Everything.” That’s a tie-in to Watch Dogs’ motto, which states that “Everything is Connected.”

The most obvious clue, however, stems from Ubisoft’s very own gaming assistant, Sam. Sam, which is currently only available in Canada, is a gaming-centric version of digital assistants like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa, and offers stat-tracking and tips to players. However, you can also ask Sam about release dates and easter eggs.

According to this video from UbiCentral, if you ask Sam about Watch Dogs 3, it has something very interesting to say: “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!” Sam is still in beta, and Ubisoft have of course not confirmed Watch Dogs 3 publicly, but their own digital companion states that it’s in development. I’d expect to see something of it later this summer, likely at E3.