E3 2019: Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Ghost Recon Breakpoint – Ubisoft action games

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  • Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019

Drone technology can play a big role in the action of Watch Dogs Legion. — AFP Relaxnews

Ubisoft unveiled London-set Watch Dogs Legion, a glimpse of small squad challenge Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine, and the latest look at October's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint during its showcase presentation at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Instead of becoming a shadowy hacker or social media whiz kid, as in its sequels, players of Watch Dogs Legion will be able to assume control of anyone in the game's near-future London.

The game takes place during a time of great upheaval and, the player is organising a resistance or revolutionary movement.

Work began on the game before the Brexit vote; Ubisoft has recently dug in to a position that says its games are intended to be received as non-partisan interactive entertainment.

In Watch Dogs Legion, third in a series about a computer hacking and social media influencing group, players can recruit up to 20 civilians from various walks of life – even a taser-wielding granny – assigning them roles as enforcers, infiltrators or hackers, in an attempt to overthrow a private military corporation that has assumed control of Britain's capital.

It's due March 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google game streaming service Stadia.

Elsewhere, Ubisoft continues with its successful line of Tom Clancy licensed military action games.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine is the follow-up to Rainbow Six Siege, a competitive, close quarters attack and defense game that made impressive post-release progress following a 2015 launch.

Quarantine is built on elements of the Rainbow Six Siege platform – gunplay, gadgets, tactics and destruction – but instead puts its participants in a three-player co-operative setup, the small squad being sent deep into infected zones.

Again, it's an early 2020 launch on PS4, XBO and PC.

As for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, it was already revealed during a dedicated May event and takes place after the events of 2017's Ghost Recon Wildlands.

It sends players, alone or in teams of up to four, onto a fictional Pacific island to neutralise an elite private military company that has taken control.

Due October across PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and then on Stadia in November, Ghost Recon Breakpoint is offering a September beta test to customers that place advance orders as well as a limited number of open access registrants.

Film and TV actor Jon Bernthal (The Punisher, Baby Driver) provides his voice and likeness for the game's villain, rogue special operative and faction leader Col. Cole D Walker.

– AFP Relaxnews

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