Watch_Dogs | 900p on PS4, 792p on One; 30fps on Both

#1 Edited by Slashkice (13180 posts) -

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.”

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Seems to me like last-gen development spread them too thin, but there you have it.

Is this actually going to affect anyone's purchase of the game?

#2 Edited by misterpmedia (3387 posts) -

Damn that's.....disappointing. Expected at least 1080p. Also loldamn Xbone, catch a break please. I think one of the Sony website PR guy's head must have been in clouds when he typed up the blurb.

#3 Posted by clyde46 (46313 posts) -

Its not even 1080p? Someone call 911, El Tomato is going to have a heart attack.

#4 Edited by AppleFan1991 (3074 posts) -

Edit: my apologies to TC, I misread the other thread and thought it was a duicate. Reopened.

#5 Posted by misterpmedia (3387 posts) -

Wondered why this one got locked when this was the first thread about the official res' and framerates.

#6 Edited by freedomfreak (40641 posts) -

Cool beans, applefan.

I really thought it was gonna run at 1080P. Can't say I'm too bothered about it though. Now we wait for the WiiU version to be announced it'll be running at 1080P.

#7 Posted by clyde46 (46313 posts) -

Inb4 "900p is good enough"

#8 Posted by Zero_epyon (5261 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

Inb4 "900p is good enough"

Yeah it really isn't. Especially after they slipped and said 1080p AND 60 fps. I might just get it on PC...

#9 Posted by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

If the game is great, I'm in. Resolution be damned, lol. I just want a great game. My Xbox One is ready!

#10 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3035 posts) -

I wanted 60fps... Dont care about the resolution.

#11 Posted by SamiRDuran (2692 posts) -

hahahahaha the power of next gen consoles!

#12 Edited by Floppy_Jim (25700 posts) -

They dun broke the 1080p streak in a world where BF4 doesn't exist

Why Ubisoft, why http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3797/floydthinking.png

#13 Edited by LadyBlue (3928 posts) -

Less than 1080pies? no bueno... post release patch to 1080pies needed.

#14 Edited by jhonMalcovich (4767 posts) -

Well. Next gen consoles´s era of 1080p gaming ended without even having properly started.

GG consolites. Keep participating. See you next gen.

#15 Posted by lostrib (37042 posts) -

This game is gonna suck!

#16 Posted by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -

lol 900p and lol at xb1 792.

I have a serious question though. Why not just sit it at 720? Does the extra 90p really help?

#17 Posted by PAL360 (26888 posts) -

Disappointing :(

#18 Edited by MrYaotubo (2694 posts) -

Holy crap these so called "next gen" consoles are pathetic.

Sub 1080 and 30fps? LOL

It was hilarious to watch sony people actually lying and saying it was confirmed to be 1080p/60fps on the PS4,it´s sad to see that console marketing has come to this.

#19 Posted by Spitfire-Six (521 posts) -

Don't care still buying

#20 Edited by silversix_ (14640 posts) -

what a joke. Im okay with 30fps in an open world game but 900p is unnacceptable. lol 2nd 792p title on xbone haha

#21 Edited by LadyBlue (3928 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

lol 900p and lol at xb1 792.

I have a serious question though. Why not just sit it at 720? Does the extra 90p really help?

In this day & age pies could be the difference between buying a game for another system.

Also remember ubi saying 1080P, 30fps was the gold standard for Open world gaming... lol can't even meet your initial goals.

#22 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8507 posts) -

Well ryse was said to of sucked at 900p by some so watchdogs must too?

#23 Edited by mems_1224 (47159 posts) -

lmao

#24 Posted by foxhound_fox (88426 posts) -

Given the specs of both the Bone and the PS4, it is painfully obvious who is a lazy developer when they can't even get 1080p out of them.

#25 Posted by Dire_Weasel (16000 posts) -

Booooo.

It's 2014, can we at least adhere to a 1080p standard?

Obviously, this was expected for the Xbox One, but it's a disappointment for the Playstation 4.

#26 Edited by misterpmedia (3387 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

lol 900p and lol at xb1 792.

I have a serious question though. Why not just sit it at 720? Does the extra 90p really help?

so they can type out that it's not 720p. 72 more ps

#27 Posted by silversix_ (14640 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

lol 900p and lol at xb1 792.

I have a serious question though. Why not just sit it at 720? Does the extra 90p really help?

Yes it does, not in visual fidelity but to differentiate from last generation. Can you imagine if 360's version (a 9y old console lolz) was 720p/30fps and Xbone, a 2013 supercomputer ran the same game at 720p/30fps? That would be glorious.

#28 Posted by lhughey (4235 posts) -

Even if they did squeeze 1080p out of the consoles, the texture quality would have sucked. Going for higher resolution at all costs is not a sound decision. That being said, I'll probably pick this game up on PC, even though I don't game on my PC.

#29 Posted by Suppaman100 (3917 posts) -

Lol, TLHBO

Xbone 720p strikes again!

