PS5 release date news: Surprise next-gen launch game revealed for PlayStation 5

PS5 release date news: Surprise next-gen launch game revealed for PlayStation 5

A new PS5 launch game may have been revealed ahead of the console’s late 2020 release date.

A new report suggests Ubisoft will bring one of this year’s biggest new releases to next-gen consoles at launch.

According to VGC, Watch Dogs Legion is aiming to release alongside the PS5 and Xbox Series X later this year.

While this is yet to be officially confirmed by Ubisoft, the Watch Dogs publisher has a long history of backing new hardware at launch.

The PS4 and Xbox One launched with versions of Just Dance and Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, while Just Dance 2017 was a launch title for Nintendo Switch.

Ubisoft even threw its weight behind the Wii U, releasing Assassin’s Creed 3, ZombiU, Your Shape Fitness Evolved, Rabbids Land, Sports Connection and Just Dance 4 alongside the console.

The company also plans to bring Gods and Monsters, and Rainbow Six Quarantine to next-gen consoles, although not at launch.

Watch Dogs Legion is arguably the most exciting of the company’s upcoming releases.

The open-world action game takes place in a near-future version of London, complete with famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge and the London Eye.

But perhaps the most intriguing new feature is the ability to recruit and play as any and every member of the population.

“Recruit anyone from the entire population of London into your resistance: from an MI6 agent to a tough bareknuckle fighter, a brilliant hacker or an illegal street-racer, a rising football star or an inconspicuous old lady,” Ubisoft explains.

“Anyone you see can join your team and has a unique backstory, personality, and skillset.”

Watch Dogs Legion also features four-person co-operative gameplay.

“Bring your team online and join forces with up to three friends as you freely explore the world together or take on entirely new co-op missions and challenging end-game content,” Ubisoft continues.

“Enjoy free regular updates adding new online modes, rewards, and themed events.”

Fans who pre-order the game online will receive the Golden King Pack, which contains a new mask, car skin and pistol skin.

Published at Thu, 23 Apr 2020 10:56:00 +0000