Aiden Pearce is crouched behind cover in a dark alley. From the safety of his vantage point, he spots two guards directly in his path. He then hacks his way from one rooftop security camera to another, spotting several more. At this point, Aiden has a multitude of options. Perhaps he’ll hack into a fuse box, setting off an explosion that’ll kill one guard and draw several others away from their spots. Or maybe he’ll distract the first guard by setting off a car alarm, sneak past him, then distract the next by remotely opening a garage door. Maybe he’ll open fire with a machine gun, mowing down all his foes aggressively and with prejudice. Or, he could hack into one guard’s earpiece to trigger a head-staggering burst of sound, then hack another guard’s phone to stop him from calling for backup. All these options – and more – are available for players.

Watch Dogs

Welcome to Watch Dogs, a true next-gen gaming experience in which every choice is up to you.

In development for six years, Watch Dogs was started long before the next-gen arrived, and years before the team at Ubisoft Montreal had any clear insight into the exact specs they’d find in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and present-day PCs. Yet Watch Dogs was designed from the very start to be a next-gen experience, regardless of the technology.

How so? “We focused on what kind of experience players want to play next,” says Creative Director Jonathan Morin. “That’s more important for me than defining what technology can do.”

Fast-forward to today, and we’re a few weeks from the May 27 release of Watch Dogs. The game will be available on both console generations, yet Morin is confident it’ll deliver a unique experience that speaks to the notion of next-generation gaming – regardless of what platform you play it on. Here’s why…

Play In Your World

“The next generation of gameplay is any form of entertainment and interaction that will bring your brain to a place it’s never been,” Morin says. Indeed, that was one of the early goals in Watch Dogs’ development: to create an experience in which players can interact in completely new ways.

Watch Dogs

The key to success: dynamism. Players had to feel like they could truly influence the world around them. This goal came to life through Aiden’s hacking abilities, along with Watch Dogs’ contemporary urban setting of Chicago: an open-world city where everything is hyper-connected – but there are flaws in the system, allowing savvy operators to interact with their environment in new ways.

But simply offering the newly created game mechanic isn’t enough. “It’s one thing to invent something like hacking in an open city, and another to make sure it’s done in such a way that when you’re in a stealth situation or a combat situation or a car chase situation – even though you understand driving, shooting, reloading and all of those things – you start feeling like every traffic light around you is a valid solution,” Morin says. “Every fuse box you can use in combat will help you turn the tide. All those elements come together so that when the player puts the controller down he or she can say, I really like this. And when they pick up the controller to play another game, they try to hack the traffic lights, but that option’s not there anymore.”

Express Yourself

And that’s what hacking is ultimately about: real choices with real consequences. As Morin says, hacking isn’t a switch that you turn on and off, like when other games go from pure stealth to all-out action. Hacking allows players to influence their world – to move from stealth to action to driving and back again, in any way they choose. The world around Aiden will react accordingly, and new choices will emerge. Every action causes an appropriate reaction, and the player can’t help but be further immersed in Watch Dogs’ Chicago because their choices matter.

“Players can express themselves,” Morin says. “The big challenge is to make sure the game responds to their plan.” In other words, if a plan makes sense, it should work. And if the player makes a “mistake” along the way, he can improvise and the game should respond accordingly.

For example, if you blow up a guy while hidden in a dark corner, no one will have any idea that you’re there. If you destroy a fuse box, it will look like an accident. If you hack into an explosive that an enemy is carrying and he starts freaking out trying to get the bomb off and it kills his friend, he won’t turn around and say, There’s the player! “That would feel wrong because you were playing well,” Morin says. ‘Players can express themselves. The big challenge is to make sure the game responds to their plan.’ “The game shouldn’t do that.” Instead, enemies will behave appropriately: they’ll get stressed; they’ll group up and start searching for clues; they’ll get frustrated and angry at objects (instead of you) because they assume they’re broken.

“That was tough to do because there’s really no reference for it,” says Morin. “But it creates a new layer of gameplay where you can mess around with AI. That’s one of the things that feels completely different about the game compared to what I’ve played before.”

And therein lies the heart of the next-gen experience in Watch Dogs. It’s about player agency. It’s about action and consequences. It’s about choice. It’s about a dynamic and ever-changing world that’s a full simulation, with NPCs who react appropriately in a city that demonstrates a full range of weather, time, density and naturally occurring situations. (For more on the citizens of Chicago, check out: Watch Dogs – Animating a Next-Gen City.) Then you layer in Watch Dogs’ innovative approach to seamless online gameplay that smoothly blends a range of multiplayer experiences without disrupting the single-player experience, and you have a next-gen game regardless of which system you play it on.

Across Generations

Yes, Watch Dogs is coming May 27, 2014, to both generations of consoles and, yes, the game is almost exactly the same. The single-player experience is largely untouched, aside from the density of Chicago – there’ll be fewer NPCs in some areas, but not in a way that affects the core gameplay. The seamless online is also intact, as that’s “part of the essence of the game,” Morin says. The only missing modes on PS3 and Xbox 360 are the Decryption competitive multiplayer mode and the ability to free roam with multiple players (which Morin describes as more of a “bonus” than a core gameplay experience). But all the other online modes are fully intact.

Watch Dogs

The game also looks great on both generations of consoles. On new-gen systems the game will run at 900p on PS4 and 792p on Xbox One, at 30 frames-per-second on both consoles. While some new-gen games now offer native 1080p, Morin says it’s much more important to deliver an amazing next-gen experience than it is to push a few more pixels onto a screen. “Resolution is a number, just like framerate is a number. All those numbers are valid aspects of making games,” he says. “But you make choices about the experience you want to deliver. In our case, dynamism is everything. Exploration and expression are everything. You want to have a steady framerate, but you want to have dynamism at the core of the experience. The same goes with resolution. People tend to look at corridor shooters, for example, where there’s a corridor and all the effects are on and it’s unbelievable, and they forget that if you apply those same global effects to an open city with people around and potential car crashes and guys in multiplayer showing up without warning, the same effect is applied to a lot of dynamic elements that are happening in every frame. So it becomes magnified in cost.”

Which, naturally raises the question: why not focus on increasing the resolution during the game’s recent delay? Because, Morin says, that was never the goal. Instead, that extra time was spent ensuring the team could fully realize their vision for Watch Dogs, polishing all aspects of the gameplay and making sure hacking is fully integrated into every system. (For more, see: Why Was Watch Dogs Delayed?) “The effort was split on continuing dynamism and making sure players can express themselves through hacking without ever being disappointed in how the game responds to them, whether it’s visually or through gameplay,” Morin says. “That’s important. Resolution has nothing to do with that. That’s why stuff like resolution can scale a bit down so that we never compromise the soul of Watch Dogs.”

Watch Dogs

And now, with Watch Dogs just a few weeks from release, Morin is confident the team at Ubisoft Montreal will deliver a true next-gen experience. “From a gameplay standpoint and an experience standpoint, the player is living something brand new,” he promises. “That’s how we proceeded with Watch Dogs. That’s why everything is connected. That’s why there’s seamless multiplayer. That’s why there are Digital Trips, which are like a way for the player to get a break from the serious tone. It’s an experience that surprises you at every level. Then, slowly but surely, through those surprises the players start changing the way they express themselves in a game.”

For more on the Watch Dogs next-gen experience, check out these UbiBlog features:

Watch Dogs – 35 Highlights From Four Hours of Gameplay

Watch Dogs – Animating a Next-Gen City

Watch Dogs – Multiplayer Guide

Watch Dogs

Watch_Dogs™

Release date — May 27, 2014
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Players will assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) and control almost every element of the city. Aiden will be able to tap into the city’s omnipresent security cameras, download personal information to locate a target, control systems such as traffic lights or public transportation to stop a chase, and more. The city of Chicago is now the ultimate weapon.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Alcohol
the author

Gary Steinman has won numerous editorial awards, but you probably don’t care about that. He also ran multiple industry leading publications and websites including PlayStation: The Official Magazine, GamesRadar.com, PC Gamer and Newtype USA – but that’s all in the past. The real truth about Gary? He loves cats, he takes too many selfies on Facebook (according to one co-worker, at least), and he occasionally crochets. And now he’s helping share stories about Ubisoft’s amazing games and their incredible creators in his role overseeing the UbiBlog and other select Ubisoft social channels. Follow him on Twitter: @GarySteinman

