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Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin's Creed Syndicate Has a Connection

Preview footage for Watch Dogs: Legion hints at a cool Easter egg for Assassin's Creed Syndicate.

To showcase gameplay for upcoming open-world hacking adventure game Watch Dogs: Legion, developer/publisher Ubisoft released new footage during UbiForward event lately, unveiling new cinematic trailer, features and plot premise.

One of the most notable features of WD: Legion being players can literally choose to play as any character they come across and one of them may turn out to be a descendant of master assassin Jacob Frye from Assassin's Creed Syndicate.

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Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin's Creed Syndicate Has a Connection

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For years, Ubisoft has been leaving Easter eggs into their known franchises to establish a shared universe connection. One of these hints found within WDL suggests that Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs takes place on same universe.

Ubisoft recently offered hands-on preview to social media influencers and one eagle-eyed viewer discovered that when "Jacob Frye descendent" was typed character search, it showed a professional hitman named Sandra Cassidy.

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Sandra may very well be a distant relative to Frye and his sister Evie, protagonists from AC Syndicate, who belonged to British Brotherhood of assassins from Victorian era Lonndon, taking place nearly 200 years before events of Legion.

Official sources have yet to confirm whether Sandra Cassidy truly has an ancestral tie to Frye family. Nevertheless, adding a descendent to Jacob Frye in one of their anticipated title is a nice call back to another popular Ubisoft franchise.

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Twitter user ANerdWonder first noticed a connation between Sandra Cassidy and Frye family in a video preview.


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There was a character named Olivier Garneau serves as CEO of Abstergo Entertainment in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. In modern-day, Garneau is killed in a side mission for Watch Dogs by hacker protagonist Aiden Pearce.

Watch Dogs: Legion is launching on October 29, 2020, for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Those who purchase current-gen version of WDL would receive free next-gen console upgrade.

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