Watch Dogs 3 has leaked courtesy of an early listing on Amazon UK. It’s called Legion, and gauging by the description given, players will be able to control any character they encounter in its open world. They’ll be fully fleshed out, too.
Play as anyone, Every individual you meet in the open world, has a full set of animations, voice over, character traits and visuals that are generated & guided by gameplay systems
Kotaku’s Jason Schreier has confirmed the leak is real. He says the development team underestimated how difficult it’d be to implement a play-as-any-NPC system.
I’ve heard the same, and also that you’ll see different things at different points in the game depending which NPC you’re playing as. In fact, from what I’ve heard, this system is so ambitious that it’s been causing the developers a lot of headaches (and may have led to at least one delay). More next week at E3.