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  1. Edmário on May 13, 2014
    900p = no buy... sorry.
    • nanke on May 13, 2014
      Yes. Watch dogs cancel. No buy.
      • Nik0la on May 13, 2014
        Agreed.
        • Spoon on May 13, 2014
          Also Agreed. And I actually feel bad for Xbox One users too, they're pretty much getting 720p.
          • BarZaTTacKS on May 13, 2014
            Are you guys serious? YOU ARE THE ONES that bought a console. LOL, you are getting mad at the devs? You want them to let it run in 1080p on your console? You would be running it @ 14 FPS. You guys wonder why us PC users shit on your faces and act elite. We are acting normal, you guys are ignorant peasants.
          • The Turk on May 14, 2014
            +1
          • The Turk on May 14, 2014
            I meant +1 for "no buy" / "pre-order canceled"
          • Jellepepe on May 25, 2014
            i agree although i don't think its ubisofts fault but sony/microsofts... i dont understand how they can get away with a new "next gen" 400€ console that can't even run games released at the same time at a resolution commonly used at that time... i am a pc gamer and this is exactly the reason i will stay one
      • Liquid Snake on May 15, 2014
        watch dogs = unoptimized cross-gen game
        • Aiden on May 15, 2014
          only on consoles, obviously.
          • John Richardson on May 17, 2014
            And your point?
    • Nelvouser on May 13, 2014
      Tinha.q.ser.BR.pra.deixar.de.comprar.por.causa.de.resolucao,taquepaupariu.
      • Rodolfo on May 13, 2014
        KKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
      • WOLOLO on May 13, 2014
        Tinha que ser BR pra pagar mais de R$2000 num console que roda nas mesmas resoluções e fps que a geração anterior, que saiu há 8 anos.
    • Karl on May 13, 2014
      I have to agree 900p = blurry on my screen = headache = no buy
      • Carl on May 13, 2014
        I call bullshit.
      • PnKllr on May 14, 2014
        I guess you cant watch tv either with that argument..
        • karl on May 14, 2014
          I don't really watch TV anymore, but if I do it's at least 1080i content with disabled overscan.But blurriness on PAL or NTSC TV programs isn't as bad as non native resolutions on LCD monitors, or awful blurry anti aliasing methods like NVidias TXAA or FXAA.
          • Jake on May 17, 2014
            1080i is far worse than 900p or even 720p.P is progressive that's like real time while i is a blurry mesh of 2 pictures half that resolution.http://www.highdefforum.com/gallery/data/511/medium/40p_vs_i.jpg
          • Jellepepe on May 25, 2014
            the xbox or playstation will upscale itself though.. the lcd/tv wil still recieve 1080p or whatever its native resolution is... you wont get the awful upscaling from the monitor itself
        • Dadunn1700 on June 26, 2014
          Ppl on tv aren't created....theyre simply recorded. Makes no since what your saying.....relating his comment about development cost to recording someone w/a 1080p camera (Normal tv).
      • CHAZ on May 14, 2014
        Confirmed: Karl is a princess
    • R on May 13, 2014
      Well, that is what you get with consoles. Computers are better, because they can be upgraded.The game is probably just that good, that the console cannot handle 1080 or higher.
      • james kirk on May 14, 2014
        Pre-order cancelled that is not next-gen you took this much time and that's all you could push also I think you deleyed this game because GTA V was so awesome it made you realise watchdogs is shit so you wanted to wait until GTA had already run its course then you release this shit you might as well have cancelled the ps4 and x1 versions at this point fucking cheap ass holes all this waiting to get downgraded I'm out and I had this game paid for since November fuck ubisoft also assassins creed is fucking lame now stop with the shit its like cod now
        • Aiden on May 15, 2014
          wow, grow up kid. If you want a true next gen experience, buy a PC and play it on Nvidia. or, wait for future games which will run 1080p. you have to accept it. like it or not.
    • master race on May 13, 2014
      pleb
    • Acolitu on May 13, 2014
      Then go back to your shooters... as mentioned before, this is 18+ game
    • Jason on May 13, 2014
      Why don't you just sell your PS4, PS4 games 1080 30 fps at best, which is still terrible, its 2013 now
      • DannyBoy2k on May 14, 2014
        2013...? Heh....ok, how about you catch up to the rest of us...?
        • Jay on May 14, 2014
          Why sell the PS4 with tons of unannounced Sony exclusives coming out?
    • Poonie on May 14, 2014
      Same with me. 900p is unacceptable. It's laziness. Delay it another six months if it would allow you to reach 1080p. No next gen experience is 900p when PCs could already do 1080p last gen.
      • Carlos on May 14, 2014
        Correction. PCs could do 1200p (as in 1600x1200) already in the 90s. Console peasants are hilarious.I'm still excited about Watch Dogs, digital deluxe version pre-ordered on the PC.
    • so_m_e on May 14, 2014
      Oh my god what are you people whining? I have PS4 with 1080p gaming monitor and I have been happy with 720p, even on PS3 games. I mean I can't even recall what resolution BF4 runs on PS4, all I know the graphics are nice. I don't see the difference (720p, 920p, 1080p..) Let the pc elitist have 1080p with their overexpensive rigs (heard that to max out Watch Dogs on PC with 1080p requires atleast GTX 780ti.. which costs 670 € here, over 200 euros more expensive than PS4!).
      • jman on May 14, 2014
        You get what you pay for. I bought the 780ti and will end up saving on games via sales to justify cost. last year i spent $400 on 126 pc games (or about 7 games on consoles) last year and would have paid over $1,100 if there hadn't been sales. some people cant tell the difference yes, but that doesnt mean there aren't any. I have friends that run SD tv programming on HD TVs and cant see a diff in quality.as a side note the 780ti is recomended for 1440p gaming which is what ill be playing it on 720 X 2 =1440 for ppl that can appreciate it its really beautiful ;)
        • Colin Berry on May 15, 2014
          Correction. Whilst 720x2 = 1440, it's still 2560x1440, which is 4 times the resolution of a 720p screen., not 2.
      • Stefan on May 16, 2014
        Well at least we PC elitists will BE ABLE to max out the game. You are stuck with a piece of crap and you are even proud of it. LOL
    • mistahaye on May 14, 2014
      It's really frustrating when I read all the ignorant comments below. 99% of you guys wouldn't notice the difference between 1080p and 900p... Oh come one y'all bunch of casual gamers playing only for the graphics, y'all the god damn reason the video games industry is collapsing and some of the biggest franchises are ruined.
      • Someone with Brain Cells on May 15, 2014
        Let's analyze what you just said for a minute here:You're telling me you honestly wouldn't be able to tell the difference between 1600x900 and 1920x1080, EVEN when there's a 31% difference in resolution. I mean, a jump from 1,440,000 pixels to 2,073,600 pixels is nothing right? Hell, why don't we take a 31% decrease from 900, and drop it right back to 720p, because "you can't tell the difference"?'Playing only for the graphics' is a funny one to me, as both the graphics and the 'next-gen experience' were major selling points for the game, and only now are people in an uproar. People are angry (and rightfully so) because they aren't being given what they've been promised, that being a significant leap in experience and technology. It's 2014 and developers are still getting away with releasing games with unsatisfactory graphics and framerates, mainly in part to how severely underpowered both consoles are for today's game market. I guess I'm a 'casual gamer' because I hold developers to a standard, and expect quality material from them.Yes, the console game industry is collapsing (PC is on a continual rise), but not for the reasons you oh so strongly think. No, the console gaming industry is collapsing because consumers such as yourself hold both Sony and Microsoft, as well as developers, to absolutely no standard. If the game were to run at 1080p, you'd praise at the altar of Ubisoft, but now that you find it's capped at 900p, it's perfectly acceptable because 600k pixels make no difference. You the buyer don't seem to care about the quality of the content you buy, and that right there is the driving force behind its collapse. Devs and console makers don't need to work hard to create a quality game, because you and the rest of the console consumer horde will buy it anyway. It's the exact reason why the biggest franchises die as well, the same game can be released every year and you'll still fucking buy them.
        • Unsatisfied Gamer on May 17, 2014
          Spoken like a true poet. It's comments like yours that reaffirm my faith in humanity and the still existing intelligence of this world. We as PS4 owners were promised a WatchDogs experience in true 1080P at 60FPS, and for Ubisoft to deliver anything less is simply inexcusable. People like the aforementioned are the reason the lack of intelligence in today's society is abundant. God help us all! It's as if the movie " Idiocracy " was actually a source of foreshadowing the events to come.
        • Dildonian on May 27, 2014
          so your logic is the companies are failing because we keep buying their products and don't hold them to a high standard. The irony in this is you claim to have brain cells but clearly in your own words have no idea how the basic concept of money works.IF WE KEEP SPENDING MONEY. THEY KEEP MAKING MONEY. THEY AREN'T FAILING.
    • andrew on May 14, 2014
      your fucking stupid just because it has 900p? are you fucking kidding me its all about the gameplay of the video game and the experience that you get out of it if your seriously not going buy the game just because it doesn't have the graphics you insist you are truly stupid.
    • Silvio Roberto on May 14, 2014
      Since they was not very focused on deliveryng a higher resolution (suggested by the last comunications) i'm right now canceling my pre order. If they try to upgrade it as they did with assassin creed IV on ps4 then yes i'll buy it. otherwise...i let it pass.
    • silvio roberto on May 14, 2014
      Since they was not very focused on deliveryng a higher resolution (suggested by the last comunications) i'm right now canceling my pre order. If you try to upgrade it as what was did with assassin creed IV on ps4 then yes i'll buy it. otherwise...i let it pass.
    • mtcr on May 15, 2014
      You won't notice the difference if you're sitting 2-3 feet away on a couch. Also what happened to game play being the most important thing?
    • Aiden on May 15, 2014
      you are missing the GOTY just because you are stolen a few pixels? please, grow up. I have news for you, you can play it on NVIDIA and enjoy the best version.
  2. Veive257 on May 13, 2014
    PC version FTW
    • [Insert Username Here] on May 13, 2014
      Have your super-computer ready...
      • Cage GabeNson on May 13, 2014
        By super-computer you mean computer you can easily build for $600-700 and still save money because games are dirt cheap on steam, then yes.
        • GabeN’s Disciple on May 13, 2014
          Speaking of dirt cheap, I preordered Watch_Dogs for the equivalent of $24 last month. Must be heartbreaking paying $60 for a "next gen" game that runs at 900p and 30fps. I guess they'll have to rely on the ol' "graphics don't matter!" argument.
          • cyco687 on May 14, 2014
            The entire point of the article was that the experience is more important, and it's not like they're bad graphics, they just aren't top of the line, big deal. Better AI and interactivity is the real future of gaming.
        • Liam Joly on May 14, 2014
          600 are you crazy? Thats just the price of the video card alone. Leaving out the proccesor and the motherboard and the ram. If i wanted to upgrade my pc with 2 760's 2 gb extra ram and a I7 a new case with better cooling and an extra hard drive i need to pay 1200 bucks.
          • Person with Brain Cells on May 15, 2014
            Watch Dogs Recommended Video Card: Radeon 7850 or greater7850 price: $140
      • Stefan on May 16, 2014
        All computers are super compared to X1.
    • Justin on May 13, 2014
      i7 4770k with duel 780 @5760x1080 HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • Agent on May 13, 2014
        i7 4960X Duel Titan's, 3 24" 144hz in surround.....my body is ready!
        • Johan Santana on May 13, 2014
          Quad titans 4960x here. 4k here I come!
          • jman on May 14, 2014
            nice.. just nice i feel inadequate now with my watercooled 780ti
          • Stefan on May 16, 2014
            LOL You are royally screwed with if you really have those Titans. Even the regular 780s deliver better performance to half the price.
    • clouds on May 13, 2014
      Soo glad I invested in my pc instead of buying a "next gen" console!
      • Terence on May 13, 2014
        Smart :)
  3. Rekalty on May 13, 2014
    So, Sony saying that the game would run at 1080p and 60fps on PS4, that was just a straight up lie? Thank you for confirming that.
    • Chosen on May 13, 2014
      Exactly!
    • PnKllr on May 14, 2014
      Source?
      • Doommius on May 14, 2014
        http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/25e4fm/1080p60fps_removed_from_watch_dogs_preorder_page/
  4. Gamer on May 13, 2014
    Terrible. no 1080p = no buy.Bad optimization, die Ubisoft
    • dgagadsfadf on May 13, 2014
      seriously? wishing death on a team of developers because the resolution doesn't happen to be 1080? How childish and ignorant are you.
    • Also gamer on May 13, 2014
      The ps4 is under powered, plain and simple. No amount of optimization will make this game 1080p 60fps.
      • extermin8or on May 14, 2014
        So how is MGS5 managing 1080p 60fps on ps4? Because I tell you that game looks amazing and has a large map? I get watch dogs is open world and has the NPC thing but I'm not getting why Ubisoft originally announced this as being 1080p and 30fps on twitter. I'm still going to buy the game it looks amazing but I still see NO reason why this isn't doing 1080p 30fps as originally said on twitter by the lead designer or programmer or whatever.
    • PRAISE GABEN on May 13, 2014
      Way to be a douchebag there buddy. Just because you don't get the resolution you want doesn't mean you should go around threatening developers because of it. Assholes like you make us gamers look really bad.
    • rgvhkblj on May 13, 2014
      It's not even Ubisoft's fault.It's Sony's and Microsoft's faults for putting out such piss poor machines. The hardware used in these "new" machines was obsolete from even before the moment the machines were released.
    • That guy on May 13, 2014
      Cry some more?
    • Cage GabeNson on May 13, 2014
      It's not ubisoft's fault, It's the Xbone and PS4's for being so weak.
      • Waterboy on May 14, 2014
        The GPU is not the problem. The problem is the very slow netbook/tablett-cpu (amd jaguar) which was never meant to be used in consoles as it was designed for small tabletts and low-end netbooks! The AMD jaguar of PS4/Xbox one has eight cores, yes. But those are small cores and they share some execution units. And you can only use 6 of the cpu-cores for the games (which is complicated to develop for) and the worst- you only have 3 MByte of cache for 6 cores. That is a joke. Each 6 year old PC today has a cpu with at least i say 4 cores and- 6-8 MBytes of cache in the cpu. Damn, my 5 year old Q9550 has 12 MB of cache! CPU-Cache is important for games today. At least for the most games, which relies heavily on the cpu.The WiiU is the only console which has a real cpu, which is meant for gaming. Her cpu has not only 3 MByte of cache (thats OK, but not astonishing), BUT can use a part of the eDRAM as Cache/scratchpad too. So- WiiU has no cache-problems as it can use around 10 MBytes of cache in total (and this cache works with compression too):
        • Happy to be a PC Gamer on May 14, 2014
          You know your s***
        • Amir on May 22, 2014
          Not true. CPU is only used to set up the frame but not for the rendering. So you might need a better CPU to get 60fps, since you have less time to setup each frame. But once the frame has been setup it's only the GPU's job to render it.
    • Collin on May 13, 2014
      It's isn't Ubisoft's fault, it's the lack of power then next gen consoles have to offer.
    • Tron on May 13, 2014
      It will be in glorious 4K @ 60 fps on PC. Not the developers fault.
  5. parhelion88 on May 13, 2014
    900p? Preorder cancelled.
    • Jason on May 13, 2014
      Just sell you PS4 Then you won't be so disappointed all the time
      • Cliff on May 14, 2014
        My friend Jason would say the same thing. lol
  6. Rekkapryde on May 13, 2014
    Buty Yunnnnnnnnnngggggggggg, we supposed to be 1080p on the PS4. At least it's still better than the Larrybox.Make the trap say aye!
    • ThatPCGuy on May 13, 2014
      And I'll be playing at 1080p at 60 fps on my wonderful PC.
  7. Zedd on May 13, 2014
    Sorry, but... Framerate is only a number, but "In our case, dynamism is everything". More FPS - better sense of dynamism.Why even make post like this? Games not reaching 1080p/60fps is a sad thing. Please, just do not talk about it. Trying to explain just makes you look silly. Just give us games with low res and 30 fps, but stop saying things like "Oh, but it's not resolution and fps that makes true next-gen experience", because it's just awful."In our case, dynamism is everything. Exploration and expression are everything",“The effort was split on continuing dynamism and making sure players can express themselves through hacking without ever being disappointed in how the game responds to them, whether it’s visually or through gameplay,” Morin says. “That’s important. Resolution has nothing to do with that. That’s why stuff like resolution can scale a bit down so that we never compromise the soul of Watch Dogs.”Sorry, but read all that, dear author. "Souls" of Watch Dogs, you say? Dynamism, exploration, hacking. Cool. It's all also on PS3 and X360. Truly next-gen experience on last-gen console, huh, you've made it. Quite an achievement.Don't you dare make a presentation of your next game while showing it on uber high-end PC next time guys.
    • Spoon on May 13, 2014
      You'll virtually see no difference in the 360 and Xbox One versions, what a joke.
      • Hawx on May 13, 2014
        The lighting, detail and textures will all be higher. Pleb-box 360 can't even run two of the multiplayer modes.
      • Super Massive Pixelhole on May 14, 2014
        Damn, my Off-Screen Resolution-Meter-Device will alarm and output: EEEK i sense tinsy pixels MISSING"... oh well, i will just throw it out of my windowReally guys, have you ever seen Battlefield 4 on ps4 and xb1? Both look equally amazing, with no noticeable difference.Really looking forward to this game on my xb1
    • Dellers on May 14, 2014
      What should they show then? They made Watch Dogs for the PC first, should they have waited until last year and shown the 360 version? Of course they should always be able to show the best version possible. It's up to you if you wanna get the game on that platform or not.
    • Tapo on May 14, 2014
      Bingo, thank you Zedd for cutting through the crap. Forget the console wars and the PC master race arguments that inevitably take over these discussions, this comes down to misrepresenting your product and then trying to deflect attention when you fail to deliver yet still ask for full price.Don't get me wrong, gameplay is a bigger deal and I will be buying this game at 792p and no doubt loving every minute of it but don't tell me that the only thing you can differentiate between the consoles ie the visuals is not a big deal? I wonder then what I paid all that money for a new console and why I am paying 1/3 more for your game if I can get a "truly next gen experience" on an existing generation machine?This backlash is inevitable while developers showcase their games on thousands of pounds of nuclear spec PC, while targeting the console market. So yes I blame the devs for misleading us.
