Rumor: Ubisoft may quietly close the Watch Dogs series

Rumor: Ubisoft may quietly close the Watch Dogs series

Ubisoft finds itself in a mire of game release strategy.
After disappointing game releases and perceived fatigue with gameplay mechanics, the company is looking to overhaul its product lineup and appears to be cutting back on franchises to focus resources on other games.
One YouTube user offered a theory that could indicate that the Watch Dogs franchise is under cutbacks as Ubisoft plans its future.JorRaptor put forward a theory that suggests Ubisoft may stop releasing Watch Dogs games after Watch Dogs: Legion was received sluggishly at best.
He also analyzed Ubisoft's staffing and noticed that senior members of the Watch Dogs development team either left the company or were reassigned to other games.
At least seven senior developers who worked on Watch Dogs are now scattered to the wind.
Everyone who stayed with the company has moved on to other projects.The release of Watch Dogs: Legion Bloodline DLC marked the end of content updates for the game, as Ubisoft announced in early 2022 that there would be no more patches or updates.
The sudden change of course comes after the game was expected to include multi-year, season-long content similar to what was done in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and The Division 2 during its promotion.
The franchise has its fans, but since Watch Dogs: Legion didn't catch on after the moderate success of Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft may be willing to put a stop to the franchise to focus on releasing its other projects.Ubisoft has many games that are supposedly in development, but it has provided little information on development progress.
Between xDefiant, The Division: Heartlands, Skull and Bones, Beyond Good and Evil 2 and many others, Ubisoft has shown many games in development but could only lean on Assassin's Creed and Far Cry to support the company.
With the exception of a recent teaser for Skull and Bones, you only hear about the aforementioned games in quarterly reports to investors, which end with \"development is going well.
\"Ubisoft has other problems with game development and the anticipated completion of Watch Dogs.
The company is also experiencing internal strife over poor working conditions and allegations of sexual harassment.
These additional problems are likely to affect all Ubisoft-branded games, leaving the company in a quandary.
Even announcing new games, Ubisoft has a long way to go to regain its former prestige.Watch Dogs Legion is already available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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