Watch Dogs Head To Head Comparison: Xbox One Has Vibrant Colors, PS4 Has Better AA

"Around two weeks back, Ubisoft confirmed that Watch Dogs will run at 900p resolution on the PS4, and 792p on the Xbox One. Both the versions run at 30fps."

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TIER1xWOLFPACKx1186d ago

Ps4 version also has better ambient occlusion, it's either not implemented on x1 or its not implemented very well

nicksetzer11186d ago (Edited 1186d ago )

Conidering the coat and mailbox has better/equal occlusion on xb1 (most likely just dif time of day in game) you must not know what ambient occlusion is. The shadowing on the coat on xb1 looks pretty much accurate. That said both look almost exactly the same,each have VERY minimal differences. Pretty sure the reason you are seeing differences is because you want to.

TIER1xWOLFPACKx1186d ago (Edited 1186d ago )

I know exactly what ambient occlusion is, you must not of seen other comparison video's where it's noticeable that on x1 ambient occlusion is either missing or is implemented at a lower setting. I'm not seeing differences because I want to!!

nicksetzer11186d ago (Edited 1186d ago )

So ambient occlusion suddenly just appeared in these XB1 GIF's... there's a reason you "couldn't see it" in prior videis/comparisons, it's called compression, not to mention recording methods differ in output, so you din't always get a 100% accurate recording. Regardless what BS you decide to claim the GIF's in this article not only has ambient occlusion but actually does it as well or better than the ps4 version. Also, again I will point out, most likely due to time of day or the fact they are compressed gif's.

Again, the fact you can't even see the AO in the XB1 GIF, I am positive you can't tell the extremely minimal difference. Seeing AO in a game is difficult, but seeing such small differences is 20x more difficult.

marlinfan101186d ago


"you must not have seen the other video"

lol that statement alone shows how similar the versions are. the fact that you can't use any video to show the differences kind of kills your point doesn't it? you're obviously looking for the ps4 version to be better since your siting one specific video to prove it

hello121186d ago

The xb1 does have ambient occlusion its just not overdone. Maybe it just more noticeable on the PS4, mutiplats tend to be more darker.

All in all, both games are the same, with slight differences.

I think the xb1 mutiplats are improving visually from launch. I put it down to the new SDK's the devs got in March from Microsoft.

TheGreatAndPowerful1186d ago

PS4 has better AA, lighting, shadows, textures and now color representation. Xbone colors are over saturated.

tuglu_pati1186d ago

Oh look that tree on the right, it has three more leafs than the XBO version...

abstractel1186d ago

Colors has _nothing_ to do with console hardware. I don't get why this argument persists. Only thing you could possibly refer to is the quality of the HDR but it would make zero sense for the XB1 to have a higher quality HDR implementation.

TI_211186d ago

@nicksetzer1 Actually he seems to be right. Take a look at the letter box in the first few seconds of the GIFs.
It's missing AO on the Xone while the PS4 and PS3 versions have it. The 360 version wasn't done well so we can't compare it here.

Dee_911186d ago (Edited 1186d ago )

if i have to look at a video or picture for about 5 minutes to notice a difference... theres no difference. At least nothing to complain about..
You people making the most minuscule thing seem like its game breaking.. just to make your preferred console or platform superior.. like @sardaukarghola66 said ,GROW UP!

GameNameFame1186d ago

LOL colors.

Do you mean just TV contrast settings would fix?

LordDhampire1186d ago

You guys need to stop, the PS4 clearly looks better, instead of watching a GIF, go watch the comparison videos in 1080p and you will clearly see the ambient occlusion MIA on the xbox one, also thats a different coat on the ps4, a exclusive coat.

Mr Pumblechook1186d ago (Edited 1186d ago )

The headline of this article is so disappointing. I don't get why some writers on websites think that being unbiased means praising two formats equally - even if the praise is unjustified.

From the early leaked copies the praise for the graphics including the colours of one format has been universal. So I don't see any journalistic integrity in incorrectly praising another format's graphics just to appease the format owners. This shouldn't be Fox News aiming to keep the viewers happy. We just want honesty.

@tuglu_pati "Oh look that tree on the right, it has three more leafs than the XBO version..." LOL! I know you are having a joke about people being obsessed with the version of a multi-format game that is slightly better, but if you are a multi-console then you are going to want the best version of the game. If you own both consoles then darn it you want the version with three more leafs!

DragonKnight1186d ago

All of you arguing over ambient occlusion, aa, etc.. sound worse than a fashionista.

I can take literally everything you've said and make you sound like you're critiquing a dress or a hat, or even the thread count on bed linen.

Do you enjoy sounding like that?

AliTheSnake11186d ago

Colors is a TV thing. Just adjust the setting to your likings.

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Aussiebeachbabe1186d ago

Hey sarda it should be everybody got your magnifying glasses ready because your sure going to need Not much difference at all.

sardaukarghola661186d ago


Why would I need magnifying glasses when I don't care about this stupid ass resolution crap

3-4-51186d ago

Lighting is more realistic on PS4. The shadows look more "true" on PS4 version.

XB1 is lighter, but almost the same.

MaxKruger1186d ago

Do we not have better things to do than bicker about such minor details? I get gaming is a hobby (as it is for me) but this is just obsessive and really grasping at straws to create "discussion" (pro tip: there is nothing worthwhile being discussed).

k3rn3ll1186d ago

Yea and when the game gets released we will see even more of these ridiculous arguments. I'd like to see a conversation about if the game is any good rather than listen to you all to on about who has the bigger phallus

Aussiebeachbabe1186d ago

Max maybe ps4 fanboys might be using a

RAWSTA1186d ago

Yes because all of you work in this proffesion that makes you guys experts. You don't say!

Spotie1186d ago

... OR we could be heavy consumers of products generated by this profession, and thus have become well-versed on the subject.

You don't have to build cars to know how they work; if you like them enough, you'll study up on your own. It's really not a difficult concept.

FayZ_1186d ago

yeah i noticed ps4 looks better... i usually play using a microscope.

k3rn3ll1186d ago

Lol. I do the same but with both my ps4 and xbone running the same game at the same time on side by side 4k tvs. Plus I have 8 doctorates in armchair development and eagle vision. Omg his coat doesn't look the same on xbox? Absolute garbage. Game is therefore broken. Going to start a class action law suit and mmediately

XiSasukeUchiha1185d ago


Sigh fanboys grow up both game look amazing, with tiny difference
to Xbots PS4 is more powerful than 1 so the quality on it will certainly look better, so just grow up and accept your console for what it is!

TheXgamerLive1185d ago

Uhh the ps4 also has the ps4 also has the ps4 also has....seriously sony fanboys The Xbox One version always looks better and sony has better what...give its a rest ladies bc it is what is is.

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sam_job1186d ago

either way.. both Xbox One and Playstation 4 looks good... minimal differences only...

tgunzz1186d ago

Just get me a complete review already.... I so want this game to be great!

k3rn3ll1186d ago

You didnt know 108p difference is gamebreaking? Man you must not have gone to game dev school like all these other specialists on this sight