E3’s Unsolved Mystery: Are Watch Dogs and Star Wars: 1313 Really Next-Gen Games?

Are we actually seeing PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 video games at E3 and no one's admitting it?

That's been a popular theory all week here in Los Angeles and reporters and game creators buzz about the extraordinary-looking gameplay demonstrations of Ubisoft's Watch Dogs and LucasArts' Star Wars 1313. Both games looked way too graphically impressive to believably be running on an Xbox 360 or PS3.

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RedDead3034d ago (Edited 3034d ago )


Star wars 1313 was essentially Uncharted in Star wars though. The gameplay is so like it.

SilentNegotiator3034d ago (Edited 3034d ago )

A lot of people think these are "next-gen" because 1313 was running on the typical veritable supercomputer with unrealistically high settings that most multiplat games are presented on at E3. Otherwise the one part was a lot like the escape scene from Enslaved and the shooting part was....well, a typical corridor shooting level but with a "decompression" effect.

Watch Dogs looked well put together, for sure. But it didn't really show anything not doable on current consoles. Looked maybe a bit more complicated than GTA4's world (and hint, this is 4 years later).

So if you have the idea that they're "next-gen" because "ZOMG consawls cant handle dem!", I nthink you can pretty much throw that idea out.

If you're saying so because the next generation of consoles are coming at some point....then congrats, you made an uneducated, random guess!

Nimblest-Assassin3034d ago

Im being very careful with 1313... the last star wars game I was so excited for... I anticipated.. was TFU2... and it tanked so hard, I felt like my nuts were being crushed by a force choke.

Watch Dogs on the other hand, I completely support

GamingPerson3034d ago (Edited 3034d ago )

watch dog is open...
Also his looks sick.

h311rais3r3034d ago

Just shut up. There's a reason people hate you fanboys.

Kantor3034d ago

That's because neither one was running on PS3 or Xbox 360. Both were running on PC.

Both will be on the HD consoles; they just won't look as good.

SilentNegotiator3034d ago

Exactly. Heck, most PC gamers won't even be playing it at that fidelity because the average person doesn't have anything near a 680GTX.

Eyesoftheraven3034d ago

Yes but what Nvidia hardware was in the PC they used? A single 580? a 590? A 680? A 690? Tri sli 680s? I really hope my 7970 OC is up to par for early next gen games.

StrawberryDiesel4203034d ago

Yet XBOX 360 fans swear they look better than Last of US and God of War: Ascension. They can't even acknowledge how amazing those games look. All they can talk about is Watch Dogs and this Star Wars crap which were both on PC. I swear the general 360 fanbase is retarded. Beyond, Last of Us, and God of War Ascension mop the floor with every 360 game due out til 2014.

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Eyesoftheraven3034d ago

All I want to hear is that my overclocked 7970 can run games looking like this smoothly.

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