  8. Lucas on May 13, 2014
    PS4 fail, Xbox One Fail. "Next Generation" :(
  9. Killionaire on May 13, 2014
    1080p patch for PS4 please!
    • Also gamer on May 13, 2014
      lel
  10. Gamer on May 13, 2014
    Ahaha PS4/Xbox players cryI love my Pc Gamer <3
  11. Black_to_the_future on May 13, 2014
    Has the game gone Gold?
  12. Lucas on May 13, 2014
    SONY EPIC FAIL:http://i.imgur.com/ZdkIoQf.png
    • Bijin06 on May 13, 2014
      the only fail is that you say that the picture is a fail. They write about CONSOLES. A PC is a PC. Not a console. ;) And when it is about Consoles they are right: the resolution is slightly better than on XboxOne. The next time you should think about what you say and what you post -_- I am also kinda tired of those PS4 gamer comments 'I WONT BUY IT ANYMORE BECAUSE THE FRAMERATE SUCKS!!!' and I say that being a PS4 gamer myself. I will buy this game and if it looks terrible the story will be hopefully interesting ;)
      • L0kiGiBB0N on May 14, 2014
        "experience Watch_Dogs in a way only PS4 can provide, at 60 Frames Per Second in 1080p" thats what he meant by "SONY EPIC FAIL"read carfully before you go ahead and hate on people
  13. 256k on May 13, 2014
    This is what i call a complete suicide, just a few days before the game releases they throw the bomb, the game has bad optimization, and Assassin's Creed Unity will be the same, Ubisoft does not know how to make a good graphic engine with stable framerates. And the most funny part will be Tom clancys the division, that game will run at 720p on both consoles with 20/30fps, thats for sure. Bad movement, Ubi, you will learn this on the hard way, you're losing your gamers base
    • aygvsd on May 13, 2014
      Once again, this is NOT Ubisoft's fault.They are doing the best they can with the shitty outdated hardware that Sony and Microsoft put in their "new" machines.
      • Spoon on May 13, 2014
        Assassins Creed runs 1080p with no problem, there's obviously a problem within the studio making this game for the fact that they can barely provide over 720p for Xbox One.
        • Sp00ner on May 13, 2014
          Dude, it's fucking Sony's fault for making the PS4 so FUCKING underpowered. If you wanted 1080p you would've bought a PC. And Assasin's Creed has less graphic fidelity than Watch Dogs, so ovbiously it runs better. Seriously you console users are ignorant as fuck.
          • Jason on May 13, 2014
            Also Assassin Creed 4 1080p but only 30 fps as well, so I don't know what he's on about
          • extermin8or on May 14, 2014
            Explain games like mgs 5 running at 1080p 60fps or infamous running at 1080p and often reaching up towards 60fps when it's unlocked... I get Watch_Dogs has alot going on but lower than 1080p 30fps has no excuse really. If Uncharted which has4 rolls out at E3 and it looks amazing and has 108p 30fps or Arkham Knight has 1080p 30fps then really there's not much excuse...
  14. Berita on May 13, 2014
    900p ? go to hell ubisoft... this is ridiculous... 1080p patch PLEASE
    • Gamer on May 13, 2014
      You just stupid ! Its not fault of Ubi but Sony and microsoft because they machine it's bullshit !
      • Berita on May 13, 2014
        go play second son you little stupid shit... that is 1080p @ 40fps with much better gfx than WD...
        • Nice Next-Gen on May 13, 2014
          And you cant even tell anyone why it can run at that. Idiots like yourself and others whining about your precious 1080@60 fps are hilarious. Funny thing is, you're all still going to get the game.
          • Isaac on May 13, 2014
            What the hell? Whining about 1080p? Yes of course! My fucking iPone can do 720p, my iPad even 1080p! Of course I want my game at that resolution. And a game without 60fps is a sickening idea for the "Next generation of gaming" Why woud I buy a god damn Next-Gen console if I have the same resolution and frame rate on the old one. And yes I'm getting the game. For my PC because I want to experience the immersive world of Chicago as planned by the artists and developers at Watch Dogs.
          • Dan on May 13, 2014
            Isaac, do you think that resolution is the only thing that determines a game's graphics? Your iPad runs games at 1080p that have 256x256 textures, baked lighting and 500 tris per model. 'Next-gen' doesn't necessarily mean more fps. Did you read Ubisoft's article about the game's AI? That is what next gen is about...
          • Isaac on May 14, 2014
            @Dan (I can't replay to you directly :( ) I'm not a programmer or anything like this. I know that a game on an iPad is something different than one on a Piss Poor or XBone but still... What did they need the 6 additional mounth for? Aidens thumbs? It is not that I'm buying games because they look pretty, no. I'm using GOG.com regularly to play some old games I loved but it is more than the look of the game. It is that companys again lied to us about their game to get us to buy it. It is the "Next Gen" steeling money from people for a service their old ones could have also provided. It isn't the low framerate - although below 60fps is terrible for a game from 2014 - but people trying to make Ubisoft the good guy with their lying executives, their DRM and their onlyprofitisimportant-policy. All that is upsetting me. It is more than a game; it is its impact on the industry. I hope you see now.
        • Collin on May 13, 2014
          It has nothing to do with the "GFX", it all comes down to Anti-Aliasing, Anisotropic filtering, and detailing quality.
      • Isaac on May 13, 2014
        Of course it is! XBone and Piss Poor have the hardware to pull that of. Just no one thinks it is important enough to optimize their game correctly.
      • Happy To be a PC GAMER on May 13, 2014
        Agreed, consoles are cheap, under-powered "disposable" machines, that are only supposed to be operational until the "Next Generation" rolls out a few years later. BUY A PC you can upgrade it (so you don't need to fork over $500 every couple years), and there are NO backwards compatibility issues... EVER.
      • anonzzz on May 13, 2014
        Other games run at 1080p on console. As a matter of fact , there's an open world game (that visually looks better than any watch dogs versions , even the one shown at E3)...I'm of course talking about Infamous SS.Ubisoft can go f-itself.
        • L0kiGiBB0N on May 14, 2014
          HAHAHAHA
  15. Mark Ryan on May 13, 2014
    So you lied in the interview when you said it was 1080p on PS4. I'm skipping on this because of all the lies, if you were honest and from the beginning said 900p/30fps i'd buy it, but there was a downgrade and now you've just proved it, this is shameful business practices, lying to your consumers and trying to decieve them.
    • Jason on May 13, 2014
      It was on the Sony website, Sony lied Ubi already said it was going to be 900p 30 fps last year So go sell your PS4 if your so upset about Sony lying to you
      • extermin8or on May 14, 2014
        Ubisoft said months ago on twitter and reddit that ti would be 1080p 30fps. sony's database apparently had it listed as 1080p-60fps which was clearly a mistake.
  16. Timothy on May 13, 2014
    Thanks for the post! Glad to see PS4's desperate lies exposed. 792p or 900p will still look epic, and honestly the visual difference is minor. The game makes the game fun, not how many pixels are wedged into your screen.
    • Mike on May 13, 2014
      Sony didn't lie. They didn’t make the game so they wouldn’t have just pulled numbers out their @$$ They must have been given those numbers by Ubisoft. There was even an interview where Ubisoft said PlayStation4 would be 1080p and then they took the video down.
      • Keloric on May 13, 2014
        I really hope Sony didn't try to scam us. If its UBI's fault for giving Sony false information to post on their official website. UBI should announce that too, cause a lot of users are going to blame Sony for that.
    • Isaac on May 13, 2014
      It is not making the game much worse (although anyhing but 60fps is rediculous in 2014) but the consoles. Why should I bother buying one of this non-backwards compatible toasters, hm? And 1080p ad 720p and even 900p is a great difference espacially on a wide-screen TV the concoles will be plugged into and as I said earlier: No 60fps? That's bullshit for the "Next Generation"
    • Spoon on May 13, 2014
      You're pretty stupid if you fall into Ubisoft's propaganda. 1080p has been a requirement in media for about 5 years now. Most people have 1080p televisions now. You've obviously never played game in 1080p or you could clearly see where the big difference between 792p and 1080p lies.
  17. Ryan on May 13, 2014
    I'm sorry but 30 frames per second is UNPLAYABLE. It had better not be that way on PC
    • really on May 13, 2014
      You're an idiot. Please don't breed.
    • jim on May 13, 2014
      How? How? Ps4 makes one claim that a few games MIGHT be 1080p, 60fps, and EVERYONE is DISSAPOINTED that they all aren't that way. Have you even seen the 30-60 fps difference? 5 fps is unplayable. They still publish games now that are 30 fps, so shut your trap, sir.
      • Isaac on May 13, 2014
        If Hitler had announced WW2 would it have been great fun then? I don't think so. Of course we are disappointed by the 500$ "Next Generation of Gaming"-Bullshit the XBone and Piss Poor is. And you definitely see the differnce between 30 and 60fps Mr. Brilliant. I don't want to play games in 30fps anymore. It is just a joke to do so. No one can tell me - espacially not a company like Ubisoft - that they didn't have the resources!
  18. mal_ubisoft on May 13, 2014
    pre order ps4 cancelled.
  19. Julian on May 13, 2014
    Well the 59€ I was going to use to buy this game is a number too. And now 0€ is the number you will get from me.
  20. Angry gamer on May 13, 2014
    how much did ms pay you tp ruin ps4 version900p on PS4 and 792p on Xbox One, at 30 frames-per-second on both consoles, this is joke that ps4 is same resoultion as xbox one, you do not deserver any money from the gamers that will purchase this on ps4, same bs deal as slways from developers instead making the games for consoles you gimp one so that other does not look bad... go have them both looking same now dont we cannot let one look better.. you people are pathetic
    • Exasperated on May 13, 2014
      The consoles are underpowered. At launch, they were packing the hardware equivalent to a mid-range PC. It has nothing to do with people bribing one another: if the PS4 cannot run this game at a playable framerate at a native 1080p, then they will not release it at 1080p. It will be scaled up from a lower resolution so that you can still play the game on your budget-box.No bribing, just underpowered hardware: not Ubisoft's fault, so please think a little before posting incorrect trite like that.
      • Angry gamer on May 14, 2014
        Sucker punch says hello, and i dont want hear about in house stuidos, if they can push out an amazing game so can ubi, if they cannot the do not make the dam game and leave the indsutry, sick tired these developers that think its fine to make games EQUAL on console because of certain american company..and unless you have evidence that they never paid ubi to make the game look same on ps4 shut the fuck up telling me im incorrect.....there is no reason the ps4 version could not be 1080 / 30 fps, no reason, unless the engine they used is utter shit... or they spent to much time on that garbage wind system..and as for my BUDGETBOX please.. i have gaming rig, scummy little so called PC elitest pricks like you make me sick, this is about not having gamers shafted, not about you and your shitty pc you rub that mini cock up against, im talking for all the ps4 fans that are gettin shafted for 50 quid on downgraded version of the game....
        • Are you kidding me? on May 15, 2014
          Sucker Punch is an in-house studio developing on a completely different engine for a single platform. That makes a huge difference. Ubisoft can push out amazing games: the sheer amount of decrying that I've seen going on because the game isn't a particular resolution is utterly staggering. Resolution doesn't impact how it plays, how it tells a story, whatever, so why the immense fuss? When the specifications were released for the consoles, anyone could see that there may be issues. They just weren't packing as much power as they could. Not saying they aren't good value for money, because they appear to be, but they have their limits and they are already being tested.Furthermore, your assertion that the PS4 version is being downgraded because Ubisoft was bribed -not because they simply play the game at a playable level at the resolution/whatever that you wanted- is ridiculous. Take a moment to think about it. Please. It is still visually sharper than the X1 version (giveaway #1), and the fact that the developers would hamstring their own game at the last minute because of a petty ploy from a company that doesn't care (giveaway #2) is just nonsensical. Similarly, you have zero evidence that any money exchanged hands regarding the same issue, so please do not give me that rhetoric.I love how you just assume I'm a 'pc elitist'. Only reference to PC I made was when I accurately compared the specs, so I'm beginning to think you're being a little unreasonable. I'm simply a realist, and I'm not going to blow a gasket like you are because my precious game isn't 1080p/60fps like I very much wanted it to be. Shit happens man, grow up.I believe the internet saying for this kind of response is 'butthurt'.
  21. patriotzero on May 13, 2014
    ubisoft close to studio and go to different departmant foe example supermarket or grocery
    • Happy To be a PC GAMER on May 13, 2014
      You try making a better game, I Dare You.
      • Jay on May 14, 2014
        Sucker Punch Productions made a more beautiful game Infamous Second Son, 1080 @60fps
        • Happy To be a PC GAMER on May 14, 2014
          Are you a member of SPP?
  22. LP on May 13, 2014
    “Resolution is a number, just like framerate is a number. All those numbers are valid aspects of making games,”What??900P/30fps, really? when is the embargo? let me guess, the day of release!I already had doubts about this title, I might cancel my pre-order...
  23. Cemo on May 13, 2014
    What was the delay for and the down grade for??? after all that you can't even hit 1080p 30fps?? WTF ?? I was excited for this, but I'll have to pass I'll pick up wolfenstein the new order instead
    • Jeff on May 13, 2014
      so your saying your going to pass on a game just because it doesn't look at clear as you wanted it to be? You ignore the hacking ability they put into the game, the multiplayer they put into the game, all the animations to make the pedestrians more lifelike. If you want gameplay AND EYECANDY, get a pc
  24. Mark on May 13, 2014
    Resolution is indeed just a number, but that number is always lowest on Xbox One, thats why it's tanking so bad outside the US.
  25. silvio roberto on May 13, 2014
    900p on ps4 version? the next gen badly starts and it is not able to push the 1080p bar? sony has stated on theie website that's the true version of the game would be on ps4, and now this? this is really updated? If that's true i'll buy the pc version.
  26. Mass Affeaction on May 13, 2014
    900p on PS4 and 792p on X360, and its most probably running at medium to low settings? This is Next-Gen indeed /s.
  27. Lucas on May 13, 2014
    Preorder cancelled. Sorry.....
  28. DShKM on May 13, 2014
    There are too many people here blaming Ubisoft saying that the game is badly optimized. You people clearly don't realize that these consoles, even the PS4, struggles to hold 60FPS at 1080p even on straightforward corridor shooters. If you guys really thought that a game of this magnitude and complexity was going to hit 1080p at 60FPS, then you're completely ignorant and should refrain from posting some of the absolutely stupid stuff that you're posting. And for christ sake, you haven't even tried the game yet...
    • Isaac on May 13, 2014
      No, Sir. I have to disagree! You are ignorant to think it is okay for a "Next-Gen Console" not to be able to hit that mark. My PC is doing so. Why bother buying a console? Not enough money? My XBox 360 gets the same performance!
      • Happy To be a PC GAMER on May 13, 2014
        I agree. It is not ok for "Next Gen" tech to be 5 years old. However, don't hate on the game, hate on the fact that the consoles are so under-powered... Or just stick with your PC :)
    • Thatguy on May 13, 2014
      Well first of all, AC 4 just released a patch to run the game at 1080p @ 60 FPS so why can't Watch Dogs? I understand that the world is supposed to be "Dynamic" and such, but lets be real here, it's going to be just as "Dynamic" as fucking AC 4. The only reason they are calling it dynamic is because there is multiplayer involved which can affect your game, even then games like Dark Souls 2 and GTA V can run @ 30 FPS just fine on PS3. A fucking LAST GEN console can run those games at 30 FPS, but a next gen console can't? Are you kidding me? Also, why would they lie in an interview that they JUST had guaranteeing that "Watch Dogs [would] be at 1080p @ 60 FPS," its bad business practice.Cutting them a break is a stupid notion. We all know that these next gen consoles can handle it just fine. I mean fine, don't run it at 1080p, but 30 FPS? That's fucking ludicrous. Why the fuck did we buy a new console if its the fucking same as last gen? We have the right to demand a higher performance. Don't go around backing them for their bad business practice.
  29. Hans on May 13, 2014
    I was planning on picking it up on PS4, but now I'll just wait until it goes on sale on Steam.
  30. michel on May 13, 2014
    900p = no buy... sorry.[2]
  31. WellWisher on May 13, 2014
    I think the game looks awesome! There is something seriously wrong with people who will miss out on a great experience, or assume they're experience won't be great if it's at anything less than 1080p.
  32. alexander kiff on May 13, 2014
    Just to show the fail of the resolution here...Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 is going to run @ 1080p AND 60fps. EVEN IN SPLIT SCREEN!If this is a real article. It just might kill the game on arrival!!!!!
    • Scott on May 13, 2014
      Dude it mario cart, im pretty sure the game isn't as intensive as watch dogs
    • Happy To be a PC GAMER on May 13, 2014
      I cannot begin to comprehend your stupidity.
    • Keloric on May 13, 2014
      Comparing resolution and frame rate between Watch Dogs and Mario Kart is seriously ignorant lol
  33. JulioUSA on May 13, 2014
    900p in PS4 NO BUY 900p in PS4 NO BUY 900p in PS4 NO BUY 900p in PS4 NO BUY 900p in PS4 NO BUY 900p in PS4 NO BUY 900p in PS4 NO BUY
  34. Scott on May 13, 2014
    All you people complaing about it not being 1080p are pathetic, it doesn't change the gameplay just how you look, sure it would be nice but its not essential. If it wasn't for Sony preaching that 1080p is essential then there wouldn't be this problem.
    • Isaac on May 13, 2014
      Yes but they did, didn't they?
    • Vic on May 13, 2014
      900p is not an enormous problem, but it is when Watch_Dogs itself doesn't even have good graphics. 10 times the performance of a PS3, and all we get is slightly better textures and higher resolution?
  35. Nik0la on May 13, 2014
    I must admit that this is a huge disappointment. Why would a nextgen game run at 900p @ 30 fps? I just cancelled my pre-order.
    • Cage GabeNson on May 13, 2014
      Because next-gen consoles have awful hardware.
  36. Zorel on May 13, 2014
    Pre-order the PC version!!!
    • Collin on May 13, 2014
      PCMASTERRACE
  37. Cris on May 13, 2014
    Watch dogs cancel. 900P, 30 FPS WTF!
  38. Lucas on May 13, 2014
    http://i.minus.com/iDs8Lo0r5LloM.gif
  39. Loki on May 13, 2014
