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AI Summit: Missions Played As Anyone in 'Watch Dogs: Legion'


This presentation describes how the missions in Watch Dogs: Legion interact with Play As Anyone, the game's core innovation, which allows players to recruit and play as anyone in London.Missions are the building blocks for many different kinds of experiences in Watch Dogs: Legion. Beyond the traditional single player story missions, the game contains recruitment missions and revenge missions, which are part of the game's core gameplay loops, as well as several other kinds of mission types, both single- and multiplayer.Missions use procedurally generated characters, which the player can affect in many systemic ways, including injuring and recruiting them. This introduced new edge cases which the team had to handle.The speaker will discuss the challenges of making authored missions, procedural NPC generation, and social simulations work together, and how missions can become part of gameplay loops.

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