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Watch_Dogs on PS4: Sony Quietly Removes 1080p 60 FPS Mention from Official Pre-Order Website

by on May 12, 2014 4:21 PM 426

A few days ago Sony Computer Entertainment published a banner on its official website for Watch_Dogs, mentioning that the game would run at 1080p, 60 frames per second on PS4.

Back then we reached out to both Sony and Ubisoft asking for a clarification, but we didn’t receive a direct response. The actual answer came today, as the house of PlayStation quietly removed the mention from the website, replacing the banner with another that still claims the PS4 version to have the “best graphics on any console” but without any explicit indication or resolution and frame rate.

At the bottom of the post you can see the original banner (above) and the new one (below). Unless we assume that someone at Sony decided that it wasn’t classy to boast too much, it’s very unlikely that the game will run at the previously mentioned resolution and frame rate, even if the new banner still seems to indicate an edge over the competition.

For the moment there’s no indication of what the final resolution and frame rate will be, and we’ll keep you posted as soon as we learn any relevant information.

Update: a preview posted this morning mentions that the game does generally run at 1080p, 60 frames per second adding a further layer to this mystery.

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  • eternal_napalm

    I own a PS4 and hate Xbone, but I’m pissed about this as well. These lies are pathetic, and nobody should excuse them. That being said, can’t wait until specs are revealed… Gonna be a field day

  • Joshua

    And this is why I’m getting rid of my PS4. Selling it for extra money on GTX 780ti. Sick to death of consoles BS their way into software specs. Xbox one and PS4 seem underpowered. Welcome to 2014 on console. Oh sorry sir, but 30 frames is all we can do. Loading until 2021. Have nice 30 fps day.

  • Kanok Timkhlai

    Lol Sony…………..again!!

  • SunnyRivers

    Do not enter the game of lies Sony. You set up quite a foundation since reveal so don’t screw around.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    All that matters is playing the game and having fun. If it looks great and isn’t broken, then go for it. Who knows, this game has been delayed so many times, maybe it was supposed to reach that goal.

    I just want to play it at this point.

  • Midori Inaba

    I’ll get the Dreamcast version.

    • Vious

      nes64 for me

  • IncognitosX

    This escalated quickly…

  • mwalker

    Does it really matter people. We were all happy last gen so let’s get back to the games and drop this bull ***t resolution chatter. I play fun games on my tablet for goodness sakes.

  • DemonFenton

    So I find this funny, when Sony messes up no matter the size it’s pitch forks and torches. When MS messes up even when it would destroy the industry than it’s like nothing happened ever. I find those from the MS camp being something I like to call an hypocrite.

    • Failz

      Lol you have it the other way around. If this was MS there would be 20 articles calling them out. If its Sony there’s only 2.

      • superkarma

        Because nothing has officially been confirmed. Ubisoft hasn’t said any word about fps in Watch Dogs. Sony hasn’t made any announcements about the fps in Watch Dogs. But you fanboys would love to tout this as a “Sony lie”…when it’s impossible to lie about something that hasn’t been confirmed/denied.

        • Failz

          You really that blind? A Sony add in this very article shows they claim it before its even released. Thats how Sony rack in the sales. By claiming things, then before the games come out they quietly remove it from there adds. Just like the PS Camera, just like there DRM, just like Killzones Multiplayer running at 1080p 60frames. Keep believing because thats how Sony wins. By lieing.

          • superkarma

            Lol.

            1- So instead of Killzone running at 1080p, it runs at 1080i…and went unnoticed for 4 months. Damn, that’s such a huge lie. By the way, Sony never claimed anything about that…that was Gorilla Games, the developer.

            2- Sony’s DRM was never announced and it was never proven to be used in the PS4 in the first place. Unlike Microsoft, who built the entire console around the DRM policies…and then completely flip-flopped once the public backlash came rolling in.

            3-The PS camera? That wasn’t removed to keep the price at $399. It was removed because Sony did research and most fans/consumers said they didn’t want/need the camera. This has all been confirmed and admitted by Sony. The $399 price was decided on long before E3, just like the survey/research was.

            And lastly, how can this be a lie if it was never confirmed? For all we know Watch Dogs is 60fps on PS4. Unlikely, but you can’t claim they lied if it hasn’t been confirmed/denied yet. As usual, you fanboys attempt to make something out of nothing.

