Oh yeah it's on

Admit it, you are all looking forward to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 being out so we can compare which version of cross platform games look best.

In the last crossover all the expectations were that the PlayStation 3 was going to destroy the Xbox 360 as it had the superior hardware (THE CELL!),  and well because it was Sony. In the end however it took years for the PlayStation 3 to match the Xbox 360 in the cross platform parity. 

This time around people are once again expecting the PlayStation to win this battle,  but this time because of how well the console has been made with gamers in mind rather than trying to be a technical showcase.

One of the first and most exciting next-gen games on the chopping block is Watch Dogs and The Examiner has been chatting to people close to the game about exactly this and some of their comments are quite telling.

“Right now the frame rate we’re focusing on is a steady 30FPS, There’s always a balance, especially for open world, between the simulation and the rest.

I think for where we are, the most important thing is the steadiness and ensuring that it’s always capped the same so when you play it, it feels right.”

And they go on to state

“720p on PS3/360, 1080 on PS4, TBD on Xbox One”

And then

“Big difference between last generation and next gen. You can see it. PC can hit up to 60fps 1080, but I think they are aiming for parity with PS4”

And while the Xbox One is on the ropes they are floored with

“Both hit 30fps easy. I think Xbox One suffers a few dips from 60fps. PS4 is pretty smooth. Definitive version”

So will the year of the PlayStation finally arrive just a few years past its original intended time? Will the PlayStation 4 be the world heavyweight champion in 2014 or will the Xbox One continue its incredible comeback and take the title into the cloud?

Last Updated: September 30, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

63 Comments

  1. Convinced

    September 30, 2013 at 11:04

    1080p/60fps or GTFO.

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    • Surging

      October 1, 2013 at 21:50

      only possible on ps4 🙂

      Reply

  2. Martin du preez

    September 30, 2013 at 11:05

    Meanwhile EA will ‘downscale’ the PS4 games to match Xbone.

    https://twitter.com/NicholasGigante/status/384364327727165440

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    • Rincethis

      September 30, 2013 at 11:06

      Agreed, saw this too…

      Reply

    • Tarisma

      September 30, 2013 at 11:13

      Just a little bit of hate

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    • XD

      September 30, 2013 at 11:23

      Can trust you to post nonsense crap like that just because a journo said so. For the sake of it, I hope all your multiplatform games get gimped on the PS4 because of the Xbox One XD

      Reply

      • Martin du preez

        September 30, 2013 at 11:27

        0/10 Keep trying

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        • XD

          September 30, 2013 at 11:28

          -0/10, Keep trolling 😉

          Reply

          • Martin du preez

            September 30, 2013 at 11:37

            <3

    • Convinced

      September 30, 2013 at 11:25

      PSA: Watchdogs can only 1080P on the PS4 due to the inferiority of the Wii U.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 30, 2013 at 12:50

      EA is going to go for a hat trick 😛 Golden Poo here we come again!

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    • Surging

      October 1, 2013 at 21:40

      I say we all boycott EA until they get there heads out of there asses

      Reply

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 30, 2013 at 11:05

    I expect cross-platform games to look exactly the same no matter which one it’s on. I also expect lots of people to say they see differences when they actually don’t, or the difference is so tiny it may as well be meaningless.

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  4. Rincethis

    September 30, 2013 at 11:05

    Round one, FIGHT!

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    • Tarisma

      September 30, 2013 at 11:11

      FATALITY!

      that being said I’ve actually cancelled my PS4 preorder.

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      • Rincethis

        September 30, 2013 at 11:12

        Any reason why?

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        • Tarisma

          September 30, 2013 at 11:15

          No launch titles that I am even slightly interested in. If I could play me PS3 games I would get it in a heartbeat but I’m not gonna buy it and leave it on my shelf waiting for games while I play my PS3. Doesn’t make sense. When the Withcher 3 and Watchdogs come out then Ill buy one.

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          • ToshZA

            September 30, 2013 at 11:20

            I’ll wait for those nice bundles – one which I actually want the games contained therein.

