Forbes: I don’t think a character should be replaced automatically for diversity’s sake alone. If the star of Watch Dogs 2 was say, an Asian woman, that would be cool, but if she had the same character issues as Pearce, it wouldn’t solve the game’s problems, and would just come off as disingenuous.
Rather, the real question is whether or not Pearce is worth salvaging. I maintain that despite Ubisoft trying to create a new iconic character with Pearce, they failed to do so in any way other than visually. Pearce’s hat and coat may now be recognizable, but as a character he remains completely unmemorable.