Submitted by john2 739d ago | news

Watch Dogs Demo Was Running On A PC And Not On A PS4

DSOGaming writes: "PC gamers were left out in the cold during Sony’s PS4 presentation. Were they? Well, we don’t think so. It appears that the amazing demo walkthrough of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs was running on a PC instead of a PS4." (PC, PS4, Watch Dogs)

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Godmars290  +   739d ago
Wasn't it a dev kit?

Well until the damn thing's out and we get another Aliens Colonial Marines incident - several since nothing shown could have been running off a console - does it really matter.

Its this kind of self winding up that's ruining it for the community. If not for the damn demo of the aforementioned game it wouldn't have been as big a crime as it was.
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john2  +   739d ago
Nope, as Ubisoft confirmed: "The Watch Dogs demo was running on a PC with specs close to the PS4."
TOGC  +   739d ago
I swore I saw a Square PS4 button in the gameplay though. Unless I am blind.
stuntman_mike  +   739d ago
they were using a PS4 pad on stage during the demo, as to if it was connected to anything..well?
Bathyj  +   739d ago
Even if thats true it doesnt worry me at all.

A PC with specs the same as a PS4 probably looks worse than a PS4 as consoles tend to puch above their weight.

What would Farcry 3 or Crysis 3 look like on a PC with 512mb of RAM?
Would a 512 PC even run its own OS?

Still, even if I'm wrong about that, I still have no doubt the game will look great and the gameplay looks awesome. Thats all that matters.
Cyfyxtfg  +   739d ago
You did. He pushed the "square" button to shoot the power box
Link079  +   738d ago
Stop it the specs on the pc were a GTX way more powerful than ps4 and WiiU but there dedicated consoles mate so when optimized they could easily both look as good as pc trailer look at wiiu NFS it equals high end pc and the night time is better graphically on wiiu so they improved the graphics on NFS WiiU over the pc and this wasn't going all out or using an optimised Engine for the gpgpu ect this was using the ps3 engine and a so called switch that turns everthing into high end pc assets so i'm sure WiiU and ps4 Will be equal or better than this.
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SonicRush15  +   739d ago
I thought I saw a PS button as well
r21  +   739d ago
There was a green triangle button prompt when he hacked the ATM.
You do realize pc games played with 360 controllers show 360 buttons? Icons mean little.
NiteX  +   739d ago
So it was all fake.
PFFT  +   739d ago
There was also the Square button. I think it was when he was picking up the peoples information.
Blasphemy  +   739d ago
PS4 has 8 gb of ram, I doubt it will look any different then PC.
starchild  +   738d ago
The PC version will be able to run at a higher framerate, but honestly with PS4 likely able to output at 1080p and decent anti-aliasing, the noticeable differences between PC and consoles is going to get smaller.
Link079  +   738d ago
Thats devkits the wiiu devkit has 4GB and with compression tech these days expect 4GB on wiiu and 8GB on ps4 maybe 6GB these figures are when using compression tech ie x4 its weather the ps4 eithier has 2GB or 4GB for gaming if it has 2 it converts into 8 if it has 4GB then that can convert to 16GB,same as wiiu uses 1GB for gaming thats converted to 4GB or if Nintendo wanted to offer devs 1.5 or 2GB in the future than that would convert to 6GB or 8GB,all i know is there isnt a game out there that needs more than say 2GB or maybe 3GB so WiiU is mighty fine as with it's compression tech wiiu does a comfortable 4GB.
kaozgamer  +   736d ago

you should try using sentences...
Deputydon  +   738d ago
I thought Watch Dogs was the worst of the best looking games anyways. I thought KZ, Drive Club, Infamous, and Deep Down all looked better. Watch Dog still looks amazing though.
DonFreezer  +   738d ago
Fail of the year.Watch dogs looked better than anything shown.
Deputydon  +   737d ago
Not really sure why? Especially considering out of all the games I mentioned, its not even a true next gen game. Its a current gen port to next gen. It still looks amazing, and its a day one buy for me, but my comment fail of the year? Hahaha.
Gamer1982  +   738d ago
It was obviously a PC as my mate pointed out while watching he notice screen tearing lol. I was like thats probably because its an early build but PC build makes more sense now lol. They maxed it out and tried to run at 60FPS on apc that couldnt handle it.
Skate-AK  +   739d ago
Why does it show the square and triangle button in it then?
john2  +   739d ago
those icons were obviously added as an overlay. Here is the direct feed and you can see that there are no icons at all (and it's the same walkthrough, even the 'mistakes' are the same)


