Watch Dogs may not be best on PlayStation 4 after all

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Yesterday, we told you that Sony was boastfully claiming that Watch Dogs, Ubisoft’s open-world hacking action adventure was best on its platform, claiming that it was the only place (other than PC…obviously) you’d be able to play the game at a glorious 60 frames per second, rendered lovingly at 1080 vertical lines of pixels. Only they’ve gone and unsaid it.

Here’s what Sony’s website used to say

The world of Watch Dogs comes alive on PS4 with the best graphics on any console and exclusive missions found only on PlayStation. 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 chaps at GameInformer noticed that the boastful text has been wholly excised from Sony’s website – there’s no longer any mention of the game running at 60 frames per second or indeed 1080p.

The presumably false information has been propagated all over the internet, probably because it helps point out the disparities that exist between the PlayStation 4 and the arguably weaker Xbox One.

If you want to experience Watch Dogs at a glorious 60fps (and you probably do), you’re going to have to do so on a reasonably powerful PC.  Watch Dogs was previously rumoured to be running at 30fps on both new consoles – so it’s probably safe to assume that’ll be the case.

Neither Sony nor Ubisoft have offered comment on the matter. Watch Dogs is coming on May 27th to just about all of the home consoles. The Wii U version is in production, and will be coming along later.

Oh…and for those of you hoping to get the full Watch dogs experience, you’re a bit out of luck. Not a single version of the game available from any retailer contains all of the game’s content. Each of the many different SKU’s of Watch Dogs contains something different, with a little overlap from the purchase of a Season Pass. It’s honestly just a tad ludicrous. Cheap Ass Gamer’s Robert Goode pointed this out on Twitter.


Isn’t DLC a wonderful thing?

Last Updated: May 13, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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