The Watch Dogs 2 main character may be a completely new one. For everyone who disliked Aiden Pearce, now you may rejoice. Hopefully this guy has emotion.
While we normally tell you to take rumors with a grain of salt, this one is looking more like an accidental leak. Actor Cort King posted an image of the character with the caption, “Had a blast doing motion capture work as the lead character in a new video game series!” While this caption makes it sound unrelated it is important to pay attention to the various hashtags including, “#WatchDogs2.” Unsurprisingly, the Instagram account has since been made private, but you can find a cached version of his account is located here.
It is somewhat likely that King is slightly mistaken about the details. Rather than being the main character, he could simply be one of the main characters in the story. That being said, the baseball cap and bandanna look does look somewhat familiar.
We honestly would be more than happy to play as a new character. The previous protagonist, Aiden Pearce, was too much of a one note character. It made the story less believable and therefore, hard to check-in emotionally. With Ubisoft supposedly “taking risks” with the sequel, we hope to at least see some changes with the game.
Whether or not the Watch Dogs 2 main character has been changed or not, we can be sure that we’ll be finding out loads more at E3 2016. Keep coming back here during the event for all the latest news.