Assassin's Creed: Origins Features A Hidden Watch Dogs Crossover

Assassin's Dogs? Watch Creed?

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The speculation that Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed take place in the same universe is essentially a meme at this point. After all, they're both freerunning-focused, open-world, stealthy Ubisoft games featuring main characters who obscure their faces in pretty conspicuous ways. But in Assassin's Creed: Origins, Ubisoft gave fans the clearest sign yet that this is more than just speculation.

Minor spoilers for Assassin's Creed: Origins ahead.

In Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the CEO of Abstergo Industries is named Olivier Garneau. He plays a fairly major role in the modern-day sections, before departing for Chicago. In the first Watch Dogs--set in Chicago--Garneau then appears as an Easter egg in a side mission, during which main character Aiden Pearce can kill him.

As reported by Eurogamer, in Assassin's Creed: Origins, if you delve into the laptop during the modern-day sections, you can unearth a security-cam photograph of Pearce standing over the body of Garneau. This strengthens the connection between the two game worlds, even if it is still just a fun nod from Ubisoft. It also keeps the slim hope alive for a real Assassin's Creed/Watch Dogs crossover one day.

In other news, Assassin's Creed: Origins recently received an update that fixes bugs and adds a photo mode. The game was generally well-received when it launched at the end of October; GameSpot gave it a 7/10, with critic Alessandro Fillari writing, "Assassin's Creed has undergone many changes in its long and storied history, and Origins feels like the first step in the start of a new journey. It has its fair share of problems, but the vision for its future is one worth pursuing."

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In all fairness ubisoft games are all very similar to each other they are just copy and paste, replace the gun with a sword, change the horse to a car etc.

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Recently received a photo mode???? Was it not there day 1 as I played day 2 and the map already had a ton of photos from my friends....where does Gamespot source its info? They likely played the game as much as the reviewer that gave this gem a 7 out of 10....that is lol ridiculous....my GOTY hands-down....with Andromeda and HZD quite a ways back.

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@Daelusca: I think it was just poorly worded. The photo mode now has increased functions such as camera tilt, depth of field etc.

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@Daelusca: They might be mistaken it with Mario and Zelda which recently received photo modes.

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Yeah I'm ok with merging the games in one. The formula looks doable. Hopefully in this way we won't have an AC game each year with slights differences and WD will be more interesting then. Plus they will have the possibility to cut lets say 30% of the staff and lower the expenses. Ubisoft needs immediate financial reorganization to keep Vivendi at bay.

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@altairdarius: Ubisoft's finances won't affect the potential Vivendi crisis, it is simply a case of a hostile takeover whereby Vivendi are aggressively purchasing shares and aiming to get that 30% shareholder stat. Once/if that happens, Ubisoft will have no say in what happens regardless of finances and Vivendi can make a bid for the company regardless of the income and worth of their business.

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Watch Dogs, is on of my favorite games, that I got a Platinum trophy on PS4.

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