Watch Dogs PS4 may not end up running at 1080p and 60fps

PlayStation's website updated to remove specific mentions of the game's framerate and resolution.

After news recently made the rounds that the PlayStation 4 version of Watch Dogs would run at the vaunted resolution and framerate combo of 1080p and 60 frames per second, Sony has amended the source of that information to remove any mention of those numbers.

The PlayStation.com entry for Watch Dogs was recently discovered to list the figures above. "Hack everything as you make your way through Chicago’s underground as you experience Watch Dogs in a way that only PS4 can provide, at 60 frames per second in 1080p," the page read previously.

Currently, the same page shows those specific numbers have been stripped out. The same paragraph now concludes, "Hack everything as you make your way through Chicago's underground as you experience Watch Dogs in a way that only PS4 can provide."

This removal has been taken to mean that Watch Dogs will not run at 1080p and 60fps on the PS4, although publisher Ubisoft has yet to make any official announcements. GameSpot has contacted Ubisoft for comment.

Earlier this year, Ubisoft reportedly indicated that 1080p was the target resolution for the PS4 version of Watch Dogs. It never committed to that, however, and would only say that "the same experience" is available in all versions of the game and that the Xbox One and PS4 both were being utilized to their "full capabilities."

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deadpen
deadpen

NNNNOOOOOOOOOO.............. Oh I can't even fake giving a piss. Not really seeing the point in having this smoke and mirror argument anymore. Try this, turn on netflix and try to guess when you are in 270i, 480p, 720p, and 1080p. You should be able to guess up to the 700's but after that you are just blowing wind out your ass and more than likely no one likes playing games around you cause all you can talk about is how you can see the frame rate.

jako998
jako998

Sony lied to hype everyone up... Pathetic lol

jk12324
jk12324

@jako998  Ikr? They're pathetic liars compared to the masters that are Microsoft, they actually still have all their fanboys believing in this almighty cloud of theirs.  

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@jk12324 @jako998  Sadly, in 1st world countries buzzwords rule the masses. The cloud is nothing more than the functional internet and distributed computing, both of which are quite old in terms of technological leaps, but say it enough times, market it to the public and you have an instant trend.

marcjobs
marcjobs

Forget about 60fps, how bout that Titanfall at 144fps for 144hz monitors for PC update :D

DuskStrider
DuskStrider

Waiting until I saved an extra bit of cash to buy a decent gaming PC instead of buying a new console was probably the best decision I've made this year. All this talk about two, supposedly next gen consoles which struggle to achieve 60 fps on 1080p, and even if they do, still don't look as good as what a semi-decent PC can fork out... And to be completely honest... I don't know why I didn't switch from consoles to a gaming PC sooner...

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

@DuskStrider  Good for you.  ::being sarcastic, btw::

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

@DuskStrider You were blinded by exclusives most probably. Happy to see a new PC gamer join us. ^^

ecter1216
ecter1216

@DuskStrider  Took me a while to..but not because I was denying the obvious of its better on a PC but just because in the past most games were only on the consoles.... This year 8/10 are on the PC and consoles...I have both Xboxone and PS4 for the other 2/10 :) 

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@ecter1216 @DuskStrider  The current-gen consoles are just getting started. There are bound to be far more exclusives, which, if you can swing it, is why it's good to have a decent pc and console of choice. Better to have all your bases covered. :-)

thebastardsword
thebastardsword

@DuskStrider I hope by extra bit of cash you mean over 1000 US dollars otherwise you got a pretty shitty rig for master race.. You wont be out preforming a PS4 by any large margin, and if you went for the penny pincher hardware you will run into many expensive to fix compatibility issues for upgrading.. Enjoy putting up with the hacks on just about any good multiplayer game, and the loss of alot of console exclusives. Too bad you couldnt get both, 1 or more 8th gen consoles, and a good gaming PC. But if it makes you feel better to pretend you are some sort of elitist now, good for you.

FighterforJC
FighterforJC

@DuskStrider  Keep saying it and some people, including yourself, might even believe it.  

Zloth2
Zloth2

@horizonwriter @ecter1216@DuskStrider Far more?  Oh, I wouldn't bet on that.  How many 4X games have you seen on any console?  Kickstarter spawned a bunch of turn-based RPGs that should be showing up starting in June - I don't know of any plans to even try to sell those to the console crowd.  RTS games?  Not possible with a console controller.

