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Watch_Dogs Interview: PS4 Advantages, Perks, Story Details, Vehicles and Tons More

"Of the several games showcased since E3 2012, Ubisoft Montreal's Watch_Dogs has commanded the most attention. The aspect of an open world cityscape that can be hacked multiple ways presents an almost infinite amount of possibilities not yet seen in the genre - and we'd be lying if there wasn't a ton of cool stuff to do. For all the enigma surrounding the protagonist Aiden Pearce, there is still a ton we don't know about the game. Luckily, we managed to sit down with the team at Ubisoft Montreal who gracefully offered a ton of new details." (PC, PS3, PS4, Watch Dogs, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

FrigidDARKNESS   952d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(18)
GiggMan  +   952d ago
I wish Sony would go ahead and give us a release date. That is going to determine whether I get this for PC or PS4.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   952d ago
"The Xbox One is a powerful platform, as of now we do not foresee a major difference in on screen result between the PS4 and the Xbox One."

I knew there wouldn't be a big difference between 3rd party games at the start of this gen. It's going to take some time. Exclusives should be rocking way better looking though.
Gamer1982  +   952d ago
They either cannot see a major difference yet because its in early development or are holding back ps4 version to keep graphics in line which is going to happen with nearly all 3rd party games this generation i'm afraid. It happened with PC games last generation. Look at COD on PC it was freaking horrible graphics wise.. (its a horrible game anyway but that's besides the point i'm talking graphics here.). Lots of games will be held back but this is where the ps4 exclusives will shine. However PS4 timed exclusives may show the difference in quality.
extermin8or  +   952d ago
well look at this:

enough said
malokevi  +   952d ago

Ahahahaha. Typical. You keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better.

Can't take anything at face value without inventing a bunch of bs and turning it into a pissing contest, eh?
Dlacy13g  +   952d ago
God....I really wish every comment thread on articles on N4G wouldn't turn into friggin console war BS. Is it that impossible to just talk about the game that was the subject of the interview?

My interest on Watch Dogs tapered a little leading up to E3 but I find myself getting excited for it again. I hope its as much of a hit as its being hyped up to be.
Drainage  +   952d ago
microsoft paid them off to not say their version is inferior . or told them they ycant release their game with negative claims
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   952d ago
believe everything u hear midnight?
MikeMyers  +   952d ago
If they look the same people will automatically call them lazy or MS paid to keep them at parity. That is what we can expect on the forums because some believe that the PS4 will be 50% more powerful. However we are already seeing games like Forza 5 run on Xbox One hardware with 60fps and in 1080p while games like Driveclub are running at 30fps and they hope to achieve 60fps. I have no doubt GT 7 will be awesome on the PS4. Launch games don't represent what the hardware is capable of and both systems are next gen. consoles. The Wii U will be like the Wii last generation and the Xbox One and PS4 will be quite comparable just like the PS3 and Xbox 360.

As we can see the console wars are already heating up and neither system is even out yet. How sad is that? Instead of enjoying games like Killzone: Shadow Fall and Ryse we will have those who need to declare a winner. That matters most to those people, not the games.
showtimefolks  +   952d ago
most 3rd party games will look identical on ps4 and xbox one because developers don't want to piss off a part of their potential fanbase

1st-2nd party games will truly show the power of next gen systems as always
unicron7  +   951d ago
Whatever you need to keep telling yourself guy. I'll be going with the superior hardware at a lower cost. Screw brand loyalty.
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miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   951d ago
Seems the superior tech will be just like this gen. 3rd party games looking about the same.
marjorie12close   951d ago | Spam
sigfredod  +   952d ago
Old information, i already read this same information weeks ago here on N4G
mt  +   952d ago
can't wait for PS4 along with watch dogs.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   952d ago
If i cant run it stable at 2560x1600 then its the ps4 version for me.
claudionmc  +   952d ago
in a 30" monitor? lol

1080p, 2xAA, 60fps and I'm happy
Gamer1982  +   952d ago
Consoles won't go past 1080p this gen. Sony even confirmed no 4k either for games if people were thinking that was for some reason confirmed. Though they said 4k movies are possible just no 4k games thanks to hardware restrictions as even top spec pcs have trouble with 4k. Not saying 2560x1600 is 4k lol i'm not that dumb just pointing out that 1080p is top resolution this upcoming gen and if you was thinking 4k available so why not others theres my answer.
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   952d ago
Ethier people are being ignorant or are really misinformed.

