Watch Dogs 2 launched this week to near-universal critical acclaim. As Kotaku reported yesterday, the game has one side mission where protagonist and hacktivist Marcus Holloway breaks into fictional Ubisoft offices to steal a trailer for a game in production. You can see that trailer below, which starts at 2:16.
Sources at Ubisoft close to Kotaku now report that the mock trailer might actually point to a real, in-development project. The sci-fi game is named (or code-named) Pioneer, but development for it has stalled.
“The project was supposed to be announced next year,” one source told the publication, also adding that several of the project’s leads had recently been replaced. “That won’t happen now and Pioneer is now being ‘retooled.’”
“When they decided to make the easter egg in Watch Dogs 2 they didn’t know it was going to be like this so it’s a bit awkward,” said a second source.
Ubisoft have yet to comment on the original story. We’ll update you when they do.
We scored Watch Dogs 2 a 9.7 – you can read our thoughts on the open-world hacking game here.