Watch Dogs visuals have not been downgraded, Ubisoft says

Responding to claims that visuals have been scaled back since initial unveiling in 2012, Ubisoft PR rep says, "Believe me the game is not downgraded."

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Ubisoft has responded to claims that the visual performance of upcoming open-world action game Watch Dogs has been scaled back since its initial unveiling at E3 2012. That's just not true, Ubisoft Benelux PR and events manager Tessa Vilyn said today across a series of tweets.

"It is impossible," Vilyn said (via Videogamer). "Of course it is not downgraded at all. It's a true next-gen game for sure...for sure.."

The Watch Dogs visual downgrade claims came to light this week from a GIF found on NeoGAF. Compiled using video footage from the game released this week, it suggested the game's graphical fidelity had been scaled back since last we saw it.

"Believe me the game is not downgraded," Vilyn said. "That would just be a bit ridiculous. I saw the game it looks incredible. It looks what a next gen should look like."

Watch Dogs launches May 27 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. The Wii U version is definitely not canceled, but does not have a release date yet.

Looking for more Watch Dogs content? Be sure to check out GameSpot editor Shaun McInnis' recent extensive hands-on preview of the game from his recent trip to Ubisoft Montreal.

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