Watch Dogs is being built on a brand new engine developed internally at Ubisoft, the game's producer has revealed.
Uh... so what we saw was or wasn't on the Unreal Engine? Because if it's not the same as what I saw at e3 then i'm not buying it.
Hmmm...you're the first person I've heard mention this game using Unreal.
It looked like the Samaritan only a slight bit dumbed down so it's easy to get it confused.
I thought it was the AC Engine. It looked like a highly scripted event, perhaps even a movie. It seems to me they were trying to demonstrate what gameplay would be like rather than it being actual gameplay. Ubisoft have a history of this. Nothing seemed to happen because it was a player can do this or that moment until the shooting started and there was the passenger in the car and the engagements. Even the shooting seemed a little too programmed, particularly the vault over the hood.
I felt the same as Morganfell, AC engine and scripted play. I just figured it's what they're aspiring for as the main game. I have all the faith that the game will play like what we saw in the long run though. So glad to see some new IP's!
When I first saw it I thought it was a brand new engine straight away. I honestly dont care much about the graphics of this game (even though it looked sweet), the whole concept, the whole idea is just brilliant. I really hope they can pull it off. I'll definitely be pre-ordering it as soon as I can.
It didn't look even close to the AC Anvil engine: the lighting looks like completely different, and stuff like these reflections was never in the Anvil engine (or any other engine to date except the UE4 demo). The game also doesn't look more scripted than any GTA game: the map indicates pretty much an open world game, with some event being triggered based on mission progress. But all the other stuff (civiliains going around etc) looks completely unscripted
Ubisoft throw some money around they can build great engines, Assassins creed is testament to that. They have clearly thrown money and time at this project and the PC version to showcase it. I would imagine this sort of game is gunning for GTA, which means big publicity campaigns.
It is the AC engine. You can easily tell. Don't see the fuss about this game. IT's AC but in a modern setting with guns. Last of Us seems much better.
I thought this was a very impressive game. Great visuals, appeared to have great AI. It did have alot of scripting like The Last of Us, which also looked awesome and was quite impressive.
Let's be honest here and analyze this engine objectively: It is a last gen looking game with some next-gen effects. If it is for this gen, then it is EXTREMELY impressive. If it is for the next gen, then it will not be that impressive, it will look like the general random early next-gen multiplatform games. For example this pic (zoom in to look at the details): http://images.gamersyde.com... The clothes are very good like the wool details, but in some areas it looks blocky even the face, the thumb nail is very detailed but other fingers and nails are low res. The same can be said about all aspects of the game, NPCs doing different stuff but they lack model details, physics are good when plastic bottles move on the road but tree leaves are built-in on the ground (even pixalated), debris and particles are fine but the gas station explosion is the worst thing in the game, even an early game in this gen had a better explosion, the blast here isn't volumetric, it looks almost gif like image. etc etc.. This game has its ups and downs. We are already saw a sneak peak about next gen graphics with Agni's Philosophy and with the upcoming Unreal Engine 4 and they are 100% representative what next-gen graphics will be. This game can't be comapred to them and the same can be said about Star Wars 1313 (which still uses Unreal Engine 3). In sum, Watch Dogs: - Impressive as last gen game: YES - Impressive as a next gen game: Definately NOT. So let's say it's a last gen game with some next gen effects and features.
Ubisoft mainly uses their own engines...i've always heard. That's a shame you only buy unreal engine games! : )
I never said that I only buy unreal engine games. I said that if they aren't using the engine that was used in the demo that i wouldn't buy it. I just thought it looked to Unreal due to the cloth physics ans weather.
I understood what you meant OneAboveAll, going by your second comment. theWB27 is being petty for some reason.
That was internet sarcasm wraith spectre...did you notice the smiley face? I knew what he/she was saying before the second comment which I didn't have the pleasure of seeing like you.
I have seen them use Unreal Engine before. So its not impossible to say it. Anyone remember Vegas? It was Unreal Engine 3 powered.
All splinter cell games have been UE2 heavily modified over the years, even conviction was UE2.5 modified by them (The exact build of UE2.5 used for all splinter cell games is Warfare Build 829) http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... (search for splinter cell)
i hope your joking, just look at gears of war and tell that looks anything like watchdogs, if you say yes, then your on drugs.
