New Watch Dogs tech video shows off PS4 version.

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#1 Edited by kalipekona (2492 posts) -

Here is a new video showing off some of the graphics tech being used in the game. Apparently it uses footage from the PC PS4 version.

"Direct from the developers from Montreal, we have received exclusive 1080p scenes from the PC version of the watchdog. The clips show what provides the engine of Ubisoft in lighting effects, tessellation and wind simulation."

http://www.pcgameshardware.de/Watch-Dogs-PC-249220/Videos/Watch-Dogs-Wind-Wasser-Lichteffekte-exklusives-Technik-Video-zur-PC-Version-1115771/

*Edit: pcgameshardware.de has updated the article.

"Important notice: If you're looking for PC footage of watchdogs, we had to remove the video due to a complain by Ubisoft. As for now we are re-editing the video and make a correct labeling Which is "PS4 Devit footage". Not PC. But what did not our fault Because we had the information did the footage Actually IS PC. As soon as the new video is approved by Ubisoft we're reposting the video under the original URL."

Here is an alternative link for the video:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1lc9i3_watch-dogs-wind-water-light-effects-technique-video-for_videogames

Still looks very impressive.

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#2 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

Direkt von den Entwicklern aus Montreal haben wir exklusive 1080p-Szenen aus der PC-Fassung von Watch Dogs erhalten. Die Clips zeigen, was die Engine von Ubisoft in Sachen Lichteffekte, Tessellation und Windsimulation bietet.

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#3 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

guten taag

that's quite the video. very impressive. should stretch the legs on the strongest of GPUs.

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#4 Posted by kalipekona (2492 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:

guten taag

that's quite the video. very impressive. should stretch the legs on the strongest of GPUs.

Guten tag to you too. I don't really speak German, but the video is interesting. There's definitely some really fantastic tech being used in this game. I can't wait to explore this virtual Chicago.

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#5 Edited by _Matt_ (10438 posts) -

Nothing particularly impressive shown there to me, not for pc hardware at least. Does look quite nice though.

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#6 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

Best on PC isn't a lifestyle, its a fact.

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#7 Edited by GotNugz (681 posts) -

Pc hardware is to far in front of the software and it's been like that for a while. The last time I can think of a game breaking the gpu bank was 2007 Crysis. I can't think of a single pc game that will max the highest end card at 1080p, the only thing these cards can do now is increased frame rate and resolution.

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#8 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

nothing impressive

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#9 Edited by JangoWuzHere (19032 posts) -

Meh, I'm a PC gamer and I'm still probably just going to buy this on PS4. I doubt my 7870 is gonna be powerful enough to run all of those fancy exclusive effects.

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#10 Posted by scatteh316 (7285 posts) -

Anyone else notice at 2:40 to 2:50 that the speed boats made no ripples at all in the water?

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#11 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

nothing impressive

I totally agree with you on this one.

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#12 Posted by scatteh316 (7285 posts) -

@GotNugz said:

Pc hardware is to far in front of the software and it's been like that for a while. The last time I can think of a game breaking the gpu bank was 2007 Crysis. I can't think of a single pc game that will max the highest end card at 1080p, the only thing these cards can do now is increased frame rate and resolution.

Battlefiled 4

Matro Last Light

Crysis 3

The Witcher 2

Would you like me to continue?

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#13 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

@silversix_ said:

nothing impressive

I totally agree with you on this one.

Incredible.

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#14 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

@FoxbatAlpha said:

@silversix_ said:

nothing impressive

I totally agree with you on this one.

Incredible.

Me and you are really breaking ground. If we were in therapy together.........................................................we would still need more therapy.

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#15 Posted by GotNugz (681 posts) -

@scatteh316: GTX 780ti, 290x, titan black, titan z, gtx 690, 7970ghz can all run those games easily at 1080p.

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#16 Posted by Ribstaylor1 (2186 posts) -

@scatteh316 said:

@GotNugz said:

Pc hardware is to far in front of the software and it's been like that for a while. The last time I can think of a game breaking the gpu bank was 2007 Crysis. I can't think of a single pc game that will max the highest end card at 1080p, the only thing these cards can do now is increased frame rate and resolution.

Battlefiled 4

Matro Last Light

Crysis 3

The Witcher 2

Would you like me to continue?

I have a single 770 and I run those games at max settings 1440p with low AA anywhere from 38-60fps I average usually around 45-50 at most times. So No those games don't max out the highest end cards at 1080p.

