Watch_Dogs Comparison: Current Generation vs Next Generation Character Models

Watch_Dogs is going to be released soon. What about the comparison between current generation and next generation. We have got our hands on both versions footage so we decided to compare them both against each other.

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ape0071886d ago (Edited 1886d ago )

it's not current gen, it's a cheap cgi

ShinMaster1886d ago

The lighting is entirely different. Not sure if we should compare yet.

UltimateMaster1886d ago

The next gen looks much more realistic.
But I don't know why it's so dark.
It wasn't THAT dark in any of the PS4 trailers I've seen.

lilbroRx1885d ago

I'm seeing a lot more than "different" lighitng.

The lighting is all around more detailed and higher level.
The clothing is more detailed and higher res on top of having texture effects.
The faces and skin clearly have more texture detail as well.

MWong1885d ago

The lighting, shading, texture and detail in the next-gen versions are far above the current gen versions.

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cyguration1886d ago

Why is Watch Dogs underscored?

JimmyHACK1886d ago

That's the way the name is branded and typed for the game, with an underscore between the words (Hacking/Coding theme).

cyguration1886d ago

Thanks for explaining that. It's the first time I've seen it underscored like that.


No surprise you didn't seen it before, most people will never use it.

Just like everyone spells Infamous instead of InFAMOUS (the whole idea was to make the word "famous" outstand to "infamous") or Socom instead of SOCOM (which is actually an acronym, hence should be all capitalized).

Half-Mafia1886d ago

Do people really take threads from NeoGaf and then make them into a article for hits.


It happens more frequently than you might think... Even big sites like IGN, Gamespot, 1up and such will every once in a while take a hint from a NeoGaf thread. The difference is that they actually fake it better.

Imonaboat11886d ago

As usual ... Ps4 Xbox One and pc are next gen so they should be superior to current gen (Wii u Ps3 and Xbox360)

Ulf1886d ago (Edited 1886d ago )

Sadly, you forgot some qualifiers.

High-end $1200-$5000 gaming rigs are in their own class.

The average gaming PC is not much better than the HD 4000, in terms of GPU performance, and the HD 4000 is weaker than the X360's Xenos GPU.

Even modern Haswell-based rigs don't compete with the consoles, because they either ship with an internal HD 4600 or HD 5200 (which only just stacks up to a 360), or they ship with an entry level GPU like the HD 7450 or GTX 630 -- both of which only barely top the internal GPUs.

The amount of in-use hardware that tops XB1/PS4 performance is pretty dang small, because it costs so much, and takes too much knowledge/skill to put together and maintain.

You can pretty much count on the researchers at AMD and nVidia to peg the most minimal upgrade to the "average gaming machine" with their first mid-range GPU, at any time. They do that for a living -- they want to sell GPUs, after all. Thus... HD 7730, and GTX 640 -- both of which do not come all that close to matching the XB1 or PS4, but are decent GPUs.

Trekster_Gamer1886d ago

And the number of people that own these high end PC rigs PALES in comparison to Xbox & PlayStation user base...

_QQ_1886d ago

@ above why does the user base matter? the point of PC gaming is having the option to make a rig that can game at 1400p even700$-900$ rigs can achieve impressive numbers for console standards. options is the name of the game with PC no need to get defensive.

Ulf1886d ago

A $700-$900 rig probably will be on par with the PS4/XB1, though.

Why would you want to spend that extra $400?

Also, if you are an average chump, isn't taking your rig into Staples, or sending it back to Dell, or whatever, a big pain whenever you need to do something like "update your graphics drivers", which you have no idea WTH that is?

_QQ_1886d ago

@ulf, true PC gaming isn't for everyone, but anyone over the age of 16 should be able to learn the works via Youtube TBH. also Steam OS will hopefully make PC gaming much more user friendly.

webeblazing1886d ago

Drivers update automatically, so do windows, so do games, n a lot of motherboards starting 2 have software that update every thing on your motherboard

Cueil1885d ago

A 700 dollar Rig would blow away the PS4 and Xbox One... it's not even a contest. If updating graphics is that much of a big deal you can just do it through steam

Chrischi19881885d ago

Not true,

first: you dont need more than a $700 rig.

if you tend to buy more than 10 games on your platform, then this is not more expensive than a console, since games are way cheaper on PC, if you look a little.

second: A standart gaming rig has nothing more than HD4000? This is hilarious. A $100 graphics card is better than that, I would get a better one, with only $400 for the whole system. Then you cannot forget, that we talk about a growing install base, for PS4 and for PC, only that PC parts will get cheaper and cheaper and more powerful and PS4 becomes cheaper and stays the same. So in about 2 years, you wont need a $700 rig to compete against PS4 and every new gaming PC will be better. People act like the standart PC cant run most new games, but that is not true. You people always act like PS4 competes with an High End PC, but it actually merely competes with a mid range gaming PC, meaning one with an actual graphics card. Installbase of PS4 might become great, doesnt mean, that PCs isnt great already and will grow even further. Mid ranges from nowadays are already competeable with PS4, in 2 years that are low end gaming PCs, with a Mantle API compatible graphics card, that will blow away a PS4 and everyone with a little PC knowledge knows that pretty well, but there is a reason people buy consoles, because they dont want to put up with all that hardware stuff, but then they should actually stop talking about hardware of consoles, like that matters any, they cannot even run 1080p games, how should the games look like in 4 years from now? Still 720p, where PC are probably above 4K. Talk about quality^^

PC gamers know what to expect, because your next gen, is our gen before current. And no, I am not talking about a $2000 rig. PC gamers know what they are talking about, console gamers want to become like PC gamers, talking about hardware and stuff, but somehow always show, how ignorant and wrong they are. Only Console gamers with knowledge about hardware and so an, are those, who are actually PC gamers and own a console, for whatever reason.

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MajorAly1886d ago

Actually Wii U is an eight-generation console just like Xbox One and PS4 will be. Only thing is that Wii U is seriously underpowered in front of PS4 and Xbox One.

deadfrag1886d ago (Edited 1886d ago )

Well underpower or not i will take Bayonneta 2... for Wii U over any PC or next generation Watch dogs on the fly!And i can play Watch dogs most likely on ultra graphics;on my rig or in my future to be PS4.

_QQ_1886d ago

@deadfrog no need to be defensive, Bayo 2 looks great,so does infamous and dead rising. The games look great, thats all that matters.

Gemmol1886d ago

yall keep saying seriously under power its not like the Wii vs ps3/360 that was a big difference......Wii U stronger then ps3 and 360.....and last i heard ps4 is only 8 times stronger then ps3/360 so difference between games from Wii U and ps4 will be a difference but not ps3/360 to wii difference....all those expecting that need to compare PC to Wii U if you want to see a big gap in difference....Pc can do the same to Ps4 and xbox one so in words of great G enjoy your games and put specs away

lilbroRx1885d ago

Don't insult my PC by lumping it in with your garbage consoles. They aren't on my hardware's level and never will be.

razrye1885d ago

It's probably a piece of crap.

KonsoruMasuta1885d ago

WiiU is an 8th gen console. The Wii was Nintendo's gen 7 console.

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Viking_Socrates1886d ago

Is that really the difference? Impressive, kinda glad I'm going for next-gen.

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