Xbox 1 games shown at e3 were running on a modified pc NOT actual x1 hardware that is downscaled.
Elit3Nick  +   952d ago
Only Lococycle was running on PC in debug mode since it's not optimized for the xbox yet
wishingW3L  +   952d ago
dude, there are pictures of the PCs with Windows 8 that were running the XB1 games they showed at e3. -__-
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Elit3Nick  +   952d ago
the only pictures we see are the ones at the lococycle booth
nukeitall  +   952d ago
So much misinformation here!

Most of Xbox One first party games were running on dev kits with access to the Xbox One UI. You can read here:

In fact, most of the games on Xbox One were running on 60fps at 1080p, whereas the PS4 were running at 30fps:

"When it comes to the state of software development on PS4, the situation as it stands is surprising. On the one hand, freely playable first-party titles such as Knack and DriveClub suffer from noticeable frame-rate stutters down from 30fps, while on the other, "hands off" demos for the new Infamous and Assassin's Creed games appear to run without a perceptible hitch. This is in stark contrast to the playable software confirmed to be running direct from Xbox One hardware, such as Forza Motorsport 5 and Killer Instinct, which benefit to no end for targeting the 1080p60 gold standard, and largely succeed in doing so."

Don't believe all the bullsh*t rumors from bullsh*t sites.
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Ju  +   952d ago
Keep dreaming. The MS wizards are at work.

They even doubled ERAM bandwidth - theoretically. Guess what, they can read and write to ESRAM in parallel now - in theory. And magically we play with numbers like 192GB/s which is to no surprise > 176GB/s. Yeah, if you read the fine print it tops out @ 133GB/s in practical applications. Same ol MS tactics. Better ask for forgiveness than permission, cheat as much as you can as long as it gets you somewhere.

And, well, they will need all that "wizardry" to make their games smooth. 60fps my a$$:

There goes your XBone top title. Tips to 22fps like crazy. So much for that.

Destiny, the much bigger game never dips once:
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No_Limit  +   951d ago
Yup only Lococycle was running on the Nvidia PC. All the other games were running on Xbox 1 developing hardware and titles like Forza 5, Ryse, and Killer Instinct were indeed running on actual Xbox consoles.

But the Sony fanboys will try to twist everything around to make themselves feel better. LOL
joefrost00  +   952d ago
You say misinformed and ignorant
Then you speak something misinformed and ignorant in your attempt to correct them lol
MS first party(ryse, forza,killer instinct) were running on the actual hardware
It was a couple third party games that were running on devel kits pc
extermin8or  +   952d ago
The photo that most people have seen a journalist took of a forza booth... so I dare so you're wrong.
Ju  +   952d ago
Yeah, and Ryse was nowhere near 60fps...(see above). Heck, it had troubles keeping up @ 30. That's the state of the XBone right now. They have some work to do to even reach that.
JokesOnYou  +   952d ago
xReDeMpTiOnx, an update link within your post actually debunks this

"Daniel Chace, of Harmonix, confirmed that their E3 demos were indeed running on Xbox One hardware"

"Further confirmation of Xbox One devkits being used at E3: The first day of E3 Mike and myself received some hands-on time with the Project Spark demo and are able to confirm that the demo was running on a Xbox One developer kit."

"With all that said, the case of the Xbox One using a higher-spec’d PC seem to be isolated to LocoCycle only."

