Digital Storm has fortunately released comparisons of Watch Dogs with both a PC Ultra high / low graphic comparison and also a Xbox One / Similar spec PC comparison; yet honestly, it’s not even that impressive as the original reveal trailers and gameplay suggested.
The video with ultra high settings used an Intel Core i7-4770K with a GeForce 780 to show us how these ultra settings are presented. The distinction between the low and ultra aren’t really that noticeable other than a few lighting and shading refinements . Check it out for yourself:
Then there’s the Xbox One and equivalent PC settings comparison, one which I consider to have more distinctive differences than the previous comparison. Here, anti aliasing seems to be a major difference in which the PC version seems smoother to play.
The supposed lack of differentiation in the PC graphics could mean that more people would now be willing to purchase the PC version as people with lower capable machines can be slightly more confident in running the low settings without the issue of wondering how ultra would look; whilst it could also lead to people deviating from the PC version as they realise that this version isn’t all that superior and could just be played on a console instead.
Honestly, I still believe the original released gameplay was more impressive looking and wish that the style could’ve stuck.
The game is being released on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, PC tomorrow on the 27th May, with the Wii U version being released at a later date.
What version are you (if at all purchasing the game) getting?