The LinkedIn profile of a senior gameplay programmer at Ubisoft has shown a reference to 'Watch Dogs 2' on his profile.
Spotted by Videogamer.com, 'Watch Dogs 2' was shown on the profile belonging to Julien Risse, who works at Ubisoft's Paris studio. Initially Risse's profile stated his previous project work on 'Watch Dogs' and it's 'Bad Blood' DLC, along with 'Watch Dogs 2' alongside them. Now, however, the reference to 'Watch Dogs 2' has been removed.
Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO, talked loosely last year of what could happen if a Watch Dogs 2 were to be made. He said that lead character Aiden Pearce could be done away with in an effort to "extend diversity", following the reaction to the game's characters. "Some people loved the characters and some didn't. It was difficult to please everybody with that character. Now, having seen the reaction, we know what we will do next to improve that."
With E3 just a matter of weeks away, it's likely we'll hear any news of a sequel to Watch Dogs then. We'll keep you updated if anything drops.
Watch Dogs was one of 2014's most anticipated games - the hype surrounding it in the build up to it's release was almost palpable. Everyone thought, and hoped, that it would be the first 'truly next gen' game, showing off what current systems could deliver in an open-world experience. Unfortunately the game didn't hold up to the hype for many. I reviewed Watch Dogs last year, and while it didn't really signal the leap into 'true next gen' gaming, it's still a fun and solid open-world experience.