Watch the video above to hear from Watch Dogs: Legion’s Clint Hocking.
Watch Dogs: Legion adds a significant new hook to the series, allowing players to “control anyone” in order to enlist them in the resistance against the oppressive regime Albion that uses futuristic technology to control the populous. It’s impossible to tell if pet dogs, wild dogs, shelter dogs, kennel dogs, and other types of dogs such as wolves, coyotes, and foxes would be for or against the fight for freedom.In real life, taking control of dogs is rather easy, as dog owners regularly use things such as leashes, whistles, tennis balls, or simple commands like “who is a good boy” and “you are, you are a good boy” to get the dogs to obey their commands, but it seems like Watch Dogs: Legion players will have to settle on controlling millions of unique human players instead.
After the original Watch Dogs lacked dogs, dog fans were ecstatic to learn that Watch Dogs 2 did in fact contain dogs – even allowing players to pet them – but it seems like Watch Dogs: Legion will go back to the series’ roots of not having dogs in it despite making giant advancements in nearly every other category. Ubisoft fans looking for dogs at E3 will have to settle on Ghost Recon: Breakpoint star Jon Bernthal’s Ubisoft E3 stage appearance where he brought his pitbull (a type of dog) named “Bam Bam” on stage to be a good boy.
E3 is only just getting started and we expect to see several dogs make appearances in various video games around the show, but it seems like the biggest game with the word “dogs” in the title will not actually have dogs in it. For all things dogs, dog watching, Watch Dogs, and dogs in Watch Dogs, keep it locked to IGN.
Brian Altano is a host and producer at IGN. Who is a good boy? He is. He is a good boy.