Ubisoft has revealed its intentions to launch the online mode of Watch Dogs Legion early next year. The new open-world stealth-based action game was launched back in October to decent reviews. Critics and fans, for the most part, enjoyed the game but they were unsatisfied with the execution of the game’s main concept which is the power to recruit and play as any NPC in the whole city of London.
Players are also condemning the game for its various bugs and issues. It has also been having a hard time with the gulf between the generations of consoles as players are having problems upgrading their last-gen copies to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S.
To its credit, Ubisoft has been doing everything it can to enhance the game and create a better experience for all its fans. This dedicated post-release support has come at a cost – Ubisoft has had to take resources away from the development of the online multiplayer mode of the game, which has been postponed to 2021 as a result.
However, the developer hasn’t forgotten about the game’s new mode. In a recently concluded State of the Game article, Ubisoft detailed all of the work they have been doing to make the game better. This includes stability enhancements and a fix for saved game corruption, a specifically dangerous bug affecting players on the Xbox Series X|S.
Amongst the multiple updates, Ubisoft also took the time to discuss the game’s upcoming multiplayer mode. As of the latest Title Update, the developers are confident enough in its glitch fixes that it has started taking more moves in integrating the mode, and is now testing it to make sure that it will have a smooth launch early next year.
Ubisoft also revealed what will be coming along with the multiplayer mode. Up to four players will be able to explore the game together, take on new missions and a Tactical Op as well as take on a PVP mode called Spiderbot Arena.
If integrated correctly, this mode might be a success for Watch Dogs Legion. The title surely hasn’t made as much of a blast as some of the publisher’s other new open-world games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
As a matter of fact, the new hacking game has already received significant price cutoffs in various stores, even though it is only two months old. While the title itself is just fine as far as reviews are concerned, the poor timing of launching along with Ubisoft’s recent Assassin’s Creed title has not helped at all, and neither have the bugs that the developers are still looking at.