    WTF, why is this game so low when Second son does so well? every ps4 gamers should boycott this game, seriously the same crap as last gen ps3 versions getting punked because MS garbage they need loos similar if you want put on our system bs, what did you delay it for ffs...what next people expect this same bs for the division... oh well looks like you will not get any money from my pocket this gen UBI if you will continue this bad parctice
  40. Erick on May 13, 2014
    900p on ps4? Bullshit, pre order canceled!!!
  41. Moreno Antunes on May 13, 2014
    I am sad right now, after GTA V, Watchdogs was the game I was waiting to play for good, now they put that bomb. Really for 2014 gaming consoles not able to handle the standard definition of FOUR years ago it is just sad. Either they could not optimize the game propely or the consoles are weak.If you ask me I'd had the game running at full resolution with less AA and less "reflections" that only add fake "wow" moments where everything is beauty but then the whole rest of the game outside of these moments is blurry and break the whole immersion.I am sad with that resolution, there is no scaler that can "unblurry" it.
    • Some Dude on May 13, 2014
      At least, unlike GTA V, you can get the game on PC on the cheap, and enjoying on whichever resolution and framerate suits your budget, without paid online, and if you want to, the possibility to play on your couch with a controller (given you have a long enough HDMI cable if the PC is far away). A good PC isn't as expensive as you may have heard (you can crush next gen for $500 and outright destroy it for $600, no need for an i7 or a Titan Z, even though you can have one if you want), and building them is as easy as Lego. If you still want the shit resolution and framerate you can stay on console, but don't forget that PC is here and affordable, modular, has cheaper games and free online, and a lot of free to play and exclusive games. It's still time to sell your console and get a true gaming system, do the switch ! You might want to have a look at the logical increments website for good builds !
  42. IWASAWDFAN on May 13, 2014
    UBISOFT ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS ONLY 900P 30 fps AT PS4 WHY NOT 60 FPS ?!?! PRE ORDER CANCELLED WHY YOU DONT START A COMEDIE COMPANY YOU ONLY MAKE JOKES AND LIE NO BUY.NO BUY NO BUY
    • Happy To be a PC GAMER on May 13, 2014
      And this is why people shouldn't be given access to caps-lock
      • PC Gamer on May 14, 2014
        Its probably because he can't handle a keyboard properly.
  43. LarZen on May 13, 2014
    If framerate and resolution is really important to you guys. Then buy a computer, you can play around in graphical settings and run it at crazy resolutions.The XBO and PS4 is great. But it's gaming devices made to cater people not interested in investing the required money to run games like Watch Dogs with incredible graphics that is years ahead of the new consoles.Consoles: Relative cheap entry ticket to gaming. Computers: For enthusiasts that wants the best.It's as easy as that really...
    • Isaac on May 13, 2014
      You invested fuckig 500$ into the XBone! I can get a PC with Watch Dogs cranked up for under 500$!
      • LarZen on May 13, 2014
        You want a pat on the shoulder or what? If so can I get one to? I have a XBO,PS4 and a 3300$ gaming computer.
  44. Dante on May 13, 2014
    Seriously ? Ubisoft said couple ot times that they have the resolution on 1080p, why did you lie to us. So many people pre-ordered the game. I am glad that I waited a little bit more to see where this game is going so i am not going to get the game. Because of this 900p this game changed from a life keeper to a something that i would wait for price drop and buy it second hand/used game for like 15 $ and then play it fast and sell it. Seriously from 1080p@60fps to 900p@30fps... this is a joke. If you must lower the textures and the graphics but we don't want blurry upscaled graphics, we wan't native 1080p.... Jesus inFamous SS looks far more better than what i saw from the trailers and yet it is 1080p@ 30++ fps.. with frames going over 35 average... Shame on you Ubisoft i waited so much for Watchdogs.... so much lies and hype, such a delay and yet your game will be just a rent and sell game....
  45. Mark on May 13, 2014
    Who's to blame for lying to the people regarding the PS4 framerate and resolution, Sony or Ubisoft?
  46. Tom on May 13, 2014
    Sorry but 900p@30fps game would have to look much better to preoder it. I have a feeling it won't be so great title as its advertised atm. Later this year it will be for like $25 and then it maybe will be worth it, after few patches as it is used to be with all UBISOFT games..
  47. RusStarik on May 13, 2014
    900p? Seriously? Well... I will be a nice person and will wait PC/PS4/Xbox One framerate and visual comparison...
  48. jim on May 13, 2014
    All you morons act like 900p is a terrible thing. 720p is still hd and if you do the math, 900 is only 180 pixels per inch off. That. Is not. Much. People who are canceling their preorders over this are morons, and they are missing out. Btw, I'm on xbox, representing at 780p, not even mad. /r
    • Dave on May 13, 2014
      thats not how resolutions work1920x1080p = 2,073,600 pixels 1440x900p = 1,296,000 pixels that is a 777,600 pixels less or roughly a 30% worse image quality, and I have no idea where you get 180 per inch as that is depends on entirely on your display size not just resolution.???x782P not a real resolution so no idea.
      • Greg on May 13, 2014
        900p is 1600x900 which is 1,440,000 pixels.
  49. PS4 on May 13, 2014
    900p = no buy... sorry.[3]
  50. Dante on May 13, 2014
    UBISOFT YOU ARE SUCH A LIARS YOU HAVE CONFIRMED COUPLE OF TIMES IT WAS 1080p ON THE PS4... EITHER GIVE US OPTION TO CHOOSE BETWEEN 900p and 1080p(with lowered efects/textures) OR WE ARE NOT GOING TO BUY YOUR CRAPPY GAME. WE ALREADY HAVE INFAMOUS SS WHICH IS FAR BETTER LOOKING AND FAR FAR MORE STUFF GOING ON THE SCREEN AND IS 1080P@35++FPS. UBISOFT = BUGGY SOFTWARE = BAD OPTIMISATION = BAAAAD GAMEEEELIARS, FIX UR BUGGY CODE.... WE WANT 1080P OR MILLION PEOPLE LIKE ME WILL JUST BUY A USED/SECOND HAND VERSION LATER ON FOR 10$ AND THEN SELL IT SO YOU WILL GET NO MONEY ! SERIOUSLY I WAITED SO LONG, WAS GOING TO GET THE $80 GOLD VERSION ON THE PS4 BUT NOW - NOOOOO... YOUR GAME IS GOOD ONLY FOR A USED GAME !!!I ALSO FEEL THAT YOUR GAMEPLAY WILL BE POORLY OPTIMISED AND BUGGY IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THE GAME RUN AT 1080p@30fps...
  51. Eric on May 13, 2014
    The console tards are out in force I see, because they have an overinflated opinion of how powerful their precious "next gen" consoles are.Prepare for a lot of disappointment console tards. Watch Dogs, Batman Arkham Knights, Witcher 3 and many other big, open world games likely will not be running at 1080p due to how underpowered these "next gen" consoles are.I for one will be happy playing Watch Dogs on my high end PC at 1440p 60 FPS with maximum visual fidelity :D
  52. Sergey on May 13, 2014
    900p = no buy... sorry. Only torrent edition for PC.
    • SLIGuy on May 13, 2014
      Really? I hate that it's come to this but I seriously hope some kind of DRM can stop this. If you can pirate a game about hacking there's a fail somewhere.
      • Isaac on May 13, 2014
        I can't blame pirates anymore because of fucking DRM. They have my permission to do so as long as DRM bullshit, espacially with Ubisoft - yes I mean you, UPlay - isn't fixed.
  53. Joe on May 13, 2014
    The downgrade IS real.
  54. SLIGuy on May 13, 2014
    I plan to get this game for Wii U. Not too concerned with resolution there as gamepad play will be the big feature. After release I'll see how it's running on PC, might grab it up there or wait and see if it's bundled with any GPU's later this year since it's my upgrade year for video. Might even be playing 1440@120 fps with a GTX 880 or two. I am definitely getting this game for the gameplay though as the combination of hacking, shooting, driving and planning look like too much fun to miss. I am somewhat surprised that both of the other consoles fail to deliver 30 frames at 1080p while Wii U games are hitting the mark :-P
  55. vey on May 13, 2014
    https://31.media.tumblr.com/7352febf9666f40680f79e63ba293da1/tumblr_n3r5zoQeXm1ryhnd5o3_1280.png
  56. nikola on May 13, 2014
    If what ubisoft says is true about graphics, resolution and fps not mattering then why even bother with the next generation versions. Just be ok with ps3 and X360.
  57. [Insert Username Here] on May 13, 2014
    Dunno. I'm keeping my pre-order on this since 101-Trailer looked good, Multiplayer looks great, too. But yeah, there's been a bit of deception going on here... First being how "Ps4" footage turned out to actually be footage from a super-computer, and now this. I'll just have to see how it looks and plays on May 27th.
  58. shadow2617 on May 13, 2014
    900p??!!..fucking ubi...no buy!!!!!!
  59. BeReal on May 13, 2014
    Really you couldn't muster up the right people to get it to 1080p..... 900p...sorry.. No go for me.... Take a look at Infamous.....1080p done and done... Passing on the purchase.
  60. Kelhendros on May 13, 2014
    So... if “Resolution is a number, just like framerate is a number" then, True NEXT GEN Game = just a few extra pedestrian? Which apparently is the only difference between PS3 and PS4. "WHAT MAKES WATCH DOGS A TRUE NEXT-GEN GAME" is just a bunch of people walking aimlessly in the background... Sorry, will wait for this to come as a Free PSN Plus game.
    • Stevo on May 13, 2014
      How about the added texture quality, and just a better image. If you care that much get a PC...
  61. Mark on May 13, 2014
    such a long article just to said it runs the same as the previous gen consoles
  62. Vins on May 13, 2014
    Unbelievable.. All of you cancelling pre-orders for resolution issues. Please be focused on ENJOY the game.
  63. Joan on May 13, 2014
    900p? Preorder cancelled.
  64. Happy To be a PC GAMER on May 13, 2014
    Well, this is why I have a PC --- best decision I ever made.
  65. ForReal? on May 13, 2014
    MY Pocket MONEY WAS ROBBED A FEW DAYS AGO, THANK YOU UBISOFT now i can STOP MOURNING about Not being able to buy WATCH DOGS for PS4!!! BECAUSE I DONT WANT it anymore!! 900p at 30fps?! and your still releasing it for Last Gen?! WHY DONT YOU JUST BUILD CHICAGO IN MINECRAFT AND RELEASE THE WORLD AS WATCH DOGS. With 8pixel you MIGHT FINALLY HAVE Ypur fucking DYNASISM!!!!
  66. Mohamed Ashmawy on May 13, 2014
    the worst announce that ubisoft did ever :) you just made the internet working only to curse you bad optimized game don't worth my money
  67. DORITO1337@MLG on May 13, 2014
    PS4 AND LE XBOX NEED 1080P PATCH SO THEY CAN OPTERMIZE THE GAME TO BE 1080P AND 60FPS, THE CONSOL HAV THE GIGAFLOPS TO MAKE IT HAPEN, U JUST NEED A NEW TV THAT MAKE IT 60FPS.
    • Steve on May 14, 2014
      No, they don't have the GFLOPs.
  68. Vic on May 13, 2014
    So, the only thing you got out of the next generation games is slightly higher resolution? Grand Theft Auto V looks about the same level of visual quality.
  69. Justin on May 13, 2014
    i7 4770k with duel 780 @5760x1080 HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  70. enrique on May 13, 2014
    Why does everyone get so upset about resolution? Both consoles are going to upscale to 1080p. Yes it will look different than PC, but unless I play them side by side I doubt I will notice a difference. I have a gaming PC capable of playing "next gen" games at 1080p and beyond. But the consoles look close enough to the PC that it really comes down to convenience for me. I would have to lug my PC to the living room to play on the big screen and while I will agree it is awesome and looks great I would rather just hit a couple of buttons and be playing the game.
    • Dave on May 13, 2014
      people complain as 900p or 782p upscaled to 1080 creates blurry images, the extra 700,000+ pixels on the screen have to do something so they stretch the image causing distortion.
      • Enrique on May 13, 2014
        I guess I would have to see them side by side in order to see it. I'm also just not as graphics conscious as I used to be. I know when a game looks good, and can see a difference when say IGN or someone does a graphics comparison. But then when they put the game in motion the differences become less apparent to me.
  71. Chris on May 13, 2014
    Just cancelled my PS4 pre-order. Glad that waiting until 2 weeks to go to release the details.
  72. Johnson on May 13, 2014
    The comments I'm reading here are so sad it's unbelievable. 'OMG SONY Y U DO PREORDER CANCEL'. Shut the hell up you retarded graphics whores. Seriously, graphics DO NOT MAKE A GAME. The gameplay makes the game what it is! I agree the resolution is somewhat disappointing, but TBH you don't really need 60fps for anything other than FPS like BF4. If you really do cancel your pre-order because it doesn't meet your fucking bitching standards then good. The community doesn't need you jizz rags. Rant over.
    • Happy to be a PC Gamer on May 20, 2014
      Couldn't agree more. If you think graphics are all that matter in a game, somebody needs to tell you you're wrong. Also, I'm tired. PEACE!
  73. Softy on May 13, 2014
    So glad PC was the lead platform on this game! I more than meet the minimum requirements, but seriously tempted to upgrade just to run it at the highest settings. Can't wait!
  74. Frank on May 13, 2014
    Are you kidding me?!? Everyone is getting their panties in a bunch over the resolution? This game will still dominate, with or w/o 1080p/60fps, trust me. You know what's sad; this will probably get a low score because all the resolution junkies will f*** with the ratings without even playing. Watch this game make a killing. This is just sad. Lol
  75. Ghastlyone on May 13, 2014
    LOL... Silly console peasants. You guys keep settling for subpar, inferior gaming experiences.I'll be enjoying Watch Dogs on my dual 780 machine at 2560x1440 resolution, 60fps.Damn it must suck to be you guys.
    • [Insert Username Here] on May 13, 2014
      Oh, it's another PC gamer trying to start a flame-war. Do us a favor and stop making your PC "Master Race" friends look bad. I'm sure it's possible to enjoy the benefits of having a good computer without having to flip off everyone who has anything less than a $3000 rig.....GOD I'm tired of the "Console vs. PC" drama, I remember when people could just enjoy gaming together. Now it's like "What? You have a console and not a $1000 desktop? #### you for not having the same platform-preference as me." Anyway, have a good day. #ApparentlyAPeasant
      • Bijin06 on May 13, 2014
        Someone with a healthy mind here! xD I am also so tired of that console vs PC drama. When I read those comments I really start to think about these people being old enough to buy/ play that game O_O I guess not...
  76. Superman on May 13, 2014
    1080p PS4 patch please... i want 1080p 30 FPS give me a option
  77. The Turk on May 13, 2014
    This is truly horrible. I NEVER believed the 1080p@60fps claims .. I thought it would be unlocked close to 60fps at best but hoped a steady 30fps because I prefer prettier gfx over fps in games like this. But sub HD .. that's just disgusting.And I'm SICK AND TIRED of devs telling us "we don't care" or "It's not important/noticeable" WE DO CARE ABOUT RESOLUTION AND IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE!900p is blurry/less sharp and has far more aliasing than 1080p, many of us play on 40"+ screens. IF you cannot see the difference, go get your damn eyes checked.I wish I could cancel my preorder, paid up front like an idiot because I found a good deal. Should have waited for the reviews .. at this point the only way I would have bought the game would have been if it got scores over 9+Also how could sony make such a major mistake. That's just embarrassingly pathetic .. 1080p@60fps turns out to be 900p@30fpsSeriously Ubi, you better push out a 1080p patch for PS4 like you did for AC .. IDK if this is some sick console parity thing, but it's disgusting. Like shipping out ACIV @ 900p was disgusting. Infamous has 3 times as impressive gfx yet runs around 40fps @ full 1080p .. you're telling me you couldn't get it to work at 1080p? Nope .. I now know never to preorder Ubi games anymore. In fact, I won't buy a single game that is sub 1080p, I'd rather have some effects sacrificed than the resolution.
  78. Danteroid on May 13, 2014
    okay ! i don't mind it's a lower res but i think it don't make a difference , maybe shadows get lower will do the job but res and fps 30 only ! no one have a good PC will buy PS4 or Xbox one coz he can get better frames, better res and with ability to go higher than that or disable some features to get great experience , I canceled my PS4 copy thanks to your statement
  79. Said on May 13, 2014
    Sorry Ubi, PS4 version CANCEL for me :(
  80. PP2046 on May 13, 2014
    HY, regarding "The single-player experience is largely untouched, aside from the density of Chicago – there’ll be fewer NPCs in some areas, but not in a way that affects the core gameplay." this applies for PS3/360 AND PS4/ONE? or just PS3/360?
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on May 13, 2014
      The NPC density difference is previous gen vs new-gen. So it'll be less dense on PS3/360 than on PS4/Xbox One.
      • Error on May 13, 2014
        还是会买的,希望在游戏体验上不会让我们失望。但还是很好奇会推出1080P的补丁吗?
  81. Peter Parker on May 13, 2014
    What resolution offers Watch Dogs on Xbox 360 and PS3? 720p? Will it run with 30 FPS? The game is in development for both consoles since 2008.
  82. John on May 13, 2014
    So Ubi spent two years bragging about next gen/1080p gameplay. And they lied. Straight up lied. Pro PR tip: be honest and say te hardware was unexpectedly weak. 900p is not 1080p and 720p on xb1 is absurd. Preorder canceled. Hire new game designers.
  83. Rixsta on May 13, 2014
    Nerds are so funny lol
  84. SupaHotShadow on May 13, 2014
    This comment section is salter than the oceans.
  85. Bionik on May 13, 2014
    900p ?ok Then i don't buy this piece of shit
  86. PG01 on May 13, 2014
    TLDR version: If you want a better resolution, buy a better PC.
  87. lorelai on May 13, 2014
    I'm sorry to ask..I pre ordered on PSN for ps4..how I cancel it? Anyone
  88. Reverie on May 13, 2014
    Can we get a image or anything about the Wii U version now?
  89. Osiah on May 13, 2014
    The resolution isn't a problem but 30fps? I didn't realise this was 2005.I was looking forward to buying this on PS4 but now I will just buy it for PC I think.
  90. Dan on May 13, 2014
    Really? You guys are cancelling the pre-order because the game runs at 900p instead of 1080p? That's your loss...It's not Ubisoft's fault if the 'next-gen' consoles have old hardware. If you want to play the game 1080p 60fps, just buy it on PC...
    • Isaac on May 14, 2014
      Woah! I didn't know Sucker Punch Productions were magicians! They made their game run on 1080p at almost stable 60fps. That has to be a miracle! Sadly only they can pull that off. I mean wizards are the core of game production.
  91. Bionik on May 13, 2014
    900p really ? i meant Fukin serioslly ? i going to call gamestop proced to cancell my pre-order
  92. Illusive Man on May 13, 2014
    There is more to a game than resolution. I'm am tired of listening to these resolution whores, that believe 1080p is The end all be all. I'll proudly buy this game on X1, and expect it to be a great experience.
    • Bijin06 on May 14, 2014
      And I already pre-ordered it for my PS4 and I hope that you'll have as much fun as I will have. That damn resolution war is gettin' annoying. :')
  93. PC/PS4 Gamer on May 13, 2014
    Ubisoft, 1080p should be the minimum resolution for this game, it's not as if the PS4 is incapable. I'm pretty sure that if the PS4 can run Planetside 2 at 60 fps without problems then watchdogs can. 30fps, not a problem, 900p? You should up your game.
  94. Illusive Man on May 13, 2014
    You developers should really learn to stop putting out soo much tech specs, especially if it is less than the expectations of unreasonable fanboys.
