Watch Dogs similar on PS4, Xbox One and PS3/360
Watch Dogs is an open world action-adventure stealth game expected this November on the PS3, 360, Wii U and PC platforms along with versions coming out on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft this game revolves around the player’s ability to hack into numerous electronic systems in order to obtain, control and destroy information available at specific times.
First unveiled during Ubisoft’s press conference at E3 2012 Watch Dogs releases in America on the 19th November with Australia and Europe seeing versions appear of the 21st and 22nd respectively. We are still unsure about the actual release date on the next-gen consoles, although from what we are hearing the game will be similar on all console platforms.
In an informative article on Gamespot they highlight Ubisoft’s comments about this being the same game on both current and next-gen systems, and even though a number of characters on-screen have been cut down to accommodate the PS3 and Xbox 360 the game is fundamentally the same regardless of the consoles.
According to Ubisoft the game’s new Disrupt Engine is “flexible” enough making the current generation consoles worthy of a similar experience, and although they knew the next-gen hardware would appear before they ship, their focus was on the current systems.
Support for the PS3 and Xbox 360 means they have cut down the amount of characters that may be seen at one time, but this does not drastically affect the sense of the crowd. It actually allows them to scale certain bits while still keeping the essence of the experience the same.
This is ideal for those gamers intent on holding on to their current system for a while longer, as the continued support means their game is not lacking too much in comparison to the next-gen versions. Were you expecting a drastically better next-gen version of Watch Dogs? Alternatively, will this give you less reason to want a console upgrade just yet?