Internal tools and assets for Watch Dogs: Legion have reportedly been leaked, providing interesting insight into Ubisoft and its developmental practices.
PPG’s pokeprotos (who’s been following the exploits of ransomware team Egregor over the past two weeks) has shared an image that suggests Watch Dogs: Legion was scripted using a program synonymous to Scratch – a block-based, drag-and-drop editor that is primarily designed to teach kids how to code.
“Scratch is designed especially for ages 8 to 16, but is used by people of all ages,” a blurb on the official site reads. “Millions of people are creating Scratch projects in a wide variety of settings, including homes, schools, museums, libraries, and community centers.”
While it’s difficult to say how much this scripting method was leveraged during Watch Dogs: Legion’s development, the image hasn’t stopped Ubisoft’s critics from blasting the company for what some are calling a juvenile and lazy attempt at game coding.
Many reviewers have labeled Watch Dogs: Legion a buggy mess that runs poorly even on powerful PCs, so they may be on to something.
No. Your eyes are not deceiving you.— /PPG/ (@pokeprotos) November 2, 2020
….This is how scripting was done in WD: Legion. pic.twitter.com/UWx1deiTfB