The Watch Dogs graphics downgrade isn't the real problem

There's a much larger problem than the apparently Watch Dogs graphics downgrade.

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Angels37851595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

That and the fact that it was delayed to (so far) be an inferior looking game.......

PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt1595d ago

i will wait until the next trailer to judge the game. i don't think its fair to judge on one mistake.
bc that was a crappy trailer

raWfodog1595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

I'll wait until the final product is out and reviewed before I judge the game. I know it looks like a downgrade but nothing really drives it home like a final, completed game.

But its still good to discuss it.

Edit: grammer

whitefang19881595d ago

Completely agree, the gifs going around (especially the bridge one) from every source have said it just doesn't look like that when playing on ps4. I've been shown some footage and it looked fairly good to me, not as good as the bullshot but good

rdgneoz31595d ago

"I'll wait until the final product is out and reviewed before I judge the game"

I'd rather not preorder a game based off of hope that it'll be good when it releases, when the latest trailer shows it looking like a serious downgrade overall.

You can say the E3 demo was on a 4 grand computer, but the PS4 demo still looked a hell of a lot better than the new video.

PONTIAC08G8GT1595d ago

As long as the gameplay is tight and the graphics are good, I'll be happy. Wouldn't you want the game to be fun and play well? Yes, graphics do matter but as long as they are good I'm happy with that.

raWfodog1595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

@ rdgneoz3

I should have clarified my statement better. What I meant was wait until the final game is out before you decide whether to pick it up. Once it is already out and you can see the final product for yourself then you're much better informed when it comes to making judgments and decisions.

I never buy games when they first come out and I've never preordered and I'm always happy with my game purchases.

logan_izer101595d ago

Problem is, this isn't the first time this happened. Remember the Aisha Taylor trailer when they freaked out and claimed it was never supposed to be shown after fans freaked out?

Dee_911594d ago

to be honest.If the game looked like it did now at e3 2012, or even just a little better, I wouldn't have a problem.But that downgrade is just too massive to ignore.The awesome graphics was one of the most appealing things about the game, and to see it downgrade this much sucks.Not just that gif, but the other pictures showing the gameplay elements, like how dead the city looks now. I have no doubt the game will still be fun though

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joab7771595d ago

What happened between last August and the delay....GTA happened....on last gen consoles. I think that that...along with their annual release of Assassins Creed had them wondering if releasing it in its current state was a good idea. They wanted to make the city better. But were they unable to do so without compromise?

I am still quite confident in Ubisoft abilities. They have brought us AC4 and Far Cry 3 recently. My bigger worry is the scope of The Division. And does anyone think that maybe it the xbox one holds developers back a bit on next gen? Its just a thought.

DarkLord10031595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

deleted my comment cause i should have read the article first - Sorry guys...

SG1_dapunisherX1595d ago

what happen to 2012 graphic lol

Activemessiah1595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

2014 graphics arrived... and it looks like Dogshit :D

prettyboy121595d ago

infamous second son wants a word with you sir!!

linkenski1595d ago

Laughed way more than I should have x)

KevinCubes1595d ago

Wii U version will look like 2012 cgi

CrossingEden1595d ago

2012 was running on a high end pc.

madworld1595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

I think Watch Dogs has some high Reduced of the level of graphics and this is very obvious so I will cancel my pre order and wait

bobacdigital1595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

True it never discussed what platform the new footage was from.. But if you are going to show your new flagship IP you would think you wouldnt relaunch it with the X360 or PS3 version.

Also with the amount of negative press it is getting they should just do a gameplay walk through of previously shown footage ... Go to IGN or Poloygon and play through the PS4 version.. By not doing that they are letting everyone formulate their own theories...

Of course they cant say the new footage is from 360 / ps3 version because it might tank the appeal of it ... but they need to be proactive and just do a gameplay walk through of the ps4 version to help pacify some of the fans.

PrinceOfAllSaiyans1595d ago

That was the PS4 version why can't people get it in their heads. Ubusoft rarely shows off Xbox version of their games. Usually its PC or PlayStation. And Gamespot has a new gameplay video up on YouTube being played on the PS4 and it looks terrible.

OT-Uhh don't really want this game day 1 anymore. May just wait. And it was one of my top 5 most anticipated games for 2014. Sorry Watch Dogs your spot has been replaced by Batman Arkham Knight. I just don't understand how a game can be delayed this long and look like shit.

bobacdigital1595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

You think the game looks like complete shit? I personally think it looks much better than GTA 5. .. The story / premise of the game is what interests me the most.. Just because the game doesn't look really good doesnt mean it will be a bad game? The gameplay of it might be better than Infamous even tho Infamous right now looks like the technically superior game.

I wasnt going to buy this game on the PS4 so I may not suffer from the same graphical issues we are seeing on the console releases.

rdgneoz31595d ago

"I personally think it looks much better than GTA 5"

GTA 5 is a current gen game, it's not next gen (yet)... Saying a next gen game looks better than a current gen game should be normal. The previous videos are what got me interested in the game. Hell, the PS4 gameplay videos looked a lot better than this current video and made the city look alive.

Tempest3171595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

Im all about graphics too, but to not purchase this game because it doesnt look as good as the original announcement? Seems a ittle petty to me. Especially after all the positive previews for the game.

Baka-akaB1595d ago (Edited 1595d ago )

"Saying a next gen game looks better than a current gen game should be normal."

Seems to me it alway looked current gen , aside from a few obvious early pc footage , as it is still a ps3/360 project as well ... just like AC4 . And just like AC4 i only expected a better looking product on ps4/xb1 wich is still happening .

AndrewLB1595d ago

It was NOT the PS4 version! It was pre-rendered CGI made on a high end PC. The same goes for the 2012 E3 trailer.

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tylercolp1595d ago

It does seem like a tricky PR problem.

whitefang19881595d ago

It is ps4 in the trailer, and the negative press is mainly from us the public, from seeing the trailer, however the press who played it said it looked great. They did show a walkthrough if you remember in fall 2013 which lood good, I'm sure they will do it again before launch. Fingers crossed it lives up to peoples expectations :-)

rdgneoz31595d ago

The fall 2013 gameplay video on the PS4 looked a lot better and the city felt more alive. All the little touches that made it look next gen are gone.

AndrewLB1595d ago

Bull$hit. If you don't know what you're talking about, stop repeating lies.

It was pre-rendered CGI made on a high end PC.

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