Submitted by staticdash22 374d ago | news

What makes Watch Dogs a true next gen game

Ubisoft community manager publishes a blog about the game's next gen features revealing the resolution for both next gen versions (PC, PS3, PS4, Ubisoft, Watch Dogs, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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sonypsnow   374d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
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Applejack  +   374d ago
So 900p on PS4 and 792p on Xbox One? If this ends up being true, at least there's good news.

"It’s much more important to deliver an amazing next-gen experience than it is to push a few more pixels onto a screen"

They are trying to make it a much dynamic and richer experience with a constant framerate. I know many people here wanted full native 1080p with 60fps but that isn't being realistic. Also, the game delay was to work on the hacking aspect making sure it was integrated in the game as much as possible.
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ILive  +   374d ago
Like I said, there could still be a patch that will make the game 1080p. Let's just wait and see. Though I may not be getting the game until I finish grand theft auto 5.
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sonypsnow  +   374d ago
They could put Watch Dogs on Playstation Now 1080p/60fps with maximum settings.
jackanderson1985  +   374d ago
They delayed it for 6 months. If they couldn't get it to 1080p in that 6 months it isn't looking all to likely for a patch
UltimateMaster  +   373d ago
Yeah, well, I guess it's a good rental.
I'd have to see myself how well this run first.
AndrewLB  +   373d ago
SonyPSNow- If that were the case, why didn't they? It's not like they didn't already have the higher resolution 1080p+ textures that are used in the PC version.

This bizarre idea that developers are holding PS4 games back because of Xbone is absolute nonsense. These game studios are full of entrepreneuers who want to make money, and the chances of them using the policy of social justice to "level the playing field" so everyone gets the same experience regardless of the fact that some platforms are clearly more powerful...

The idiot who believes in that regressive crap is no doubt the type who is against keeping score in kids sports and everyone gets a trophy because they don't believe in winners and losers, right and wrong, and all that matters is that you tried your best. LoL. What a joke. It's like that girl recently who moved out of her parents house because she wasn't allowed to have her scumbag boyfriend live there, then she goes and sues them to pay for her living expenses AND college education even though she was 18 and legally an adult. Thank god the judge wasn't appointed by Obama, because luckily it got thrown out.
EXVirtual  +   374d ago
But this doesn't make sense.
Back in March, Ubisoft said this game was 1080p on PS4 and 960P on XBO, both at 30fps!
psyxon  +   373d ago
how does it not make sense? march was months ago. do you not understand how time works? or change?
Crazyglues  +   373d ago
Guess you missed all those articles about Watchdogs being downgraded...?

Nothing says were making a last gen game like not being able to hit 1080p, now not hitting 60 fps I can understand, but not getting 1080p on PS4 that's just ridiculous

This is what happens when you make your game for too many systems and then just start cutting corners to get it done.

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Magicite  +   374d ago
I dare to say - they did not optimize it enough.
medman  +   373d ago
This was always my concern for this game, and really any game, that straddles both generations. For me it's not a deal breaker and I'm looking forward to playing the game, but there is no doubt given all we've seen thus far this gen for ps4 and xbone that compromises are made for games not designed for new gen consoles only. It gives me great pause for what The Division will be, although I'm hoping for better because that is focused on new gen only. We know the ps4 is fully capable of open world 1080p 30fps, as there are games available now at that resolution and games announced that will hit that, so I wonder what Ubisoft's problem is.
Future_2015  +   373d ago
theres a resolution war going on between the microsoft guys and sony guys and when ubisoft announce watch dogs is 900p and 792p on xbox all of a sudden its all just about the actual gameplay in the conversation and resolution talk goes silent, pathetic really in 2014 900p is the greatness that awaits, this is only 2014 and 900p for this game what is next gen? lol just get a pc
fr0sty  +   373d ago
If you plan on spending a lot more on your hardware, sure.
psyxon  +   373d ago
I really wish people would stop with the old "just get a pc" argument. My god. You guys want to be in every conversation, don't you?
AussieBadger  +   373d ago
Future I have a gaming pc and will still get it on console. The game will still look and play great on either console. Go and play it on pc by yourself because you sound like a nerdy geekboy with no friends...
UltraNova  +   373d ago
Well, for 400 bucks, 900p and 1080p/30fps (most times) seems ok wouldn't you think? Keep in mind the actual building cost for Sony is even less.
saviin  +   373d ago
If all you care about is the best resolution and frame rate than PC is the best option, and the cost of games make up for the price you pay to build it unless you only buy a few games in a generation. I went PC last gen and plan on going console this gen after playing my kids wii u and realizing I want a dedicated system in my living room instead of sneaking down to the basement to play a mmo. I'll probably get a ps4 because I like rpg's more than shooters, because the games are what matter.
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choujij  +   373d ago
No. If I wanted to game on 900p, I would have bought an Xbone. Guess I'll probably get the PC version for my HTPC. Really disappointed to see this was dumbed down. Even Infamous which is out already out, runs at 1080p 30+fps. Ubisoft took the piss on this one.
hollabox  +   373d ago
Agree Future! If resolution is so important just buy the PC version. I have both recently released next gen consoles, I myself was settled on getting the PS4 version when the rumor 1080P/60hz spread like an virus across the web. I don't really care about the 900P, but the 30hz is something I'm about tired of right now. I like to buy the best port or version of the game. So this time around my PC is getting my $60.

