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[Update] Sony Has Removed The Watch Dogs Resolution And Frame Rate Claim

by Mike Futter on May 10, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Update: Sony has revised its product page, removing all information about resolution and frame rate from its Watch Dogs product page. We have a full update, including before and after images.

Original Story:

Much has been made of Watch Dogs graphics from the earliest reveal at E3 2012 through the most recent trailer focused on the cast. Now, Sony is heating up that conversation, touting that Watch Dogs on PlayStation 4 will offer "the best graphics on any console."

The game’s listing on the PlayStation website makes a bold claim. “Hack everything as you make your way through Chicago’s underground as you experience Watch_Dogs (sic) in a way that only PS4 can provide, at 60 Frames Per Second in 1080p,” says the blurb.

The listing also says that the PlayStation exclusive content is only limited by time, and that it will be coming to PC. We’ve reached out to Ubisoft to inquire about resolution and frame rate on Xbox One and whether the timed exclusivity means Xbox One gamers will be able to eventually play those missions, too. We also asked if the frame rate is locked at 60 or variable.

Watch Dogs will be out on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC on May 27. A Wii U version is coming later in the year. For more, check out a rundown of the multiplayer modes and our recent hands-on with the single-player campaign

[Source: PlayStation via Joystiq]


Our Take
Sony’s claim leads us to believe that the Xbox One version will offer a different frame rate, resolution, or both. It could be that the PS4 experience is tied for “best” though, so before you switch your pre-order, stay tuned for more info.