      • DemonFenton

        I guess hypocrites like you are fun to make fun of. MS lied before and not just on resolution on games but other matters. Nice try. Maybe you should spend time watching TV.

    • Vious

      what I find funny is how much of a lame you are.
      the pic? you on the watch dogs 1080p@60fps on ps4 article……
      how do you like your humble pie?

      • superkarma

        I thought you didn’t care about resolution/fps in games? Now you suddenly do? Which one is it?

        • Vious

          nope, just pointing out demonfenton.

          • superkarma

            So…you don’t care about resolution/fps, but you seem to care a lot when it comes to PS4 games. Gotcha.

          • Vious

            interesting how you can find things where there’s none.
            it’s also interesting how you can make things up.
            it’s even more interesting how you believe the things you made up

          • superkarma

            How did I make up anything? You have said multiple times in X1 articles that you don’t care about resolution/fps, as long as the game is fun/good. Now it appears you suddenly care about the fps in Watch Dogs when it comes to PS4. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but here you are…showing how much you suddenly care about fps.

          • Vious

            first of all my comment history is open and anyone can go look at what I’ve posted instead of believing you. (they can see the truth for themselves).
            secondly, this doesn’t really have anything to do with ps4 as much as it does laughing at you guys for how you all acted when you thought it was one thing, even as ridiculous as it sounded, you all still believed it.

            don’t try to side step or damage control this by changing what it’s really about. this is not about me caring about res/fps, it’s about me laughing and calling you all out at how you all acted.
            simply.

          • superkarma

            Not trying to damage control anything. Just pointing out how you’ve said many times how resolution/fps doesn’t matter, as long as the game is fun…but now suddenly you do care, since Sony made a mistake. Just pointing that out. That’s all.

          • Raven Nafariea

            Vious has the IQ of a sheep. Replying with intelligence in this matter is like using an atomic bomb to kill and ant.

          • superkarma

            Yeah, I know that all too well. I should go back to ignoring him and then watch how he throws a tantrum over people not talking to him. That was too funny, lol.

          • Raven Nafariea

            Yep, he will go back into his spamming GIF’s phase and hopefully he will get banned for it.

          • Vious

            “this is not about me caring about res/fps, it’s about me laughing and calling you all out at how you all acted.”

          • superkarma

            You can say that all you want. Your trolling in this article shows how much you apparently care. But hey, it’s ok…in the next article that pops up about a game not being 1080p or not having 60fps on the X1, you’ll go back to saying how you don’t care about resolution or fps.

          • Sucka Free

            And it’s about giving me another post to flag, tyvm

          • Vious

            interesting

          • Sucka Free

            all of them, count on it. Anyone who comes in there and disrupts the topic the way you do….

          • Vious

            lmaooooooo

          • Sucka Free

            flagged that one too, thanks. Keep ‘em coming

          • Vious

            sure thing.

          • Sucka Free

            Toned it down now? Heh, not surprised.

          • Vious

            toned what down?
            I thought you had more to say. my comment history about. still here laughing at you. just know that.

          • Sucka Free

            Fools laugh at a lot of things. Laugh all you want, I’m above all that. You annoy me but only in the way that an insect buzzing in my ear is annoying. Just know that

          • Vious

            you got tired of flagging my comments or something?

          • Sucka Free

            That’s all you get, know that every time I see you trolling, I’m flagging you. Wont take too long to get rid of you

          • Vious

            as I’ve said do what you have to. lmaooooo

      • DemonFenton

        All I see is an hypocrite spewing garbage. I knew about the res. My reply to the article related to your tears filling the salt mines of Carthage. How’s that cable box of an console system of yours doing? I guess not too well since your not on it and replying to me.

        • Vious

          lol funny. you were so hyped about that false 1080p@60fps huh?
          lmaooo.
          cable box of an console? my cable box isn’t my console, I connect my cable box to my console and it’s pretty neat.

      • DemonFenton

        That was an jab at the Xbox One version with no frame rate and resolution. No numbers of me saying that. I was hinting that so many Xbox One fans are crying salty tears because their version is so gimped. Thanks for the tears they are so yummy.

    • Lennox

      Are you serious? People are still punishing MS for its reveal.

      • DemonFenton

        Yep. You guys been attacking us even before that so yeah I tend to hit below the belt at times on that. You seem a very reason person. You get them to stop trolling PS articles and I’ll stop trolling in MS articles.

