A randomly generated Watch Dogs: Legion NPC has generated outcry and amusement, as it is a pediatrician who had dated their patient.
Past games in the Watch Dog series had used the series hacking mechanics to explain how dangerous digitized information can be. This was done by showing the most private details of NPCs, randomly generated from random combinations.
These could result in some interesting combinations; such as a blood donor who is HIV positive. Several NPCs (such as those related to missions) would have fixed information and professions.
The game recently launched on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store, and UPlay), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia. It will also launch Holiday 2020 for PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X. The current gen launch saw one NPC catch a lot of attention.
Andy Borjas tweeted his discovery of an NPC with the occupation of Paediatrician (or Pediatrician by the US spelling). Their tid-bit of information was “Ended personal relationship with patient.”
As the character has medical based skills (the skill Triage can be seen on her profile) it is likely there is a pool of occupations, information, and skills that are all designed to appear alongside one another. In other words, you couldn’t have a builder who ended a relationship with a patient.
Nonetheless, the tweet has drawn outcry and bemusement from other users on Twitter. The matter is made worse by how any NPC can be recruited, leading other outlets to focus on how Ubisoft (by accident) had created a playable pedophile.
While Ubisoft have not commented at this time, it is all but certain this will be patched out in the near future.
You can find an abridged rundown of the game (via the official website) below.
WELCOME TO THE RESISTANCE
BUILD A RESISTANCE AND FIGHT BACK.
Mass surveillance, private militaries controlling the streets, organised crime… Enough! It’s time to end oppression. Recruit a well-rounded resistance to overthrow the opportunists ruining this once-great city. The fate of London lies with you.
PLAY AS ANYONE
ANYONE CAN BE YOUR WEAPON
Every Londoner has a reason to fight back. Explore the open world to find your next recruit. Each character is fully playable, has their own backstory, personality, and skill set — all of which comes into play as you personalise your team and choose the right operatives to best confront the challenges ahead.
TAKE BACK LONDON
SHOW THE CITY WHAT YOU’VE GOT.
Explore a massive urban open world and visit London’s many famous landmarks – including Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Camden, Piccadilly Circus or Whitechapel.
PLAY YOUR WAY
OR EXPERIMENT WITH PLAYSTYLES.
Tackle missions choosing from a wide range of weapons, a brand-new melee system or stealth abilities. The way you approach combat has real consequences. If you use non-lethal force, the enemy will attempt to subdue and arrest you. If you shoot to kill, you risk having your characters permanently killed.
GET THE GANG TOGETHER
BRING YOUR FRIENDS INTO THE MESS.
Giving London back to the people doesn’t have to be some heroic solo jaunt, ya know. Bring the fight online to join forces with up to three friends as you take on entirely new co-op missions and challenging end-game content.