Apparently, Ubisoft are putting a big emphasis on replayability with Watch Dogs Legion. According to the game's creative director Clint Hocking, the game has 20 different versions of the script so players never get the same cinematic twice.
Ubisoft want to make Watch Dogs Legion one of the most ambitious titles in their rich history and to achieve that, the studio have a couple of unique features such as playable NPCs and a ton of different versions of the script, so the game never plays exactly the same.
In the latest interview with gaming magazine Edge, Watch Dogs Legion's creative director Clint Hocking talked about these features and how the devs came up with the idea of having so many versions of the script.
"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. 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," Hocking explained.
According to Hocking, the developers at Ubisoft are using technology to alert actor voices so that even if players happen to recruit two characters that have the same actor and the same personality, players won't know it because the devs modulate the voices. This way, players may never see the same cinematic twice, no matter how many times they beat the game, which sounds really massive.
However, if you think this could be too good to be true, well, you might be right as these will probably be only minor differences in characters. Still, it's nice to see that Ubisoft are trying to do something new and innovative instead of pushing the same open world design with well-known mechanics that they implement in their other open world games like Assassin's Creed.
Anyway, Hocking concluded his talk by saying that no matter how players decide to play the game, whether they pick some 80-year-old lady that's feeding pigeons in the park or choose some sophisticated secret agent dude, their story will always be uniquely theirs.