Another great opinion piece brought by Jim Sterling! Amid concerns that Watch_Dogs has been visually "downgraded" after an overpromising reveal trailer, Jimquisition tackles the wider problem of publishers constantly being lying little bastards.
110% correct on everything he said. Developers are in love with wrapping noose's around their neck and kicking the chairs from beneath them. If Ubisoft wouldn't have shown the E3 2012 demo of Watch_Dogs running on a high end PC with PlayStation controls mapped on screen, they wouldn't be in this predicament. I'd almost rather not even see the game at all until it's finished than get all hyped up and be let down like I was with Watch_Dogs. I was really looking forward to being engrossed in those awesome graphical details of the city. Not so much now I know it doesn't look as nice.
"If Ubisoft wouldn't have shown the E3 2012 demo of Watch_Dogs running on a high end PC with PlayStation controls mapped on screen, they wouldn't be in this predicament." But they didn't. It was always clearly on a high-end PC with an Xbox 360 Controller used as a Gamepad. They even had clips of the person on stage using an Xbox 360 gamepad during the show. A lot of the prompts in the video use the "X" button but that's a letter shared on both controllers, and in fact if you'd seen any ps4 footage, you'd realise that on playstation, "Square" is used for hacking devices. You misinterpreted what you saw as something it wasn't, it isn't the Ubisoft switch and bait conspiracy everyone is so desperate to believe on this site.
Again I 110% agree with everything he has said as well. The only thing I would add is if all versions are all exactly the same content-wise as Ubisoft has claimed & the graphics are now on par with last gens GTA V then surely they should all be the same price...i.e. Not charging an extra £15-$30 purely for the fact one version has a 'Next-gen' sticker on it!
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