  95. Jared Garcia on May 13, 2014
    Apparently people think these numbers are a sign of strength. Well as a Wii U owner, regardless of whether it's 1080p or 720p at 30 frames a second, I'm going to enjoy the game. The pettiness of these comments prove that the concept of next gen is shot. When more news of the Wii U version comes out, I'm going to soak it up like sunshine.
  96. Master Race on May 13, 2014
    HAHA you poor plebeians blaming Ubisoft, now I kinda feel bad for them. YOUR CONSOLE IS SHIT, THAT'S WHY YOU GET SHIT LOOKING GAMES. It's not the developers' fault.
  97. Shitshow! on May 13, 2014
    Holy shit... The deception is real... FUCK THIS GAME! 900p NO BUY!Ill stick to wolfenstien 60fps and 1080p on both next gen consols. Truely next gen! Plus doom beta access.xboxone owners i truly feel sorry for u guys... Basically getting anouther 720 game.
  98. Laths on May 13, 2014
    You delayed the game for 900p? no buy.
  99. Rio on May 13, 2014
    Anyone can tell me if the PSN digital version come with PT-BR subs ?
    • Logs on May 13, 2014
      Yeah, anybody knows ?
  100. XZulloX on May 13, 2014
    Its funny how people cancel pre orders just because its 900 p Smh.
  101. zodd on May 13, 2014
    Lieng do people and saying PS4 version will run on 1080p is the worst and waiting for that 2 weeks before release even more worse.. They know that weeks and months before... I don't care about resolutions but about lies.
  102. PAOLO on May 13, 2014
    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!900P PS4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1080P OK?
    • marco on May 14, 2014
      OK
  103. ClingingMars on May 13, 2014
    hilarious to see all these ridiculous reactions...I'm buying this for the gameplay, not for the fucking framerate. Get a grip.
    • kate on May 13, 2014
      Lmao I've been think in the same freakin' thing.
      • Mary on May 13, 2014
        Totally agree with you guys. LMAO and stuff. And like you I also work for freakin' Ubisoft.
  104. Hahaha on May 13, 2014
    I am extremely happy that they run at such low resolutions and framerates which means that they didn't skimp out on the quality and I can enjoy it on my 1440p 120 fps monitor.
  105. adrien Demers on May 13, 2014
    I hope that the specs released today are false.
  106. pls1080@60 on May 13, 2014
    PS4 No 1080 no buy!!!!!!!or just go PC ver...or just patch it 1080 soon after launch?
    • TheTundraTerror on May 13, 2014
      AH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"Patch it!" AH HAHAHAHAHAHA
  107. Steve on May 13, 2014
    Wasn't planning on buying it, but now I'm definitely avoiding it. I can't play AC4 on my GTX770 with good framerates on 720p because of how unoptimized it is, and since it's ubisoft, im expecting the PC Master Race hurr durr to get boned too.Ubisoft lied and are not getting my business.
    • EA on May 13, 2014
      Lol. I have a Radeon HD 7870, which is worse than your card, and with everything on high (most things maxed) I get a constant 60 at 1050p.Ubi isn't the problem.
    • Happy To be a PC GAMER on May 14, 2014
      what do you have in the rest of your rig? I'm running a 770, but i had a 670 and even that ran it fine... Do you have low RAM or a bad CPU?
  108. paul on May 13, 2014
    This game looks awesome and I can't wait. The only thing is I only have an Xbox 360 and me and a bunch of my friends preordered it to play together on free roam. That is the thing I'm most disappointed about and I was wondering if Ubisoft can u have an update to the game to bring free roam online to Xbox 360 and ps3 in the future.
  109. paul on May 13, 2014
    And I don't know why everyone is complaining about getting 30 fps I get that on assassins creed 4 and it still looks great. Idk why everyone is complaining about that. Still think u should at least make an option to buy a free roam pass for xbox 360 and ps3 consoles because I would totally buy it anytime.
  110. Lovecrossed on May 13, 2014
    Heh, 900p/30 FPS, Really nextgen. 30 FPS is very bad for playing ...preorder canceled. I not buy bad games for full price
  111. EA on May 13, 2014
    Have to say, this article (just the title was enough) smacks of Ubi very obviously trying to downplay the 900/30 thing.I'm just glad I'm a PC gamer.
  112. BayHarborButcher29 on May 13, 2014
    What the fuck is up with shit. I dont care about the 1080p or 900p difference. But what really blows my brains out is that ubisoft and their shitty development team can't even get 60 fps, 30fps on ps4 with 900p is a bunch of bullshit. Im cancelling my preorder for ubisoft fucking everyone over like this
  113. BayHarborButcher29 on May 13, 2014
    Fuck fuck fuckety fuck fuck
  114. tonjon29 on May 13, 2014
    30fps is a bunch of bullshit. Probably microsoft's excuse of a game console holding it back. But im still getting it for ps4 because judging by trailers graphics and gameplay look great can't wait till may 27.
  115. Bluelight on May 13, 2014
    I don't get you morons that say the PS4 is underpowered and can't handle 1080p/60fps. There are several games that run natively at 1080p/60fps and look great. NBA 2K14, BF4, Tomb Raider, etc. Granted these are not locked and are not open world, but it is possible. In the next few years, these games will be running at 1080p/60 steadily on the same console we have now. The problem is the amount of time this game has been in development and the fact it is being optimized to fit on 5 platforms, with Wii U coming soon after. They don't have the time or budget to spend on trying to optimize all of them seperately, so they use a template that can easily be ran on all consoles with the least amount of trouble. They could have unlocked the framerate, but my guess is they have issues they dont wanna deal with before launch. I wouldn't be surprised if they do the same as AC4 and patch it to 1080p. I'm sticking with it, yes they have been very shady when it comes to graphical and technical specs but hopefully it isnt as bad as everyone is thinking. I can deal with 900p upscaled to 1080p I honestly dont think it is that bad compared to the resolutions we were getting with last gen consoles.
    • tonjon29 on May 13, 2014
      I agree
    • supermosh1990 on May 13, 2014
      wait so ubisoft patched ac4 to run at 1080p?
      • Bluelight on May 13, 2014
        Yes sir... It released at 900p and the first patch that came out (cant remember if it was a week later or a little longer) it was patched to 1080p. Still 30 fps but 1080p. I would fully expect the same to happen with this, although I doubt they are going to go to 60 fps. Either way, these guys saying 60 fps is not possible for PS4 are just wrong, they will realize it once the game development catches up to when the console hardware actually was locked in... Wait until the next Quantic Dream game comes out. I fact, I wouldn't be surprised if some of what we see in this years E3 will be confirmed at 60 fps on PS4.
  116. gatto6 on May 13, 2014
    Unhappy customers and cancelled pre orders means 1080p.
  117. supermosh1990 on May 13, 2014
    WTF ubisoft. i understand that the ps4 version getting 60fps wasn't gonna happen but its not even gonna run at 1080p!!!
  118. You on May 13, 2014
    This is why more people would save and invest in PCs...It just makes more sense as these games get more and more demanding.
  119. You on May 13, 2014
    Should save*^^^^
  120. wtf you idiots on May 13, 2014
    What the fuck is wrong with you guys? 900p isn't UNPLAYABLE you entitled bastards. This game will be fun because of gameplay, not pixels wedged into the screen. Behaving the game will suck because of resolution is idiotic, since most of you will happily admit to loving retro games or even modern games with retro graphics.
  121. HaiL GabeN on May 13, 2014
    Holy shit these comments are hilarious
  122. Anonymous on May 13, 2014
    People...it's not the framerate that matters. It's the game. Too many people are worried about the graphics rather than the game. Next-Gen has to do with size of the games, and how much content can be made into one game. Graphics are a mere luxury.
  123. wtf! on May 13, 2014
    To those calling us graphic whores. It's our freaking money we are spending and our god given right to voice our opinion. If you don't like it tough luck. Yes I play mainly for the graphics so what, who the hell are you to tell me or anyone else otherwise.
  124. ExploadingAlah on May 13, 2014
    You know, the PC Master Race has been telling you filthy, shit covered peasants for years that consoles are crap. We told you the next gen was crap, and you still wouldn't listen. So fuck your whining. You deserve 30fps and sub 1080p resolution. Maybe you'll save your allowance for a PC when tbe next, next-gen comes along.
    • Bijin06 on May 13, 2014
      ""You know, the PC Master Race has been telling you filthy, shit covered peasants for years that consoles are crap."" - I really liked PC gamers once. But sadly they start to sound like offensive-console-hating nazis. Sorry for the nazi comparison, but this 'master race' stuff sounds so stupid. How can something be a 'master race', when the community of it is so fu**ed up? For me it sounds like whining. A bit butthurt maybe? I don't know... I never say "PS4 MASTER RACE!!!!1ELEVEN" 1st: Because everyone should enjoy their gaming platform 2nd: It is kinda stupid to think that ONLY MY choice of gaming platform is right one 3rd: I am happy when I find someone who has the same hobby, so why should I try to offend him by telling that he is soo stupid? ah yes and 4th: It makes people sound stupid when they write or say it. I really hope that I don't start to think that EVERY PC gamer is like this. Every fanbase has some weirdos.... but the last months I saw more 'master racers' -_-" We all should enjoy gaming and nothing else. No hate. The user 'SO FUNNY' sounds like one of the nice PC gamers (by accepting other gaming platforms) :'D so I still have faith lol Sorry for the long comment but I wanted to clear some things up.
  125. hacker007 on May 13, 2014
    I love all these comments defending the game. They haven't even touched the game and they act like they love it. The irony is too much.
    • Hazoptical on May 14, 2014
      I love all these comments slating the game. They haven't even touched the game or seen how it looks in motion and they act the game is now going to be terrible..... The irony is too much....Seriously, the attitude of a lot of the posts on here is pathetic.... Yes it may not look quite as good as 1080, but you haven't even seen it an action, or played it yet. I am a bit disappointed it won't be 1080 60fps, but will wait and try it first.Go ahead and chuck your dummy out of the pram, cancel your pre-orders. Because the game is now crap, as it's 900p and not 1080p sigh...... I worry for humanity sometimes. A good game in 1080p will still be a good game in 900p, although won't look quite as good. But honestly, unless you have a 50" gaming TV, and sit very close to the screen, you probably won't even notice!!!
    • Happy to be a PC Gamer on May 20, 2014
      Step back and look at what you just wrote... The irony will kill you.
  126. KORNIE on May 13, 2014
    900p on PS4? on Next-gen? God WHY!!
  127. 56K on May 13, 2014
    Shrink Dogs
  128. NssDvl on May 13, 2014
    GTA 5 PS3 is 720p - Batllefield 4 PS4 is 900p - Titanfall XB1 is 792p
  129. Concerned Gamer on May 13, 2014
    Does this mean PS3 and XBox360 framerates will be scaled down lower than this? Or similar?
  130. Mario jones on May 13, 2014
    You pc people need to shut up. Nobody is even referring to your version at all. This hasn't anything to do with you. This is about a company that confessed (lied) that they never focused on resolution even though they delayed the game. The same delay that effected pc as well mind you. So now they want to hide the fact that they aren't given ps4 fans the stats they know it can have because they don't want to make the Xbox one users not want the game so they can make more money. This hasn't nothing to do with ps4 being unable to hit 1080p. This is only the second game in every released game for the ps4 that didn't hit 1080p. There is no excuse for having the time and not producing.
  131. Eg94 on May 13, 2014
    Way to screw your customers You try and pull the same bait and switch as before Canceling my pre order Getting it used Won't support shady tactics by this shitty developer or ubisoft Screw you
  132. So Funny on May 13, 2014
    Not sure what the fuss is about. It really just seems like a lot of people who just want attention. Don't buy, no one cares. Do you buy, no one cares. It's your choice and your entitled to your opinion. As far as the PC goes yes, they do have better graphics and pry always will but the games selection is what i want and the only games that come out on PC that are exclusive and awesome are MMO's which i am kind of tired of. I got both PC and Ps4 and will still get it on ps4 for the simple fact of you can't pick a pc up and move it. Also, I can't bring a PC over to my buddies house to play. That is what consoles do involve more ppl around you not just online. So good luck to all of you in your pissing war and have a good night. PeacePs: As you can see i made no mention of resolution because 720p is fine for me so if it's higher then i will take it.
    • NOT FUNNY on May 13, 2014
      "It really just seems like a lot of people who just want attention." like yourself? the pot calling the kettle black.
  133. Eg94 on May 13, 2014
    You can clearly see that this is more about ubisoft lying to their customers If they had come out and said since the beginning that the game wouldn't be 1080p instead of lying and telling us just before it releases Ubisoft will continue to lose their customers by lying time and time again Remember the far cry 3 trailer to what was released? Same s h I + Canceling the division pre order as well
  134. adir on May 13, 2014
    the most disappointing thing is that he said that basicly the ps3 and the ps4 version are pretty much the same.
  135. agaraerg on May 13, 2014
    What makes Watch Dogs a bad game. It was a tech demo, self admitted by a Ubisoft employee. Slapping a story onto a tech demo is what makes this game a failure, you had no intention of making a good game in the first place, you were only told to make one over top of a tech demo. People keep hyping up this game for stupid reasons, I guess they'll just avoid everything that crushes their dream all to stay away from reality.Mediocre game, I'm calling it now. Ubisoft hasn't been particularly impressive the last few years anyways. The Division looks good at least, but this game isn't going anywhere besides the over hyped bin. I'm almost excited to see if the reviews are going to point out that this game is nothing but a sad tech demo with a story, or if they'll be paid off like usual.
  136. Fharek on May 13, 2014
    This is disappointing guys, All of you would expect more! This is NOT a Next-Gen, This is Still a Old-Gen, To sad,
  137. Cyber Punk on May 13, 2014
    900p On PS4 Are You Kidding Me Ubisoft. You Delayed The Game For 6 Months And Couldn't Even Achieve 1080p ? 6 Months Delay And No 1080p Seriously ? I WAS Really Hyped For The Game For PS4 Thanks A lot Ubisoft Pre-Order Cancelled :(
  138. Fharek on May 13, 2014
    No Buy
  139. traumraise on May 13, 2014
    Dont cry. Buy pc boys. It will run in my pc 1080p 60+ fps :)
  140. 007 on May 13, 2014
    Ubisoft --- "Resolution is a number, just like framerate is a number."Yeah. And review scores. And sales figures. And bank balances. If you really think about it, they're all just numbers, man. Like ... meaningless.
  141. Uzan on May 13, 2014
    BTW, fuck your console Parity BULLSHT you shameless bastards. You assholes did the same with ACIV. And brought out a patch a week or 2 after fucking release that made the PS4 version 1080p Low life assholes are thinking that this will be better for X1 sales and a big res difference may put off peopleWELL THANKS ASSHOLES, you put of a LOT of people alright .. A SHIT LOAD of people. FUCK YOUR fucking patch better be day one this time you cunts. What the fuck is the point of a 1080p patch a week later when I won't be touching the fucking game anymore. Game will probably mediocre anyway, had I known it was sub 1080p, I would have skipped the good offer I found and wanted for reviews to come in before I buy your crap.I know SOOOOOOOOO many people who are canceling their preorder,1080p patch or GTFO .. and NEVER try to fuck us over again with your console parity bullshit.
    • Bijin06 on May 14, 2014
      word count ~ Fu**: 7 times used_ Ass: 3 times used _ sh*t: 3 times used. Conclusion: you are not very creative at offending people. Or you are underage and shouldn't be here ;) Friendly reminder: can we please be friendly at each other? I mean: I have nothing against saying the opinion on something. As long as it isn't offending. thx. lol (today is my global peace day)
  142. Samuel on May 13, 2014
    Lol console games claim they dont care about res or gfx or frame rate, and now they're crying and saying death threats to the devs. It's not their fault that sony and ms put under powered hardware. If the ps4 and xbone was as powerful as the ps3 and 360 at launch they would have been able to play 60 fps 1080p.
    • Ben on May 14, 2014
      Listen Billy, PS4 has 50% more powerful GPU and much faster RAM, obviously it can do much better then the X1. 792 va 900 means that haven't utilized the full capabilities of the ps4
      • Steve on May 14, 2014
        Someone hasn't been paying much attention to class... The PS4 GPU is only 15% faster than the X1 equivelant and the RAM, although faster, does not play a high role in terms of framerate and resolution. So, the difference is pretty much what you'd expect - and probably a little higher than that. So, you are either (i) a troll (ii) a Sony fanboy or (iii) an idiot.
        • Samuel on May 14, 2014
          Also you know what makes since about the xbone res? It is running titanfall on nearly the same res and Watch Dogs requires the same gpu as titanfall for pc.
  143. Bionik on May 13, 2014
    http://i.minus.com/iDs8Lo0r5LloM.gif
  144. Ben on May 14, 2014
    900P?? Pre-Ordered canceled, to punish you going to use pirated PC version.
    • Fellow PCMASTERRACE brethren on May 14, 2014
      You had a PC but pre ordered it for PS4 anyway, you fucking retard, buy it for the PC dumbass!
    • ABbeh on May 14, 2014
      Ah good Idea :D
  145. tom on May 14, 2014
    Yep cancelled my order too, if you can't get 1080p even at a low 30fps then your game still needs work.
  146. Ian on May 14, 2014
    why lie?? 1080p was promised how can you do this not buying !!
  147. BlindMango on May 14, 2014
    People are REALLY cancelling their pre-orders JUST because the game isn't 1080p?? Oh boo hoo! Soo sad!! let me fill everyone in that is pissy that the game isn't 1080p, there will be a good amount of games this generation that will NOT reach 1080p because they put more of an emphasis on GAMEPLAY, something that most people here seem to not care about. Again, I repeat: EXPECTING EVERY GAME TO HIT 1080p/60FPS THIS GENERATION IS NOTHING SHORT OF IDIOTIC.
    • Bijin06 on May 14, 2014
      DING DING DING!!! And the winner of the day is: BLINDMANGO! why is everyone crying about the damn 900p thing? why can't we just enjoy gaming? I really miss the time where we enjoyed the games because of their story.... and not only because they look good or so.
      • sp00ner on May 14, 2014
        Because games can be pretty and have the game at the same time, If people really wanted that they should've got a PC.
  148. KORNIE on May 14, 2014
    the game delay for six mouth and there was time you said PS4 will run on 1080p/30FPS but now... why? you tell us that its will run on 900p/30FPS just two weeks before game launch and graphics is downgrade on every platformplease release 1080p patch for PS4 just like ACIV I'm sure a lot of console gamer has Full HD 1080p monitor, and please listen to your feedback
    • Steve on May 14, 2014
