Rumors and murmurs about Watch Dogs 3 have been gaining some traction lately, thanks mostly to a mysterious tweet from the official Watch Dogs Twitter account. Instead of teasing us further, Ubisoft seems to have confirmed Watch Dogs 3‘s imminent arrival, in what is either a complete oversight or a cleverly disguised marketing ploy.
Remember when Ubisoft released its “personal gaming assistant” AI Sam into beta back in January, and everyone was kind of wondering why the heck they would even need a personal AI gaming assistant? It turns out that one thing Sam is good for is “accidentally” confirming that Watch Dogs 3 is in development.
As reported by UbiCentral, asking Sam about Watch Dogs 3 will get you this response:
Watch Dogs 3 is not finished yet, but from the last early build I tried it’s very solid. The Dev team works wonders! Can’t wait for you to try it!
Multiple users asked Sam about Watch Dogs 3 and received the same response, according to UbiCentral. Considering Sam was built by Ubisoft, this seems to confirm that Watch Dogs 3 is in fact already in development, and has been for at least a little while now.
If this is the case, it would almost certainly mean that Watch Dogs 3 is the last of the four major titles that Ubisoft plans to release by early 2019, the others being The Crew 2, Skull & Bones, and the recently revealed The Division 2. It also means that we can probably expect a Watch Dogs 3 reveal at E3 2018, if not sooner.
Another possibility for that fourth title, however, is a new Splinter Cell game, as hinted at by series protagonist Sam Fisher’s upcoming appearance in Ghost Recon Wildlands. That seems a little less likely than Watch Dogs 3, considering the evidence, but Michael Ironside is back to voice Sam Fisher for the limited-time event, which seems to suggest that bigger things are in the works for the stealth action franchise besides a crossover event.