Ubisoft Apologizes for 'Watch Dogs: Legion' Ad That Appeared to Reference Hong Kong Protests

Ubisoft has deleted and apologized for a Facebook post promoting Watch Dogs: Legion, a game about building an underground resistance in a near-future authoritarian London, because it was mistaken by some people for referencing the real, massive protests in Hong Kong that started earlier this month.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/evy8bz/ubisoft-apologizes-for-watch-dogs-legion-ad-that-appeared-to-reference-hong-kong-protests

I really like the hole Ubisoft has been digging so far.

I’m honestly just happy to see a company apologizing for things coughCDProjektRedcough.

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Legion could use a lot more of the kind of organised, effective resistance we’ve seen in Hong Kong recently. As a protest slogan “Stop Killing Us” is pretty evergreen, whereas “Bring back the bobbies” can get in the sea.

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Yeah, it’d probably be better if they doubled down on this and said “Yep, that’s the kind of game we’re making.”

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They’re killing it this year

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