By Joseph Knoop
Ubisoft has once again partnered with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s production company, HitRecord, to produce in-game materials, all made by HitRecord community members, this time for Watch Dogs: Legion. The renewed partnership has again raised the ire of game developers and others on social media who criticize the process as potentially exploitative “speculative work.”
Specifically, Ubisoft and HitRecord have organized to commission 10 new songs for Watch Dogs: Legion. In a video posted to HitRecord’s YouTube channel, Watch Dogs: Legion creative director Clint Hocking, audio director Richie Nieto, and HitRecord founder and director Gordon-Levitt describe the partnership as an opportunity to reflect the game’s emphasis on collaboration between characters through the open world’s music.