You do know that not all games on Unreal look anything like Gears. Does Mass Effect or Mirror's Edge look anything like Gears? Deus Ex: HR?
You do know just cause their's a dude with a jacket on, doesn't make it like the samaritan. And i don't even think they said anything about it being on Unreal Engine.
You're mixing up art style with technicality. Technically, Gears of War could run on the Uncharted engine, and Uncharted could run on the Frostbite 2 engine without the player noticing the difference.
"if it's not the same as what I saw at e3 then i'm not buying it." so if its better... you won't buy it? Weird.
I just hope a 7970 is enough to run it looking like the demo.
You'll probably need a CrossFire setup if you want smooth framerates.
Damn I sure hope that's not true. We may be entering another Crysis 1 situation.
where did you get your gaming hardware knowledge? the back of a cereal box? a 7970 will be more than enough.
I WANT another "crysis situation", hear me out before voting. People blew it out of proportion. Some people were upset that you couldn't run the game on DX10 very high settings at release (meaning at release, the fastest video card couldn't maintain 30FPS average, you could still play, just slow). Crytek specifically said that they made the game engine so advanced on the highest settings that even 5 years later, it would still be the best looking. If you set the game to medium, a lot of PCs could run it and it was STILL the best looking game in 2007 on MEDIUM. That means the engine was already prepared for new hardware so as time passed and PC's advanced, your game, mods, custom maps, etc all got better and better looking without paying anything more. The tech was always there in your original copy. If anyone has a gaming PC, try Crysis 1 again on its full settings at 1080P. It is simply amazing even now.
God help you if its not. I think a 7970 can handle it without breaking too much of a sweat. I highly doubt a crossfire 7970 setup would be needed to run it. Its a pretty sweet looking game but do have a second look. Looking at this interview/preview http://www.youtube.com/watc... Outside in the rain looked fantastic with the reflections. There are some really nice post processing camera effects and blooms too. More than anything though, its just a really well presented game so far.
And the hype grows...
I was impressed. When you go open world you usually sacrifice quality, it's incredibly hard to get the level of graphics you would see in a game like Uncharted into an open world game. It's a huge task from an game artists perspective, and a tough one to pull off technically - I would go as far to say impossible on consoles. The developers have done great here, the game looks fantastic, but lets not pretend the console version will be even close to what we saw.
I haven't upgraded my pc in 3 years so I will upgrading for this and star wars 1313 hopefully next year.
A tip from a PC gamer here. Always buy your parts as "late" as you can. Prices fall so fast with PC that even a few weeks going buy can result in saving 100 bucks. So in other words, lets say 1313 and watch dogs comes out in the same month, I would buy and build the PC a couple weeks before they launch. It is really a waste of money to slowly buy parts over a long period of time. Instead, save your money over the same period of time, and at the end, buy all the parts and you will save money since PC parts obey the laws of economics WAY more than the price locking that the console makers employ.
The game looked phenomenal. So much attention to detail. You can even see the leaves on the ground flapping as the wind blows.
It's am upgraded Splinter Cell Conviction engine. This game is being demoed behind closed doors on an Xbox Durango dev kit using the Xbox smart glass controller. CVG Games confirmed it.
Sure it is. That's why the new splinter cell hardly looks any better than Conviction and Watch Dogs is one of the most visually stunning games ever shown... Any moron has to know that this game was running on a very high end PC, probably a Kepler an if released this gen will look nothing like it does now. Same for 1313. Even The Last of Us and God of War Ascension, which are probably the best looking games so far this gen look dated compared to Watch Dogs.
I wouldn't say dated by any means. Its amazing how the ps3 can keep up with high end PC 's and its shown by the GOWA and The Last of Us. The AI in The Last of Us demo was an achievement in its own right. Thats not even mentioning the highly cinematic camera during hand to hand combat.
look dated compared to watch dogs? oh well i guess we have some very different eyes
It may not look dated with a quick glance, but let's face the facts. Everything on PS3 or Xbox360 is dated from a technological take on graphics and especially when you play very close attention to the smallest details. PC has games with far superior resolution, framerate, anti-aliasing etc etc. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to tell you PC games are superior or anything like that, I'm just reminding you of some facts. Whether they are relevant or not is subjective. I think games like The Last of Us & God of War: Ascension look awesome and I can't wait to get my hands on them.
