"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."
Ps4 version also has better ambient occlusion, it's either not implemented on x1 or its not implemented very well
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.
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!!
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.
@tier "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
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.
PS4 has better AA, lighting, shadows, textures and now color representation. Xbone colors are over saturated.
Oh look that tree on the right, it has three more leafs than the XBO version...
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.
@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.
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!
LOL colors. Do you mean just TV contrast settings would fix?
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.
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!
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?
Colors is a TV thing. Just adjust the setting to your likings.
Oh god just grow up
Hey sarda it should be everybody got your magnifying glasses ready because your sure going to need it.lol. Not much difference at all.
@AussieBadger Why would I need magnifying glasses when I don't care about this stupid ass resolution crap
Lighting is more realistic on PS4. The shadows look more "true" on PS4 version. XB1 is lighter, but almost the same.
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).
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
Max maybe ps4 fanboys might be using a microscope.lol.
Yes because all of you work in this proffesion that makes you guys experts. You don't say!
... 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.
yeah i noticed ps4 looks better... i usually play using a microscope.
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
@N4G 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!
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.
either way.. both Xbox One and Playstation 4 looks good... minimal differences only...
Just get me a complete review already.... I so want this game to be great!
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
There is hardly any difference for sure. This is just a pretty poor engine design. Look at the PC. Obviously it looks best on PC, but the differences between low and high can KIND of be listed on one hand. Lighting and shadows seem to be the biggest change. PC has more AA settings like 2xMSAA that reduces jaggies during movement etc. Also the PC version has larger draw distances and a better FPS, twice that of consoles. People need to stop using bad engines like this to see how close the consoles are to PC, when there's almost nothing between the settings. If the consoles were so close, how come they only run Watch Dogs on high, at 900p, at 30 FPS?
Minor differences. Enjoy the game whichever platform you are getting. BTW, the Xbox one version is 792p confirmed by UBIsoft and not 729p on the description posted here.
PS4 probably just edges the settings and sports 30 percent more resolution than Xbox One. Not loads in it but the resolution difference is pretty much as you would expect. More importantly, we are yet to see the comparable framerate stability of the console versions/screen tearing in an analysis. FYI 1920 x 1080 is 45 percent more resolution than 1600 x 900.
I am no tech expert and I have no idea how all that math adds up but I do know that Ryse looks great at 900p, infamous looks great at 1080, Mario Kart 8 looks great even at 720p, and I have played both versions on Assassin's Creed 4 on PS4 and Xbox one and they look very close. At the end of the day, it is only a big deal to fanboys that is dedicated to a single brand, most neutral gamers just go on with their lives and enjoy the games on whichever platform they have.
Why is that the peope that talk sense on here have very few posting rights (bubbles) but those fanboys (usually SONY) have tons of posting rights (bubbles)
Falviousuk if you have a problem with my maths in my first post or anything else then feel free to point out the mistakes clearly and concisely. If you can. Otherwise why reply to my particular post with nothing but arguable commentary of the site and little or nothing to do with what I said on this topic here. This may be behind the mystery why you have so few bubbles. You don't get more bubbles for only pointing out other people have more bubbles. Also FYI: I have less vested interest in the differences than most, because I am primarily a PC gamer. Who can do basic maths.
It's actually 22.6% check you math.
Wrong Illusive man. I said 'percent more' Xbox one: 1408 x 792 = 1115136 1115136 / 100 x 30 = 334540.8 1115136 + 334540.8 = 1449676.8 PS4: 1600 x 900 = 1440000 Ergo 1600 x 900 is approx 30 percent more than 1408 x 792. Ever so slightly under that. You can reverse the calculation or get it more accurate to inside 29 percent but....there you go. You are of course confusing 'percentage more' with 'percentage less' which are two different values for a numerically identical gap.... I.e the difference between the numbers 100 and 50. 100 is 100 percent more than 50, but 50 is also 50 percent less than 100. Percentages people, percentages. Basic stuff here.
like always M$ running from details by adding saturated colors with zero details
As usual a whiny ass troll
You mean all this time I thought ubisoft developed this game when in reality it was m$(SARCASM)
I'll just wait on DF for their analysis. I don't see much difference myself.
