Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic
If someone wants to be in an open world environment, especially in a city, you'd want it to be an immersive experience from every aspect. Crap graphics, and an awful lighting engine completely tear you away from that immersive experience.
This, and its not like the game looked like this to boot, that's why a ton of people are complaining
Originally Posted by Lifeshield
The Xbox One has nothing to do with it, it would just be rendered at a lower resolution and upscaled. The graphics are still terrible regardless of platform. They look more like last generation (Xbox 360/PS3) than current.
Lord knows that the 360 and PS3 version must look like...
Originally Posted by iamhollywood5
The gameplay shown at e3 the past 2 years was live, not some pre-rendered CGI trailer (although they had one of those too which looked even better than the e3 gameplay, just like Far Cry 3's CGI trailer). The graphics did at some point look that good. Maybe the engine isn't optimized enough and the ps4 couldn't handle it while staying above 30fps, but there's no way they could have just thrown those graphical resources out the window. That wouldn't make any sense to just trash the work they put into the dynamic real-time lighting, HD textures, dynamic shadows, and all the rest. They have
to still be available on the PC version. But I'm definitely not pre-ordering, I wont even consider buying until after I've seen some post-launch raw PC gameplay on max settings.
I'm in the same boat as you, this was one of my most anticipated next gen titles of the year if they've thrown them out the window that would be beyond terrible. If the reason is performance problems, I'm sure the next gen buyers would gladly take 720p-900p on both consoles to retain the visuals but perhaps the resolution wasn't enough. They said they spent five years on this game, after seeing those visuals if they've scraped what looked so amazing I'd be absolutely gutted, I really hope the PC version looks a ton better.
Originally Posted by Kuivamaa
The gif is horrid, advanced lightning and shadow effects seem gone. A radeon 7850/7870 is definitely capable of much more than this ,so I just don't understand what's the case here, at least for PS4.
Exactly, the 7850/7870s aren't godly in the PC realm, but they certainly are capable of alot more.
Originally Posted by Alatar
The PC versions will probably looks just fine.
However ubi is definitely not above dumbing down even PC graphics when they feel like it.
They did it with far cry 3:
Demos had better lighting and much more detailed foliage than the final game.
But still, the PC version of watch dogs will still probably look awesome.
I heard of this, it looks worse but not Watch Dogs bad lol, that could be a new term if this is true.
"Hey, at least it's not watch dogs bad"Edited by TopicClocker - 3/7/14 at 2:29pm