Watch Dogs Legion is out now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The official cover art of the game makes a subtle change in the Middle East, here’s why.
Watch Dogs Legion has been officially localized in the Middle East. As it is the case with games that are released in certain regions like Russia, China, or the Middle East, the publisher had to make some changes, even if subtle, to make them appropriate for a release in the respective region.
In the case of Watch Dogs Legion, this change is evident with the cover art. In almost every major marketing and promotional material, one of the characters is displayed on the front with a pig mask. This is changed to a skull mask for the Middle East.
Pig is considered unclean in Islam, which is possibly why it has been replaced by a skull mask on the cover in the Middle East region. Personally speaking, we prefer the skull to the pig, which simply looks better. Ubisoft has also spent a lot of time making sure the game is properly localized in the Middle East with Arabic text, so it is nice to see them taking a step further and making a change to the cover art as well.
The game is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It will also launch for PS5 and Xbox Series X when these consoles release worldwide. Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will run at 4K and 30 FPS on the PS5 and Xbox Series X with support for ray-tracing. A recent report suggests that this is actually a dynamic 4K resolution for Xbox Series X, which might be true for the PS5 as well.