Watch Dogs Legion Offers You The Chance To Work For Exposure
Watch Dogs Spec Work Is “Completely Voluntary”
You might remember the #nospec outcry when Ubisoft and HitRecord offered fans the opportunity to create official content for Beyond Good And Evil 2 for free. HitRecord founder and leader Joseph Gordon-Levitt stated this was the opposite of spec work and that they weren’t doing it to cut costs by not paying artists to create content for the game. This was met with incredulity and skepticism by those who make their living creating music and other content for games.
To ensure we are aware they have not learned from these actions, they are doing the exact same thing for Watch Dogs Legion. They are offering the chance to create one of 10 songs which will be included in the game with a $2000 prize for the artists to split, the rest will receive nothing.
Participation is voluntary, apparently Ubisoft and HitRecord feel that makes this okay.
Last year, Ubisoft announced a partnership with HitRecord, a collaborative website that allows creators to upload work, and remix others’, in order to get art and assets for Beyond Good And Evil 2 from fans.