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Watch_Dogs' Devs Talk Graphics, Immersion, Elegance and the Value of "Release when it's Done"

The graphics of Watch_Dogs have been a relevant topic of discussion between fans, especially since every trailer seems to include some new elements that are inevitably placed under the spotlight. In order to explain the philosophy behind the visual fidelity of the game in relation to immersion and elegance, Creative Director Jonathan Morin posted a few comments, followed by Graphics Technical Director Sebastien Viard, that talked about the value of releasing when done.

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Lawboy2769d ago

My ps4 is ready...omg I can't wait to play this game

MoniqueDHigle769d ago SpamShow
AgentSmithPS4769d ago

Releasing something unfinished is similar to when a dog eats something indigestible, you give the customer something part turd and part game (ea/dice).

trywizardo769d ago

you've over done it , you guys kept doing it till you had to downgrade it .
you had only one job ...

Abriael769d ago

Come on, this downgrade talk is starting to get a bit old.

Stapleface769d ago

It seems people expected their consoles to play games just as good (graphically) as pc's with GPU's that cost more than their entire console. If the game doesn't look like that, it's the devs fault, not their hardware. People will point to inFamous, but inFamous is a small game compared to Watch Dogs in pretty much every way, content, map size, doesn't use pre baked lighting, etc.

morganfell769d ago (Edited 769d ago )

I absolutely agree Abriael.

However, I have a caveat and it doesn't relate to downgrades in appearance. I endorse the "release when it's done." But If I get a 300MB patch to fix bugs, rather than deliver free DLC, then these companies need an ax taken to them.

It is getting old.

When you delay the game to make it better...well...make the damn thing better.

HeWhoWalks769d ago (Edited 769d ago )

@ Staple: I'd argue that inFAMOUS looks better for one simple reason - it's made SPECIFICALLY for the PS4. Never mind everything else, which in truth, the content isn't that much less in it than WATCH_DOGS.

That said, I don't believe there ever was a downgrade. We just always saw PC footage up until E3 last year.

ovnipc769d ago

The game will look great. My one its so ready for this game.

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starchild769d ago (Edited 769d ago )

This has never been a downgrade between last year's PS4 gameplay demos and the recent footage. It's the same, if not a bit more polished (better AA, framerate, etc).

I mean, you're not really saying that this: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
looks better than this: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
are you?

PurpatraitorMGS769d ago

At least they have the decency to live by that policy.

I commend Ubisoft for not releasing an unfinished product.

Looking forward to some hacking <3

MegaDan769d ago (Edited 769d ago )

The thing is, if gamers dont stand up against developers downgrading games they will continue to do it through out this gen. $60 for a "NEXT GEN" game with graphics similar to last gen (ps3/360) is not acceptable, especially after the game was delayed.

iamneo769d ago (Edited 769d ago )

if you think it is downgraded watch the welcome to chicago trailer. it speaks for itself. lord, you babies make me ashamed to be a gamer. and remember thats with youtubes compression bullshit too jesus!!!

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

DC777768d ago

That showcases how great the world and gameplay is but certainly not graphics which are only minorly better than GTA. Not as great as we originally thought it would look but it sure looks fun.

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