Games allow us to live out our wildest fantasies, like commanding vast armies, wielding arcane magic, or petting cute animals. Recently, the Can You Pet the Dog Twitter account revealed the secret inside us all – we just want to pet puppies, and we want to know what games we can pet those puppies in. Sadly, despite the title, Watch Dogs Legion does not have a legion of dogs to watch (or pet). It doesn’t even have one.
“There are no dogs in the game,” creative director Clint Hocking tells IGN, “because if you’re gonna play as anyone, we would have to be able to support playing as a dog, because that’s only fair.” You know what’s not fair? Denying us not only the chance to pet a dog, but to play as a dog.
Jokes aside, Watch Dogs Legion had a fantastic showing at the Ubisoft presentation, and its promise to let you control any NPC sounds almost too good to be true. But as Can You Pet the Dog on Twitter notes, it’s a step back from Watch Dogs 2, which included both dogs and the ability to pet them.
The Watch Dogs Legion release date is set for March 6, 2020, so you’ve got a good bit of time to come to terms with the lack of petting.
We do have old ladies, though, and that counts for a lot.
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