Watch Dogs for PC Looks Like E3 Footage Now!

#1 Edited by melonfarmerz (1294 posts) -

So a few hours ago, the Gaf and r/gaming communities worked together and unlocked coding that makes Watch Dogs look just like the E3 demo. The mod is now available for download.

Best part is, the mod isn't even close to done yet. They are still looking for more of the coding. Basically, it will look even better in a few days.

Source and proof

The reasoning behind this, as concluded by everyone on Gaf, is simple. The console versions can't run anything close to this. Because they just came out and they are the bread and butter of Ubisoft sales, Ubisoft didn't want to alienate consumers by having such a large disparity between PC and 4 month old consoles. So they lied about being downgraded. If this doesn't show that stagnant consoles are holding back PC gaming and gaming in general, I don't know what does.

This is amazing, especially after a week of shit anti PC threads based on opinion. lol.

Note that none of these pics are mine

#2 Edited by stereointegrity (10896 posts) -

#3 Posted by Blabadon (28970 posts) -

Damn the PS4 for holding back gaming.

#4 Posted by Heirren (19348 posts) -

@melonfarmerz said:

So a few hours ago, the Gaf and r/gaming communities worked together and unlocked coding that makes Watch Dogs look just like the E3 demo. The mod is now available for download.

The reasoning behind this, as concluded by everyone on Gaf, is simple. The console versions can't run anything close to this. Because they just came out and they are the bread and butter of Ubisoft sales, Ubisoft didn't want to alienate consumers by having such a large disparity between PC and 4 month old consoles. So they lied about being downgraded. If this doesn't show that stagnant consoles are holding back PC gaming and gaming in general, I don't know what does.

This is amazing, especially after a week of shit anti PC threads based on opinion. lol.

LO F'N L

It isn't the graphics holding back the pc format. It is the culmination of they types of games that sell well. LOL because you are constituting the exact thing people are stressing about these days--graphics. PC games are held back by game design that became popular on consoles, not graphics.

#5 Posted by locopatho (21342 posts) -

PC gamers not buying enough games is what holds back PC games.

#6 Posted by melonfarmerz (1294 posts) -

@Heirren: Controls, gameplay, story, graphics, all tie back to games in general. If something holds back controls, it holds back games. If something holds back visuals, it still holds back games.

#7 Edited by DEadliNE-Zero0 (5707 posts) -

1- LOL ubisoft.

2- Mods. If it's broken, they fix it. if it's not broken, they make it better. GTA 5 ICEnhancer.

3- LOL ubisoft. PC is lead platform for Far Cry 4.

#8 Edited by melonfarmerz (1294 posts) -

lol fixed the title because noones talking about what's at hand but just mocking the title. lol

#9 Edited by Effec_Tor (473 posts) -

Its done on purpose to make it seem like consoles are at the same lvl in power.

#10 Edited by BldgIrsh (3020 posts) -

Somehow consolelites will still try to disprove the TC even though you can see the pictures and the mass difference there is...

Here's the site for the interested:

NeoGAF unlocks Watch_Dogs E3 graphics

#11 Posted by sam890 (1108 posts) -

I thought PS4 had better graphics than PC ?

@locopatho said:

PC gamers not buying enough games is what holds back PC games.

Fail, try again.

#12 Posted by melonfarmerz (1294 posts) -

@effec_tor said:

Its done on purpose to make it seem like consoles are at the same lvl in power.

And judging by some posters in SW, they did a great job of it

#13 Posted by Jankarcop (10864 posts) -

Master race ftw

#15 Edited by TheFadeForever (2296 posts) -

I still don't think it looks exactly like the E3 demo its clear they didn't want to put all the effort in making the whole game look that good. It isn't too hard to make a demo look good when you can just design a certain set of asset.

#16 Posted by BldgIrsh (3020 posts) -

@TheFadeForever: If ya go to the Neogaf thread. The modder has unlocked partial of the E3 graphics and is gonna continue to update the mod when more of the files are found.

#17 Posted by xboxiphoneps3 (2619 posts) -

Its Ubisofts terrible optimizations and last gen consoles being in the picture still ,

#18 Posted by TheFadeForever (2296 posts) -

@bldgirsh said:

@TheFadeForever: If ya go to the Neogaf thread. The modder has unlocked partial of the E3 graphics and is gonna continue to update the mod when more of the files are found.

How much is partial? Is it just only the E3 demo because they can easily make a small portion of the game look that good.

