I can tell you, with a degree of certainty, that Watch Dogs is a mighty fine looking game on the PlayStation 4. If you have a high-specced PC, it’ll look even better. But what about those packing specs on the lower end of the spectrum? How good is Watch Dogs going to look? Wonder no more.
The chaps at Digital Storm have done a comparison video, showcasing the differences between the game running on Ultra, and on Low settings.
You’ll have to watch it in full-screen at 1080p to see what little differences there are, but as you can probably tell from their examples, the differences are rather negligible. Even if you have a lower-end, but capable machine, you’re in for a fine experience. running on Ultra increases the textures resolution, so you’ll need a GPU with 3Gb of RAM attached to it. It’ll also afford you significantly better lighting and shadowing.
The best comparison though – which isn’t in this video – is when the weather effects kick in. When it starts raining, especially at night, Watch Dogs is a visual treat.
So for the best Watch Dogs experience, gamers will need a system sporting an Intel Core i7-4770K with a GeForce 780 or similar., while those who just want to squeak past with the the minimum specs will need an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 or an AMD Phenom II X4 940, coupled with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 460, and AMD Radeon HD 5770 or equivalent.
As I said though; the game looks and plays great on a PS4, so those with the newer consoles won’t be left feeling depressed and inferior. In fact, the game appears to be just fine on the old consoles too.
Watch Dogs is out on PC, new and old consoles tomorrow.
Last Updated: May 26, 2014