Ubisoft Reveals Watch Dogs Will Run At 900p on PS4, 729p On Xbox One - HotHardware
Ubisoft Reveals Watch Dogs Will Run At 900p on PS4, 729p On Xbox One

Ubisoft Reveals Watch Dogs Will Run At 900p on PS4, 729p On Xbox One

This may come as a shock to the system if you were expecting Ubisoft's upcoming Watch Dogs title to run at Full HD 1080 (1920x1080) on your PlayStation 4 console, especially after Sony straight up said "the game will run at 1080p and 60 frames per second on the PS4" in a recent blog post, but it's actually going to run at 900p on Sony's game machine. If it comes as any consolation, that gives you bragging rights over your Xbox One brethren, who will see the game at 729p.

There was a bit of confusion after Sony posted those numbers, which have since been removed. To clarify things, Ubisoft revealed in a blog post of its own what resolution Watch Dogs will actually run at on each game console, both of which will enjoy a steady 30 frames per second. According to Creative Director Jonathan Morin, the decision to push a few more pixels onto the screen just wasn't important when compared to other areas of the game the design team could focus on.

Watch Dogs Motorcycle

"Resolution is a number, just like framerate is a number. All those numbers are valid aspects of making games," Morin explains. "But you make choices about the experience you want to deliver. In our case, dynamism is everything. Exploration and expression are everything. You want to have a steady framerate, but you want to have dynamism at the core of the experience. The same goes with resolution.

"People tend to look at corridor shooters, for example, where there’s a corridor and all the effects are on and it’s unbelievable, and they forget that if you apply those same global effects to an open city with people around and potential car crashes and guys in multiplayer showing up without warning, the same effect is applied to a lot of dynamic elements that are happening in every frame. So it becomes magnified in cost."

Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs has been in development for the past six years. It was originally scheduled to launch in November 2013, but was delayed for nearly seven months. Rather than use that time to pump more pixels into the game, Morin says hitting 1080p was never the goal and that it was more important to polish all aspects of gameplay.

Will those efforts pay off? We'll find out when Watch Dogs launches on May 27, 2014.
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Eww

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I'll just stay here and play my games in 1080p and the odd 4k...

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why 729p?

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@Tbuttons

Because 720p is so last gen

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Fail

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my got it will run 1080p on my pc and soon il run it at 1440p

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PC FTW!

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I would have been shocked if it ran at 1080p on the Xbox and something less on the PS4.

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2014 and run on 900p ? 729? seriously?

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Well duh, its not a gaming PC - of course its not going to run at a high res with good quality AA

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PC master race reporting in.

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And i'll be enjoying it at 2560 x 1440 on ultra settings....once again, the PC master race prevails.

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Ill be playing 1920x1080p:) maxed out and lookin good

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There will probably be a resolution patch just like AC4, it will probably be a trend with Ubisoft games since they have a contract to deliver the same product to the PS4/XB1 so in order for it to be almost he same they have to temporarily lower the PS4's resolution until after launch to avoid breaching the contract.

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What's with the extra 9 pixels?

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