Watch Dogs – Next Generation Platforms Will Support A More Dynamic City

Watch_Dogs, the highly anticipated new IP from Ubisoft, is going to be released on multiple platforms, both current and new, but the next-generation consoles will feature a more dynamic city, according to developers.

Speaking with NowGamer, Dominic Guay, a producer for Watch_Dogs, has revealed that even though it will take awhile for the team to utilize the full power of PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, The Watch_Dogs on next-gen consoles will feature some interesting advantages, which Guay describes as “dynamism.” He described further:

“For example, we’re able to simulate the water in full 3D, if you go on a boat the waves that form will affect other boats. We’re also able to spend more time giving brains to the other people on the streets so that they can basically be smarter, and there can be more of them. It’s what I call dynamism; basically, the way the city reacts to you, we are able to push further on the Xbox One.”

Although Guay doesn’t clearly reveal how the Watch_Dogs team will be featuring a more dynamic city on the next-generation platforms, it may have something to do with both consoles using cloud computing system.

Watch_Dogs is set to be released sometime this year for current-generation and next-generation platforms, though an official release date has yet to be announced.

  • BLYFACTOR

    where’s the PC tags – PC version better be the same way I would hope

    • dumyspeed

      the PC version should be even better than new gen console, but hey this is UBICRAP, so they don’t care about us. and thats why smart ppl pirate their games

      • jonchr2

        and you explained yourself why Ubisoft don’t care about you. You pirate their games and you complain about the loyalty they have towards pc gamers.

        • dumyspeed

          i bought like 80% of their titles before that awesome drm, do u wanna some proof?

          • TommyBoy

            We’re waiting, Mr. Personal Computer. Fire your blanks.

          • dieger

            didn’t they discontinue it though?

          • Joseph

            u wot m8

    • DanDustEmOff

      The Azure server’s are available for other platforms so it is down to ubi soft.

  • BLYFACTOR

    where’s the PC tags – PC version better be the same way I would hope

  • Licensedbeast

    I find it weird that he adresses the Xbox One as the platform they can push the games limits with. There must be some exclusivity deal going on somewhere.

    • SubXero

      It’s odd because Watch_Dogs has been “partnered” up with Sony/PS.

    • xHDx

      Maybe because you can push it further on the Xbox One, who knows.
      Although they say this they havn`t mastered Next-Gen just yet as explained above. i`m sure even better looking games will be produced at the end of the consoles development cycle.

    • Mr. Thuggins

      It was probably just Xbox’s turn to get a name drop during an interview.

  • Izzy Bozz

    I think a lot of people are over analyzing it when he said: “we are able to push it further on the Xbox One.” But then again, other developers from Forza and Titanfall have made similar statements regarding the Xbox cloud. So it could be that the Xbox One cloud is not all BS. Time will tell.

    • xHDx

      No, i don`t think it`s bullshit at all, why would it be?
      They want to have super fast gaming, the more the better is what i have to say.
      I happily welcome Cloud Based Gaming

      • Izzy Bozz

        Yeah, I too want cloud gaming to be utilized next-gen. But there are a lot of people saying that the Xbox cloud is nothing but PR bullshit. Not really sure have they’ve arrived to that conclusion but I hope they’re wrong.

        • DanDustEmOff

          Those people just hate anything MS do. I have seen an Ouya running the PC version of Boarderlands 2 at 1080p. Thats how good cloud services are.

      • dumyspeed

        cloud gaming it’s ok ONLY in those countries were net speeds are decent, and just 2% of countries have it. with a ping like 100/150 u cant do much with cloud if not savegame

        • Izzy Bozz

          According to MS, you’ll only need about 1.5 mb speed. Which is below average in countries where the Xbox is heavily used.

          • dumyspeed

            maybe speed download is ok but i mean the ping?? srsly THAT IS the problem, and time ago they were focus on brazil , india and russia, they have a VERY large market there, so i think its bad for them, especially for ms with the cloud

            • Izzy Bozz

              Yeah, they really did shoot themselves in the foot with their 24hr online check-in and their region locks. Although they removed those things, it’s gonna be hard to appeal to countries outside of NA and EU.

            • dumyspeed

              EU is not so advanced, im from italy and i can say to u that isp speed are BAD!! just uk,france, and germany (also romania) and scandinavian countries are good, the rest is pure sh^t

            • Izzy Bozz

              Ok, NA and Western EU, and later Australia.

            • xbox rules

              Rem you still need a internet connection for day one update. Plus you still have to mandatory install the games to the hard drive…. nothing else is set in stone. Right now Microsoft still trying to bring some drm features back. As well its up to the developers if they want there games to have drm features.

            • DanDustEmOff

              Bandwidth is the main issue for cloud services. Ping is an issue but bandwidth is the key aspect that will determine how good your cloud experience will be.

            • dumyspeed

              they said cloud will be used to improve games hw or so, how do u think it will be? just like gaikai, whit a bad net its useless

            • DanDustEmOff

              Yes but Gaikai streams the entire game. What MS are doing is just streaming a part of the game, background operations and stuff so that it can free up power on the console.

              Yes bad or no Internet will effectively make these improvements useless but we can not allow bad Internet to hold back progress.

  • Ryan Schulze

    I’m sure it has less to do with any cloud computing, but simply better processors and more RAM. This game is why I was either going Next Gen or training myself to love gaming on my pc. Alas, the PC thing just hasn’t happened, so I pre ordered my PS4, BF4, and Watchdogs.

