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Will Watch Dogs: Legion Be Available On PS5?

The next game in the Watch Dogs series, Watch Dogs: Legion, has been long anticipated — even more so because of a couple of delays that were announced starting in October 2019. The open-world action-adventure takes players into post-Brexit London as a member of DedSec, upending its usual formula by letting gamers recruit citizens to carry on the fight against a private security firm that has the city locked in a surveillance state. And it's finally due out in Fall 2020.

The earliest official release date for Watch Dogs: Legion is Oct. 29, 2020. The Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Google Stadia and Windows PC versions (purchasable through the Epic Games Store and Uplay) will hit stores on that date. However, the next-generation consoles don't launch until mid-November 2020. While the release date for the Xbox Series X and S versions of Watch Dogs: Legion is now public, the date for the PlayStation 5 version has been a little harder to pin down.

So, will Watch Dogs: Legion be available on PS5? Let's find out.

The PlayStation 5 version launches on Nov. 24

The Watch Dogs: Legion official Twitter account revealed on Sept. 9, 2020 that the game will be available alongside the Xbox Series X and S when they launch on Nov. 10, 2020. It also reminded fans that if you purchase the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions on Oct. 29, you can upgrade to the next generation for no cost.

A little over a week later, on Sept. 19, Ubisoft posted an "in case you missed it" addendum, saying, "Watch Dogs: Legion releases on the PlayStation 5 on November 24th." We looked into it, and the Ubisoft Store does indeed have the Standard Edition of the game listed for release on that date. You can currently pre-order it at a price of $59.99

It's unclear why Ubisoft decided to make Watch Dogs: Legion available immediately on the new Xboxes while delaying the PlayStation 5-compatible release until just before Thanksgiving. That's almost two weeks after the system arrives in the U.S., Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea on Nov. 12, and five days after the rest of the world gets it on Nov. 19. Ubisoft is cutting it very close to the holiday shopping rush with this one — at least, it is if you're a PlayStation 5 early adopter.