Is PC gaming expensive? Hell yeah, but like cars some people build their PCs as a hobby, continuously adding parts over time. Is PC gaming a waste of time? Yep, my $500 video card will be obsolete in 3 years unless DX12 is really all that. You do get more mileage out of consoles? Hell yeah, I'm still impressed by PS3 and XB360 visuals.

My specs
CPU: I7 970 @4.03 GHZ
RAM: GSkills DDR 3 1866
GPU: Sapphire AMD R9 290 Tri core OC edition
OS: WIN 8.1, and WIN7 64bit
HD: Samsung SSD 830 256GB SSD, and Seagate 1TB drive.
Drives: Samsung Blu Ray Burner, and Asus Blu Ray reader
PSU: Thermaltake 850 watt modular PSU
Monitor: Samsung SA950D 27 inch 120hz 3D monitor
Audio system: Sony STR DN840 connected VIA HDMI

Front: Polk Monitor 60s
Rear: Sony SS F7000
Center: Polk CS1
Sub: Polk PSW125
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F4sterTh4nFTL  +   373d ago
I will be enjoying the "True" True Next-Gen experience on my PC with Maximum Quality and more than 60 FPS.
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psyxon  +   372d ago
name 5 pc exclusives you're anticipating. i'll wait.
F4sterTh4nFTL  +   371d ago

Only 5, that is too easy, I will give you 10:

01. Star Citizen
02. Unreal Tournament 4
03. DayZ
04. Torment: Tides of Numenera
05. Pillars of Eternity
06. Assetto Corsa
07. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
08. Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void
09. Civilization: Beyond Earth
10. Planetary Annihilation
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brich233  +   373d ago
There was people saying they would have prefered 1080p at 30fps with better graphics on ps4, but now they are getting 900p hahahaha and now they will Complain about that lol
TheGrimReaper0011  +   373d ago
I agree with ya there, sugarcube :D
Ghost_Nappa  +   373d ago
Lol at disagree count.
DarkLordMalik  +   374d ago
Sad. So much for the 1080p and 60 fps =/

Neonridr  +   374d ago
instead you get 900p and 30fps.. :/
Volkama  +   374d ago
As stories go, the twists in this one have been epic.

Just this afternoon people were laughing at others for jumping the gun and getting egg on their face. Now everyone has egg on their face, and the people that didn't participate are beginning to feel left out. Maybe.
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osprey19  +   374d ago
I see no downgrade tbh. And yes the hardware is capable, it's just it takes time to learn everything about a new platform.
osprey19  +   374d ago
Id rather have great lighting, texture, shading, aesthetics and game engine compared to the idiotic resolution junkies some people have become
DarkLordMalik  +   374d ago
I would have agreed had the game retained its original visuals. But even those have been downgraded.
Christopher  +   374d ago
I'd rather have both. The hardware is capable of it.
Volkama  +   374d ago
Sadly the golem.de article earlier reported bad textures, bad lighting, and visible aliasing.

Fear for the division.
Timesplitter14  +   373d ago
60 fps should be the priority regardless of what graphical sacrifices they have to make. Games that run at 30 fps feel unresponsive and irritating. They just put me to sleep. 30 fps is a massive instant turnoff.