#19 Posted by SecretPolice (23917 posts) -

Weak ass consoles this gen in comparison to previous gens and the current state of top of the line PC tech at time of launch. To add insult to injury, the gen lasted 9 freakin years. Oh well, the must have games will come and it's all about the games mooaaar than the best graphics. :P

#20 Edited by BldgIrsh (3020 posts) -

@TheFadeForever: Kinda wish the OP would put the site on his post. Here ya go.

NeoGAF unlocks Watch_Dogs E3 graphics

#21 Posted by melonfarmerz (1294 posts) -

@bldgirsh said:

@TheFadeForever: Kinda wish the OP would put the site on his post. Here ya go.

NeoGAF unlocks Watch_Dogs E3 graphics

will do thanks

#22 Posted by Heil68 (48384 posts) -

Good. By the time I get the game on PC the mods should be even better.

#24 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (16684 posts) -

@xboxiphoneps3 said:

Its Ubisofts terrible optimizations and last gen consoles being in the picture still ,

#25 Posted by Heirren (19348 posts) -

@melonfarmerz said:

@Heirren: Controls, gameplay, story, graphics, all tie back to games in general. If something holds back controls, it holds back games. If something holds back visuals, it still holds back games.

yes but you are stressing graphic mods. That isn't it. PC could potentially offer so much more but it doesn't, and a major reason for this is because of peoples obsession with visuals. Look at all these companies getting bombed by fans for what resolution their games run at. At this point it is that mentality that is actually holding back game design. It is forcing developers to adjust their budgets and focus on visuals more than anything else.

There was a time when console gamers ADMIRED what was available on pc.

#27 Edited by WallofTruth (2300 posts) -

@sam890 said:

@locopatho said:

PC gamers not buying enough games is what holds back PC games.

Fail, try again.

He's right though. Best example is GTA V. The 360 and PS3 players bought the game around 31 million times, if Rockstar would get even half that amount of units bought from PC players then we would have gotten the game at the same time the old consoles did. AAA mutliplats usually sell a lot worse on PC than they do on consoles.

#29 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (17834 posts) -

That mod seems to be doing some background blurring (ala some ISS screenshots). I don't like it. The default Ultra plus editing of the xml file to show "PC" and "Ultra" options seem good enough (bottom 2).

#30 Posted by melonfarmerz (1294 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:

GTA 5 with mods will be better. 150%

GTA 5 with mods will literally look photo realistic. We've seen the crazy textures with GTA 4 mods that look like real life. If they pull that off with actually decent meshes and models that GTA 5 has, holy shit.

#31 Edited by Blabadon (28970 posts) -

@scottpsfan14: I have a PS4, I just usually have nothing better to do on System Wars than mess with cows.

#32 Posted by Mystery_Writer (8175 posts) -

just tried it, made no difference beside the DOF

#33 Edited by Cloud_imperium (6973 posts) -

Lol at Ubisoft for blocking all these features of their engine to make PC version close to console version . +1 modders . They are knights of PC Gaming .

#34 Posted by faizan_faizan (7868 posts) -

Looks better than Infamous.

#35 Posted by NFJSupreme (5497 posts) -

Always better on pc

#36 Posted by silversix_ (16598 posts) -

the game ran like shit before this so called mod. Now do you play at over 22fps is my main question

#39 Posted by BldgIrsh (3020 posts) -

@silversix_: There's been reports that the mod actually has improved performance.

#40 Posted by R4gn4r0k (17575 posts) -

I think Aiden needs glasses, everything at a distance is blurry for him.

#41 Posted by NFJSupreme (5497 posts) -

Here comes the consolite jelly

#42 Edited by Lucianu (9644 posts) -

Behold, screenshots of the game with the mod. Ubisoft, what the fuck...

#43 Edited by Gue1 (11599 posts) -

if it only takes a few tweaks then why would Ubisoft release the game like it was? It really make no sense.

All those pics make the game look better but not quite like the E3 trailer.

#44 Edited by clyde46 (47820 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

if it only takes a few tweaks then why would Ubisoft release the game like it was? It really make no sense.

Lazy devs? Money grabbing?

#46 Posted by Flubbbs (3755 posts) -

that water looks sexy

#47 Posted by sam890 (1108 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

if it only takes a few tweaks then why would Ubisoft release the game like it was? It really make no sense.

M$ & Sony paid them.

#48 Posted by TheFadeForever (2296 posts) -

@sam890 said:

@Gue1 said:

if it only takes a few tweaks then why would Ubisoft release the game like it was? It really make no sense.

M$ & Sony paid them.

Sony should have paid them to make it 1080p and 60fps

#50 Edited by topgunmv (10403 posts) -

@geniobastardo: Isn't that how the water looked before?