  • Failz

    What’s this! another Sony claim that has to be removed? Well aren’t I glad that Killzone multiplayer is 1080p…..
    Watch Dogs on PC FTW.

  • Craig Sloan

    I wouldn’t care if it was 720p and 30fps I would never join this community.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KDOsCl-T3I

    • superkarma

      Yup, that’s the norm on XBL. It’s the same on any of the FPS games on XBL. Pretty sad, actually.

  • http://eodx9k.wordpress.com Darkness Dragon

    It’s probably a good thing W_D isn’t about graphics or aesthetics; I know I didn’t expect a 1080p/60fps spec. Me? Just so long as it’s a futuristic version of GTAV/AC4:BF as advertised, I’m happy.

  • Vious

    eating humble pie now aren’t we, hmm ps fanboys?

    • superkarma

      I thought you didn’t care about resolution/fps?

      • Vious

        nope, just pointing out the humble pie you guys had to eat after acting the way you guys did the other day on the article.
        I said time will tell, and in dead time has told us all.

        • superkarma

          What has time told us? Nothing has been confirmed yet…so yeah…

        • Sucka Free

          Cause that’s more important than talking about the games right? Your pathetic “I told you so” moment? whatever

    • eternal_napalm

      Bahahahaha! Nothing has been announced yet. And when it does, it’ll sure be better then the multimedia cable box known as Xbone. Don’t scurry off when specs are announced, because the hammer is gonna be dropped :)

  • Vious

    the damage control, it’s real.

    • superkarma

      The trolling, it’s real.

    • Sucka Free

      that one too

      • Vious

        nice.

        • Sucka Free

          you deserve it

          • Vious

            deserve what?

          • Sucka Free

            I’ll see you get kicked, or I’ll see you STFU….either way works for me

          • Vious
          • Sucka Free

            don’t care, please keep it up though. You’re making it easy

          • Vious

            do what you have to do bro. and every time you click that flag button just remember that image above

          • Sucka Free

            and you remember it when you get that message that you can no longer post

          • Vious

            will do bro.

          • Raven Nafariea

            See, spamming GIF’s phase. Next phase.. Banerment? … As in banning… as in, any time now? …

          • Vious

            not a gif, that’s a jpeg/meme expression

          • Raven Nafariea

            Still Spamming. Doesn’t matter what it is – anything you post is mind numbingly imbecilic.

          • Vious

            interesting

          • Raven Nafariea

            A shame that can never be said about you.

          • Vious

            nice to know, anything else to say?

          • Sucka Free

            you don’t belong in a civilized forum, you need some alone time to reflect on how to behave like an adult.

  • You are flat out wrong

    Knew it. Looks like someone stuck up the info that killed the Xbone version too early.

    And Xbots are still the gimped version. Oh I am laffing.

    • superkarma

      It is pretty funny how they’re laughing at a mistake on Sony’s part, but yet, they’re still stuck with a version that can’t even hit 1080p.

  • Vious

    well, i’ll be playing this at a friends house to see if it’s worth it. if it does then i’ll buy my own copy, if not then then that’s that.
    interesting game though, hope it has more to it than just a GTA style gameplay. lol I don’t even think I finished 20% of GTA yet.

  • Stranger On The Road

    PS4: best graphics on any console
    XB1: better graphics than any console released before 15 of November 2013

    Sorry, couldn’t help it :-)

  • Vious

    updating my console. going to check the xb forums to see what has been added in the new preview update

    • superkarma

      Cool story, bro. Perhaps you should post that useless tidbit in an actual Xbox article.

      • Raven Nafariea

        Maybe he is Gannicus. He has the normal behavior of a drunk. lol

        • superkarma

          Nah, sad to say it…but Gannicus actually had more common sense than this kid…even when he was drunk. Vious is nothing more than a sad troll who gets lonely once people stop arguing with him, hence why he’s now posting about some X1 beta update no one cares about :)

          • Vious

            interesting.

          • Raven Nafariea

            Good point. I actually had a decent conversation with Gannicus one time that shocked me so much I ended up wishing him a Happy Easter… lol

            This guy couldn’t hold a civil conversation to save his life.

          • superkarma

            Lmao, so very true. Sad, but very true.