People who usually play on consoles may not notice this but once you're used to playing 60+ fps on PC it's hard to go back
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gamernova  +   373d ago
No big deal. It's all about at least 2560 x 1440p now in the PC world. You console guys really need to stop frames and resolution. That is a PC thing. Just be happy with your games.
Neonridr  +   374d ago
comparable I guess to BF4 then.
DarkLordMalik  +   374d ago
BF 4 was still 60 fps.
Neonridr  +   374d ago
well, sometimes. It dipped all over the place though, hitting as low as 30fps when you were playing some conquest maps.
Kayant  +   374d ago
Lmaoooo this game has had such a trainweck journey PR wise. Xbox continues it weird resolution streak. Surprising at PS4 being 900p. I wonder if the framerate situation will be a repeat of AC4.
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staticdash22  +   374d ago
Lol it's 900p on PS4, 792p on Xbox One. No wonder this game doesn't look like the PS4 reveal.
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Convas  +   374d ago

Much 1080p.

Such 60fps.

Witcher 3 is next. Going to need to get a 770 4GB.
TheDevKit  +   374d ago
Won't the GTX 870/880 be out by then?
Qrphe  +   374d ago
780 6GB is around the corner. Dont expect WD to have goodboptimization regardless
kiz2694  +   373d ago
I dont know, they seem to be working very close with Nvidia, with both promo videos and free game giveaway to people who buy a GTX 700 series, you would think it would run well on a graphics card the game comes free with or whats the point.
gamer1138  +   374d ago
Certainly not the resolution! :P
Baszs  +   374d ago
Well it's far from a Next-Gen Game.
Loadedklip  +   373d ago
What makes Watchdogs a next gen game? The fact that the experience of Watchdog is playable on last gen systems kinda makes it not next gen.
ahmedghoula  +   374d ago
"On new-gen systems the game will run at 900p on PS4 and 792p on Xbox One, at 30 frames-per-second on both consoles."


i wounder if a 2013 system can only give us 792p, how will the game look like on a 2005 system that is the X360...
sephiroth420  +   374d ago
probably low pc settings, which is what ill be playing on :D lol
Loadedklip  +   373d ago
Unfortunately these 2013 systems are not a huge jump over the 2005/2006 systems.

This generation is the smallest leap in graphics in the history of video game generations.
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FogLight  +   374d ago
Where the hell did Sony come up with 1080p and 60fps?! <_<
mafiahajeri  +   374d ago
They were probably promised it by the idiots at ubi
FogLight  +   374d ago
I am worried about PR now :/
Bundi  +   373d ago
Links or it didn't happen.
KNWS  +   374d ago
Like i said before they have a habit of doing this Sony. They tried it with Killzone Shadowfall by claiming the multiplayer was 1080p native. It was found out by Digital foundry i believe months later, this was untrue. Sony never even said sorry or apologised for lying to their fans.

They tried to pull a fast one here again. I find it hard to believe Sony didn't know the actual resolution.

Tringle Dodd right back at you!

Killzone: Shadow Fall outputs at 1080p in single-player and multiplayer, but it isn't native. It uses a unique processing method that blends 960 x 1080 images together.
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imt558  +   374d ago
I told you before about KZ trough PM, trough many articles, but probably i speak with the wall. Just read the f****** KZ article and shut up. F****** MisterX follower!

Anyway! I'm quite surprised. I really believed that Watch Dogs will be 1080p/30fps ( at least ) on PS4 ( i predicted that Xbone version will have lower resolution - at least 900p ). Now is 900p for PS4 and odd resolution 792 for Xbone. And 30fps. God damn! So much about delaying the game

CryofSilence  +   373d ago
It is 1920 x 1080. 960 x 1080 are rendered normally, where the other is rendered as a predictive technology and compiled together, resulting in 1920x1080. The image quality isn't as good all the time (when prediction fails), but the image output is 100% 1080p.
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GearSkiN  +   373d ago
They got too excited
ALLWRONG  +   373d ago
How did Sony come up with it? They lied, that's how.

