Watch Dogs: Legion, Ubisoft’s open world hacker game, will be free to play on Xbox, PlayStation and PC from March 25, the developer announced today in a blog post.
The trial will give you full access to the game’s open world. While you can finish Legionits critical path in less than 20 hours– plenty of marathons this weekend – get no ideas: The free trial does not let you get past the campaign’s “Skye Larsen” mission, which takes place in the middle of the game.
You will also be able to try out the recently released multiplayer mode, which is occasionally entertaining with friends overwhelming if you are playing with strangers. Earlier today, the multiplayer received its first tactical operation (think: cooperative raid-like multiplayer missions), but you will not be able to give it a spin in the trial. You will only be able to play the short collaborative missions and Spiderbot Arena mode.
Ubisoft’s blog post says that the free period ends on March 29, but a video uploaded to YouTube sier it ends on March 28 (Update 17:05 ET: In another statement Kotaku, a spokesperson for Ubisoftn specified it Legionfree trial period ends May 29.)
In addition to today’s free trial, Ubisoft detailed this summer’s roadmap for Watch Dogs: Legion:
- Next month, Mina, a new hero, will participate in the game, but will only be available to those who own the season ticket.
- In May, the game’s multiplayer mode gets another tactical operation.
- Two new competition modes – Extraction and Invasion – will also be available for play in May. It is not immediately clear how these modes will play. Hopefully they have actual humans, rather than spiderbots.
- In June, the game’s first major expansion will be shown: Bloodlines. It will contain two characters from the previous one Watch dogs games: Aiden Pearce (the humorous protagonist of the first game) and Wrench (your DJ-masked buddy from Watch Dogs 2). Season card owners will be able to play as both.
- In August, Season pass owners will be able to play as Darcy, a member of the Assassin’s Order from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series.