Digital Foundry:
"And yes, there were some games that were - categorically, without a shadow of a doubt - running on Xbox One hardware. It'll come as little surprise to learn that first party software was more likely to be showcased running on the new console, with Turn 10's Forza Motorsport 5 the most high profile title we saw that was visibly operating on the actual unit."
wishingW3L  +   952d ago
that's just damage control. Those "devkits" were running on a Nvidia GTX GPU, Intel CPU and Windows 8. lol

When they crashed the game's went back to Windows 8's desktop. 0_O
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FITgamer  +   952d ago
When the words "more likely" are used its still speculation not fact.
Gamer1982  +   952d ago
Yep they crashed both Battlefield and DR3 and went to W7 desktops. I'm stil amazed dev kits are based on W7 though it makes some sense if they were early devkits as the first batch would have been sent out B4 W8 was released. Even so updated ones would have been made..
MysticStrummer  +   952d ago

From the same eurogamer article you quoted :

"Suffice to say, it's somewhat dismaying and very concerning that the majority of Xbox One games we saw at E3 were not actually running on console hardware"
JokesOnYou  +   952d ago
OK Mystic now read carefully....
"The biggest shock remains in how few of these games are actually running directly from console hardware right now, with almost every third-party developer openly admitting to a reliance on PC-based debug machines. The accuracy of this approach doesn't precisely pinpoint the end result, though we do see Dead Rising 3 and Crimson Dragon struggling to sustain 30fps under such conditions. This at least reveals each studio's attempts to demonstrate realistic results without the actual hardware to hand, rather than showing off overly flattering ones using unbounded specs."

-You see no attempt to fool people many 3rd party devs have not had X1 dev kits as long as first party devs, therefore they used debug pc's with comparative X1 specs and some even had problems at 30fps since the games are a bit behind/lack optimization....again they did not run them on high powered pc's to fool anyone.

Now Yes, this quote along with the one you qouted are from this same article but more importantly this is what Digital Foundry went on to say:

"And yes, there were some games that were - categorically, without a shadow of a doubt - running on Xbox One hardware. It'll come as little surprise to learn that first party software was more likely to be showcased running on the new console, with Turn 10's Forza Motorsport 5 the most high profile title we saw that was visibly operating on the actual unit."

"Software running on genuine, visible Xbox One hardware falls in with a small first-party club, including titles like Forza Motorsport 5, Killer Instinct, Ryse and Dead Rising 3."

-So the most graphically intensive best looking games like Forza5, and Ryse were running on X1 hardware, EA is on record saying they will also be at 1080p/60fps on both if those games can look so damm good pushing those level of graphics then of course 3rd party multiplats that were on debug kits for the show floor demo's at E3 will easily run on X1 too, end of story.
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Braid  +   952d ago
Don't expect clear answers regarding the differences of consoles when it comes to big third party devs who are partners with both Sony, MS and Nintendo- they're going to have to avoid the questions alltogether or just beat around the bush. If you want to see the true potential of a console, take a look at exclusive games.
devwan  +   952d ago
This. None of the devs want to upset the platform holders in this way, it'd be counter-productive on many levels.
extermin8or  +   952d ago
They always say no difference, or "no real difference" but alot of the time they've said that to plactate people andinfact the difference has been quite noticeable.
_FantasmA_  +   952d ago
I pre ordered the Watchdogs bundle. PS4 is the only console in this race. Where's the competition? I may even get a 3DS as my second system.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   952d ago
Definitely getting the PS4 version and hope its a available at launch.
joefrost00  +   952d ago
My friend works for activision and told me with all these comparisons they are doing is pretty stupid for a couple reasons
1. The most important reason almost everthing in the xbox one is customized and these idiots are comparing them like they.are off the shelf parts
2. The xbox is a better optimized machine were its close to performing to the metal(computer guys know what I mean by that)
The ps4 has more powerful hardware but not as efficient which common sense being mostly off the shelf parts
And less efficient isn't the same as how hard or easy it is to program for
A lot of you seem to get that confused
The simple question is this:
Is the more powerful ps4 running at 90% percent efficiency better than the less powerful xbox running between 96-98% percent efficiency
We will see nobody knows at the point
Common sense I thought would have sinked in with some PlayStation fanboys that if the machine was so much more powerful and so easy to develop for more than the xbox you wouldnt need a year or two you would notice the difference out the gate but in reality so far looking at the exclusives been shown MS looks like it has the better system not saying that's the truth but whats going on right now
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Parapraxis  +   952d ago | Well said
My friend works for *insert gaming company name here* and I just rung him up, says you're full of s**t.
Good day
joefrost00  +   952d ago
Dude you dont have to believe me
Im just telling you
Its not that serious for me wheather you believe me or not lol
But everything I told you is fact and really not up for debate
But I really haven't said anything that hasn't already been said
XabiDaChosenOne  +   952d ago
Lmfaoo! Oh my sides!
Patrick  +   952d ago
Oh my gosh, another one trying to prove a point with the same old "I know someone who works for someone" ... You cant dispute the FACTS of the specs.. GIVE IT UP. The PS4 is faster, stronger and better. Be thankful it is cause if Sony didnt push to be better, MS would stick you with whatever cheap crap they could and stick it to you in price. They'd try to rip you off every chance they could as proven with the whole DRM thing.
If you dont like the PS4, dont buy it. Just be thankful its there. Same thing with Xbox, I dont like MS and may or may not buy a xbone (its a wait and see if they try to screw gamers again) but I am glad they are there to push Sony to be even better. Besides, someone has to be second best in order for Sony to be the best. lol...

