Watch_Dogs PC Video Recorded on i7-3930K and GeForce Titan; AMD Cards Will Have HBAO+ but no TXAA

on April 13, 2014 6:56 PM

We’ve talked a lot about the console versions of Watch_Dogs, but today Creative Director Jonathan Morin gave some information on Twitter for those that are waiting to play the game on PC:

  • A lot of different specs will run the game at high level of detail, but for ultra you’ll need at least an Intel Core i7-4770K with a GeForce 780
  • The Nvidia Tech PC video was recorded on a rig with an Intel Core i7-3930K and a GeForce Titan.
  • Those that use an AMD video card won’t be able to enjoy Nvidia’s TXAA (Temporal Anti-Aliasing). HBAO+ (Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion), while developed by Nvidia, will still work on AMD cards.

In addition to that, Morin also explained his view on why Watch_Dogs is different from other open world games:

I think the biggest difference is how you interact with the world through hacking, profiling & seamless online. Pretty much everything in the game is structured around our hyper-connected city. This brings your brain to consider very different solutions in all situations. It makes you think/play in a very fresh/new ways.

Finally, we learn that when we invade someone else’s game through the online feature, we’ll be able to actually select how the victim sees us in the options.

Below you can see the video Morin is talking about. Looks like you’ll need quite the PC muscle to run the game with that level of fidelity.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.