      Corrections: Graphical Downgrade in all platforms, apart from the PC. Why do you cafre though? The game is going to be the same ultimately.
  149. good guy on May 14, 2014
    1.rip next gen console 2.you guy wasted your money on console 3.my old pc with 2x590 can run easily 4.damn!!!!!!! Next gen 720p & 900p 5.hoping that next gen pc hardware come out this year gtx 880 ddr4 rams etc. 6.pc version is not just cheap but it is best 7.you can not handle watch dogs what will happen with witcher3 acunity
  150. Steve on May 14, 2014
    I am disappointed by this change. Had the game been able to run at 60 fps on the PS4's weak hardware, then it would be more than easy for it to run at that framerate on my PC as well. I just hope the PC version of Watch_Dogs does not get the AC4 treatment (they were so lazy they did not even include a Tripple Buffering option). Well, deep inside me, I knew the consoles had no way of running this game at 1080p / 60 FPS, even after the downgrade.But, if one is a console gamer, why would they care??? They 've been playing at 30 FPS for a while now and they won't even tell the difference between 900p and 1080p. You cannot even tell the difference between 792p and 1080p in most cases. The game is going to be fantastic gameplay wise and sound wise. And we 'll love it. Consoles are going to offer you that, no matter the resolution or the framerate. And I can tell you, if you are into the game, do not even think of putting it down for such a minor issue. Now, if you a graphics freak, well, go for the PC. Mid-Range PC > Any Console. It's been like that since 2005 and will be like that for at least 7 more years.
  151. Pingal P. Singh on May 14, 2014
    Join the Watch Dogs Giveaway Now! Link: http://www.gamingextend.com/extendilicious-giveaway-watch-dogs-pc/
    • ABbeh on May 14, 2014
      NO!!!
  152. dinky donkey on May 14, 2014
    you can you up
  153. The Lie on May 14, 2014
    You want better graphics? Go outside.
    • Bijin06 on May 14, 2014
      The graphics are great but the story sucks. lol
      • Sam on May 14, 2014
        How the fuck would you know if the story is great or not? I doubt you have even played it.
      • John Boy on May 14, 2014
        How do you know the story sucks...?
        • Bijin06 on May 14, 2014
          oh boys... really? you didn't get the joke? Q_Q okay... explanation: He said: 'you want good graphics? go outside' and my answer to that was that the graphics OUTSIDE (REALLIFE) are great but the (REALLIFE) story sucks ;D I never played Watch_Dogs and I think that the story will be great :3 hope I could help you xP
          • Happy to be a PC Gamer on May 20, 2014
            I think that their comments went right over your head.
  154. p0windah on May 14, 2014
    Ubisoft thinks it's fine to mislead their customers. I understand missing 60fps, but also missing HD is pretty shameful.My protest is a simple one, I pledge to only buy a second hand copy. If you want to treat with me contempt, I am happy to return the favour.
    • Steve on May 14, 2014
      720p and above IS HD. Learn your shit, peasant.
  155. Alt on May 14, 2014
    People here act like it's the end of the world. I think you are wayyy to shallow and now you cry that your boxes cannot run a game proper.HA! Canceling the preorder.......yeah right....
  156. Tony on May 14, 2014
    No 1080p on PS4= no buy, end the story!!!
  157. Samuel on May 14, 2014
    Lol you guys. You console gamers "claim" that you dont care about gfx or anything. But if the res of the game is changed you guys cry because it's not 1080p. And remember how bf4 is 900p? Did you guys have problems with that? And you guys need to learn that your consoles aren't really next gen
    • traumraise on May 14, 2014
      its true. I am happy, that I prefer the pc.
  158. Tony on May 14, 2014
    and just kick the shit out with the new assassins creed. This is your fault for creating much hype and then do more to cut and trim in graphics. The bump in sales that you are going to give is going to be considerable
  159. thriller on May 14, 2014
    have canceled my order! ubisoft sayed watch_dogs is a nextgen game...but 900p with 30 FPS ist not nextgen!!! i hope many guys dont buy this game!!! 70 $ for 900p/30FPS lol
  160. CDCRenegade on May 14, 2014
    PC rules!!!
  161. marcel on May 14, 2014
    Ihr verdammten Lügner, erst hieß es 1080p mit 60 fps und jetzt nur noch 900p mit 30 fps. Und die Verschiebung des game nicht zu vergessen. Canceled ps4 Version.Scheiß maketing von euch , werden belogen von vorn bis hinten . Manipuliert, Vortäuschung falscher Tatsachen. Man sollte euch verklagen. Bei so vielen Vorbestellungen DIE Wahren , hättet ihr gut Geld gemacht. Hoffe das ihr pleite geht an dem Spiel.
    • yatko on May 14, 2014
      ja mann!!!!! seit der ersten E3 ist dieses abgefuckte game eine gesamt Lüge!!! tut euch mit MS zusammen, dass ist auch so ein Lügenverein!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Marv on May 14, 2014
      Selten son Bullshit gelesen...
      • Bijin06 on May 14, 2014
        Ja find ich auch... wieso meckern die hier die ganze zeit nur herum? Ich will einfach mal ein originelles spiel genießen und dann kommen solche leute wie die zwei kasper oben an und reden so einen gequillten kram... -_- was ist aus der gaming branche (wohl eher der community)geworden? langsam schämt man sich doch ein besitzer einer spiele plattform zu sein. sei es xBoxOne, PS4, PC oder sonst was.... die werden allesamt immer mehr zu grafik-huren. lasst den entwicklern doch einfach mal mehr zeit sich an die verschiedenen systeme heranzutasten und dann könnt ihr heulen. ich selbst zocke noch games wie resident evil 2 und hab nen super spaß daran, während andere sich die seele aus'm leib kotzen würden... naja, mein post wird eh nix bewirken. aber ich bin froh, dass es noch gamer gibt, die wert auf story legen :'D
  162. Sebo on May 14, 2014
    Sry...no buy !!! echt unglaublich wie man ein Spiel zerstören kann! Ubisoft = FAIL !!!!
  163. vdopey on May 14, 2014
    PS4 @ 900p and 30fps equals no buy from me as well. I had it pre ordered I have just cancelled the pre order.The only game sub 1080p on ps4 is BF4 and that runs at a steady 60 FPS.If this game is 900p and 30 fps then frankly it isn't optimised or has been butchered on the ps4 - the ps4 has 8 GB GDDR5 more than any PC graphics card and its no slouch. They have near to the metal access of the GPU - unlike PC they should be able to gain a lot more performance from the gpu than a standard pc GPU.infamous SS managed 1080p +30 FPS, AC IV is 1080p 60fps, MGS 5 prelude is 1080p 60FPS on PS4 and this cant manage 1080p 30 fps ? KZ: SF 1080p +30FPS, Something is seriously wrong here. Sorry but inFamous SS looks much more graphically demanding than this - this is just a joke.To all those screaming PC, yeah no thanks, PS4 has already shown it is more than capable of running this game at 1080p - not buying until you fix this to either run at 1080p 30fps or 900p solid 60fps - that is the least I will accept, if you cant do it no buy from me.
    • Jaws on May 14, 2014
      *applause. maybe ubisoft should ask for help inside sony...or maybe the AC4 team, AC4 looks better than this @ 1080p.
  164. Sergiu on May 14, 2014
    Can anyone notice the difference between 900p and 1080p if you sit at at the right distance from the TV screen? At the computer screen you sit quite close usually so I understand why the difference is visible. If I look from my couch at a movie playing at 720p and the same movie at 1080p I can barely notice the difference, again it depends on the distance the couch is from TV.
  165. Thomas Moran on May 14, 2014
    all this talk about pixels is nonsence gamers want an experiance. not just HD eye candy, Yes Hd is nice but why should it Be a Deal Breaker??? Has anyone honsestly recall a remenberal moment in any game and think to them self ''if Only it it had Sharper ploygons and more Detail in the background''
  166. Berita on May 14, 2014
    Good to see so many people that hated this 900p fiasco as well. 5 years in the making... 6 months of delay, to cant even f. run @ 1080p ? jesusi bet that when the "nvidia deal" come in everything changed.PATCH THIS TO 1080p, and Mr morin, MONEY is also numbers, how about not gettint a lot of them because of lazyness ? i mean AC4 looks better than WD.
  167. iJezabella on May 14, 2014
    I love my most loved game of blame Ubisoft, I do it every year when they rehash Assassins Creed for the 90th time like a COD title.This however isn't their fault. It's a new generation, not every developer is going to find the sweet spot for the games right away, especially with cross platform, the game is being developed for PS4, XBOX One, PS3, XBOX 360, Wii U and PC. Something's got to give when you are releasing for all those.I have a PS4, I have an XBOX One, honestly you can't expect a PS4 or XBOX One to match a system which is upgradable at any single time. It just isn't happening. As a console user you are not paying for 1080P or 60FPS. You are paying for an easier way to game, you are paying for simplicity over complications with more quality. (Still can't get Left 4 Dead 2 to work on my PC 5 years later....) I'd rather evade situations like that. But since I'm getting a slightly worse version of Watch Dogs I'm not going to blame Ubi. It was coming and totally expected from me. As long as the gameplay is fun who really cares?
  168. Sam on May 14, 2014
    Holy shit you guys are whiny, I am excited for the game. I wouldn't care if it came out on the goddamn PS2, it looks more fun from a gameplay perspective, I dont give a shit about graphics... that is just a little booster. Most of you guys are making it that if the quality is bad (although it really isnt) that the whole game would be bad. But it wont. This game is going to be awesome and I am not going to cancel a preorder on something I have been waiting 2 years for.
  169. Jaws on May 14, 2014
    #1080Patch f. you ubisoft.
  170. Sebo on May 14, 2014
    ich habe das gefühl dass alle positiven beiträge bzw. die beiträge die das ganze verharmlosen und schön reden, alles ubisoft mitarbeiter sind! :D die versuchen halt doch noch was positives oder "ach ist doch nicht so schlimm" beiträge zwischen die 99,99999% negativ beiträge zu platzieren! :D ... hahah ubisoft ist einfach ein witz !!!
  171. Johnson on May 14, 2014
    All you Ubisoft Fanboys, shut the fuck up! PS4 is not underpowered, look at Infamous.Ubisoft is not able to create a smooth engine. Altough the game was delayed. Ubisoft is a joke.
    • Derp on May 14, 2014
      agreed.
  172. Mirko on May 14, 2014
    Ubisoft, say something!!! I bought my PS4 because of Watch Dogs. Then you moved the release date a few times :( The first good nextgen game is Watch Dogs and it's not in 1080p?!?! That is not acceptable. PLEASE UBISOFT, SAY SOMETHING!!! You're gonne lose a lot money if you bring out this game in 900p.AND PLEASE, SAY SOMETHING
    • [Insert Username Here] on May 14, 2014
      Yeah, I was one of those dum-dums who saw the "Ps4 Footage" from 2012, Ditched my xbox 360, and grabbed a Ps4. (I also got Killzone: Shadowfall, now THAT, is a great game to stare at.) And THAT is when the story-trailer hit youtube... (Spare me the comments saying "SHOULDVE GOT PC BRO LOLOLOLOL" cuz you're not funny. -_- )
  173. [Insert Username Here] on May 14, 2014
    Funny how everyone is cancelling their preorders. You guys are gonna see gameplay on youtube from players and end up buying the game anyway. Also, stop cursing, threatning, and/or wishing death upon the developers. They've taken 5 years of their lives and dedicated it to bringing you guys an EXTREMELY dynamic gaming experience. Even if it's not an extremely pretty-to-look-at game, it'll be an extremely realistic one. Nobody ever said "Next-Gen=Real life graffix". If you want E3 2012 graphics, you're free to go out and grab a $1,500 alien-ware laptop.
    • Mirko on May 14, 2014
      Not funny at all.
  174. Sokol on May 14, 2014
    Not being able to reach HD resolution of 1080p native on a brand new powerful machine for a last generation crossover title is nothing short of embarrassing and insulting to the gamers, especially the one that support Ubisoft titles for many years.You haven't listed the reasons why the PS4 is barely at 900p resolution and that's understanding, you aren't obligated to cross the line of agreements and confidentially.However, like myself, an educated gamer who knows full well your vision could be quite easily embraced on the Playstation 4 hardware but isn't.. For different reason not stated in your above damage control article.I'm sorry, we are in 2014, on the next generation console. 1080p is a bare minimum that should had been covered.Sometimes, trying to maximize the profit with all the available generations of consoles isn't worth losing money, trust and future respect you as a company are building with such disrespect to your fellow fans and supporters which he spend our hard earn dollars.I'm very sorry, and this probably won't impact your much at all, however unless I see a proper patch indicating native 1080p resolution, I'm wholeheartedly canceling my special edition 100$ pre order.Respect is worth more then money. It goes a long way into the future.
    • Mirko on May 14, 2014
      Amen!
    • Samuel on May 14, 2014
      Dude, if you know the tech side of things, you'd know that the ps4 is really under powered and they picked hardware that's like a midrange pc.
    • Samuel on May 14, 2014
      Lol, gonna cancel pre-order because you didn't know how under powered ps4 is? Lol, any this game was ported from PC and is multi platform hence why it wasn't gonna be full res. And youd find in the future ps4 games won't be 1080p like the witcher 3. And if you want a patch for it to be 1080p it will look bad unless you want to play at like 10fps. Also wasn't bf4 playing at 900p res? was that bad? did you notice at difference? But one thing I do understand is that at first they said 1080p with 30 fps and that is lying I guess
    • Derp on May 14, 2014
      @SOKOL... beautiful.
    • Happy To be a PC GAMER on May 14, 2014
      brand new... yes powerful... Not even close.
    • Happy To be a PC GAMER on May 14, 2014
      personally, I think that the best thing that Ubisoft can do in this situation is to add graphics options for the consoles. That way if somebody with a PS4 wants their precious 1080p they can have it, though their frame rate could drop. Similarly, if they could have an option to up the frame rate at the expense of resolution, that could help out the FPS junkies.Or just buy a PC.
  175. george on May 14, 2014
    Lets hope nintendo will see these things and the next wii U2 will support for many years native 1080p 60 fps... but wait, even if wii U is known as underpowered, they have more games 1080p 60fps.. Bayonetta that looks heavy! Mario Kart 8, etc...I am a pc gamer too, have fun with consoles.
  176. CJ on May 14, 2014
    Lmao what happened to graphics and resolution don't matter guys? Isn't that what you always tell the PC crowd?
    • ABbeh on May 14, 2014
      Xboners ----> " graphics and resolution don't matter "
  177. ed on May 14, 2014
    What about story? If there will be stupidities like in AC series... sorry NO BUY....
  178. FailGenMisconception on May 14, 2014
    Really looking forward to this game.And please Ubisoft: dont let yourself fool by all those who say they actually see a difference between some pixels. 792p, 900p, 1080p doesnt matter, what good is a 1080p game with less details than in 792p? Eventually they will buy the game and hopefully realize that all that resolution talk is plain stupid.I'm glad you took that route to value LoD over plain resolution.you have my money, even for the allegedly inferior xbox one
  179. TheRealJezzes on May 14, 2014
    :D:D::D:DD:D Flame because the game haven't 1080p :'D:'D:'D MAde my Day! its the first Year for the Ps4 >.> 1080P Games will come 2015... Omg dat Guys... who think Grafic is the most important thing for a Game! Hanged you. *Facepalm*
  180. TUGenius on May 14, 2014
    My computer ran Just Cause 2 at 1440p 60fps, Battlefield 3, 1440p 45fps, Battlefield 4, 1080p 30fps, and Watch Dogs will probably be 900p 30fps. I had a top-of-the-line iMac from 2011, but since I can't upgrade individual parts, investing in a machine that will last as long as the next-gen consoles will cost $4K+. That is why I chose to buy a PS4.
  181. Dirk on May 14, 2014
    To deny yourself the opportunity and not even consider to buy and play this game because the resolution and frame rate isn't what you were expecting is the wrong reason to play a video game in the first place. When you're playing a video game for those reasons you're not talking about having fun, but validating some sort of inferiority complex or whatever it is you call it about your original console purchase. Buy and play this game because you want to experience it -- not some artificial distinction about a resolution and frame rate number.
  182. leandrus duff on May 14, 2014
    Aqui no Brasil um PS4 custa 4.000. Imagina se eu vou pagar esse valor em um console pra rodar jogos a 900p. Um PC Gamer é muito mais barato e vantajoso.
  183. Jay on May 14, 2014
    I thought the PlayStation 4 version was running at 1080 @30fps, not 900p!! Shame on Ubisoft :L
  184. Raw on May 14, 2014
    well here's a quote for you Mr Morin..."Money is a number, just like the zero number of money I will be paying to buy Watch Dogs."peace
  185. sd on May 14, 2014
    Remember the days where people didn't actually care about pixels? If the games good the games good, graphics or not.
    • [Insert Username Here] on May 14, 2014
      I STILL think the original Mario Bro's is awesome, lol.
  186. NobleGamer on May 14, 2014
    Preorder cancelled. Your programmers should do an internship at sucker punch studios. Learn how to code and achieve 1080P/30 frames. Not paying full price for this game.
    • Rixsta on May 14, 2014
      Yes but they only got 1080p in infamous because the city was dead and lifeless, it will look just fine on the consoles and it will be a great game, if it really bothers you that much, spend more money and buy a PC. The amount that's going on in the game and the heavy open world the devs had no choice but to compromise on res and frame rate for the power they have to work with. In less than two weeks when everyone is enjoying the game, all this will become meaningless, go ahead and cancel you orders, which I doubt may have anyway, its going to be a fun ride. Remember, you only get what you pay for, my Asus GPU 780 GTX overclocked will run this on ultra but then the GPU cost the same as my PS4, I enjoy my PC and PS4, there is nothing to complain about. You were the one that bought your hardware, you had the choice, deal with it. Some games I prefer on the console, some on the PC....i'm getting this on both platforms so my Son can game with me, will I enjoy it any less on the PS4, probably not...
      • KORNiE on May 14, 2014
        +1 no cancel, belive this game will be awesome
  187. [Insert Username Here] on May 14, 2014
    This comment section literally just became a game for people. "How-many-cancels-can-we-get-before-devs-patch" Game. Believe me, with all the negative publicity this game is getting now, I think you can expect a patch. So just keep your pants on and wait a couple days. K?
  188. Pawel on May 14, 2014
    I don't know what people are crying about BF4 was 900p on the PS4 and it looked great on my 50 Inch 1080p Plasma and never skipped a beat. The game will look just fine. If you want high res get a high end PC or look at the 1080p screenshots. Consoles were never about resolution. Although the graphics will still look great.
    • ABbeh on May 14, 2014
      Yeah but BF4 is an FPS plus it was 60fp!!!
  189. broadcastwds on May 14, 2014
    I will still buy Watchdogs on PS4, I don't care about graphics, I care about the game and enjoyment factor, I have a gaming PC as well, but I can't run any good games on it.
  190. Ronaldo Oliveira on May 14, 2014
    I'm sorry, but you only buy it for PS4 launch a patch improving performance going to 1080p/30fps or 900p if you keep that raises the framerate fixed to 60fps. That at least! Otherwise when the game is is worth $15, I think about buy it!
