Two previously announced Player versus Player (PvP) modes for Watch Dogs: Ubisoft has postponed legion. The game was released on October 29, 2020, and within its first three days of launch, it sold 1.9 million digital copies, outselling its predecessor Watch Dogs 2. The expanded success of Watch Dogs Legion allows Ubisoft to build on it by improving gameplay, adding Downloadable Content (DLC), and making other updates to the game over its lifespan.
Ubisoft has previously delayed Watch Dogs: Legion patches in order to hammer out glitches before releasing the game to its fans. Since seeing a spike in revenue of the most recent version, Ubisoft is aiming to grow the series even more with several changes and new characters arriving within seven months of its release.
Ubisoft has revised its roadmap for patch Title Upgrade (TU) 4.5, which is scheduled to be released on June 1st. As a result of this decision, the Invasion and Extraction PVP modes will be delayed until August. “We want to devote more effort into solid public & private matchmaking, as we must provide you with a smooth, enjoyable PvP experience,” Ubisoft continued. The update also revealed details about patch TU 5.0, which would introduce legacy characters Aiden and Wrench to the main game, allowing players to play in the campaign mode with them.
If the delays are minor, Ubisoft builds loyalty with its fans by keeping them informed of even minor updates to their timetable. The updates arrive at a time when Ubisoft is trying to retain a positive image within its community after accusations of harassment. Although the accused persons hold high-ranking positions within the organization, the gestures pale in comparison to some of Ubisoft’s cultural issues.
Watch Dogs Legions is a common game in Ubisoft’s vast library, and it has the potential to propel the series to greater heights if it maintains its popularity over the next few years. The patch and PVP delays are unlikely to annoy rational game players, but they come at a time when the organization is under intense media scrutiny. Some fans of Ubisoft’s games believe the company risks diluting its brands, such as Assassin’s Creed, by relying on microtransactions and fantasy features that detract from the center of the game.