Glad the other sites are covering it :)
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cfc83  +   374d ago
It does matter. Next gen games cost more. Why should console gamers pay alot more for a game than pc players, when it doesnt perform as well ?
Pandamobile  +   374d ago
Because Sony and Microsoft both needs money to survive, and they'll take it from you at every opportunity they can reasonably do it.
osprey19  +   374d ago
Resolution doesn't equal performance. If u had a pc, and turned up all the resolution but as a cost u had to turn down the graphics, the high res wont make it look as good as it was at lower res but higher graphics. Same thing happens when creating a game, only a certain amount of recourses in a console, i want better lighting, shading, aesthetics and gameplay mechanics before the resolution goes higher
cfc83  +   374d ago
Frames equate to performance. Crashes and multiplayer destruction will run smoother at 60fps. Technically its suplementing the mechanics. Btw i have doubts about this game, as in the new 9 minute video, there is a car collision at 6 mins and the cars just bounce off one another.
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mafiahajeri  +   374d ago
"Aiden Pearce is crouched behind cover in a dark alley..." Hiding from the backlash of this news...
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chaosx  +   373d ago
hes hacking all news feeds , amending all stories of 1080p down to 900p…
mike32UK  +   373d ago
This is exactly what I thought. UBISOFT have handled the PR for this game terribly, also 900p and 792p?? WTF does that even mean haha. PS4 and XB1 shouldn't be bickering with each other they should be uniting against lazy optimisation and coding!
Errefus  +   374d ago
Hoping Wii U version is 792p 60fps
Qrphe  +   373d ago
mike32UK  +   373d ago
I hope it's 1080p 60fps that would be hilarious ,they couldn't possibly get the PR for this game any worse than it already is
Illusive_Man  +   374d ago
PS4 version only has 22% more pixels. That is not a significant difference at all.
Sincere0121  +   374d ago
Wii U version will be 1080p, hopefully the delay is a good thing
Deep-throat  +   374d ago
Hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaa Loooooooooooool
Skate-AK  +   373d ago
Sounds like a good balance for performance.
uth11  +   373d ago
I'm still excited, I'm sure it will still look amazing!

BTW, out of curiosity, I priced out a PC on Newegg based on Watch Dogs recommended specs for Ultra. It's around $1600, not including the monitor! The game is obviously a resource hog. The $400 consoles hold up pretty well given that.
ArbitorChief  +   373d ago
LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! !!!!! Oh my lord, I knew the PS4 version wasn't going to be 60 FPS, you'd have to be a moron to believe that, but not even 1080p as well XD God damn, these next-gen consoles are so weak it's pathetic
ArbitorChief  +   373d ago
LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! !!!!! Oh my lord, I knew the PS4 version wasn't going to be 60 FPS, you'd have to be a moron to believe that and so many Sony fanboys did as usual but not even 1080p as well XD God damn, these next-gen consoles are so weak it's pathetic. No surprise that Sony lied, just the usual Sony business tactics.
JasonKCK  +   373d ago
Odd how this news isn't as big as it should be considering the "give me 1080p 60fps or give me death" comment from Sony.
kx11  +   373d ago
it is Next-gen but only on PC

4k + 60fps FTW
PirosThe4th  +   373d ago
just got a 4k monitor. Its amazing...
totalrecoilzz  +   373d ago
LightDiego  +   373d ago
Nothing impressive, this game will flop.
xKugo  +   373d ago
Weak next-gen consoles are weak....
I still love my PS4 to death, but damn I wish more and more they had to the funds to make this machine stronger. 900p/30fps is just sooo bad. I'll play it on PC cautiously, because uPlay and Ubisoft utter incompetence with PC ports still makes weary of buying it for my rig. I really do wish this game had been 1080/60 on PS4. I dread the thought of all the issues and drivers problems this game is likely to cause.

mike32UK  +   373d ago
This is the first time I've ever considered building a PC for multiplats, this really isn't acceptable
Sci0n  +   373d ago
the 900p 30 fps is very disappointing to me only because of that long delay we had for WD. If the game was never delayed I would be like oh whatever no big deal. I realize games will get better developed on the consoles longer in the life span. Xbox one gamers should be even more furious about the 792p 30fps. Come on guys this is seriously unacceptable for a next gen title of this magnitude that has even had a long delay. I honestly am not as hyped for the division as I previously been because the game spec wise probably won't live up to the next gen hype. My PC from 5 years ago can run open world games at 900p 30fps and it has had no significant upgrades because I haven't pc gamed since then. I really prefer console gaming but this is very disappointing. I already have WD paid off and I will still play it but man smh.
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annus  +   373d ago
Crap framerate and resolution on already well known architecture. Not good news for this gen.
totalrecoilzz  +   373d ago
very true its not good news because in 1 2 years time your be playing 30 fps 700p as games will become even more powerful.the ps4 is very under powered you could build a pc for the same price as a ps4 and it would be better.
uth11  +   373d ago
I priced out a PC based on WatchDogs published Ultra requirements. It came to around $1600 not including monitor!