            The launch lineup for both consoles is rather lackluster atm, so there really is no incentive to buy a PS4 or XB 0% (lol) at launch.

          • Tarisma

            September 30, 2013 at 11:23

            your correct. I have always advocated, gameplay/story > graphics and while I have the last of us, bioshock infinite, etc to get through I’ll keep my PS3.

          • ToshZA

            September 30, 2013 at 11:28

            Too right. I’ve made the mistake of buying too many games at once (currently have 30 on the go, about 20 of which i’m yet to finish) and it’s a bad move. Rather finish what you got, enjoy them fully, then see what’s next.

          • Rincethis

            September 30, 2013 at 11:31

            Well done. You pass the ‘using head’ challenge! I too will be waiting. Actually, I will be buying myself a PS3 so I can play all the awesome games I haven’t even looked at yet!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 11:43

            I dunno how much lower the cost will go for the Ps3 though I mean its still not exactly cheap… But considerably less than what it once was!

          • ArabianSwagga

            September 30, 2013 at 21:53

            Umm… Watch Dogs is a launch title.

  5. Leon de Bruin

    September 30, 2013 at 11:12

    Nice read it will be interesting to see what the two consoles do when it is out also what type of bugs and crashes will be coming forth

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  6. iAmWeasel

    September 30, 2013 at 11:20

    The sad part is people will buy XB1 purely on brand loyalty, even if PS4 clearly has better specs and better value for gamers. Its those people who are effectively encouraging developers to cap any extra PS4 performance to limit any disparity that between these two consoles. At the end of the day gaming on the whole suffers.

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    • ToshZA

      September 30, 2013 at 11:25

      I have to disagree on the 2nd part of your statement. It’s not the brand loyal people making the devs cap their games – its the hardware manufacturers themselves. If both platforms were equal, then there’d be no capping. There’d also be no reason to buy one or the other, other than brand loyalty – which doesn’t make for very interesting stories, choices, or games. Also, graphics does not equal gameplay, so this capping thing is meaningless for yet another reason. Just make the games awesome!

      The exclusives have always defined the consoles anyway, so capping multi platform games doesn’t bug me one little bit. Give me an exclusive that makes me wanna buy the console, and you got my money. Otherwise I’ll just get it on PC when it goes on sale somewhere.

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        September 30, 2013 at 11:26

        Stop talking sense!

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        • ToshZA

          September 30, 2013 at 11:29

          Garblsdi Jjukiilo sennntloke.

          Better?

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 30, 2013 at 11:30

            There we go 🙂 Much better

          • ToshZA

            September 30, 2013 at 11:33

            This public service announcement proudly brought to you by Microsoft.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 30, 2013 at 11:33

            Now with 0% interest in the 360

          • ToshZA

            September 30, 2013 at 11:34

            Now with 0% interest in the 180.

            Fixed it for you.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 30, 2013 at 11:36

            lol

      • iAmWeasel

        September 30, 2013 at 11:40

        My point is that if more people voted with their wallets and chose the more powerful console, that would push developers to prioritize the graphics quality of games on it without the risk of treading of anyone’s toes. There is living proof of this in the fact that PS4 and XB1 games look better than Wii-U games.

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        • Eugene Van Schalkwyk

          September 30, 2013 at 11:57

          so what you are saying is i should buy a ps4 because its more powerfull? well ufortunatly it doesnt work that way, im sorry really dont want sound mean but its a rather dumb argument. the ps4 just doesnt offer me what i like and the xbox one does. the ps4 has no Ryse or Forza that remedy exclusive that looks donners fantastic. its about personal choice and what make you happy. and as far as graphics go there is very few console games that looks nearly as good as Ryse. and it isint even about that. microsoft allways release games thats more apealing to me than what sony does. for me its Halo> killzone, Forza> GT. and i did have a Ps3 but it just want that cool for ME.

