Watch Dogs Legion Designed To Be Replayed 20 Times
Ubisoft turned a lot of heads earlier this month with the reveal of Watch Dogs Legion, with the developer throwing out the ‘how to make a main character’ instruction manual and instead going with a whole bunch of support characters instead. Thus, because of the way the game was designed, players can play through the game a total of 20 times without seeing the same exact cutscene twice, making it a true nightmare for you completionists out there.
The reveal comes by way of creative director Clint Hocking, who recently spoke with the folks over at Edge Magazine (thanks GamesRadar) about the replayability of Watch Dogs Legion. “There’s no dude on the box who’s there to start all the cinematics and the people you recruit are just the supporting cast,” Hocking revealed. “There are 20 different versions of Legion’s script, and I don’t just mean people saying the same lines. We’re talking different characters, different personas, different voices, different acting.”
We’re using technology to alter all the voices so that even if you happen to recruit Joe and John and they have the same actor and the same personality when they talk to each other, you won’t know it’s the same actor because we modulate the voices. We used photogrammetry to capture dozens of different faces, which have been combined using innovative animation techniques to produce literally thousands of unique heads.”
All this translates into each player getting their own unique experience on their first run-through, which will also likely turn into those that prefer to run through the game with certain set characters (granny squad, anyone?) over some of the others. “Whether you choose some suave, sophisticated secret agent dude, or some 80-year-old lady that you saw feeding pigeons in the park, your story is going to be uniquely yours,” Hocking added.
Watch Dogs Legion launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 6, 2020.
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