Greatness awaits and U R NOT(red)E
devwan  +   952d ago

What a load of rambling old guff that was!
wishingW3L  +   952d ago
you know how I know that what you're saying is complete bullcrap? Because of this:

Avalanche Studios: "PlayStation 4 currently beats Xbox One in terms of raw power and has a more mature developer environment."

On top of it even AMD themselves said that the APU in the PS4 is the most powerful one, which mean that it had the most customization done on it because there isn't another one like it.
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joefrost00  +   952d ago
I keep hearing that but where is the proof
The proof is in the games
You put something a developer said I also remember blow saying how games on the ps4 would be 60fps and 1080p where the xbox would be 1080p and 30fps
As of now the xbox has more games confirmed at 1080p 60fps than ps4
Again dont listen to me just look at the games and you will see my point
Ju  +   952d ago
Here is the proof:



Both exclusive titles.

Or how about that:
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ssean227  +   952d ago
You do realize they are both running on custom hardware right? Not saying one is better than the other just that they are both running customized hardware
RandomDude655  +   952d ago
If anything the PS4 GPU is more custom/efficient, the 8 ACE's aren't in any other GPU at the moment
BitbyDeath  +   952d ago
My friend Mr Yoshida debunks your 'friend'.
SpideySpeakz  +   952d ago
You know how I know you're lying?
Everything you just said came out the mouth of a Xbox management boss. None of those statements came from Activision.. or (your friends). "Copy and paste, random company name"

Are you Xbros this delusional, and so obsessed with a consumer product, and flock to the internet to make boldface lies? Is the Xbone this important to you in your life? These companies don't give a dang about you. You're basically free advertisement to them. The "Hardcore Fanboys" living in a dreamworld, blinded by flashy gimmicks. That's you, sir.
extermin8or  +   952d ago
If you're friend worked for activision he'd know what the os4 spec sheet says the cpu has been customised (how else is it using Graphics ram effectively...)the gpu has been heavily customised-the xbox's hasn't thats on the spec sheets too:
The xbox is running windows based Os which means Divx etc which is most certainly not closer to the metal-infact many devs have been on record saying the opposite. Whereas sony have a new OS using freeBSD new drivers fr AMD's hardware created in collaboration. Which will help FreeBSD devs too in the long run as until now AMD had always refused. The ps4 also has a custom module for all the background stuff etc. So I guess if he makes COD games I might believe he actually thinks this stuff that might explain why they are so shit-the missing link is making them. But as it stands the PS4 certainly has more custom than Xbox...
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   952d ago
N4G ran an article recently that was an interview with the CEO of Activision. He said in his interview that M$ has a lot to prove. They must prove that their hardware and inclusion of Kinect was worth the price tag BC Activision does not play favorites and M$ needs to bring their A game.
MikeyDucati1  +   951d ago
So basically you agree with that article causes it coincides with your opinion. Cause really what is the difference when two guys are saying the same thing essentially, about two different consoles.
SCW1982  +   951d ago
Have you seen infamous second son in motion frost?
blanket14  +   952d ago
yeah I bet your friend had to had a confidential document signed not to talk about the systems he wouldnt just go around throwing up random crap to random people.... the ps4 is alot more powerful or dont you under stand? the ps4 litterly better with everythibg to do with power. my little sister has imaginary friends that she has tea partys with too maybe shell work for ubisoft and ill just start vomiting random crap tooo.....
izo  +   952d ago
Hahaha your friend is probably part of the ground staff. Ps4 is more powerful.
Sadist3  +   952d ago
You guys argue what's more can't tell the future, you don't know. Until both systems are out, and there is a significant difference, you really don't know. You're not developers.
The_HarryEtTubMan  +   952d ago
But I can listen to developers and hardware and add 2+2.
extermin8or  +   952d ago
Was about to post a link tot that pic you beat me :p
nnodley  +   952d ago
Man have you seen the comments for that article on this site. Man the xbox fans are trying to justify everything by spouting E3 awards and 60fps.
Elit3Nick  +   951d ago
And you guys are trying to justify everything by comparing the ps4 specs to rumored specs, until official specs are given, I won't bother trying to compare the two
Felonycarclub8  +   952d ago
Same thing is going to happen next gen, Sony's first party studios will make the system shine and outperform any game that Xbox has, but at least now third party games will look the same so that's fine with me
Thunderhawkxbox  +   952d ago
Common ubisoft we know Sony paid u good money to say ps4 is better dont make your company looks like a fool and from now on I won't buy ur games anymore because they sucks and I think Xbox fans either shouldn't buy their game from ubisoft greedy money sucker and bullshitter
SCW1982  +   951d ago
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   952d ago
It's all over the web that most games shown at e3
On the x1 were running on custom dev kits as mentioned
Before all the Xbox's fanboys can try defending all they want but like last gen Sony's first party title's will blow microsofts out of the water.

