New Watch Dogs Trailer & Resolution Confirmation

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Another week means another Watch Dogs trailer. This new trailer for Watch Dogs is a basic rundown of what you can expect from the game in terms of the city, characters, and features. The video is a little over nine minutes so prepare for that before you hit that play button.

And in other news, Ubisoft confirmed the resolution and frame rate for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Watch Dogs. For those interested, the PS4 version will run at 900p and the Xbox One version will run at 792p. Both versions of Watch Dogs will be at 30 frames per second.

In a post on the Ubisoft blogCreative Director Jonathan Morin explained the reasons behind the specs of Watch Dogs:

“Resolution is a number, just like framerate is a number. All those numbers are valid aspects of making games, 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.”

Watch Dogs is due for release on May 27th for PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Source: Ubisoft Blog 

Written by Michael Cwick

Michael Cwick

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  • Jeff Campanozzi

    I totally agree with this statement from UbiSoft, can’t wait for this game.