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10 things we learned from the leaked Watch Dogs 2 image

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Over on Gematsu, a possible picture of the Watch Dogs 2 protagonist has leaked thanks to the motion capture actor sending out an image on Instagram. The actor who goes by TheKingCort on Instagram posted this image and caption:

Watch dogs 2 mo cap leak rumor

Had a blast doing motion capture work as the lead character in a new video game series! (= #actor #motioncapture #artist #videogames #ps4 #xbox #art #work #comingsoon #WatchDogs2

We already knew Watch Dogs 2 was coming, but we can certainly glean some new information from this image. The first installment in the new IP was good, but had some fundamental flaws, including featuring the most boring protagonist. Will Ubisoft be righting those wrongs this time around?

You wouldn’t hit a guy with glasses

Watch dogs 2 face

This time, our protagonist is wearing glasses. It’s unclear at this point if it’s part of a disguise, or if he really is visually impaired, but in a world where such a large number of people require visual aids, it’s nice to see increased representation.

No more whitewashing

It’s hard to tell with the contrast and lighting from the image taking from the computer screen, but it appears that the protagonist might not be a grizzled, middle-aged white male. Based purely on the eye shape and color, we might be looking at an Asian or Middle-Eastern protagonist, which would be a welcome change for the franchise.

Jackets are confusing

Watch dogs 2 jacket

It’s really hard for characters in games to know how to wear a jacket. I mean, they add buffs to abilities, but sometimes it’s not always cold enough for them. That’s when they bunch up the sleeves, looking rather silly.

Is this The Division?

What’s up with that backpack? Is this clothing taken from The Division? It looks like this poor protagonist is stuck with starting gear

Watch dogs 2 gun

Watch Dogs is still making the same mistakes

One of my biggest issues with Watch Dogs was the use of guns. I understood why they included it, but I thought it would have been much more interesting and revolutionary game if it had been purely about the hacking without any gunplay elements. Missions would have been much more compelling without the ability to shoot anyone, but it seems that I’m part of a minority of people who feel that way as guns are back.

This protagonist is a hipster

I doubt that this character is wearing any wearable tech, which means the wristband is probably just one of those rubber bracelets that have become popular. It might be to support a cause, which would mean we could have another main character with some deep moral issues, or it could just be something that looks cool. Either way, the character appears to be rather up to date with fashion trends.

Watch dogs 2 phone

Watch Dogs 2 will be using an unusual phone model

The trend towards ever larger phones seems to finally be swinging the other way. Apple’s latest design of the iPhone looks to be returning to the iPhone 5 size, which means it actually fits in a normal person’s hand. While I like plenty of the Android handsets, they don’t exactly fit easily in a person’s hand the way it’s shown in this image. Could we see iPhone product placement in Watch Dogs 2, or will it just be an unusual sized mobile?

This protagonist isn’t married

No ring on the finger. Could his partner be dead and that’s his motivation for the game? Or perhaps he has a significant other who he interacts with during the story. Or maybe he’s just a single guy without any meaningful connections.

Watch Dogs 2 is being made with Macs

Watch dogs 2 mac

Mac computers are often derided. In fact, many of you made fun of me for working on a Mac, calling me a hipster. However, Macs are often used by animators and designers, so it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that this image appears to have been captured from a MacBook.

Rumors are silly

Of course, this image could just be a red herring. It’s all still rumor until Ubisoft makes an official announcement. Maybe this is an image of the protagonist, or maybe it’s just some random motion capture. Maybe this is the character model they’re using, or maybe it’s placeholder taken from The Division. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Last Updated: May 4, 2016

59 Comments

  1. VampyreSquirrel

    May 4, 2016 at 13:06

    Never believe a hipster… Watch Dogs 2 is real XD

    *RUNS*

    Reply

  2. Mistake Not...

    May 4, 2016 at 13:10

    He’s wearing a hat, so day time gameplay is making a return. Or, the character is one of those people that wears hats at night.
    Character is visibly alive, therefore breathing and is thus most likely a human being. This implies game takes place on this plane of existence.