You do get quite a few games that are exclusive on the PC.

Of course, you still do get games exclusive to one of the consoles so owning one will still increase your game library.

Liquid_
Liquid_

confirmed 10 fps on x1

Blazen702
Blazen702

And with all this hoopla the X1 still looked better then the PS4 when it came to BF4, Tomb Raider and CoD to name a few cross platforms and Ryse still looks better then any game on both consoles.

xbox_is_garbage
xbox_is_garbage

Yeah right, the X1 will NEVER be better then the PS4. Good one tho.

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

@Came99  So does that mean all the pro xbox one top comments have now been rendered ridiculous ?

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

Well one things for sure the xbox one version won't be ! 

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Errmerrgerrdd Sony can't run games in 1080p/60fps derp derp inferior console derp derp derp. 

balrogbane
balrogbane

@naisanza every time someone says that a little piece of my pride in being a gamer dies.

hardeepmeghera
hardeepmeghera

So sick of all this lies and deception coming from Sony. Don't make something up, just for the sake of doing so and then reverting on the initial decision whilst dissapointing everyone. We're all adults here, I rather you be honest and straight forward from the start. I'm preety sure we can handle it.

jerjef
jerjef

Seems like once again Sony lied to build hype for a game. How often do they have to be caught doing this before people catch onto them.  First it was KZ:SF now possibly this one as well.  

tomtutt
tomtutt

What crappy consoles, this gen has.

aquoon_0nly
aquoon_0nly

unless they stop suporting the last-gen, im gonna stay a while. Looks like this gen came too early.

StHapns247
StHapns247

This game will be a failure. There doesn't seem to be any hype about it leading up to launch outside of these BS 1080p 60fps articles, which every game gets.

I think between the delay, downgrade in graphics from E3, and the totally stale multiplayer video they released most people who pre-ordered this are just hoping it won't totally suck. The rest of us are just seeing it through.

TravLadin
TravLadin

We get it Ponies you bought a PS4 because your hobos..  

Threesixtyci
Threesixtyci

Damn... I miss Johnny. Look at all the content he could be getting.

themc_7
themc_7

If it actually ran 1080 at 60fps, Ubisoft would say it. Why would they not? I would say the removal of these numbers means it's true, it won't run at what they said.

ghost140
ghost140

This gen has produced 3 cant-soles

ghost140
ghost140

@Ahiru-San @ghost140 You sure? I could have sworn there was 3 but I have been drinking a lot these days so perhaps im delusional.

snaketus
snaketus

@berzerk0912 @ghost140  And you will be missing out great console exclusives. You know PC versions of games has always been superior to their console counterparts unless they were piss poor ports.? I have done console and PC gaming side by side since 1998, I know what I'm talking about.

pelvist
pelvist

@snaketus @berzerk0912 @ghost140  Iv done console gaming and PC gaming side by side for longer than you, and this is the first gen that I havent bought the new consoles. The hand full of over hyped exclusive games on consoles that are actually worth buying either console for wont be accumulated until 5-10 years from now, and by that time (if you still want them) the console and those games will be a lot cheaper.

snaketus
snaketus

@pelvist @snaketus @berzerk0912 @ghost140  In my opinion that was very much the case in last generation of consoles as well. We were half way through seventh generation before I bought any of them. Now I adapted early, because I feel industry needs to move on fast as possible from seventh generation of systems and that helps PC gaming too, but you do have a point. 


Everyone should weigh in if those few exclusives are worth it, to me they are. Two games I play the most (NHL and Gran Turismo) isn't on PC, one of them never will so to me it's worth it, especially now when PS4 wasn't actually that expensive, my PC is five times worth that. It was just like buying a new graphics card that doesn't need upgrading thanks non-evolving games.

ghost140
ghost140

I'm touched your concerned about me missing out on some, while subjective, great exclusives but the only one right now that interests me is DR3. I have a sneaking suspicion that Capcom will release a game of the year edition on the PC in the future. That said I will be getting a X1 and PS4 when they are more reasonable price so I won't be missing out on anything.

112494
112494

@berzerk0912 Nintendo is better than corrupt trash like PC.