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The tagline for Ubisoft's Watch Dogs: Legion is "Play as Anyone", and as we saw during the gameplay preview this morning during the Ubisoft Forward digital showcase it's a truly mind-boggling premise. Recruit any number of characters to join the DeadSec Resistance - a construction worker, a drone operation, an EMT, an office drone, the list is seemingly endless.

According to the official breakdown you can build up your DedSec Resistance with "up to 40 characters at a time". To quote a certain Neo after learning about The Matrix and the existence of Kung Fu... "Woah".

Here's the must-watch gameplay overview in 4K.

In Watch Dogs: Legion, London is facing its downfall. Amidst the growing unrest of a restless London, a mysterious entity known as Zero-Day has framed secret underground resistance DedSec for coordinated bombings across London. In the aftermath, criminal opportunists from every dark corner of London took hold and filled the void left by a defeated government. As a member of DedSec, players will be going up against criminal opportunists in Watch Dogs: Legion; sadists, mercenaries, cybercriminals, and more; they’ll have to be prepared for a variety of situations. Players must recruit members into their DedSec Resistance to take on these criminal opportunists, liberate London and uncover the mystery behind Zero-Day.

Watch Dogs: Legion lets players recruit anyone they can see in the open world to be part of their DedSec Resistance up to 40 characters at a time. The London setting gives players the perfect backdrop to recruit all kinds of characters – who each have unique skills and weapons – to their Resistance: from an MI6 agent to a bareknuckle fighter, from a brilliant hacker to a getaway driver, from a football hooligan to an inconspicuous old lady. Players can play as any character from their roster of recruits and approach a situation based on their preference; whether the approach is from the sky while riding high on a cargo drone as a construction worker, or on the ground as a spy using high-tech gadgets like a gun-jamming watch and a prototype of a rocket-firing car, the choice is for the player to make.

And for those with a keen eye you'll notice that this footage features some pretty slick lighting and reflections - and that's due to that fancy DirectX Raytracing. According to Ubisoft, Watch Dogs Legion will feature "hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing on Xbox Series X and full ray-tracing support on Nvidia RTX-equipped PCs" - as seen in our round-up of all the ray-traced games on the horizon. Meaning that for PC we might see DLSS 2.0 support to facilitate a bigger range of ray-tracing effects outside of reflections.

Watch Dogs Legion will launch October 29, 2020 on Xbox One, PlayStation4, and PC (Uplay and Epic Games Store). Watch Dogs Legion will also be out on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 when each console launches.

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