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#17 Posted by NFJSupreme (6507 posts) -

1080p is nothing for modern high end cards to do. You don't see these cards really sweat till you up the resolution to 1440p.

Anyway is there an english version of that video?

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#18 Posted by m3dude1 (2252 posts) -

@ribstaylor1 said:

@scatteh316 said:

@GotNugz said:

Pc hardware is to far in front of the software and it's been like that for a while. The last time I can think of a game breaking the gpu bank was 2007 Crysis. I can't think of a single pc game that will max the highest end card at 1080p, the only thing these cards can do now is increased frame rate and resolution.

Battlefiled 4

Matro Last Light

Crysis 3

The Witcher 2

Would you like me to continue?

I have a single 770 and I run those games at max settings 1440p with low AA anywhere from 38-60fps I average usually around 45-50 at most times. So No those games don't max out the highest end cards at 1080p.

no you dont

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#19 Posted by melonfarmerz (1294 posts) -

I don't understand. Ubisoft wasn't given any hardware restrictions for the PC version yet Watch Dogs is still a huge downgrade from E3 2012..

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#20 Edited by Sharp-Shooter89 (128 posts) -

@scatteh316: i noticed, and i remember previous video the boats made on of the most amazing looking waves ever, now it looks like ass

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#21 Edited by kalipekona (2492 posts) -

@melonfarmerz said:

I don't understand. Ubisoft wasn't given any hardware restrictions for the PC version yet Watch Dogs is still a huge downgrade from E3 2012..

I honestly don't see how that is a downgrade. It looks more impressive than anything I saw in the 2012 demo.

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#22 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

That looked extremely similar to the ps4 footage we've seen thus far. The fact this titles cross gen is really going to hold it back.

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#23 Edited by kalipekona (2492 posts) -

That is the best-looking and most realistic cityscape I have ever seen in a game.

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#24 Posted by Gaming-Planet (18782 posts) -

Pretty impressive.

Although the NPC's need to be worked on. They look so bland.

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#25 Posted by kinectthedots (3383 posts) -

@kalipekona said:

That is the best-looking and most realistic cityscape I have ever seen in a game.

Honestly, I am not a fan of Killzone Shadow Fall, but its cityscape defiantly looked better than this.

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#26 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

new graphics engine doesnt look as good as the old one. this looks just like the ps4 verison.

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#27 Posted by scatteh316 (7285 posts) -

@ribstaylor1 said:

@scatteh316 said:

@GotNugz said:

Pc hardware is to far in front of the software and it's been like that for a while. The last time I can think of a game breaking the gpu bank was 2007 Crysis. I can't think of a single pc game that will max the highest end card at 1080p, the only thing these cards can do now is increased frame rate and resolution.

Battlefiled 4

Matro Last Light

Crysis 3

The Witcher 2

Would you like me to continue?

I have a single 770 and I run those games at max settings 1440p with low AA anywhere from 38-60fps I average usually around 45-50 at most times. So No those games don't max out the highest end cards at 1080p.

COMPLETE AND UTTER BULLSHIT....

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#28 Posted by blangenakker (3240 posts) -

Looks pretty alright to me. A wind simulation eh?

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#30 Edited by lglz1337 (4942 posts) -

and this looks impressive ?

low standards hermits got with a titan card in their rig for the next 10 years they wasted 1000$

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#31 Posted by zeeshanhaider (5524 posts) -

The wow factor that the 2012 trailer had is still missing.

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#32 Posted by kipsta77 (1119 posts) -

As I've been saying. If you want a quality experience, get it on PC.

But if you want an exclusive outfit for Aiden, get it on PS4.

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#33 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27144 posts) -

@kalipekona said:

That is the best-looking and most realistic cityscape I have ever seen in a game.

Where do you have these gifs from ? Because all I saw was the video at the bottom of the page and it didn't show that.

Would appreciate it if you could link me the video :)

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#34 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27144 posts) -

@kipsta77 said:

As I've been saying. If you want a quality experience, get it on PC.

But if you want an exclusive outfit for Aiden, get it on PS4.

And if you want the full experience, wait for the GOTY/complete edition.

Because they are dividing the content of this game over 'deluxe' editions, console versions, dlc, etc.

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#35 Posted by kipsta77 (1119 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@kipsta77 said:

As I've been saying. If you want a quality experience, get it on PC.

