Watch Dogs At 30FPS On PS4, Xbox One
Well, you can't have everything.
Despite the added power of the next-gen consoles, Ubisoft says the anticipated Watch Dogs will still have to run at "a steady 30 frames per second." That may sound disappointing, but don't forget that the game is one of those open-world extravaganzas. Here's how creative director Jonathan Morin explained it to VideoGamer:
"Right now the frame-rate we're focusing on [is] a steady 30[FPS]. 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."
Morin couldn't say whether or not the game's native resolution was a full 1080p on the PS4 and Xbox One; it may only be 720p. Again, though, we're talking about a very large world to explore, so boosting the frames per second could compromise that stability and smoothness. And I'd rather have that than a jumpy game that keeps trying to run at an impossible FPS, wouldn't you? Same goes for the resolution issue.
Watch Dogs launches for the PS3, 360, Wii U and PC on November 19, and is a launch title for the PlayStation 4 (November 15) and Xbox One (November 22). Is it high on your priority list?
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9/27/2013 11:19:34 AM Ben Dutka