TheBigShamona "Its amazing how the ps3 can keep up with high end PC 's" Its more amazing that you think it does, TBH its amazing anyone still does. You obviously have not seen high end PCs.
This new game engine for Watch Dogs will definitely be one of the best
I love this game. I really hope there's stuff like real time physics and it's open world. It would be fun tinkering with the Stop Light and seeing how cars crash. It kind of looks like it's a next-gen version of AnvilNext because how how both in this and AC3 the jacket/coat is flowing.
cant wait to play WACH DOGS in my 60GB PS3 in full 1080P+
I hope you're a VERY patient person.
Don't be fooled by this ps3-hater pretending to be a ps3 fanboy. He loves to pretend to be a delusional fan, but has also attacked the system directly. Many trolls like this realize that there is nothing they can even do anymore to ATTACK the system, so they pretend to be a delusional fanboy because they think that will make a significant advancement to convincing others that "Pstree fanbois are teh worstest!" Sad. Very sad.
ZOMG is it naxt gaaan engeeeene?!? But seriously, it looked pretty well done. Not necessarily "ZOMG consawls cnt doo it!" advanced like all of the over-excited doofuses are yapping about (about friggin' everything getting shown), but detailed.
Sessler and Molyneux even figured the game, as they showed it, is impossible on current consoles.
*sarcasm* Sir, We've heard this lie over and over and over and over and over and over. How about we just give it a rest already. Honestly, it will save your bubbles. --HINT: If, for economical and other reasons, developers HAVE TO make these games run on the proverbial "WALMART PC" that MOST people own, then you can be sure the current HD consoles will be running it too. PERIOD.
Sessler and Molyneux? Can we get Geoff and Pachter's opinions, too?
Guy don't get so damn offended I just said that they doubted the game, as it was shown, wasn't running on a console. AND IT WASN'T. Stop being so defensive. OMG, you can't say anything on this site without people taking offense. I'm calling it now. Gamers are the most easily offended people on the planet. What I was saying is that sure this game will run on consoles; but it won't looks like it did in the gameplay they have shown. Why the hell are you guys getting mad at me. Fuck this site. I'm done commenting since everyone here is fucking crazy. Fucking people can't read. I even said in my original sentence "as they showed it".
Considering Ubisoft games never had severe lags, leaks and slowdowns (I mean it in here, and I don't have a lot of money spent on hardware) like some (Bethesda, Volition, Rockstar..) I like the news. Beauty is great but performance and bugless gameplay is way ahead for me.
I like this game.
Impressive looking game
This game stole the show at E3, phenomonal evolution of the genre. Then adding in the ability to jump into other people's games with your own mission and become part of their story. I cannot wait for this game.
I never considered the graphics beyond current console capabilities. I was impressed with the animation of the coat, the gameplay mechanics, and the overall theme of the game. The guy in the coat reminded me of that game Rise of the Dragon on Sega CD while the environments and tech reminded me of Deus Ex. I do have some doubt about 3rd parties putting effort into console versions. I do hope Ubisoft puts some effort into this one though.
Rise of the Dragon! I used to have that game, very cool concept but damn was that game hard! The game didn't give you very clear direction as to what you were supposed to do. I agree with everything you said, +bubbles for "well said"
I don't think I ever passed that game. My vague memory remembers a puzzle in a sewer? where I had to solve a wiring problem. It was a long time ago, in my childhood. So years later I bought Rise of the Dragon again sealed. I may ignore it's collection value and try the game again as an adult. The puzzle may no longer be unsolvable.
Yeah same here lol, I remember going from the apartment room down to a bar and meeting a female bartender early in the game and talking to her, and also the wiring problem in the sewer. I'm 100% sure I never passed that game. Unfortunately I no longer have my Sega CD so if you do beat the game let me know what happens.
Whatever engine, whatever is scripted...this game has enough going for it (so far) to make me think YES!
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