  191. Rixsta on May 14, 2014
    Just to add on from my previous post, has everyone forgot what Gary Steinman said after all the "so called downgraded graphics rants", everyone should really listen to him, great guy and a guy that actually played the game for an hour back in March. The question was asked by a user, how were the graphics? people are going crazy saying that the graphics have been downgraded since the E3 demos? He said..... We played the game on PS4. It looked great, and played great. Personally, I was very impressed, and thought it looked even better in action. If you have cancelled you order it was the wrong move in my opinion...Personally after reading all the blogs, I can't friggin wait.
  192. PP2046 on May 14, 2014
    https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/gamers-if-watch-dogs-is-next-gen-at-least-try-to-make-it-look-as-a-pc-game-from-2006-1080p-we-don-t-asl-for-1440p-or-4k-or-8k
  193. ABbeh on May 14, 2014
    Liars!!! I know u gimped the PS4 version to make the Xrats happy. Sorry NO BUY!!
  194. Zyga101 on May 14, 2014
    "Next Gen Starts Here" - Ubisoft 2014, yeah right, at 792/900p lol, I will download the game from torrent just becouse you don't give a f*** about gamers and you pull stunts like that. Nice going
  195. Lex Xander on May 14, 2014
    I'm still on board 100%. It's not going to matter that too much when I'm into the game. Still sounds like a ton of fun.
  196. Amer on May 14, 2014
    Smh, you guys are talking about 900p like it is 360p, if you're only looking for graphics don't buy a game with so much mechanics and stuff going on behind the screen, Even though some of you cancelled the preorder (if they did order it) it only means that you are not interested in the game since you've forgotten everything the game offered just because the resolution is Lower than 1080p but still higher than 720p And remember the rule of gamers "graphics never come first"
  197. blaine on May 14, 2014
    Anyone who is complaining about the resolution is obviously a teenager anyone over the age of 20 just wants to play the game I have games that run at 720-792p and they look great on my tv titanfall for instance never any screen tear and never any frame rate issues buy a better tv if you can't handle a little less HD try playing an Xbox 360 on a crt tv then come complain that your screen is too fuzzy
  198. Poisondrake on May 14, 2014
    The resolution was placed at that level to maintain a consistent framerate, if you didn't read the entire blog. If you always want more or better of everything, you will never enjoy the things you have presently. Be satisfied by the entertainment of the games you love to play. Appreciate what you have.
  199. KnoZ on May 14, 2014
    You know maybe when the game was running at 1080p the graphical setting equivalence is MEDIUM but with that settings you cannot say "next-gen", so maybe they changed it to high / ultra(highly unlikely) and that caused it to become 900p because it cannot handle 30fps or more on 1080p. And also the 1080p at 60fps that was listed on the SONY site maybe was the truth back then if the game was released on November (maybe on MEDIUM settings IDK).
  200. enraged NeoFAGgot on May 14, 2014
    I have to say this is OUTRAGEOUS !!!Me and many more NeoFAG community members, we have defended SONY and PS4. We created gifs to mock the Xbone and praise our SONY MASTER. We have licked their asses deep like loyal dogs, and this is how SONY repays us ?????PS4 IS SUCK, your saddened, NeoFAGgot
    • Abbeh on May 15, 2014
      Are you sick?
  201. Elias on May 14, 2014
    Well i dont know why there is so much discussion between PC and consoles, actually most of the people who has a PS4 or Xbox have also PCs or laptops. From my point of view, one must buy a nice graphics card to enjoy most of the videogames at full resolution. Usually those are pretty expensive and if one plays a lot , a good fan is also required, just in case.... at least this is my experience. Laptops cannot usually run videogames with high quality of graphics, and if so, one cannot play during a lot of time, otherwise your graphics will sufffer a bit due to temperature increase, and indeed, laptops were not invented to play.... Videoconsoles offer the possibility to play withouth worrying about extra devices (keyboards, mouse, ....) and they are much much cheaper than a PC. But for this reason i like play on PS4, because if it burns then at least i dont mind buying another one... but if my pc or laptop burns well..... lets say i would mind a bit more :-)) Moreover, i think for most of us, to distinguish the resolution and the frame rate well, lets say it not that easy, and in anycase considering already that the game will have very good graphics, i think this is not the topic that should matter the most, actually i also agree, that the videogame should provide some fun, at the end, this is the most important point... i dont buy a game if i know i dont like what if offers, independently of the graphics :-))
  202. Jorge on May 14, 2014
    Pero como os atrevéis a vender este juego con estas resoluciones?? He comprado una ps4 para esto? Menuda estafa, qué poca vergüenza, no se cómo os atrevéis a pedir a los consumidores 60€ por semejante barbaridad. Franceses engreídos no se qué os pensáis. Yo ya he anulado mi reserva. Espero que vendáis 0 copias de vuestro juego por listos. Muy muy muy decepcionado!!!!!
  203. Jorge benipa on May 14, 2014
    Pero como os atrevéis a vender este juego con estas resoluciones?? He comprado una ps4 para esto? Menuda estafa, qué poca vergüenza, no se cómo os atrevéis a pedir a los consumidores 60€ por semejante barbaridad. Franceses engreídos no se qué os pensáis. Yo ya he anulado mi reserva. Espero que vendáis 0 copias de vuestro juego por listos. Muy muy muy decepcionado!!!!!
  204. noname on May 14, 2014
    Lol... these comments are truly indicative of how truly ignorant most americans are about any and everything... consoles players are brainless pick up and play drones... you understand nothing about what goes into making the "pretty lights" appear on the screen... smh... time to put the controller down and pick up a book... simpletons btw #PCMASTERRACE lmao... petty i know
  205. Highgaming on May 14, 2014
    I have ps4 Xbox one ps3 Xbox 360 but I will play on pc,but if pc version it 1080p 30 like NFS rival what we gonna do xD
  206. Said on May 14, 2014
    900p SAME PRICE? LOLNO. I GONNA GET THE PC VERSION, TNX PIRATEBAY :D
  207. Johnny on May 14, 2014
    Wow... what a bunch of cry babies. Every single one of you will still buy it. I can't believe precious graphics means THAT much to you where something MOST eyes that see it can't even tell the difference unless its compared side by side to a higher res...
  208. Kenneth on May 14, 2014
    Ubi soft remember the money your company makes off this disappointment is just a number, just like frame rate is a number. 900p is a disappointment but 30fps is down right embarrassing for a next gen game.
  209. Andy on May 14, 2014
    Come on, you had to see it coming. The next-gen consoles have been underwhelming and were lagging behind good PCs from day one. You buy a console for ease of use, ease of multiplayer matchmacking, not having to upgrade or check specs, and, in the case of the Xbone - home theatre. Those of you complaining of the resolution and framerate sacrifice have no idea what you're talking about. 1600x900 is a good resolution, coupled with anti-aliasing and good graphics and you wont care. If the framerate dips below 30fps then there will be reason to complain but this game was developed on PC first in anticipation for these consoles. The comparison to GTA V is a joke, that game ran like garbage within the city and doesn't look nearly as pretty as this. This isn't the developer's fault, this is the $400 experience you paid for.You want sharp resolutions with high framerates - you need to shell out for a good PC, always has been the case, always will be.
  210. Ian on May 14, 2014
    Okay. I understand why people are upset about it not being 1080p 60 frames per second. But that's not what they are focusing on. They want to make a game FULL of content and diversity that people will get a ton of hours on. Don't blame them for creating a game that isn't the best looking game ever because that wasn't their goal. Plus let's not forget we are just starting next gen consoles. Given a little more time they probably would've upgraded the resolution, and I know they delayed it. But that was because they wanted to fix the bugs and glitches so it doesn't ruin the experience. Don't be mad.
  211. Martin on May 14, 2014
    Ubisoft, if we buy the game on PS4 or Xbox One, would you consider a resolution and framerate patch? We all know that the PS4 is a high end gaming PC. We understand you just needed more time to optimize the game so you gave us these resolutions that were safe to release the game with. Please consider this. Maybe throw in some quick DLC to make money so that the developers get bonuses for a resolution and framerate patch. It's not fair that a $500 PC can outperform and out-class a $400 console that was just released a few months ago.
    • Samuel on May 14, 2014
      Dude, ps4 is not a high end gaming pc. If you knew a lot about tech you should know this...
  212. Merin on May 14, 2014
    Console players don't understand anything about processing power. MGS has a big map, but there is not a lot of things happening at once. Infamous is a first party game, so they have more time to optimize, and they only do games for that platform, so it's easier for them ( and it's still not 60fps, and it's not Watchdogs either, you can see in the really populated area the game is locked at 30. ) And don't compare Watchdogs to anything but GTA or other games like that, it's an open world yes, but there are a lot of cars, people, you can interact with a lot of things.Consoles are not that powerful, 8 cores yes, but the frequency is low, and those cpu were not designed for high end gaming at all... ( cache memory is totally insufficient ).5 years with those consoles... , at least Pc gaming will be really cheap.
  213. Bingo3241 on May 14, 2014
    For me PS4's resolution is acceptable but the framate is what I'm worried. 60fps and 30 fps are EXTREAMLY different and you can easily spot how much smoother 60fps is compare to 30fps. It's not just a number. It makes the game more "Dynamic". You totally let me down, Ubisoft.
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  215. Tony on May 15, 2014
    Watch dogs, the true old gen xperience!
  216. ein entäuschter follower on May 15, 2014
    watch dogs, where retro gen begins
  217. Rixsta on May 15, 2014
    While 60fps would be nice, I usually get 70 on my PC for example, as long as it never goes below 30 on the consoles it will be fine, only hardcore PC gamers would really noticed the difference and those gamers won't have a console anyway. For the majority of users, the frame rate will be just fine. To say Ubisoft has let you down is plain daft, you have no idea about programming and the amount of coding and data that has gone into this game, they did the best they could with the hardware they have to work with, if you want to get annoyed, then turn to Microsoft and Sony for turning out a low powered machine, although, it's not as simply for those companies to just bang a 770 or 780 GTX GPU in their consoles, it's all about figures and making a profit, the price would rise significantly. Consoles are aimed and made to suit the public within a general price bracket and market, they will never have the power of a PC but that's fine, the gaming industry still produce some great looking games that play well on both consoles, I went to game on my younger sons PS3 and the difference is very noticeable, there's nothing to moan about here. You can say what you like about watch dogs, I would sooner have a drop in res and frames on the consoles for the new experience and living world we are all so excited about to jump into on the 27th...that's the whole point of this game that most of you seem to forget. Would any of us really want to sacrifice that for a few more lines and slightly higher frames, if so, go and play Infamous, if you want both, buy a PC. Everyone expects to much from their consoles for the price they paid, get over it..come the 27th, none of this will matter, whatever platform your playing on.
  218. mtcr on May 15, 2014
    I'm amazed that people think that they will notice the difference between 1080p and 900p while they are sitting on a couch 2-3 feet away. Unless you're counting every individual pixel then you won't notice
  219. SL on May 15, 2014
    ERMERGERD ITS NOT 1080P CANCEL YER OR-DERRRRR......Not. I don't know how many times its been published that most of the games out havent't been running at 1080p on consoles. Most are running at 720p native. Not all. But most. Do I care? No. I play the game for the game. Not "ERMERGERD it's not 1080p".The people that forgot what makes a good game, and boycott games over resolution and frame rate, is what is wrong with the gaming industry nowadays. I was happy with my classic A Link to the Past ot my pokemons when I was younger. And still am usually. Visuals aren't everything people. Get over it.
  220. Mike on May 15, 2014
    I really don’t understand how this is a “True next-gen game” especially since you can buy it on last-gen consoles. inFamous Second Son is a next-gen game. The Witcher 3 is next-gen. Nothing I see from Watch_Dogs looks next-gen to me.
  221. Alex on May 15, 2014
    Ok how a boy you all stop your bitching and just don't buy the game.. Easy as that
  222. Maverick on May 15, 2014
    http://i.imgur.com/ZdkIoQf.png<-*- this pic boys ..........HAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAH
  223. gelu on May 16, 2014
    Sucker punch did great whit infamous second son ,Ubi must work hard ! And stop whit cross-gen...do it for next gen only ,whit good optimization..sorry for bad english.
  224. Aaron on May 16, 2014
    does my rig met the requirements? GPU: Geforce GT 650M CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50 GHz Memory: 8.00 GB RAM (7.90 GB usable) Driver version: 335.23 OS: MSW 7 Ultimate I just ccopied this from my nvidia geforce experience thank you for you replies :)
    • SMELLY JEW on May 16, 2014
      you are a fockin retard
  225. SMELLY JEW on May 16, 2014
    you are a fockin retard
  226. game koryakuman on May 16, 2014
    Is there the plan becoming 1080p?
  227. smoothy on May 16, 2014
    who needs 1080p it only was 60hz. I'm annoyed by choppy pan shots because of 30hz. For myself even though I have a Pioneer 60 inch elite screen it is not possible for the human eye to see the advantage of 1080p from the sofa, py physical limitations. And it is only 4 meters away.I'd prefer 720p @ 60 over everything else... and if possible 900p @ 50hz which never is used but would be enough for smooth movements.
  228. IICIIEII on May 16, 2014
    I was going to buy this game for my PS4 but I think that I will have to order the PC version now. Too bad, since I do not particularly like to install games in my computer (I use the graphic cards to run simulations) and I prefer to play sat on the sofa. Anyway, I am going to wait until the reviews are published. I do not really know what to think about Watch Dogs anymore, because I read something different every day. I also have the feeling that there will be a 1080p patch for the PS4, we will see.On the other hand, it is very difficult to believe that you can pack the same "next-gen" experience in the PS3 and the Xbox 360 when you cannot really achieve more than 900p in a PS4. Something smells bad about it, if the Xbox 360 is really able to deliver the same in terms of gameplay (that is, same AI, etc.) then the PS4 should render the game at 1080 without problems, even the Xbox One and, of course, any mid-range PC. The other possibility is just a massive graphic downgrade in the previous console generation to keep the other aspects of the game intact.Oh well, I mostly come here for the LOLs, I do not even know why I am posting a comment :D.
  229. Myself v2 on May 16, 2014
    “Resolution is a number, just like framerate is a number." Immersion is just a word, just like gameplay is just a word. Here's one that makes sense: DYNAMISM IS JUST A WORD...morons.
  230. Dustin on May 17, 2014
    PURCHASES COUNT IS A NUMBER , ONE YOU WILL NOT HAVE FROM ME YOU LOUSY SLAPPY CRAPPY DEVELOPER. 900p = NO BUY Watchdogs is by no means NEXT GEN , gesus GTA V on last gen looks almost as good as your videos.... INFAMOUS SECOND SON IS A TRUE NEXT GEN, WITH GRAPHICS AND EFFECTS FAR BETTER THAN WHAT YOU HAVE.... LOUSY DEVELOPER, THATS WHAT YOU ARE UBI - LOUSY DEVELOPER WHO SUCKS AT OPTIMISING GAME.Will NOT BUY THIS GAME. WILL GET IT SECOND HAND USED FOR 10-15 $ AND THEN SELL IT TO SOMEONE ELSE FOR THE SAME AMOUNT I BOUGHT IT SO U WILL NOT GET MONEY FROM ME OR FROM THE DUDE WHO WILL BUY IT FROM ME !BRING 1080p PATCH STOP BEING SO LAZY....
    • Rixsta on May 18, 2014
      I've said it before, you can have your 1080p in Infamous, the city was dead, no interaction with citizens unless you want to pick them up or kick them, the game looked nice but the connection wasn't there, not much was going on at all, this is why they could up the resolution and frame rate on the consoles, why can't people grasp that.. After three days of playing it and the fun of using his powers wore off, I was totally bored. Id rather have a city you can interact with and teaming with life, different characters, each with their own personalities and problems, a far better concept and loads more fun. You can keep your extra 180p, can't wait for this game and it looks great on the PS4. @Dustin, have you thought about getting a patch for your brain, I think that's more important....and get your Capslock button fixed, it seems to be stuck :)
      • dustin on May 18, 2014
        Seriously ? GTA V is 720p on a an old last gen consoles and it looks outstanding and it has as much as interactions like watchdogs.... Also graphic effects in inFAMOUS SS are far much more superior, all those explosions all those things flying through the screen , all those nearly photorealistic graphics... may be you havent seeen or played it but it just looks so good i couldn't believe my eyes the first time, and that is what USES THE GPU , the graphics effects. Some lame hacking by the phone is just a simple code embedded in the game class models for behavour nothing more, while it takes an effort for the developers to create it, it uses close to no system resources...Also open world with meaningless sence like Assasins creed games bores me to death, i preffer having an awesome experience for 1-2 weeks with a game, replay it 1-2 times , than be so bored ( like Assasins creed 4 ) that i won't care if i finish it....Also how the hell can Ubi excuse themselves for being so lazy when The Last of US will have even better graphics and it will be 1080p @ 60 fps... vs 900p @ 30 fps... Also how the hell can Ubi have the same game running with almost the similar resolution on XBOX ONE 792p and XBOX360 with 720p ( or even 600p) .. it's just lazy developer trying not to delay the game more cos they suck at making games and their engines are buggy and badly optimised. They always make the game for PC and then port port port from their engine. Their whole engine is made with a bad scaling architecture that allows them to port the game from PC to XBOX360/PS3 and now PS4/XBOX ONE.... thats why their games suck...
        • [Insert Username Here] on May 18, 2014
          FYI; the only people that have whined about the graphics are the people who haven't even played the game yet. There's been lots of leaked gameplay lately on Ps4, and the people playing it (Who are risking their jobs as testers to leak this stuff on youtube) say it's damn beautiful. ...Now shut up. Xbox-1 gameplay looks good as well.
  231. Anatoly on May 17, 2014
    Remove language lock in CIS region on Steam. Ukraine is not Russia, and wont be forced to play with Russian language.
  232. [Insert Username here] on May 18, 2014
