Watch Dogs Legion “Play As Anyone” Gameplay Explained By Ubisoft (VIDEO)
Ubisoft has shown off a pretty interesting new game in Watch Dogs Legion, the series’ third entry taking the hacking action to a dystopian version of London that’s fallen under authoritarian rule. One of the game’s most boasted features is it’s wide availability of in-game NPCs, all of them said to be fully-playable as if they were a main protagonist of the game.
Legion’s initial piece of extended gameplay showcased this intriguing idea to a degree, but Ubisoft have now gone into greater detail explaining the new “play as anyone” feature. As Ubisoft confirms in a new video (seen below), players are able to recruit any person from open-world London into their DedSec crew, each of these potential protagonists coming with fully laid-out backstory, animations, and complete voice acting.
A fully-playable city is surely an ambitious prospect, but one that could ultimately feel like a cookie-cutter experience with such a pool of characters to pull from. However, Ubisoft assures that as story is still as important as ever for Watch Dogs Legion, with each character–whether it be a hacker-assassin granny or a beefy former-Marine–having their own distinct animations, cutscenes, and dialogue corresponding to their personality and appearance.
This ability to recruit anyone in London is undoubtedly interesting and would be a pretty incredible achievement if everything turns out as Ubisoft suggests. Fleshed-out characters have been done on a large scale before, but rarely (if ever) has the feature been stretched to completely fill the streets of a busy city. Though, if anyone has the prowess to do so, it’s likely Ubisoft, with several of the company’s offerings already pushing the limits of scale, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey being a prime example.
Watch Dogs Legion releases for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 6th, 2020.
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