*****Edit: Yeah my bad, the gamepad icons are included in there too. Either way, Ubisoft itself claimed that this is PC footage and not PS4 footage
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hutness  +   739d ago
Are you serious? It's the same PS4 walkthrough with the PS4 buttons.
Feralkitsune  +   738d ago
They have confirmed that this was running on a PC. They just made the buttons match since it was a Playstation event. Changing a simple texture isn't hard to do when you are the fucking devs of the game.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   739d ago
Clearly the demo looked awful from the e3 2012version that was suspossedly running on pc.that was the ps4 demo tonight. In fact the e3 version was running on a durango sdk.
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juandren  +   739d ago
You high bro?
kwyjibo  +   739d ago
The PS4 is a PC. Makes no difference.
MrAnderson  +   739d ago
By the very definition of PC (personal computer) no it's not, you derp.
NameRemoved0017  +   739d ago
The hardware is close enough, someone will probablt get windows 7 or linux running on one pretty quick if the security is easy to crack.
Rainstorm81  +   739d ago
I doubt the security will be easy to crack after this gen but who knows
evilhasitsway  +   738d ago
hardware wise it is you retard even sony says so and even chip experts say so im guessing labtops are basically pc which you probley use and cant afford a real gameing pc like my self derp who in the hell uses the word derp? last time i herd that i was in like 6th grade and that was lets see 1999
Genuine-User  +   739d ago
It was running the PS4 version on a PC hence the PS button layout. I think using a PC is easier for most third party developers to showcase games on events like these.
one2thr  +   739d ago
Doesn't really matter, especially after seeing Infamous:SS and Killzone SF, and DriveClub... It'll look good regardless even if it wasnt on PS4, but on a pc with similar specs it give/gave a clue on what to look forward to...
jmc8888  +   738d ago
The problem with this line of thinking is it's not the same thing.

Yeah the car will go 160mph....

Well have you tried to go 160mph?

Because maybe it doesn't.

You want to see it on the ACTUAL hardware. Otherwise running a similar spec'ed PC machine, they might be estimating it's as good as such and such PC, when really the actual built hardware might perform a tad less and cause them to downgrade things a bit.

One dev though said they were TARGETING what they showed (I think it was Square Enix...so THEY learned).

The highest chance of CGI or demo glory not to be produced is what Capcom did. If they did that on a PC running with PS4 specs, I'd like to see what they can do with a mid level PC that's well over double the PS4's power.
bluetoto  +   739d ago
lol, I think this only matters to the master race and not to the average joe who just wants to enjoy the game, not the specs.
karlowma  +   739d ago
Looking forward to the PC release.
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GravelerMagnitude9  +   739d ago
when he was controlling the train with his iphone i was like, ""control a train, theres an app for that"
DOOMZ  +   739d ago
Just Sony up to their old tricks again, lol! The game looked amazing though...
ziggurcat  +   739d ago
oh boy... ps elitists are trying really hard to try and downplay the ps4 capabilities, aren't they....
ninjahunter  +   738d ago
Lol, I like that phrase, PS elitests haha (i know its a typo), Lets face it, at the moment There are just as many PS elitests as there are PC elitests. Its pretty funny how people are kicking and screaming to feed their superiority complexes.
RuleofOne343  +   739d ago
Ha, You don't say get out your lying . haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaa. that was good.
2pacalypsenow  +   739d ago
They said it themselves they never said its running on ps4 they said its running on ps4 tech
mochachino  +   738d ago
The specs Sony released aren't a lie. It may even look better on a PS4 with optimization so relax.
Link079  +   738d ago
Wiiu has 1GB of Ram which equates to 4GB of RAM when developing a game because with compression tech you get 4x the amount.

So 4GB is well plenty,wiiu could offer devs say 1.5GB in the future this would give devs 6GB to play with its why the devkits are always 4x the retail is because they build it on 4GB then compress it all down to 1GB without loosing any quality.

Them ps4 numbers will be devkit numbers i'd say the ps4 will have either 2GB or 4GB for gaming which equates to 8GB OR 16 GB which is overkill as no game in the next 10 years will need that amount so maybe giving gamers more than they need instead of keeping costs down ect (balance) which sony should be doing keeping cost down or 50% of the console memory wont ever get used so why make consumers pay for it ???? a little overkill if you ask me.

Gpu Bandwidth is the real power wiiu gpu has around 200GB of fast Bandwidth RAM.
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volcane  +   738d ago
The PS4 is going to have a total of 8GB GDDR5 Ram, not the Devkit, the console you buy.
jalen247  +   738d ago
Does it matter. The PS4 version is obviously going to look like that.
ninjahunter  +   738d ago
You get points for not being dumb :3
I feel like IQ on all parties dropped with the PS4 announcement haha, whats your secret?
Hicken  +   738d ago
"PC gamers were left out in the cold during Sony’s PS4 presentation."

Because Sony should have been catering to PC gamers during their PS4 reveal.

Anyway, who cares?
jay2  +   738d ago
It's Killzone 2 once again, if you weren't ready to demo it, DO A VIDEO!
Schawk  +   736d ago
Duped again the drones are suckas lol, killzone 4 is pre rendered lol, and this is pc gameplay suck it in drones hahaha
madjedi  +   735d ago
Are 360 guys going to be splitting hairs if the durango, shows impressive graphics running on a similarly speced pc.

I don't know maybe it's just the nintendo crowd and some of the pc fanatics doing damage control.

As much as pc gamers like to bitch about consoles, holding back pc games the ps4 should be viewed by pc gamers in a entirely positive note.

Lets say the durango is roughly the same as the ps4 in regards for power, i see no real drawback for pc gamers, the bare minimum standard is getting as massive bump up vs ps3/360 ports.

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