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          • ToshZA

            September 30, 2013 at 12:15

            Case in point. It’s the exclusives that decide purchases, not graphics. I’m still on the fence as to which of the 2 I’ll buy. I’m sad I missed some great exclusives on the PS3, but my Xbox did me proud (and is still doing so). Still, I upgraded from a PS2, which I bought for Final Fantasy and Star Ocean. It’s all about the games man, it’s all about the games.

            Who knows? Maybe i’ll win the lotto and buy both so I don’t miss out – and get a Titan for my pc. One can dream.

        • frikkenator

          September 30, 2013 at 12:03

          You’re forgetting one very important thing. For the majority of gamers, graphics aren’t the most important thing in a game. My personal opinion is that if it is, then you’re missing the point. So why then should I buy the [supposedly] more powerful console?

          I have the 360 and the PS3 and if a game is out on both then I opt for the 360 version because I prefer the controller. Whether it looks better on the PS3 or not is irrelevant as it looks good enough on the 360.

          Example: I’m having driver issues at the moment, forcing me to play Dota 2 on half the rendering quality I usually play at. Do I enjoy it any less because of that? Hell no.

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          • iAmWeasel

            September 30, 2013 at 12:17

            If graphics didn’t matter there wouldn’t be a next-gen 😉

            If you prefer Xbox for some other reason then cool, but anyone that says better graphics doesn’t matter to them is talking smack.. no two ways about it.

          • frikkenator

            September 30, 2013 at 12:19

            Of course it matters, it’s just not the most important thing for me when making a decision around which console/game to buy.

          • iAmWeasel

            September 30, 2013 at 12:26

            Fair enough.. people have different priorities. For something that costs
            R6000+ I want the best possible value for my money. The things I value in a console are great fun games + excellent graphics to create an overall good experience. Most games these days are not exclusives, so for the most part you get the same games either way. So graphics on 3rd party titles is important to me.

          • Eugene Van Schalkwyk

            September 30, 2013 at 14:27

            exactly my point. i prefer the xbox 360 controller, and will most likely prefer the xbox one controller, i was also a ps2 gamer but sony controllers allways felt cheap and uncomfortable. like i said its what is best for you the gamer. i prefer xbox live over psn anyday of the week why? well because i have Lag free experience on xbox live. for example i got fifa 10 with my xbox 360 slim and also got fifa 10 when i bought my ps3. played all my fifa games on xbox 360 lag free while on psn it was unplayable. doesnt mean its like that for everyone but for me it was. another example i never ever got uncharted 2 multiplayer to work. never had a problem on xbox live. for ME the ps3 online was just a bad experience. but i had alot of fun with singleplayer. its by no means a bad system it just didnt give me the enjoyable fun the xbox 360 gives me.

          • truth

            September 30, 2013 at 20:35

            Not getting uncharted 2 mp to work is a very personal problem like ED. It worked great for me and millions of others never once heard anyone make that complaint… So sick of this Xbox online stuff hate all the racist 12 yo and no I don’t want to party chat…

          • Eugene Van Schalkwyk

            September 30, 2013 at 21:17

            go search online you will find alot of people with the same problem, and you honestly think only xbox live have racist and twelve year old kids? geez dude lighten the hell up. nobody said you should play party chat. i just gave an example of why i chose xbox over sony and wooooosh in comes the sony police. maybe read trough the comments properly in the future.

          • Zakk Sinurge

            September 30, 2013 at 21:23

            the extra power doesn’t have to equal graphics that’s where your logic is flawed extra hardware = deeper story richer worlds + graphics and its not supposedly it just IS more powerfull faster chip faster gpu much faster/better ram theres no arguing that 60- 120 players in a game is better then 16-32 and hardware makes that possible its not the graphics although they sure do help

  7. Uberutang

    September 30, 2013 at 11:39

    Pretty sure there is no ‘up to’ limit for PC other than Budget.

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    • iAmWeasel

      September 30, 2013 at 11:49

      All that $$$ for Farmville??

