Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot "forced" Ubisoft Montreal to reveal Watch Dogs at E3 2012, despite the studio initially believing that it was too early to show off the game.
no shit?! they lied and now they're "sorry"?!? well .. sort of
How did they lie? The only lie was saying it was ready for November when it clearly was not.
Atleast they still lied
They lied in that had the game actually been at the level they demoed in 2012 it would have been ready for launch some time ago. But the truth is the entire sequence was not actual live gameplay. It was scripted and prerendered using the game engine. You can watch the guy playing it on stage and at some points he isn't touching any controls at all while the character is moving around on screen. It was a lie, period. They knew the game was no where near being close for launch and yet they panned it off as if it were coming soon. 2 years is not soon, it wasn't even in the beta window and they knew it.
Ubisoft wanted something to show at E3.... It's typical third party fashion to rush something to E3 just to impress people.
First party (console manufacturers) are often just as guilty of it. Halo 2 and Killzone 2 spring to mind.
They had a game in 2012 that required top of the line hardware(Multiple times the power of new consoles). They severely overestimated the next gen consoles. It seems most devs did, seeing as a **** ton start delaying games.
they just shot themselves in the foot by saying this. you can't say the visuals have not been affected at all and then turn around and now say that they were forced to do a reveal for a game they were producing for a 7th gen console. retards. so now we know indefinite that the visuals have been downgraded
And they probably repeated this mistake already with The Division
Well the director just produced a statement saying that the /pC footage of 2012 is lower quality compare to the new PC stuff.. though ubisoft hasn't proved that with a video. I dont think Ubisoft knew/had any clue how underpowered SONY or MS would make their consoles..I'm not going to get in the tech talk and blow peoples minds its not needed...you get what you pay for like everything in life BUT WITH THAT BEING SAID...this "next gen" leap they have you believe is massive in fact is extremely weak compared to the other gen's. With a crap economy can you blame them for not pushing hardware future proofing their console...
You talk about crap economy, I actually think people are much more willing to spend on gadgets nowadays to previous gens, look at how many people pay for smartphones, tablets...those are more than $600 easily.
I don't believe that for a second both Sony and MS sad with them at the table and asked them how the console(s) should be, that's why both ended with extremely similar architectures and unified RAM "they didn't knew" .. oh yeah they did knew I'll bet my left nut that even on extreme settings, the PC version won't even come close to what was shown at E3 2012
Prepare to lose your left nut. Even the PS4 version looks "close" to the 2012 demo. I have no doubt that the PC version will at least look equal to that demo if not a bit better as UbiSoft has said.
Underpowered? Dude, nobody want a 1000$ powerful next-generation, not me atleast
I disagree. Watch dogs blew everyone away at E3, and it's been a work in progress ever since. Let Ubisoft do their thing, If they screw up, they screw up. But Watch dogs looks too good to fail.
Well, at least they didn't show it 8 years ago like a certain Japanese publisher. *cough* *Square-Enix *cough* and FFXV *cough*.
yeah man, honestly dude.. the whole reason i bought the ps3 was for ff versus.. and yet now still no news.. and what's worse is i was a ps fanboy and now its going multi plat. at the end of the day, it's a game that everyone should enjoy but as a ps fan boy i was repping ff versus like a douche lol
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