The cross-gen game makes sacrifices for its open world
Ubisoft has revealed some rather worrying details about the technical performance of Watch Dogs on next-gen consoles, confirming that the framerate will be a "steady" 30fps, while warning that it's still unclear whether the game will reach a full HD resolution of 1080p (1920x1080) or it will stick to 720p (1280x720).Watch Dogs is one of the most visually impressive cross-generation games from Ubisoft and, so far, the gameplay demonstrations have been really good, especially those on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Unfortunately, the final game might not have that same performance, as Creative Director Jonathan Morin has revealed that his team is focusing on a "steady" 30 frames-per-second framerate, because it needs to keep a balance between the simulation of the open world 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," he told Videogamer.
Morin, however, couldn't say just what resolution the final game would have on PS4 and Xbox One, as it might not be able to reach the 1080p full HD milestone.