While we know that Watch Dogs 2 is coming, we know next to nothing about it. A motion capture actor may have just outed the main character, though.
An LA-based actor who goes by @thekingcort on Instagram – account since locked down – posted the photo above, a picture of a character on a computer monitor, wearing a familiar-looking hat and bandanna. The image was accompanied by the following text:
Had a blast doing motion capture work as the lead character in a new video game series! (= #actor #motioncapture #artist #videogames #ps4 #xbox #art #work #comingsoon #watchdogs2
Ubisoft confirmed during a financial call that the game will be out before the end of its current Fiscal year in March 2017, and Kotaku has sources saying the game is going to come out this year and will be set in San Francisco.
If this actor is indeed the new protagonist, then that means the original protagonist, Aiden Pearce, has been left behind. While Watch Dogs wasn’t without some fun elements, it didn’t quite reach its potential thanks in part to a pretty boring main character. A new character and city offers up the opportunity to totally rewrite everything about the original that went wrong, rather than trying to connect a broken game to a new one.
If this is accurate information, it’s a potential good start for the sequel. And if Watch Dogs follows an arc anything like Assassin’s Creed did, the sequel should be a much more entertaining experience.