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 4, 2016 at 13:17

      “Character is visibly alive, therefore breathing and is thus most likely a human being. This implies game takes place on this plane of existence.” Or does it? It’s not like we can actually see him breath…

      Reply

      • Pariah

        May 4, 2016 at 13:19

        But you can see that one moment during his breathing. Therefore, he is breathing. Therefore, this is an AR game, and we’ll be using our cellphones and plastic guns to play the game as we walk outside.

        Wait… Outside. Shit.

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        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 4, 2016 at 13:24

          Did you step in it again?

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          • Pariah

            May 4, 2016 at 13:24

            And now I can’t get it off. Even the smell won’t go away. EUW!!!

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 4, 2016 at 13:26

            Use a stick to get it out of the crevices, just don’t get it on your hands!

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 4, 2016 at 13:26

            Use someone else’s stick!

          • Pariah

            May 4, 2016 at 13:27

            That’s gross. No.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 4, 2016 at 13:29

            What? Walk to their garden, pick a stick, remove poop, put stick back, profit

          • Pariah

            May 4, 2016 at 13:30

            Poop? I thought we were removing the outside? Poop is easy, just take a shower.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 4, 2016 at 13:32

            Poop, outside, people…potayto potahto

          • Pariah

            May 4, 2016 at 13:33

            Well if you put it that way… Ok. I’ll use someone else’s stick.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 4, 2016 at 13:35

            I put it to you, the poop

          • Pariah

            May 4, 2016 at 13:39

            I’m not poop…

            I fart in your general direction, you silly pig-dog.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 4, 2016 at 13:40

            Laugh it up, Fuzz ball

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 4, 2016 at 13:31

            My neighbours have guns, big ones, so I’ll be avoiding that option….

      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 4, 2016 at 13:19

        *breathe

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        • Pariah

          May 4, 2016 at 13:20

          Yes, you should you fraggin grmmr nz

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 4, 2016 at 13:20

            sshl, qt y

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 4, 2016 at 13:20

          Deaaaaammmmiiiit!!

          Reply

      • Mistake Not...

        May 4, 2016 at 13:45

        Aah, the plot thickens.

        Reply

    • Vulcha

      May 4, 2016 at 13:23

      Well now you’re just reading too much into it. Seriously. It’s just a picture. We don’t know if he’s alive or human. He could be an alien lizard wearing human skin. The lizard might not even be a he.

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      • Pariah

        May 4, 2016 at 13:24

        Dr Who somehow comes to mind.

        Have you seen Rose?

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        • Vulcha

          May 4, 2016 at 13:24

          Have you seen V?

          Reply

          • Pariah

            May 4, 2016 at 13:24

            I have no Vendetta.

    • Avithar

      May 4, 2016 at 13:47

      Caps can be used at night… Fashion is a weird thing LOL

      Reply

  3. Umar

    May 4, 2016 at 13:11

    He looks so hipster though. The hacker persona could be so interesting but it still looks like they’re falling back on lame archetypes. I really enjoyed what they did with Michael Ealy’s character in the third season of The Following, but then again, he was a psychotic serial killer, but even then, he was an interesting hacker type character. In any case…One cannot judge the character by just one screenshot..but…….Ubisoft.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 4, 2016 at 13:59

      I think this is the bad guy. Looks like a millennial.

      Reply

  4. Admiral Chief in New York

    May 4, 2016 at 13:11

    LOL starting gear

    Reply

  5. Admiral Chief in New York

    May 4, 2016 at 13:11

    NEED MOAR DOGES

    Reply

  6. Admiral Chief in New York

    May 4, 2016 at 13:15

    GOLDEN LAPTOP???

    Now I know this has no credibility

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 4, 2016 at 13:54

      You never know, maybe the picture was taken at the Kanye West estate…

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 4, 2016 at 13:55

        Kanye dit glo?

