Leaked Watch Dogs footage looks just fine on old-gen 
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Darryn Bonthuys
May 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

Watch Dogs Retro

I’m sure someone at Ubisoft has to be giggling about how their upcoming hacktivity game Watch Dogs has itself been hacked lately. Watch Dogs is out on a bunch of platforms next week, with the PC and new-gen versions looking great so far. But don’t count out the older gen just yet, because the game looks rather lovely on that aged hardware.

You saw the leaked PS4 gameplay, now check out Watch Dogs on Xbox 360. All Games Beta has the opening cinematic below:

And Youtuber Mugen Fantasy has quite a bit of gameplay from the Xbox 360 console as well. Somebody is going to be on the Ubisoft naughty list for breaking embargo. Be aware, this clip comes from a live stream of the game, so the quality might not be as evident:

Watch Dogs is pretty much the same game on any platform, old or new-gen. And graphics can only carry a game so far. But hell, at the same time, you want a game that redeems your decision to throw almost R7000 down on a new console, don’t you?

And let’s not forget that newer-gen games now cost some extra coin, because reasons. Still, I could easily field an Xbox 360 version of the game in order to get over my current phobia of slightly blurred textures and aliases which are anted up.

Sometimes, it helps to be cheaper than slot machine odds. Watch Dogs is out next week, on a bunch of platforms depending on your requirements/ bank account balance.

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  • RinceofFuturePast

    No problem with getting this on Xbox 360.

  • Jonah Cash

    No problem with getting this on my PS4 as the controller is just so much more friendly to play with!!! And come on, as soon as we play it we will see the difference…. and if there is no difference then good on them!! But everyone must just remember that almost all the games released so far have been built to run on all the systems. From next year we will start seeing games that was built for the new gen exclusively and that is when the magic will happen!! (Maybe earlier with the new AssCreed game)

    • Hammersteyn

      Like Second Son? So pretty

      • Jonah Cash

        Yes I liked the visuals in Second Son, but I still think the games will just get prettier in a few months or a years time!!

  • Kagutsuchi

    Is it just the videos that are laggy or what? Especially when he moves the camera.

    • FSR

      Was wondering the same. Looks like the FPS drop to like 12 whenever the camera is moved. Not sure if compression or actual gameplay at fault.

  • divyespp

    people do check out this http://goo.gl/IUefuQ for watch dogs leaked videos and also newer videos will be posted on the bottom, do keep checking from time to time

    • FoxOneZA

      Why? Just to ruin the experience?

      • RinceofFuturePast

        LOL And good point bro.

      • zeemonkeyman

        Agreed, I don’t even watch trailers of games im really excited for. I’m so annoyed Mario kart 8 has already been reviewed! I’ve got another whole week before it’s released!! Grrr.

    • Jonah Cash

      I also don’t understand why anyone would want to watch the videos!! The game is going to be awesome, I will get it Tuesday. I can wait till then to see the gameplay!!

  • FoxOneZA

    It’s quite obvious that for an open-world sandbox game, there’s a greater need for processing power over RAM and GPU power. These old consoles still have plenty of life going for them :)

    Watch Dogs has went from the definitive PS4 title to just another next-gen title.

    It’s like watching Liverpool lead the league and last day of the season…

    • RinceofFuturePast

      Exactly. Look at GTAV. No issues with lag, tearing etc and that is a huge game.

      • Hammersteyn

        Enormous, I mean the scale of the map compared to GTA IV. Thinking about it get’s me all excited.

    • Jonah Cash

      It was actually the third last game that screwed us completely!! But yeah we had a sniff of a chance the last game, but City was never going to lose to West Ham who had nothing left to play for!!
      Thank you for reminding me, I was just getting over it!!!

      • Weanerdog

        I think he was referring to 1991, if memory serves me, when you did lose it the last day of the season. Loosing 2-0 to Arsenal who then won the title on not goal difference, because that was tied, but on number of goals scored.

        • Jonah Cash

          I was 6 in 1991, so I am out….. Hahahaha

          • Weanerdog

            I just checked and the year is correct even more scary is that I support neither of these sides.

          • FoxOneZA

            L337 skillzzzz man!

          • Weanerdog

            If I could only remember where I put the damn keys I been stuck inside all week.

      • FoxOneZA

        Hrrr! Hrrr!

  • Hammersteyn

    Maybe they will patch it, as is the norm with gaming today?

    • Jonah Cash

      I bought Sleeping Dogs from the PS store yesterday, it downloaded and installed(6 hours). And I put my headphones on and wanted to start playing the game, and up pops a message that says the game has an update… Another 1.3 gigs…. Man I was pissed off!!! Surely the digital version could have been fixed rather than have me download it only for it to have to be patched??? But later today I will finally see what the big hooha around the game is!!

      • Hammersteyn

        Hehe next gen gaming FTW again, lemme know how it plays. Will wait for my disc to arrive. Gotta trade games in to save some cash.

      • Xengre

        You really will not be disappointed. Sleeping Dogs had a well designed city (lot less boring than GTA series, which I and so many others love btw, square boring city blocks and open nothingness), good story, really solid graphics (on PC at least, but heard so for other systems too… especially at night in the rain), and interesting side missions (like helping the police). Fighting and driving is a bit arcadey tho… but having all these sick cars in your garage and general going from one mission to the next not nearly as annoying as say GTA IV or Mafia 2 (I pretty much took taxi almost all of GTA IV due to how cumbersome it was to go between places). Watch Dogs reminds me a lot of Sleeping Dogs so I am expecting a good deal from it, particularly environment design/immersion.

    • MakeItLegal

      do u have to buy a special edition for special pactes lol ?

      • Hammersteyn

        XD

  • eXpZA

    ..

    • Hammersteyn

      HAHAHAHAHA Such awesome, much wow.

  • MakeItLegal

    is it just me , or does in look very bland ? like the textures and colours

    • Uberutang

      Very very low resolution textures there.

      • MakeItLegal

        In was watching the ” spider ” video this mornig , and I was checking out when the guy hits other cars , like the cars he hits don’t even sent like in gta 4 or gta 5

        That and , my far cry 3 hanging in the loading screen really has taken this game off my list , ubisoft as a brand should have any bugs for far cry 3 handled by now

        I don’t know , won’t be paying more than 300 for this

        • Uberutang

          Never had issues on FarCry3, ran it on PC with SSD…
          I have it on pre-order from kalahari, with some voucher codes so it worked out to R149. Worth that at least :)

          • MakeItLegal

            It got stuck on he loading screen , did a quick google not the only one

            Just concerns me this game has been out for a while , I bought the game a few weeks ago and there are still unsorted bugs and shit

            Makes me wonder if watch doggs is Gana be a shit storm of bugs and glitches , that don’t get fixed

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