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A pair of Watch Dogs 2 Easter eggs look forward instead of back, teasing what could be new projects coming from publisher Ubisoft.

First discovered by NeoGAF user FlammableAce, players that engage in the Watch Dogs 2 side mission “Ubistolen,” which involves hacking an in-game Ubisoft studio, are in for a surprise. Hacking into the studio produces a gameplay trailer, but not for any property currently announced.

The trailer looks to advertise a sci-fi experience, featuring a variety of space stations floating above different styles of planets with a space traveler flying between them. The video is watermarked with the phrases “Ubisoft Confidential,” “Do Not Distribute,” and “E3_Conf_Video_v03,” suggesting we may be seeing a full reveal at E3 2017.

Another NeoGAF user by the name TheHollowNight claims to have prior knowledge of the project. With a post history that would suggest previous employment at Ubisoft, TheHollowNight responded to the trailer:

“oh, huh, finally this is starting to get teased. Knew very little about it just before I left ubi over two years ago and never actually saw any in-game stuff. Interesting!? Pretty sure it’s real, like I said, I only heard rumblings of a big space game as they keep stuff on tight lockdown even between studios, so my knowledge ends at that sadly.”

This is not the only game tease Watch Dogs 2 is hiding. In the same mission, intercepting a phone call allows players to hear a Ubisoft employee discussing the Assassin’s Creed franchise during which the developer mentions the Unity and Syndicate installments. There is also a mention of an unannounced project, Osiris, which is likely the Egypt-set Assassin’s Creed title that leaked in October, although that project’s name was first leaked as Assassin’s Creed Empire. The most likely scenario is that “Empire” is simply a code name or working title, just as Syndicate originally leaked as Assassin’s Creed Victory.

A Kotaku video shows the full conversation.

Neither of these Easter eggs can be considered confirmation, but it would seem like a lot of effort on Ubisoft’s part just to pull the rug out from beneath us.

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Watch Dogs 2 might reveal next Assassin’s Creed—and another new game

Watch Dogs 2 easter eggs suggest there is plenty coming down the line from Ubisoft.

By Nick Plessas | 11/14/2016 12:00 PM PT

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A pair of Watch Dogs 2 Easter eggs look forward instead of back, teasing what could be new projects coming from publisher Ubisoft.

First discovered by NeoGAF user FlammableAce, players that engage in the Watch Dogs 2 side mission “Ubistolen,” which involves hacking an in-game Ubisoft studio, are in for a surprise. Hacking into the studio produces a gameplay trailer, but not for any property currently announced.

The trailer looks to advertise a sci-fi experience, featuring a variety of space stations floating above different styles of planets with a space traveler flying between them. The video is watermarked with the phrases “Ubisoft Confidential,” “Do Not Distribute,” and “E3_Conf_Video_v03,” suggesting we may be seeing a full reveal at E3 2017.

Another NeoGAF user by the name TheHollowNight claims to have prior knowledge of the project. With a post history that would suggest previous employment at Ubisoft, TheHollowNight responded to the trailer:

“oh, huh, finally this is starting to get teased. Knew very little about it just before I left ubi over two years ago and never actually saw any in-game stuff. Interesting!? Pretty sure it’s real, like I said, I only heard rumblings of a big space game as they keep stuff on tight lockdown even between studios, so my knowledge ends at that sadly.”

This is not the only game tease Watch Dogs 2 is hiding. In the same mission, intercepting a phone call allows players to hear a Ubisoft employee discussing the Assassin’s Creed franchise during which the developer mentions the Unity and Syndicate installments. There is also a mention of an unannounced project, Osiris, which is likely the Egypt-set Assassin’s Creed title that leaked in October, although that project’s name was first leaked as Assassin’s Creed Empire. The most likely scenario is that “Empire” is simply a code name or working title, just as Syndicate originally leaked as Assassin’s Creed Victory.

A Kotaku video shows the full conversation.

Neither of these Easter eggs can be considered confirmation, but it would seem like a lot of effort on Ubisoft’s part just to pull the rug out from beneath us.

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About Nick Plessas

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808