    "Graphics were so bad that for a second I thought I was playing Scribblenauts, lol!" -IGN"Ps2 is BACK- Oh wait, it's Ps4" -Playstation UniverseWorst graphics award 2014 -Game Critics AwardsJUST KIDDING! Here's the REAL reviews;"Sheer Brilliance"-Playstation Universe "Pure open-world candy"-IGN Best Action Adventure Game- Game Critics Awards
    • Amin on May 19, 2014
      I know watch dogs should be on 1080p - 60 fps and i hope they release a 1080p patch for it, but Guys don't fight......consoles made only for playing games and the graphic used in consoles is completely different to PCs and u can't compare them....don't forget that exclusive games for consoles are far better than PC games.
  233. PEASANT on May 18, 2014
    PC IZ JUST MAD COZ WE PLAY FROM OUR COUCHES HAHAHAHAHHA 30frame IS MORE cinema u noobz
  234. TM on May 19, 2014
    Morin says it’s much more important to deliver an amazing next-gen experience than it is to push a few more pixels onto a screen. “Resolution is a numberOk you fucking hypocrite, why not give pc the same resolution as the PS4? Not only that pc is getting 1080p, but he "pushes" 4 fucking times more pixels into Watch Dogs! Fuck you Morin, that's 60 dollars your not getting from this costumer.
    • Dustin on May 19, 2014
      Oh you got XBOX ONE ? Aah then they can't help you... you should be happy with the 792p thats alot for a crappy box... The problem is they have not optimized the game for PS4 because i am pretty sure it would be able to run the game with at least 1080p 40fps games... as it is a simple looking game with not so good visuals. For sure it can not compare to inFAMOUS SS, lets hope atleast it will not be so buggy like Assasins Creed soldiers.... hahaha damn, their AI/IQ was worse than chickens.
  235. Alejandro Vega Veracruz on May 19, 2014
    I will admit that I am disappointed to see that the PS4 will only handle this game at 900p. I have invested the money in a PC and computer monitor that can easily display 1080p, but I was hoping to purchase this on my PS4 instead of PC because I like the ease and stability of working with a console. I don't appreciate Ubisoft's development team trying to downplay the importance of resolution in favor of "dynamism" or whatever the hell that is supposed to mean. I care about how the things I buy look. If you have the money to spend on a Ferrari, chances are you won't be happy with a Ford Focus. Why should the same logic be any different just because we are talking about computer games? Nonetheless, I'll wait until the official reviews come out for this title. I'm not sure if this game will meet or exceed anyone's expectations. It may be a poor's man's version of Grand Theft Auto. It may not even be as fun as Saint's Row, heaven forbid. Only time will tell.
  236. Amin_UBISOFT on May 19, 2014
    I know watch dogs should be on 1080p - 60 fps and i hope they release a 1080p patch for it, but Guys don't fight......consoles made only for playing games and the graphic used in consoles is completely different to PCs and u can't compare them....don't forget that exclusive games for consoles are far better than PC games.
  237. FC3 fan on May 19, 2014
    I sincerely hope Ubi releases a 1080p patch .. I can't cancel my preorder unfortunately since I already paid. But I would even prefer a few dips over 900p. On my 42" the difference is HUGE. Look at all the comments .. how many of these are positive? I never expected 1080p 60fps ... but I expected 1080p at leastBF4 looks horrible on PS4 because it's 900p .. the amount of aliasing, the softness etc it's horrible. When all other games are hairsharp anything below 1080p sticks out like a sore thumb ...I doubt you cannot reach 1080p when games like infamous ss mostly run 40+ I've seen screens from your game. It's utterly empty. You act as if you have guys have hundreds of NPC's on the screen at any time .. from what I've seen even Infamous has more on screen. Not to mention all the crazy effects/particles etc.Your weather "dynamic world" etc do NOT justify sub 1080p, 360 and PS3 are getting the same "dynamic world" !!! You had SIX MONTHS .. what have you guys been doing all that time? Why first leak all that nonsense about 1080p 60fps .. why are you representatives bragging about that at demo shows?Anyway this is pathetic .. your console parity BS will massively fire back at you. MARK MY WORDS. There is already a shit load of hate now towards ubi. and FC4 announcement doesn't change that .. neither does another rehashed AC game. When this game releases everyone will get mad about how ugly/aliased and soft it looks compared to all other games on PS4. Your franchise will die before it has a chance.Even right now your game has so much haters because of your own dumb actions it's massively impacting hype and opinion of the community for Watchdogs. In 2012/2013 this was one of the most hyped games ... people don't expect a higher score than 8 for this game.. And it's not 2005 anymore .. it's not just the reviewers effecting the gamers. The gamers opinions massively impact the scores it gets from reviewers because the reviewers rather not go in against popular opinion.You're going to REALLY regret this. What a waste...Also stop with the ridiculous cross gen games .. let PS360 die already
    • Samuel on May 19, 2014
      They didn't actally say that it was 60fps and 1080p it was sony who said that. Also if you knew how under powered next gen consoles are then you'd realize that they are crap. But, I do you give you that they lied about 1080p 30fps. That is just really bad. They should be honest.
    • Dustin on May 19, 2014
      "I've seen screens from your game. It's utterly empty. You act as if you have guys have hundreds of NPC's on the screen at any time .. from what I've seen even Infamous has more on screen"Exactly my words, inFAMOUS developer said clearly they could even bring more FPS and better graphics for the next infamous game all from optimisation and utilisation... AND INFAMOUS SS HAS TONS OF MORE STUFF ON SCREEN AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT.Watch dogs is more like Wash Dogs / Washed out Dogs, hell GTAV on last gen consoles has more stuff coming on screen than you UBI... RELASE 1080p PATCH AND EXCUSE YOURSELVES FOR BEING LAZY.AC4 WAS A VERY BUGGY GAME, AT LEAST YOU GOT A 1080p PATCH. I realise it has a huge open world but do you realise how buggy are the controls , the guards AI and so on ? Most of the time they are like CHICKENS. UBI HAVE YOU SEEN INFAMOUS AI ? HOW THE ENEMY REACTS ? WITH A 30 ENEMIES AT ONCE, TONS OF EXPLOSIONS AND EFFECTS ON SCREEN AND NONE OF THEM GOES IN TO RETARDED MODE
  238. Rixsta on May 19, 2014
    @Dustin, considering how much you hate the game and developers, you seem to spend an awful lot of time here posting the same comments over and over again, we get it, you prefer Infamous, go and play the game and give the boards a rest......you Capslock is still playing up too. To many haters in the world, personally I'm still confident it's going to be awesome and can't wait.
    • Dustin on May 20, 2014
      Dustin i do not hate the game itself neither the developer. Except lying to us i have no problem with Ubisoft, they made some quality games like Rayman. But the fact that they confirmed 1080p for PS4 over 2 months ago, and just 10 days before shipdate they admit the truth that it is 900p had costed a many people the misslead to purchase the game with Digital Day 1 pre-order on PSN which you can not cancel. Now I am always smart enough to make my preorders like 2 days before release date so i still get all the pre-order stuff but i can also see where the title is going. Now with the 900p they lost me, to be honest i was very positive about this game and i have been waiting for it for a long long time.Now first not only that they downgraded the visuals from what they shown on E3, and then lying for 1080p... so they can achieve more pre-orders ?Honestly the only reason they have the 900p is because their game is not optimised. The game was nowhere done for November 15 2013 so they postponded and postponded and thats 6 months and 2 weeks, for which they couldn't not deliver the promised by the hype and their lies. They will most likely release a 1080p patch later on like they did with Assasin`s Creed 4 but at least they had some excuse it had to be ported from last gen, they had no time etc...Now they have time and they didn't deliver quality. AC4 has tons of buggy controls and AI but no patch was released for that so far. I am still going to get the game, a friend of mine is buying it, then he will sell it to me for 30 $ then i will sell it to some other dude for 20-25 $.Watching 900p on 55" HX750 is a nightmare, BF4 caused headaces. I knew it was 900p i bought it second hand used , and I was able to stand the game for just enough to finish the campaign and i sold it. That's it 900p is no keeper. I felt like my eyes was bad, like putting on glasses without needing glasses. Trying to focus on the image but that's about it you cant focus on whats not there. Honestly 900p game on 900p native resolution monitor would be FINE, but when u put it on 55" 1080p it's like who turned on the fog.... On the other hand I have beaten inFamous SS 3 times, i got Platinum throphy and i am going to beat it for the 4th time on hard as good. Just staring on the top of the building watching the glorious beautiful graphics is amazing..... 1:1 native pixel, no upscaling.P.s my caps lock is fine. I am not a hater, but Ubisoft deserves to get hit on their sales. People deserve to know the truth that Ubisoft LIE, they lied with so many games , like Far Cry 3....
      • Samuel on May 21, 2014
        Dude I am a PC but I do see what you mean about them lying. Also, I am sure WD will have a ton of npcs etc. If you don't like 900p on some console games then you should get a PC and use a controller and you can play at 1080p or higher.
  239. Rixsta on May 19, 2014
    7 days to go, this is going to be the longest week ever.
    • Dustin on May 20, 2014
      Not really, i am going to wait like 1-2 weeks after release date for my buddy to finish the gampaign with the 900p and then i will buy it from him... play it for 3-4 days then sell it to my other budy, who will also play it and sell it to someone else...
  240. Rixsta on May 20, 2014
    I cannot defend the game anymore than I already have, I will wait until the 27th to post again after I have played it and made up my own mind. I feel I'm forced to say this, I have seen some recorded uncompressed footage straight from the PS4, it didn't look anything like those awful videos on Youtube, it looked absolutely stunning and the detail and animation were amazing. I don't want to start a discussion on this subject though out of respect to Gary and Anne and the Ubi blog but I'm sick of hearing the game being discredited.
  241. Carmene on May 21, 2014
    I'm soooo excited!! :D I just hope my pc can handle it!
    • Coen on May 21, 2014
      What are your specs?
  242. USprogamer on May 21, 2014
    just for comparrison sake, let's take the visuals for Titanfall. When compared to the maxed PC version, the Xbox 1 version looked better and was more clear and less jittery. That too ran at 720 and turned heads all over YouTube and the internet for rivaling the PC. It will be the same with Watchdogs. Only the community for console gaming is still greater than that of PC games and therefore more players to play with. So in the end each respective player will have the best experience to what your playing on.
    • Samuel on May 21, 2014
      Dude, this game will have like 60 fps on PC and a higher res. Also you can see the difference between this game on PC and PS4. And this is gonna be running on high settings on PS4. And you can actally see a big difference on xbone than PC. It actally looks may more clean on PC too. And since xbone had it at like 792p it would look very bad on HD tvs.
  243. Jason on May 21, 2014
    High resolution is awesome and all, but framerate is much more important. 720p at 60fps would have been a better experience. Oh well, that's why I game on PC instead. If my rig can't handle all the pretty effects and maintain at least 60fps, I can turn them off one by one until I reach that mark.
  244. Asgaro on May 21, 2014
    Holy sh*t, what the hell happened on this page?! It's a massacre! A true war! As a PC gamer, I'm glad my fellow console gamers seem to get more critical of the raw specs of a game, but I didn't know we had already reached this height lol. Neogaf can do something with people eh?Anyway, I'm not gonna speculate whether Ubisoft is doing a good or a bad job regarding optimization: the facts are that this is still the first generation of games for the new platforms, and it's open world. So I can understand it a bit. On the other hand, it's a cross gen game so that means it's held back for sure by the capabilities of the previous-gen consoles. So I personally thought 1080p/30fps would have been doable.
  245. Asgaro on May 21, 2014
    But still, although the PRE ORDER CANCELLED comments are funny as sh*t (I use them myself, even though I never pre order games), I hope most gamers can look past the downgrade and lies and enjoy the game for what it will be: a very fun and innovative game.But I also hope Ubisoft will learn from all this.
  246. RainbowTrololo on May 23, 2014
    So, wait. No free roam for PC, 360, or PS3? No wonder this game is going to be shit.
    • nemesis on May 24, 2014
      Actually the PC version does have free roam. They are only referring to 360 and PS3. I've been playing the game for the past 2 days on PC maxed out. Its not the best looking game ever but it has much nicer looking weather and textures than GTA 5. Night time, rain, wind, and early morning looks beautiful. Clear daytime weather is a bit dull but still passable.Most importantly it's extremely fun to play and the hacking adds a fresh take on the open world genre that has been repetitive lately. It feels new and works well by adding a strategic element to missions. I spent hours just hacking cellphones and loving how everyone had a unique name, traits, income, job, and much more. That is truly what I want to see more of.Don't cancel your preorders guys it's a cool game. I suggest you get it on PS4 if you don't have a nice PC. Not only will it look better but you will get the Remote Play option on the VITA which works extremely well! I'll be doing it with my Nvidia Shield. Hope to hack you guys in the future in free roam ;)
  247. fsfs on May 24, 2014
    This is a crap on pc Optimice the game
  248. Michael on May 28, 2014
    If you have watch dogs for the 360 and you buy the one, can you transfer the save game over to the one?
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on May 29, 2014
      Hi Michael. Nope, no cross-save functionality.
      • Jef on June 3, 2014
        why you remove the decryption mode and the free roam from the ps3 version?
  249. Dragon on May 28, 2014
    I love how people fail to see the reality of expenditures, for example: 'gaming desktops' is over three times the cost of any gaming console. To play a game like Watch Dog's at 1920x1080 resolution on Ultra settings will cost over $1000.00 for PC users. I play both, system and PC, the PS4's version of Watch Dog's looks about High settings. Not bad, in a side by side view comparison of PC's Ultra settings. PS4 is still leading console so far, better than Xbox one.
  250. Ananas on May 30, 2014
    Watc h dogs is shitty overhyped game and ubisoft is bunch of liars and thieves ... shame on ubisoft i hope someone will take iphone and hac kall your founds. If someone wants you to pay mot hen 5 euro for this game hes fucking piece of trash
  251. j on May 31, 2014
    this game is such a let down, multiplayer is atrocious!
  252. Capslock on May 31, 2014
    Explain this please.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idA9BEA4Hxs
  253. Nick Moore on June 2, 2014
    Rockstar publishers are a billion times better then you HACKS!!! You don't even care about the gamers that play your games. Add a patch or update your software. Oh wait only Rockstar publishers can. Step up Ubisoft or step down. Thanks for the one versus one multiplayer. Not!!! Lame!!!
  254. Jeferson on June 3, 2014
    why you remove the decryption mode and the free roam form the ps3 version?
  255. Jeferson on June 3, 2014
    why you remove the decryption mode and the free roam from the ps3 version?
  256. Kelsey on June 3, 2014
    Next gen my butt. This game is just a crapppy gta knock off. Driving sucks and having to hack lights and junk to get people to stop chasing you. Ahh this game is just another average crappy game.
  257. magood on June 3, 2014
    I bet you feel pretty stupid after writing this, and seeing the huge backlash. Unless you had that ubisoft was of cash in your pocket, and are just another paid shill to write off how people should just "accept" 900p resolution. You are a cancer to this industry, and should have your reviewing status revoked.
    • Kenneth on June 3, 2014
      You do realize Mr. Steinman works for Ubisoft, right? This isn't a review. It's the UBIBLOG. A blog for UBISOFT. I bet YOU'RE feeling pretty stupid now, aren't you?
  258. John Deere on June 6, 2014
    I graduated to pc gaming a couple years ago. Between the eye popping graphics and money you save from game deals, it delivers the best experience hands down. I don't have the most expensive graphics card on the planet (although I would love to buy a titan) and watch dogs still looks amazing. It is an awesome game. Even taking the graphics blow would still make this game one of my favorite games to come around in a while. The game is still worth playing with the lower resolution.Consoles are just crappy configured computers. You aren't going to get awesome graphics on a garbage computer. If you want the ultimate experience upgrade your garbage computer. Stop dealing with bs game promises that would never ever work. Seriously? People believed this game would run on a console in 1080p 60fps? The game is huge and loads a whole freakin city. No way in any hell that would really happen. Console gamers do yourself a favor and graduate from high school gaming.
  259. Sellme A. Beta on June 13, 2014
    U be shaftedDISGUSTING COMPANY
  260. Tomasz on June 18, 2014
    I enjoy this game but it is NOT next gen game. Some developer's say that's to run game better they lower resolution but in this case res and frame rate is bad. Graphics are not so good. Game looks good at night. You can't say that's graphics don't matter when you talk abut next gen games. It does! Only game that's impressed me is MGS that's all for now.
  261. TheSci on June 18, 2014
    Resolution is just a number, just like the price of your games is just a number.
  262. ivy on June 25, 2014
    Seriously HOW ABOUT YOU JUST REFUND THOSE NEXT GEN CONSOLES AND SPEND $200 EXTRA DOLLARS AND GET A DECENT PC. The pc has much more freedom. Cracked games, legit games and you get much more out of it. You can run a shit ton more games aswell. I have a ASUS ROG g750jw and I MAXED everything. I never drop a single frame. BTW 900p and 1080p barely differ
  263. jxdofficial on July 27, 2014
    Nice...The key to success: dynamism. Players had to feel like they could truly influence the world around them.
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  265. MIRAGES on September 14, 2014
    fuck you,ubitch
  266. MIRAGES on September 14, 2014
    your optimisation it shit
  267. olboi on September 16, 2014
    ok this game along with quite a few ps4 games is average at best, better luck in the future I guess. as for next gen games on PC's that's 4k and you will need at least what I have, 2 x R9 290X's and they cost me £840 for the pair let alone with the coast of the O/S plus all the other hardware your talking stupid money I paid to build this system and that was 7 months back oh PC next gener's lets not for get how much it costs to run these systems on top of the cost of the build, my system pulls from the wall socket 658watts while playing metro last light maxed out, so taking into account how much less power the ps 4 uses I think it does a stella job for £350.

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