Watch Dogs Legion Leaks, Will Let You Play As Any NPC

Watch Dogs Legion Leaks, Will Let You Play As Any NPC
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It wouldn’t be E3 without every Ubisoft game leaking, wouldn’t it? Following Roller Champions last month, the third Watch Dogs has now leaked out thanks to Amazon UK, and it’s called Watch Dogs Legion. Kotaku can confirm that this one’s real, as we’ve heard the name from several sources plugged into the company.

Watch Dogs Legion is set in London, as we confirmed a while ago, and here’s the really interesting gimmick: You can play as any NPC you recruit in the game. From the product description:

Play as anyone, Every individual you meet in the open world, has a full set of animations, voice over, character traits and visuals that are generated & guided by gameplay systems

I’ve heard the same, and also that you’ll see different things at different points in the game depending which NPC you’re playing as. In fact, from what I’ve heard, this system is so ambitious that it’s been causing the developers a lot of headaches (and may have led to at least one delay). More next week at E3.


  • I actually really enjoyed Watch Dogs 1, especially the game invading elements. With the announcement of Watch Dogs Legion I should be able to pick up Watch Dogs 2 dirt cheap 😀

    • Aw yeah! That game invasion shite! lol! I was invaded and getting hacked. For the life of me, I. COULD. NOT. FIND THE INVADER! Clock was counting down and my pinger was going off but no invader. Time ran out and the mofoh had been sitting in a sports car that I had run past about 20 times. He just peeled out and drove away…

      • My favourite was crouching behind a large truck, and then sneaking around as the other player runs around it. Unfortunately with the second game, I had a few players who hid by clipping inside of one of the buildings.

  • Play as an NPC? Thats an Oxymoron.

    The moment you play as an non-player… it becomes the player!

  • Really looking forward to the London setting, though fingers crossed there aren’t a bunch of US voice-actors faking British accents, and the supporting cast are less cringe-inducing than Watch Dogs 2.

    • “What ho, old chap”
      “‘s’all right, innit”
      “What ho, old chap”
      “s’all right, innit”

      switching between NPCs

      • I mean, they used British voice actors doing British accents for AC: France’s English voice-acting because they didn’t want to have a bunch of VAs mangling a French accent…

      • I mean Ubisoft already did the opposite with AC:Unity, a bunch of people with British accents playing French characters.

    • Don’t forget it will be right hand driving too… The amount of times I jumped in the passenger seat while playing Mad Max… Just because I was used to the American way of driving.

  • Similar to MSG5 maybe? I loved the “recruitment” mechanic. You could then play as any of those guys.

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