All I need to say is Naughty Dog just wait and you will see lol.
joefrost00  +   952d ago
One thing I am not is a liar
Sony lied to all of you saying things like we care about developers and gamers
No they dont they only went with 8gb of ram because of MS
I bet alot of you didnt know the first setup was 2gb with 2gb of video ram
Then 4gb and 2gb video ram
Before they found out about MS
All of you that think im lying
All im going to say is wait you will see
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   951d ago
Cerny already talked about starting with 2 gig of GDDR5 RAM and bumping it up to 4 gig and then 8 gig. it wasn't about M$ at all. It was about availability and cost. As larger amounts became available at an affordable cost they added more till they were happy. Go watch ” the road to PS4 ” on YouTube and get educated. Till then stfu and gtfo.
awesomeperson  +   951d ago
What will we see?

What has happened, has happened. All we will see are two systems with varying specs at launch. We will see PS4 exclusives down the line with a higher level of graphical fidelity. We will see the benefits of having slightly higher specs. That is what we will see, or so I predict.

Even if what you state is true, that Sony did not care about the developers or gamers (which would be a terrible, terrible business plan), then what does that make Microsoft? Gamings saving grace?

I just ask you that.
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Thunderhawkxbox  +   951d ago
Sony always lies about everything they r big fat liers and wat ever Sony says for their fan boys is a truth if in this article watch dog devs were saying Xbox is better wat would sony fan boys says ? Microsoft paid them to say it and now they saying ps4 is more powerful so Sony didn't pay them they saying a truth about it it's always like that
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   951d ago
If you bothered to watch the road to PS4 you would know that Sony went to 30+ development teams that make AAA titles and asked what they wanted in the next gen system and the 2 top answers were better GPU and large pool of unified RAM. If that doesn't show they care about developers then maybe you should remove your xbox blinds BC I haven't heard M$ say they did the same. M$ probably told the developers the same thing they tell their consumers, ” deal with it ”
unicron7  +   951d ago
Get out of here with that truth and common sense!
MikeyDucati1  +   951d ago
Lol! The responses! Dish it, but can't take it. Its only one game people. We laughed at the cloud. Now its laughing at us. Nevermind the fanboy wars, it will be interesting to see what they do with A.I.
SatanSki  +   951d ago
I think ps4 looks more powerfull too but where did they say ps4 has an adventage? N4G is so full of crap im more and more tempted to never come here again. I usually block comments frame with adblock so i dont have to see all stupidity here. Disgusting

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