Yh am with you here especially the part where "Xbox One Has Vibrant Colors" - The colour and contrast levels are the same in both. In the polygon's one yes XB1 has the better colour/contrast levels.
I don't wever it just me but the PS4 version looks more crisp and better lighting
Also worth noting, that you can multitask on the Xbox One version while playing. For example if you wanted to Skype video chat with a friend that is also playing the game at the same time. Of course you can do this on the PC too, you can even do it between the PC and Xbox One.
I can also take a sh!t while playing also, maybe that should of been in the article...
If you are one of the 5 people in the world that own an overpriced Vita, that is true.
The Vita is expensive??? Could've fooled me...
that's when the vita comes in handy :D
What does multitasking and TV features have to do with how well the console plays the game?
Also worth noting is that your comment is utterly irrelevant, except if you're trolling. Oh, look at that! You're trolling!
Wow - 2014 and you can run skype in the background. What a win.
Good job my TV allows me to adjust brightness and contrast.
By destroying you picture or calibration. Alot of Sony movies have that same soft color palette and hazy/foggy look to them, you can not calibrate that out. Guess the Japanese think pastel colors and less contrast look good? Not realistic but easy on the eyes? Better whites and blacks affect color and picture depth. Don't see why anybody would like a picture that looks like the GAMMA was turned up too high.
Stop spreading misinformation. Yes you can calibrate a washed out/foggy picture. I'll prove that to you right now- http://u.cubeupload.com/Luk... (Pastel colours? Lol) http://u.cubeupload.com/Luk... (Nice vibrant image with correct contrast) http://u.cubeupload.com/Luk... (Not washed out, unlike the same scene from an earlier comparison video that showed the PS4 version to be washed out) http://u.cubeupload.com/Luk... (Dark in the all right places due to correct gamma and correct use of ambient occlusion, something the X1 is lacking) Those are MY screenshots, from the PS4 version. No fogginess, no blurriness, no gamma issues. You even just contradicted yourself- "Alot of Sony movies have that same soft color palette and hazy/foggy look to them, ***you can not calibrate that out****. " Then you say - " Don't see why anybody would like a picture that ****looks like the GAMMA was TURNED UP too high****." All modern TV's should have a gamma setting that can be altered by the user....i thought you can't calibrate it out? I have 1.9, 2.2 and 2.4 settings. If i set it to 2.4, i get black crush, if i set it to 1.9, i get a washed out image. I have mine set on 2.2 ...and as you can see above, it looks perfect. I also have my PS4 set to RGB 'full', not 'limited'. Limited causes a washed out image too. So take your trolling "Japanese think pastel colors and less contrast look good?" elsewhere. You are so easy to prove wrong, and i'll keep on doing it. I know more about this stuff than you do, im not just some guy who repeats technical mumbo jumbo without knowing what it means, so don't even try and spread that misinformation around. You're just a bogus, jealous, resentful troll that wakes up every morning sour that the PS4 is more successful and more powerful than the X1. And i see you STILL haven't unblocked me. You're just like MisterXmedia, so quick to chat BS...but not so quick to give people a chance to prove you wrong (he chooses which comments make it onto his blog and which ones don't). LOL.
I disagree power. I can see what your saying about the colours and lighting maybe. The PS4 version is top notch really, no foggy bits, just a bit darker compared to the xb1 version.
Hows that black crush working out for you?
If you have so much of an issue with color on your TV use this calibration suite to get your setup as close to industry standard as you can get with out a professional. http://www.avsforum.com/t/9...
Well I have different calibration modes so I don't have to destroy anything. I just use one calibration for gaming, one for movies, one for sports and so on. Pretty much every HDTV has the option to set up multiple calibrations.
@MorePowerOfGreen........when you said gamma was turn up to high isn't that exactly what the xbox one version is doing????
That grade A nonsense as usual. War never changes it seems.
The xb1 version looks a bit too bright and the ps4 versions seems a little darker. Either way both look practically the same. I do say though the ps3/360 versions look very good and almost identical to the ps4/x1 versions but everything seems a bit faded out.
I hate comparisons....just enjoy the frigging game....minor differences really shouldnt affect your ability to enjoy and play it.
Heresy, fun factor is the least important part about having fun😜