Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs will run at 30FPS on next-gen consoles, the game’s Creative Director, Jonathan Morin, has confirmed. Talking to VideoGamer at this week’s Eurogamer Expo, Morin has said “the frame-rate we’re focussing on [is] a steady 30”.
Whilst confirming a stable frame rate is priority at the moment, Morin wouldn’t talk about the game’s resolution, claiming that he simply didn’t know whether the game would run at 720p or 1080p on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. “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”.
During the same interview Morin also discussed current generation release plans, revealing that the Xbox 360 version of the game will ship on two discs – one being for installation and the other required for the gameplay. “It’s the same thing as GTA” he said.
This is believed to be an issue created by the Xbox 360’s lower capacity DVD drive, and although the game’s exact storage requirements are unknown, the PlayStation 3 version of Watch Dogs is expected to release via a single high-capacity Blu-ray Disc.
Watch Dogs is expected to launch on current generation machines, and Xbox One, on that console’s launch date – November 22nd – before finding its way to PlayStation 4 a week later, on November 29th.
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