Watch Dogs: Legion is less than two weeks away from its full release, and although Ubisoft previously revealed that Watch Dogs 1 protagonist would be a playable character, it was unclear to what extent. At least, until now.
Watch Dogs Legion live producer Lathieeshe Thillainathan revealed in a Reddit AMA that Aiden Pearce is not only a playable character but he's playable throughout the entirety of the main campaign and you can customize him like any other character.
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Why Aiden Pearce is the main character of Watch Dogs: Legion
"Aiden can replay the full game and will have a dedicated DLC with Wrench. You don't need to finish the DLC to play as Aiden in the single-player story," Thillainathan wrote.
It's no secret that a majority of fans don't like Aiden Pearce, but even as someone who did like the first Watch Dogs as well as Aiden Pearce's character, his inclusion into the game was a little weird.
However, this information from the live producer changes things:
"Aiden will be treated as another member of the team. We are writing the full single-player story again with [Aiden's] personality. When you replay the main missions again, Aiden will be integrated into all the original cinematics."
The inclusion of Aiden Pearce as a fully playable character in a game where you can recruit literally any NPC that exists almost seems like a roundabout way of making Aiden Pearce the main character of Watch Dogs: Legion.
In addition to Aiden Pearce, there are three other characters being added post-launch alongside Pearce. There's Wrench from Watch Dogs 2, Darcy, an Assassin, and Mina, a victim of transhuman experiments who has psychic powers. However, it's unclear if these characters will also be playable in the main campaign.
Watch Dogs: Legion will launch on October 29 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, and then on Xbox Series X and PS5 on November 10. If you're waiting for the post-launch Aiden Pearce DLC, there isn't a release date yet, so stay tuned.