E3 2019 - Just like with Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Ubisoft is infusing deep RPG mechanics into its next big Watch Dogs game.
Watch Dogs Legion lets you recruit anyone in the entire game. Anyone you see walking around the dystopian sci-tech city of London can be recruited as a DedSec member. Once folded into your team, these characters can be managed, buffed, and assigned specific roles. Like party members in an RPG, your DedSec squad can level up, equip weapons, and unlock new perk bonuses to boost efficacy in missions and combat scenarios. The beauty of Legion is that everyone in the entire game can join your party.
Every single character in Watch Dogs Legion has their own randomized skillsets and passive bonuses that tie neatly into their personalities and backstory. Each profile has been dramatically expanded with various RPG-level buffs. Ubisoft is very creative here and pulls out some cRPG-level trait action that reminds me of the original Fallout. For example, a character who specializes in pyrotechnics will get an explosive damage bonuses, and someone who overdosed on adrenaline will do more damage with less health, but overall has less HP. Using this system players can mix and match their squad at will, cherry-picking their favorite characters to try dynamic and always-changing teams.