        Reply

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 4, 2016 at 13:56

          Die leidraad is die beste in hierdie ge-West-e

          Reply

  7. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    May 4, 2016 at 13:20

    A hipster, hack? Exactly haaoow? But it is all quite hilarious, one picture sends the internet into a buzz, in effect it just shows how much people are actually expecting from the next instalment…

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    • Pariah

      May 4, 2016 at 13:20

      So, in my case, nothing?

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      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        May 4, 2016 at 13:22

        Hahaha, it depends on how you look at it, I’m expecting a waiting period, you know, the kind where the games’ price drops far enough to be added on a Steam sale?

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        • Pariah

          May 4, 2016 at 13:23

          I have a new level of waiting period. When it’s included in the Humble Monthly. XD

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          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 4, 2016 at 13:25

            HAHAHA!! I’ve added that perk to my skill tree as well!

          • Pariah

            May 4, 2016 at 13:25

            Hahaha. Classic. XD

  8. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 4, 2016 at 13:32

    You missed the fact he’s wearing a powerband bracelet for extra hologram power when he enters the matrix.

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    • RinceThis

      May 4, 2016 at 13:37

      Don’t be stupid. He’s obviously in a holodeck episode so we can expect the game to be awesome!

      Reply

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        May 4, 2016 at 13:39

        Worst of all is that he’s “hacking” with an iPhone…

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        • RinceThis

          May 4, 2016 at 13:46

          Is HE hacking, or is the FBI hacking his iPhone?!

          Reply

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 4, 2016 at 13:50

            Hehe, I think he’s trying and the FBI is…

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 4, 2016 at 13:52

          It’s like you’ve never watched Independence Day. 😉

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          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 4, 2016 at 13:53

            XD

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 4, 2016 at 13:49

        This is real life, not your Dr Trek fantasies or whatever that drek you watch is called!

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  9. RinceThis

    May 4, 2016 at 13:36

    Iconic Cap, CHECK.

    Reply

  10. Avithar

    May 4, 2016 at 13:48

    A suggestion though they should work on the driving.

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 4, 2016 at 13:52

      From the picture, we can tell that that’s fixed…

      But yes, really, the driving could’ve done with being scrapped completely or overhauled completely…

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      • Avithar

        May 4, 2016 at 14:37

        Yeah man the driving felt to cartoonish. maybe take a page from Rockstar’s page

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        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 4, 2016 at 15:08

          The funny thing is that I’d just finished GTA V when I started playing WD, and it was comparable to being an athlete whose shoelaces were tied…

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          • Avithar

            May 4, 2016 at 15:43

            LOL, that is a great way to look at it.

  11. HairyEwok

    May 4, 2016 at 14:05

    That guy is all about the thu.. pug life

    Reply

  12. Spy Master Tokashi

    May 4, 2016 at 14:28

    The armband and the glasses indicates that there will be a day one patch with lots of bugs.

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  13. Darren Peach

    May 4, 2016 at 23:26

    Just like to point out that using this language is hurtful ( No more whitewashing ) in this context. Please refrain from doing this as it makes me feel marginalised as a white male living in a country that is increasingly blaming us for all the problems facing our society. I feel the use of this sort of blanket criticism serves to over politicise a well documented problem in the representation of culture in video-games. I feel that the need to represent the rights of all taken on by many left wing voices often forgets that our culture, for all it’s perceived evil, has rights as well. Even if we have benefited unduly from the colour of our skin. Ever wondered why Trump has so much traction ? I am fairly certain that this unchecked anti white sentiment has much to do with it. I want to agree with a liberal left view. But I have reached a point where I have decided that my life is important and I am relevant and I will call out this nonsense.

    Reply

  14. Zakku Redwolf

    May 6, 2016 at 16:15

    I wonder if it will take place in New Orleans.

    Reply

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