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 30, 2013 at 12:50

        But Farmville is the best game on PC 😛

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  8. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    September 30, 2013 at 12:05

    I will be playing Watch Dogs on PC while waiting and hoping for GTA5 to hit PC…

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  9. Kromas

    September 30, 2013 at 12:28

    Steam Machine wins in a spectacular come out of nowhere knockout.

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  10. Brady miaau

    September 30, 2013 at 12:37

    I think Gavin is right. Not a fanboy, but the Xbox One thingy seems to be climbing and gaining. Everyone in the industry must have a prediction, to seem clever or raise their profile.

    Most of them were very wrong with the PS3 V Xbox 360. Why do we think we can trust what people say now?

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 30, 2013 at 12:45

      You can’t, also the PS3 faced a very hostile game media when it launched. I mean it was actually ridiculous. And yet, regardless of that hostility, it still managed to bodyslam the x360 in sales. It would be funny if the same were to happen, but with the Xbone (the current pariah) beating the media’s current favourite, the PS4.

      Although, the buzz for the PS4 does seem legitimate, rather than the artificial PR that was spewed for the Xbox 360. Man it was ridiculous (I recently re-read some of the articles and the big games media outlets were clearly on the take)… no wonder, I sometimes have such a hatred for the industry.

      But something has changed over the last few years, either Microsoft haven’t been holding advertisement hostage or Big Game Media is more conscious that their readers are not just ignoramus 17 year olds.

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      • ZackFirst

        September 30, 2013 at 17:18

        Yu seem to hate ms alot sony fan boy much / android ?

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  11. travis1987

    September 30, 2013 at 15:24

    ps4 fanboy propaganda, i think the ps4 is going to be a good console, but it’s the fans of the console that annoy me, almost to the point of mass murder, Xbox1 is the Xbox1 ps4 is the ps3.5, sony fanboys have nothing to brag about, your console has no innovation, no games, and a rubbish controller, $ony will keep doing nothing and rely entirely on it’s exclusives to save them while Microsoft tries to move gaming forward

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    • jking

      September 30, 2013 at 17:02

      Said the fanboy who hates fanboys…

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      • ZackFirst

        September 30, 2013 at 17:21

        Well its true all that the ps4 is , is alot of performance while Xbox. One lacks a luttle but has more innovation in the rest of the areas and if u cant agree on that you’re a fanboy

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        • jking17

          September 30, 2013 at 17:57

          I’m not arguing that at all. Just how he said he hates ps fanboys and busted out his Microsoft cape. To each his own. Following this stuff is amusing. but isn’t this the whole point of competition in the marketplace? I mean lets face it they are not the Same system. Never were , never will be. And have ALWAYS appealed to different types of gamers, for different reasons. Which is better is like asking if you want steak or seafood.

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  12. Sunny

    September 30, 2013 at 16:38

    Can not believe that there downscaling PS4 graphics just to make Xbone look the same… It’s crap. Xbone should just give up playstation fans shouldn’t suffer because of m$ :/

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    • ZackFirst

      September 30, 2013 at 17:22

      Oh wat about ps3 that was slower ? Fanboy much ?

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      • Brian Murphy

        September 30, 2013 at 20:44

        Did they downscale 360 games to match the PS3? Or were their constant comparisons showing the Xbox game running smoother (early on, parity came later in the consoles lives).

        Derp derp derp ‘Fanboy much’ derp derp derp

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      • big Jim

        October 1, 2013 at 02:38

        Looks like “fan boy much” has been dipping the microsauce

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  13. Surging

    October 1, 2013 at 21:50

    with the cross platform games capped at xbox level of crap, then everyone should know that PS4 is ultimately more superior in everyway, + it was the same way with 360 and PS3, could it be that most developers favor the xbox over playstation and not putting in that extra effort for us playstation owners.. its not a thought ITS FACT !!!.

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  14. Fahd Al Zarooni

    October 28, 2013 at 12:52

    PS4 FTW, Xone FTL… (^0^) /

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  15. ID_1324576890

    November 17, 2013 at 19:03

    Xbox One resolution is TBA. LOL, the Xbox One is really failing when it comes to resolutions

    Reply

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