More Evidence That Assassin’s Creed And Watch Dogs Are Set In The Same Universe

More Evidence That Assassin’s Creed And Watch Dogs Are Set In The Same Universe
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There’ve been hints in the past that Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs exist in the same fictional world. A fun new easter egg in the new Assassin’s Creed Origins sure offers more support for that theory.

What follows is a spoiler for Assassin’s Creed Origins, of course. So don’t scroll down past this picture of Bayek standing in front of the Sphinx…

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Like previous Assassin’s Creed games, Origins includes modern day segments. The first time you leap forward to the modern day, you are introduced to Layla Hassan, who has been experiencing the main part of the game via the Animus, the fictional DNA-based VR device that lets people explore and experience lives lived long ago.

Hassan was trained as an employee of Abstergo, the Templar-backed evil organisation that looms large in Assassin’s Creed‘s modern day storylines.

She has a laptop, and on that laptop are emails, photos, chatlogs and a cache of documents related to people in the series’ modern day plot who appear to have died.

One of those dead people is Olivier Garneau, the chief creative officer of Abstergo Entertainment, which was basically Abstergo’s video game division.

The modern day portion of Assassin’s Creed IV was set in the offices of Abstergo Entertainment, and it was in that game that we learned that Garneau sometimes took trips to Chicago.

We also learned that Blume, the security company that serves as the Evil Corporation in the Chicago-set first Watch Dogs game is part of the AC universe.

So, Garneau made trips to Chicago, and Assassin’s Creed Origins‘ laptop files indicate that Chicago is where Garneau died. In fact, they appear to have surveillance footage of him being killed.

Wait, that guy in the trenchcoat and the iconic hat looks familiar! Yep, that’s Aiden Pearce, gruff hacker-killer-protagonist from the first Watch Dogs.

But… didn’t the first Watch Dogs also feature Assassin’s Creed Revelations as a video game and make a joke about it?

And didn’t we break into Ubisoft San Francisco’s offices in Watch Dogs 2 in order to steal footage from an actual Ubisoft game? Best not to think about this too hard.


  • I think it would be cool if we could get a crossover game between ac and watchdogs. In which they have aiden pierce not marcus intiatied into the brotherhood and he has to hack/kill his was to finally end bloom where at the end you find out that it was Juno who was the owner of blume.

  • Given, in black flag, ubisoft and abstergo were working together to release assassin’s creed games is actually canon, it’s not that far fetched.

  • Also Farcry! This new dude basically has Primal’s PC’s abilities, and there was also a few AC Easter eggs hinting the same thing throughout the game.

    • actually it goes as far to farcry 3 with the games all being in the same universe as a few of the extra missions tell us that the islands were home to an templar/abstergo operation from around WW2

  • Yeah, nah. Watch Dogs may have been anons wet dream come true but it was utter crap to anyone who doesnt get a hard on for guy fawkes masks.

  • I know this is stupid but I really need to get this off my chest, to start this off they are rumours going around saying that both the AC Series and Watch Dogs are both set in the same universe or maybe the developers of Ubisoft just wanted to throw that in for fun or as a little Easter egg that both are actually in the same universe and I hope that maybe even a slight reference hinting that the AC universe will have a crossover with Aiden Pearces Watch Dogs, how awesome would that be. Their are also other rumours about Desmond’s son who is unnamed to this day and just hear me out on this one alright, this is just a theory ….. what if Desmond’s son is Aiden’s nephew Jackson Pearce and the mother (who we already know) is aiden’s sister Nicole Pearce. But, hey who knows my theory could be wrong….eh….but, who knows it could be right.

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