          • Sucka Free

            I had several good conversations with Gannicus, in fact I liked him at first, but he kept getting worse and worse…
            Naw enVious isn’t clever enough…that other guy today though, he did sound like him and his account is about the right age

          • Raven Nafariea

            I think I just caught Gannicus towards the end when he went mental. lol

            But you are right, that guy earlier did sound a lot like him but who knows. They make 50 new accounts a day it seems and spew the same Sony hate and lame name calling. I mean how more childish can people get.

          • Vious

            interesting.
            for the record, my comment history is open. stop being a liar

            edit: guess you weren’t talking about me then. cool.

          • superkarma

            Raven wasn’t even talking about you…lol. Do yourself a favor and stop embarrassing yourself even further.

          • Sucka Free

            nobody’s talking about you…

          • Vious

            oh thought he was

          • Raven Nafariea

            That is interesting…

          • Raven Nafariea

            That is understandable. No offense taken. When trolls are mentioned, you come a running’

          • Sucka Free

            he resembles that remark…. :P

          • Raven Nafariea

            Ha!

    • You are flat out wrong

      Maybe they can update your Xbone with some games.

  • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

    This article has about as much relevance as the previous one where you reported they listed it as 1080 and 60, how about we just wait and see and stop trying to make news so we can fan the flames of the fanboy wars.

  • mobkingDC123 .

    Getting this on ps3 so no fudge given.

  • Simo Saarinen

    Daamn people. It’s still gonna be a great game with great graphics on every platform no matter the FPS or Resolution. And i know they shouldn’t say it’s gonna be 1080p/60FPS when it’s not but so what?

  • Redinferno124

    And not a single f*ck was given.

  • Ritsujun

    Xb0ne version – 720p 15fps.

  • eternal_napalm

    Xbots, do you know what this term means: Non Disclosure Agreement.

    Uh-oh.

  • chipcs

    A german website tested the PS4 Version of WatchDogs (for those who understand german here: golem.de). Initial 3 minute loading times :( its not exactly 60fps, they have encountered several dips in the framerate. They write that it wouldve been better to pump up the graphics and lock the framerate to 30 since the shadows are not beautiful enough compared to pc. Well my opinion would be framerate>graphics but the majority doesnt care anyway. Their conclusion: Overal a fantastic game, graphics are awesome for ps4, framerate fine, long initial loading and they would’ve loved to play more.

    • superkarma

      The initial load time is to be expected for an open-world game like this which has a very dense city. I would hope that it’s only initially and won’t be there every time you start up the game. Even still, it makes up for not having any loading screens throughout gameplay, so I’m fine waiting a minute or two at startup if that’s the case.

      I also don’t get why everyone loves to compare the PS4 to the PC. While it’s nice knowing it’s powerful enough to be compared to the PC in the first place, it doesn’t really make much sense to expect the same level of graphics as the PC.

      Aside from that, sounds like it’s going to be a great game, exactly as I had expected. I’m sure they’ll include an option to lock the framerate at 30. If not, I would expect it in a patch. It seems like that option is becoming more and more popular with this gen, so hopefully they do.

  • Dino DiRienzo

    wonder how much ms paid ubisoft to “not be able to make this happen” just like they did with besthesda and how they paid them to create all the problems skyrim had and that is true a former bethesda employee came out in an interview and said those problems were paid problems and thats all im saying so sad.

  • Neil Riley
  • Manoj Varughese

    stick with the update.

  • Real Rick Grimes

    Just avoiding any PR mishaps, no biggie…Move along

  • http://youtube.com/chaosunfold Ryan Fanus

    The game isn’t finished yet, so the graphic may or may not come out to 1080/60. Sony was just jumping the gun and realized it, that’s all.

  • Jordan

    OHHHHHH YOU XBOTS HEAR THE NEWS???? WATCH DOGS>>> 60FPS @ DAT 1080P!!!! SUCK IT>

  • niggar

    Lol again.. Ps4 peeps: Why do you always flip flop your view on stuff like this? Sony realized they wereying and decided to cover their ass. Sony is smart. They know the one thing that they’ve been able to have over xb1 is the 1080p 60fps bullcrap. But what’s gonna happen when both are consistantly putting out the same resolutions and frames? What’s Sony gonna use as their main marketing ploy?.. HALO? SUNSET OVERDRIVE? GEARS OF WAR? TF? Fable? Quantam Break??? I mean this is still gaming right? Why has the focus been so shifted by the japs? Oh yeah because all they have is Uncharted and TLOU.

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