The game is a resource pig, you can't blame a $400 console for that.
Imalwaysright  +   373d ago
Bound to happen. As games get bigger and more advanced devs will have to start making compromisses. Anyone that thought that any of the next gen consoles would be able to produce 1080p/60fps games throughout the whole gen are in for a rude awakening. I just didn't expect that devs would start to make compromisses so soon especially on cross gen titles. Judging by how so many n4g users care so much about resolution and fps d my advice to you is to build yourselves a decent PC.
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Display  +   373d ago
Not trolling , but i sincerely think Infamous SS looks visually better than watch dogs (even when compared to the E3 version.)

Here's a comparison.

And yet this game runs at 1080P

Watch dogs at 900p and 30fps means ORDER CANCELED. THAT'S RIGHT ! I'm not even gonna bother playing the game on PC out of principle ! I originally wanted to buy it for the extra-content on ps4 , but sorry folks. 900p at 30fps ? ain't gonna cut it.

Now , you guys may say: "well , don't act like a spoiled rotten child" , "graphics aren't everything" etc....etc

And to that i say this.
YOU'RE RIGHT ! But this argument goes both ways. In other words , i'm all for 900p or hell , 720p 30FPS games....But only on PS3 or 360. We're not in 2006 anymore.

As a consumer , you need to give me a reason ,an incentive to buy your game. And 900p / 30FPS means that i'll simply boycott the damn game for false advertising.

I already had a reason to buy a new console. Great exclusives with better resolution and graphics. And i was willing to do a few exceptions here & there for multiplat titles with exclusive console content. (even though i can find them on PC).

But ubisoft can count me out , even on PC ! I just can't stand false advertising. Tricking your consumers will not increase your sells.

I'll still keep the console just for the exclusives (from Naughty dog , Santa Monica studio , Ready at Dawn , Quantic Dream , SuckerPunch , etc ).

But i'll automatically boycott ubisoft for lying to their consumers. I'm already prepared to do the same for The Division.

Ubisoft would have an excuse if no other game would be able to run at 1080p or at least 900p & 60fps (like battlefield 4). But 900p & 30fps ? No way.

Maybe i'd understand if the visuals were better than games like Ryse or Infamous. But it's not even the case !

Again , Infamous SS runs at 1080p and clearly has better graphics !
Stapleface  +   373d ago
If they added everything to Infamous that Watch Dogs has, the dynamic lighting, the interactive NPC's, drivable vehicles, actual water physics for swimming/boating, the weather system then Infamous wouldn't be 1080p either. Plus, the mini games, the multiplayer aspects, ACTUAL SIDE MISSIONS, and not 30 second "find the camera and destroy it" annoyances. Those were not side missions, if you choose to call them that, then your easily pleased, and in that case Watch Dogs should blow you away. Graphics certainly are not everything, when it comes to what the resolution is going to be on consoles. You have to take into consideration everything going on under the hood as well, and not just the paint job.
imt558  +   373d ago
Infamous SS also have partially dynamic weather, destructible environments ( some ), so awesome GPGPU particle effects ( probably the best i've ever seen ) and every particle have its own source of light, very sharp textures for an open world game. InFamous is not empty for sure. There lots of cars and pedestrians in one place. And @1080p/~45fps. Damn. There is no excuse for Watch Dogs. This game has downgrades since famous E3 2012 trailer ( low res textures, character models look unimpressive etc...) Probably the worst reason is that game was developing FOR 6 F****** DIFFERENT PLATFORMS. If game was developing for next-gen ONLY, results probably would be better.
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uth11  +   373d ago
Is Watchdogs going to run at 900p, 30fps on a PS3 with all the effects? Somehow I doubt that.

If they couldn't hit 1080p, there's probably good reason.. This game does a lot of stuff at once. Sure the resolution news is disappointing, but 1080p isn't what makes a game great. And really, to see the difference between 900p and 1080p you'll need to sit inches from the screen or need a magnifying glass.
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