It seems that a trend will no longer be Scanning only Hollywood stars to appear in video game, but also personalities related to the dissemination of these.
For example, Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima’s latest game, as well as featuring a scanned cast of Hollywood actors, actresses and filmmakers – such as Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Margaret Qualley, Guillermo del Toro and Nicolas Winding Refn – also had the virtual version of the video game journalist and producer Geoff Keighley.
Now, in a similar vein, Ubisoft has made public that the Spanish youtuber The Rubius -who gained notoriety since the last decade for his gameplay videos- will be a playable character in Watch Dogs: Legion, the new installment of the futuristic open world saga founded on hacking.
According to Clint Hocking, creative director of the game, integrating the youtuber was not just any job, as it required the coordination of different areas such as animation, character modeling, motion capture, and photogrammetry. He also specified that in order to have a virtual version faithful to him, data analysis was carried out.
To accompany Rubius’s in-game announcement, Ubisoft Spain published a making of video, in which the youtuber explains that it is the first time that he is part of an initiative of this type. Look:
In the video we also see Hocking saying that Watch Dogs: Legion It is not an experience of a single protagonist, since the objective is to fight against an authoritarian regime by building a resistance that swells its ranks by recruit playable characters and just El Rubius will be one of these.
In fact, one of the strong cards of the game is the possibility of recruit pretty much any NPC we see in their open world (something that we verify and that we throw in our video of first impressions that you can see below):
Watch Dogs: Legion the October 29th a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC y Stadia; el November 10 to Xbox Series X and Series S; and to PlayStation 5 at some point unspecified.