The Watch Dogs franchise is one of those things that we want so badly to thrive but both previous titles did have their ups and downs. With Watch Dogs: Legion releasing next March, the chances of hacking a great action-adventure title are multiplying by the day. In a recent talk with Ubisoft Toronto’s game director, Kent Hudson, we talked about the Watch Dogs: Legion story and whether or not characters’ deaths will influence how the plot unfolds.
When asked about DedSec member deaths in the upcoming game and their influence over the story, Hudson had a straight answer to provide. According to him, deaths won’t influence how the plot unfolds. This comes in contradiction with what we knew so far. However, characters do have unique traits that aren’t always present in a class:
While character deaths do not directly affect the story, each character you encounter and then recruit has their own level-up and progression, along with cosmetic customization. They also speak to you during missions and chime in with helpful effects during gameplay if they have a team assist trait. Also, the trait they have before recruitment gives them access to a set of perks that aren’t always available to other characters of the same class.
As you already know, you’ll be able to play as a maximum of 20 DedSec members at a time in Watch Dogs Legion. Different characters come with different classes and specializations. Greater numbers though come with great responsibility since there’s a permadeath feature for each and every one of them. As a result, you’ll have to scout and recruit one again to man up your DedSec team.
What we’re interested in knowing is whether or not numbers do have a meaning for the Watch Dogs Legion story. Watch Dogs in the past did suffer from issues where the plot didn’t match gameplay. Fans always wanted the popularity that DedSec gets to have an impact on gameplay, at least in the form of more followers. What we’d want to see is getting recognized when your team is full or when difficult missions get tackled.
Watch Dogs Legion releases on March 5th, 2020 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Google Stadia and PC. Cyberpunk 2077 is releasing too around that time, a month later to be precise. As a result, Ubisoft is glad they won’t have to share the spotlight. A long straw if you ask us since the games don’t share the same elements of plot or gameplay. Whatever the case, we can’t wait to see Watch Dogs Legion making a name for itself and redeeming the franchise for past mistakes.