Following the controversy surrounded by the recent gameplay demo that was released, Jonathan Morin took it upon himself to answer some questions on twitter.
We shall See http://images4.wikia.nocook... .
i can't wait either way it looks like a fun open world game , at least to me
Same here but this is definitely good news. It also begs the question: which version was shown in the trailer? At this point I have given up on caring. I just want to know more about what you can do in this world. Since you can "collect" cars, does this mean you will have a garage now? Can you customize your vehicles? Can you hack the stock market? :) When you go online can you hack other people's bank accounts and steal their cars lol?
Time of day matters a great deal in these shots. This was taken from actual PS4 hardware: http://i.minus.com/i2q1pEh3...
@morganfell Now THAT is reassuring!!
I still cant imagine that the gameplay will make fun. I guess as a concept, all this hacking sounds great...but i doubt it makes fun. Why does it remind me of Midnight Club 2?
Indeed. And thanks Morgan! Now I know my version will look and play great! I have been so waiting for a game such as this.
@PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt B-b-b-but, obviously the most important factor of exclusive IPs is teh GRAPHICS, and certainly not the cool new gameplay features that were never seen before in gaming, I want GRAPHICS, not GAMEPLAY, wtf is gameplay anyway, just pressing buttons, BORING, give me stylized long expositional cutscenes please and take the control away from me as often as possible. /s
Why not both? Certain genres and artistic styles lend themselves to photorealism and some do not. Given the same gameplay, I'd much rather experience it in the world that we saw last year rather than this one. This time it's actually not even about resolution or framerate for me. It's about the quality of textures, lighting, and art style in general. The day time shots just look bland, GTA-esqe, and do not fit in with the tone of what was shown the prior 2 years.
@lameguy Stop making sense! You realize that we are getting to the point were a large portion of game budgets go towards artwork, modeling and motion capture? I want to experience their work with as much fidelity as possible. And do so in a responsible way if you can't afford a 1000+ rig or don't want one infront of your TV.
@cross that isn't why people were upset,it was how the atmospheric and immersive look cease to exist upon ubisoft showing the game again.
So...your saying that I should completely forget about the way the game looks and focus specifically on the game play? I don't know about you, but I don't want to look at an eyesore that cost me $60+, ESPECIALLY considering this is a 'next-gen' title. Solid gameplay can be on any console or PC, but the entire reason for more powerful consoles and those fancy schmancy high end PCs IS improved image quality. I would rather have a game that looks good and plays good, rather than a game that plays good and looks like bog.
I bet you said the same thing when you played Ryse,right?
@cross Then stick with your 360
Your saying this, but it didn't loose any gameplay features so what's the point to waste your 1 bubble sir?
Parent, he does this every time. Nothing new.
"Watch Dogs will look like E3 2013's version on PS4, head creative director says" What about the Xbone version?
You know the xbox one version won't look as good, that is a given.
Probably will look similar, just at a lower resolution.
@ Mr Pumblechook i was think exactly the same thing
What about X1...? I know the user only asked about PS4, but would have been more reassuring if he would have asked Next gen :/
They never showed the X1 version as far as I remember so he wouldn't be able to say it looks like what we showed last year.
I'm not sure, if it looks as good as the videos from last year why does the trailer and gamespot gameplay look so crap?
So they show us downgraded footage and then retract it with a statement like this... Your gif is a picture perfect respons. I chuckled. Don´t get it twisted though, I´m still somewhat hyped for this game.
So what about PC
it will look like the same crap just with higher res and less blurry textures
Stop with this bullshit! Yes I don't like the downgrade too but it still looks good.
My PC version will look like it's on PS2
PC's are Godlike.
Until someone pulls out the plug.
...but it's E3 2012 that comparisons were being made to.
And E3 2012 was full CGI pre-rendered on high end PC. Not to be confused with any actual game. Anyone who thought this was how the PS4 would look is completely insane.
False! E3 2012 was running on PC, Eurogamer gave a side by side comparison and breakdown of it against the PS4 last year after the PS4 reveal.
I just don't think the consoles turned out quite as powerful as developers back in 2012 thought they would be, is all. You can also point to the Unreal Engine 4 demo from 2012. It was done on a quality PC, and looked very very impressive. But when it was ported onto basically near final PS4 hardware a year later, it was clearly downgraded. In essence, developers showing games and engines and technology two years ago on PC anticipated the new consoles they knew were coming would be more powerful than how they actually ended up. A high end two year old PC still outpowers both new consoles fairly easily, and back then, that would have been unexpected. It certainly was for me in hindsight too! I sort of expected more performance. I definitely expected more performance from the Xbox One. But this is what we have now, so developers are having to work with that.
Sevir, The E3 2012 was running on a PC but it absolutely was not live. Of course everyone on this site threw up their hands and praised Watchdogs like the second coming. When I stated it wasn't live I was attacked and attacked to no end. Nothing like vindication though. Look at the video: http://www.ign.com/videos/2... They periodically insert the view of the guy playing. There are times when the character is doing various things on screen and the guy playing isn't touching the right controls (sticks for looking/moving or triggers for shooting - don't tell me they instituted some wild control scheme) or he is not using any controls at all in some cases. This may have been in engine but it was definitely prerendered. Remember this is two years ago. If they really had the gameplay this tight they would have had the title completed before now. All of that said I think the game has come a long way to matching the prerendered presentation and the downgrade is not anywhere near as bad as people are thinking. It likely isn't completely on target. I have made numerous posts attesting to this over the past several days. One small clip from a video is responsible for 99% of the outcry and mainly by persons that did not watch the entire video.
