Sony Removes Watch Dogs 1080p And 60fps References From Website

Frame rate drops or resolution woes?

Well, that’s interesting. After picking up earlier that Watch Dogs would run at 1080p and 60fps on PS4, as listed on the official PlayStation website, where it said that you could “experience Watch_Dogs in a way that only PS4 can provide, at 60 Frames Per Second in 1080p”, that last bit has now vanished from the site.

It looked like this before:

WatchDogs

And here’s how it looks now:

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That suggests either one (or all) of a few things: either the game isn’t quite reaching the 1080p target, or it’s running at less than 60fps, or maybe Ubisoft weren’t happy with Sony advertising the game in this way, essentially saying that the Xbox One version and all other versions were inferior.

Notice that the line “the best graphics on any console” is still there, so it’s likely that it doesn’t run at 60 frames per second. At least, that’s the most logical thing – the open world PS4 exclusive inFamous Second Son only ran at 30fps too, and that was perfectly fine.

To quote our original post, and our news editor Aran: “if the game is fun then play it from when it’s available in a couple of weeks”, that’s all that we can say on the matter!

16 Comments

  1. Oh dear, was this another one of those marketing department mistakes or an unusual any/bad publicity stunt? It’s certainly getting the game discussed, whatever’s going on.

  2. I bet it runs 1080p with an average of 45-55fps, peaking at 60 fps in certain areas. The PR dudes (either Sony or Ubi) probably figured this wasn’t enough to make the 60fps claim as advertising and had it pulled.

    Either way, it’ll still run better that Xbone, that much is a surety at this point.

    • This is probably the best-case scenario. Fingers crossed.

  3. All I know is The Last of Us ran at 720p and what.. 30fps or less?

    An that game was ridiculously good.

    • Spot on mate, and it still looked stunning too.

    • The Last of Us isn’t as fast-paced as Watch Dogs though, keep in mind that in this game you’ll be driving, shooting and hacking at the same time. Not really a very good comparison.

      I’m not opposed to Watch Dogs being 30FPS, in fact I expect it to be the standard for this generation, but it has to be stable. I’d hate for it to slow to a crawl when driving through the city with the fuzz on my tail.

  4. Like someone else stated previously, I was a bit dubious when they said 60fps as with a game like this, I think I’d rather have a lower frame rate and improved visuals. Then again, who know what goes on in the studios? Not even them by the sounds of it.

  5. This is one of the games Ive been looking forward to and just hope it lives up to it’s potential. Wether it’s 60fps @ 1080p or not I really couldn’t care. As long as it runs well enough for great gameplay then Im happy.

  6. According to N4G, which was quoting from the Watch Dogs press conference, it’s:
    PS4: 1080p/30fps
    Xbox One: 960p/30fps
    PC: up to 4K/framerate varies

    • I think I remember reading that and I hope thats true.

      I’ve already read some ‘rumours’ about it being 1080/60 on PS4 sacrificing better ambience/shadows/textures which could be possible at 30fps to keep the visuals inline with the XBone which will run at 1080/30.

      On the other hand, this is all speculation.

    • Thanks for the confirmation, PC version it is then!

    • Nice, I’ve had the PC version pre-ordered for awhile now..

    • According to Ubisoft, it’s 900p for PS4, 792p on XB1 and both at 30fps..

      http://www.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=818182

      I see some people are allegedly canceling their preorders because of this. Me, i’m just looking forward to playing the game.

  7. 60fps is not the be all end all for me, i rather have the graphics and visuals and not scaling back just to hit 60fps.

  8. I’m fine with 30FPS if it’s stable, but Second Son ran above that, unless you chose to lock it at 30 in the options. 45FPS and up is very pleasing though.

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