But if you want an exclusive outfit for Aiden, get it on PS4.

And if you want the full experience, wait for the GOTY/complete edition.

Because they are dividing the content of this game over 'deluxe' editions, console versions, dlc, etc.

Was just about to say that. I noticed. Typical Ubi.

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#36 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27144 posts) -

@kipsta77 said:

Was just about to say that. I noticed. Typical Ubi.

Yeah, Ubisoft loves doing this in its games it seems: Far Cry 3, AC, and now Watch Dogs.

I wouldn't really care if it was MP stuff or a skin or something, but they are actually cutting hours of SP content and dividing it over different versions.

I would like to play this game next month, but I'm not going to pay full price for 3/4th of a game. I'm going to wait.

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#37 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26428 posts) -

Looks really good. Hope my 7850 can get good settings and performance. Gonna grab the Wii-U version once it releases too.

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#38 Edited by lglz1337 (4942 posts) -

bahahahahahaha this is ps4 footage hermits look silly now

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#39 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27144 posts) -

@ChubbyGuy40 said:

Looks really good. Hope my 7850 can get good settings and performance. Gonna grab the Wii-U version once it releases too.

Don't know about graphics cards, but the system requirements they once released said it required an I7 for recommend settings.

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#40 Posted by kalipekona (2492 posts) -

@lglz1337 said:

bahahahahahaha this is ps4 footage hermits look silly now

Yep, it has been confirmed to be PS4 footage. I said "apparently it uses footage from the PC version" because that is what was stated on the site where I got the video. I never said anything about it looking better than the PS4 version or anything like that. I said it looked impressive and I still think it looks impressive.

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#41 Posted by Vecna (3425 posts) -

@kipsta77 said:

As I've been saying. If you want a quality experience, get it on PC.

But if you want an exclusive outfit for Aiden, get it on PS4.

This.

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#42 Posted by uninspiredcup (25351 posts) -

Doesn't mean much if it's a non game like Assassins Creed.

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#43 Posted by kalipekona (2492 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@kalipekona said:

That is the best-looking and most realistic cityscape I have ever seen in a game.

Where do you have these gifs from ? Because all I saw was the video at the bottom of the page and it didn't show that.

Would appreciate it if you could link me the video :)

Here is a youtube link to the video they came from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsCt8Yf2emo

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#44 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

The PS4 is so powerful, hermits think PS4 footage is PC footage, what an amazing console

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#46 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27144 posts) -

@kalipekona said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

Where do you have these gifs from ? Because all I saw was the video at the bottom of the page and it didn't show that.

Would appreciate it if you could link me the video :)

Here is a youtube link to the video they came from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsCt8Yf2emo

Ubisoft blocked that one, but thanks for telling me the name, I'll search another video ;)

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#47 Posted by Bishop1310 (1274 posts) -

yeah ill be picking this up for PC. This is a game that should be enjoyed at it's best ps4 and X1 will just gimp that experience.

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#48 Edited by kalipekona (2492 posts) -
@kinectthedots said:

@kalipekona said:

That is the best-looking and most realistic cityscape I have ever seen in a game.

Honestly, I am not a fan of Killzone Shadow Fall, but its cityscape defiantly looked better than this.

I don't agree. Not in technical terms at least. But it's a moot point anyway, since it's basically just a backdrop in KZSF.

Here is what Digital Foundry had to say about the KZSF cityscape scene:

"The city sprawl effect is achieved in real-time through clever instancing of geometry, which duplicates vertex data on buildings, aircraft and the trees far below."

"The city guards, buildings, trees and aircraft are instanced to minimise the amount of vertex data committed to the PS4's RAM"

"It's well-disguised, with structures at the city basin rendered in real-time but duplicated at all manner of angles to create the illusion of a city sprawl"

"The reflection-mapping across the city's many skyscrapers may be mesmerising on first sight, but on closer analysis it's clear these surfaces aren't mirroring nearby geometry at all. Instead, Shadow Fall uses a substituted background layer of unrelated buildings to fake the effect, with no passing aircraft factoring in."

When you aren't actually exploring the city you aren't going to notice the instanced geometry nearly as easily.

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#50 Edited by lglz1337 (4942 posts) -

@kalipekona: exposed you are ubi should've waited a little longer just for lostrib and monsieurX

tears would be delicious as in neogaf bubble lmao