The premise of Watch Dogs: Legion and how likely it is that the game's storyline could become a reality was discussed on a British political show last week.
E3 has been and gone for another year and despite some notable absences, it was another jam-packed year for the conference in terms of news. From the release of the first trailer for Avengers: A-Day to the reveal of Banjo-Kazooie as Smash Ultimate's next DLC, it was a big year.
However, one of our favorite announcements was the reveal of Watch Dogs: Legion, the third installment in the Watch Dogs franchise. Legion is set in a fictional version of London and revolves around a group of hackers attempting to take down an authoritarian regime. The trailer revealed that players can recruit anyone in London to help their plight, including an old lady we're convinced is The Queen.
We don't imagine that Legion's storyline is an accident. With Brexit looming in the UK, some are worried that the frankly terrifying fictional situation in the game could become a reality. So much so that the prospect of exactly that was discussed on British political show Politics Live last week. Experts from both sides of the Brexit argument explained both why Legion becoming a reality is possible, and also why that thought is a ludicrous one, reports Game Rant.
Brexit supporter Toby Young believe that fears of the UK falling into chaos post-Brexit are unfounded. Young labeled Legion as one of many "paranoid apocalyptic fever dreams" that have arisen since the issue of Brexit has existed. Aaron Bastani argued that Brexit will lead to "dystopian outcomes," but probably not to the extremes shown in Legion. Bastani hypothesized that it will be "more like the Chinese state, where you have all-seeing consumer surveillance synergized with state surveillance."
When we first watched the trailer for Legion, none of the above really occurred to us. However, now it has been laid out and discussed on a political show by experts, we view the game in an entirely different light. A scary one, truth be told. While we are looking forward to getting our hands on Legion when it is released on March 6, 2020, the last thing we want it to be is practice for a real-life scenario.