I'm pretty sure most people thought it was running on ps4 hardware or dev kits at E3. I still think it looks good. I'm def still gunna buy it.
@Morganfell You don't even know how it will play on the ps4 yet. Don't assume the developers are speaking from a technical standpoint rather than a damage control standpoint. Ya your gif looks nice but look at the resolution on that. It'll look like crap at full screen 1080p. http://www.youtube.com/watc... theres the video your gif comes from. watch it at 1080p and full screen it to see how shitty it actually looks.
Apparently pash you are one of those people that do not realize how degraded and compressed the video is on Youtube, even at 1080p. I thought everyone was aware of this truth. Hmmm...apparently there are still a good many people that do not know these facts. All one need do is download a 1080p video from Youtube and then look at the specs. For one, the bit rate is horrendous. This is why intelligent people go to Gamersyde but even gamersyde said they did not get uncompressed video. I do know common sense says they will not try to reinvent some wild control scheme. I know what some of the controls are already because they periodically pop up on screen in the presentation vids. You do not have to be Sherlock Holmes to draw an accurate deduction. And I know they didn't have some controller that reads minds when the presenter wasn't touching any controls yet the character was still moving. And even the gif is not 1080p so of course when I stretch it there will be a great deal of degradation. I am talking about that being rendered full screen in 1080p. So everything you have thrown up has been easily and handily invalidated. But then again I do not believe information was your goal when you posted.
Oh I'm fully aware of how crappy 1080p looks on Youtube. But true 1080p looks 10x better than that blurry mess even on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watc... If you have the bandwidth and two monitors play these two videos side by side. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Cue another delay lol.
I'll wait for the reviews.
Will it play like the e3 2013 video? That is what I care about. That is what gamers should care about. The lack of gameplay for a game that was supposed to come out 4 months ago. This has turned into resolution controversy for every game that comes out. Why do N4Gamers care more about what the game looks like rather than the gameplay? If you want to watch a pretty game pick up Avatar
If all you care about is gameplay, go roll some dice while playing Dungeons and Dragons.
It is about a synthesis of the 2,but clever none the less. Gamers have not said Watch_Dogs where is the gameplay or what will we be able to do other than the linear narrative. They are just like 900p, 30fps, "PC MASTER RACE", "THE TRAILER WAS ON MY CONSOLE"
Don't bother. Its fashionable now to discuss how graphics don't matter. Its the cool thing to say.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... So it will look like this?
Yes I actually saw that footage at E313 when a game developer was playing it. They even had another developer come in the game to use the smart glass for help. No smoke and mirrors dude all true.
The pc version will. The ps4 version will just have lesser defined textures and less fluid gameplay/movement with its 30fps.
Yeah and all pc's of all shapes and sizes will run this game better than the x1 and ps4. Am being sarcastic.
@razrye Oops forgot to throw in a 900-1000$ pc* will. Lol
Don't believe your own eyes, believe me. ... oh, e3 2013? What?
'Will look like' but is not the E3 13 PS4 version.
Graphic wise i highly doubt it.
isn't this getting out of hand ?? When did gaming turned into this pixel counting bullshit and controversy over anything. People need to stop being so entitled and simply enjoy their hobby. Calm T.. F... DOWN everyone ...!!
This situation in a nutshell http://themetapicture.com/i...
It's false advertising. This has nothing to do with being gamers. As a CUSTOMER if we are shown a product that isn't representative of the final product that is available to purchase then we have the right to cause backlash. And never happy? We were happy before they ruined they delayed the game to ruin the graphics.
That's not why everyone is upset dude. It's because they showed a PS4 gameplay not even e3 gameplay months ago which looks much better than the recent footage. If they showed the downgraded footage all along no one would bat an eye. But the fact that they showed the better footage earlier that's what everybody was expecting.
to me it sounds more like a bunch a entitled brat crying and yelling, this is exactly what gives gamers a bad name... Never freaking happy. waaaaaaaa the robot i wanted for Christmas was Blue waaaaaaaaa. i didn't want the green one the gun on it doesn't look as good ... waaaaaaaaaa
I blame the (8 bit).
If I preordered a 500bhp Ferrari and then they released a video of it not being able to keep up with a ford focus, I'd be pretty pissed and be asking a lot of questions. Of course gameplay is most important, but those that have preordered the game aren't getting what they were promised which is false advertising. Everyone is getting pissed because they've been lied too. Bull shots are one thing, but Ubi have taken this a whole step further deceiving everyone with those mind boggling gameplay videos for the last 2 years. The footage recently released looks absolutely nothing like what we've been shown up til now.
Had you been paying attention, you'd know people aren't "pixel counting" - as in nitpicking resolutions. The differences are much more noticeable, as in actual tech not in play
Anyone else smell a steaming pile?
Anyone else smell a huge steaming pile?
Yes but I get that everytime I log onto here, think it's the fanboys!
Lol. Now developers are lying? It isn't a downgrade, what we saw recently is a highly compressed video on YouTube... Not representative of the final product, which NO ONE here has played.
Why would they choose to release a highly compressed craptastic video if they wanted to build hype and relaunch their game? It doesn't make sense.
Not there fault Youtube's video handling services are.
But previous gameplay footage didn't look compressed to me...Just saying
Just watched the e3 2013 gameplay...looks damn good. I see no reason to doubt Ubi atm, the footage released the other day is easily passed by AC4, and I highly doubt on current gen they would allow any game (much less a game hyped like this) to be subpar graphically to a launch multiplatform title.
From what I saw, the game looks fantastic, and it'll be something in which people will once again eat crows... Can't wait for May 27th.