#30 Edited by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

@Animal-Mother said:

lol 900p and lol at xb1 792.

I have a serious question though. Why not just sit it at 720? Does the extra 90p really help?

Yes it does, not in visual fidelity but to differentiate from last generation. Can you imagine if 360's version (a 9y old console lolz) was 720p/30fps and Xbone, a 2013 supercomputer ran the same game at 720p/30fps? That would be glorious.

I see it all the time ( Granted it's GMOD and I record whatever in it) But when it comes to video quality when I stare at the screen that long I really don't notice.

#31 Posted by LadyBlue (3928 posts) -

@misterpmedia said:

@Animal-Mother said:

lol 900p and lol at xb1 792.

I have a serious question though. Why not just sit it at 720? Does the extra 90p really help?

so they can type out that it's not 720p. 72 more ps

Can't go around playing next gen system at last gen's reso. lol

#32 Posted by Cloud_imperium (3365 posts) -

HAHAHAHAHA . This whole situation is hilarious .

#33 Posted by Dire_Weasel (16000 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

lol 900p and lol at xb1 792.

I have a serious question though. Why not just sit it at 720? Does the extra 90p really help?

I actually think 720p was banned by Microsoft for Xbox One games. It probably sounded too "last gen".

#34 Posted by LadyBlue (3928 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

Lol, TLHBO

Xbone 720p strikes again!

Errbody got woned.

#35 Posted by clyde46 (46313 posts) -

@lhughey said:

Even if they did squeeze 1080p out of the consoles, the texture quality would have sucked. Going for higher resolution at all costs is not a sound decision. That being said, I'll probably pick this game up on PC, even though I don't game on my PC.

>i7 920
>280x
>Doesn't game on PC

Wut?

#36 Posted by mems_1224 (47159 posts) -

@ladyblue said:

@misterpmedia said:

@Animal-Mother said:

lol 900p and lol at xb1 792.

I have a serious question though. Why not just sit it at 720? Does the extra 90p really help?

so they can type out that it's not 720p. 72 more ps

Can't go around playing next gen system at last gen's reso. lol

Word, Sony should be ashamed of putting out such a weak console and ripping off customers by claiming its "next gen".

#37 Posted by Kjranu (1008 posts) -

Guess I'll have to go for the 1080p/60fps experience on my PC instead.

#38 Posted by bobbetybob (19279 posts) -

Aaaahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

#39 Posted by jhonMalcovich (4767 posts) -

Well. Withcher 3 to be 792p on PS4 and 600p on X1 confirmed XD

#40 Edited by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

lol 900p and lol at xb1 792.

I have a serious question though. Why not just sit it at 720? Does the extra 90p really help?

Yeah, I wonder that too. I can't imagine being able to tell the difference between them. Maybe MS just says even if its 721p, lol, just so long as its not 720 :) who knows

#41 Edited by silversix_ (14640 posts) -

@lhughey said:

Even if they did squeeze 1080p out of the consoles, the texture quality would have sucked. Going for higher resolution at all costs is not a sound decision. That being said, I'll probably pick this game up on PC, even though I don't game on my PC.

what about infamous SS? Textures look very good, 1080p and mostly runs in 40fps.

#42 Edited by Gue1 (10020 posts) -

goddamn those cross-gen games are making the ps4 look bad

#43 Edited by LadyBlue (3928 posts) -
@Dire_Weasel said:

@Animal-Mother said:

lol 900p and lol at xb1 792.

I have a serious question though. Why not just sit it at 720? Does the extra 90p really help?

I actually think 720p was banned by Microsoft for Xbox One games. It probably sounded too "last gen".


Lolilo no MGS is 720P on Xbone.

#44 Edited by tdkmillsy (1374 posts) -

This was totally expected and the standard for going forward.

792p 900p or 900p 1080p.

The PS4 is stronger but not by anything like what the fanboys are claiming.

The lame comments comparing this gen and next gen resolution is idiotic fanboyness at its best.

#45 Edited by charizard1605 (57752 posts) -

792p?!?!? Why??? What do those extra 72 pixels mean???

#46 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3579 posts) -

Only PS4 can provide.

What a joke that picture is.

#47 Posted by musicalmac (23021 posts) -

Both consoles are disappointing.

#48 Edited by Wasdie (49927 posts) -

Haha, both consoles suck.

I also love how devs always downplay that. In this case it's the whole "it's just a number".

You're right I've got 2073600 pixels render 60 times per second and you're only giving me 1440000 pixels rendered at 30 times per second.

Eventually your fancy rendering doesn't matter as you're not giving the image enough pixels for the effects to actually improve the image quality.

#49 Edited by MrYaotubo (2694 posts) -

LOL

#50 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9770 posts) -

This game is getting worse and worse by the week.

And they still want to damage control that they didnt downgrade the game.

Stop bitching around UBISOFT, we have known for a while now that the game was downgraded.