    • iSpiRiiT

      I still prefer BF4 on pc.

      Even though it’s next gen…

      • Ryan Schulze

        I love the way BF3 looks on my PC. Gorgeous. Bought premium just so I could see all the maps in their HD glory. And as good as it looks, I end up on my couch, playing my 360 version. I just like console gaming over my PC. I want to like the PC. It’d be cheaper if I did. But I just haven’t figured out how to make me love it. And the PS4 will match the graphics, or close too, and I’ll be able to keep loving console gaming.

    • DanDustEmOff

      How can you be sure it has nothing to do with the Cloud? You obviously know very little about it.

      The Cloud can be used to do small jobs like game saves and big jobs like run the entire game like streaming a film.

      So obviously it can do everything in between. Like handle AI and any other task that the developers wish to off load to the Azure server’s

      • Ryan Schulze

        I have a growing understanding of cloud computing and processing and yes it could have something to do with what they are capable of doing on the Next Gen platforms. However, the simplest answer is more often the accurate one. When comparing current gen to next gen, there is a simple reason why the games will be more “alive.” The power of what’s inside the box. It is my opinion and I never suggested it was fact. I thought the suggestion in the article was simply overlooking the obvious.

        • DanDustEmOff

          The simplest answer is the one they have gave you. The PS4 has more power than the Xbox One. So how can they do more on the Xbox than the PS? Its all down to Cloud servers plain and simple. Sony will have this tech but not at launch.

          I respect the fact that you have an open mind are are learning about the tech, which is more than most people are, but I never stated that you knew nothing just very little. That comment may have been inaccurate.

          Google Cloud gaming tech demo’s if you are interested, there’s some pretty amazing stuff out there.

          • Ryan Schulze

            I said I’m learning, probably because I work in creating e learning content for Cisco software and hardware. That doesn’t make me an expert. I’m not even credentialed yet, but I’m required to learn new technology daily.

            I now see where the divergent analysis came from. A few here have surmised by his stating “Xbox One,” he was specifically referring to the MS console and not Next Gen as a whole and maybe just used the Xbox One for example. That analysis may be correct, but unlikely to me as no multi platform developer has any benefit from citing one console’s advantage over the other. I expect both consoles to run the game near identically. Whether it uses any cloud technology or not.

            Respawn and other MS exclusives are the only ones that have cited the Cloud on Xbone creating the better experience, as far as I’m aware, and I really don’t believe he was pimping the MS platform.

            • DanDustEmOff

              If it was an interview for XBM or some other Xbox only site I would agree but now gamer covers all platform’s. The article was abou next gen. He could have said we can push
              it further on the next gen systems, but he didn’t he singled out the Xbox.

              Truth is MS have cloud and in a year or so Sony will too, but until they do dev’s 1st and 3rd party can get more out of the Xbox because of this.

      • Magilla187

        heres a nice little article about cloud computing its nothing fancy and not just microsoft who has “EXCLUSIVE” privileges to using the “CLOUD”

        http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-in-theory-can-xbox-one-cloud-transform-gaming

        • DanDustEmOff

          Firstly euro gamer are notoriously in favour of everything Sony. Secondly I have never stated that MS were the only firm pushing Cloud Tech

          • Magilla187

            did you even read the article and how are they anti microsoft ? they talk shit about the PS4 as well not to mention this has nothing to do with the PS4 its about the fact that Gaming on the “CLOUD” is a gimmick from Microsoft to the consumers even if it was from sony it would be a bunch of bollocks to say that the cloud would be able to do all of that giving the poor internet services around the world not to mention latency issues its facts

            the most they’d be able to do is real time lightning effects and what not and also what you mention like offloading certain things but not everything and as for AI like i said read the article

            its possible that maybe in the future when everyone has better internet that the cloud would truly be as what microsoft claims it to be

            • DanDustEmOff

              I have already read the article. Its key points are bandwidth and latency. There have been solutions to these problems for a while now. Eurogamer are just picking flaws. If you can ping across 100 miles in less than 100ms and have 1.5mb download bandwidth you will be fine to use the MS Azure tech. If you don’t you have no business playing online mp in the first place.

              If you were to do some real research into Cloud tech you will see that it is far more than a gimmic. You state from the article the most they can do is real time lighting effects. That statement is massively incorrect. Eurogamer have no idea how much info MS can squeeze into a packet or the amount of load they can output.

              This is what is possible for the vast majority today. In the future the entire game can be streamed over the cloud. With the power of Cloud gaming there may not even be a need for a next-next gen system for many years. Google cloud gaming tech demo’s and see for yourself.

  • xbox rules

    Xbox one already got banned in several countries already because of what Microsoft signed with the Nsa… the kinect is a spy cam for the United states government. Big brother is always watching you. The government can watch me shoot my ar 15 . I can also wack off infront of the cam. Smoke some weed infront of the cam. Show them my anti liberal group logo as well as my anonymous mask.

    • James Mulhall

      Source?

      • xbox rules

        Go to nsa and Microsoft agreement on google

        • James Mulhall

          Microsoft have had an agreement with the NSA for a long time now, they spy on all your skype conversation and calls. But it doesn’t say anything about the Xbox One getting banned. Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if it does get banned in some places because of this.

    • Izzy Bozz

      Look, I get it. We all have the right to privacy, and i’ll always be ready to defend it. But this whole thing about MS spying on you through the Kinect is being overly-hyped by paranoid people. After the initial set up, you don’t have to connect to the internet. Besides, there are other, more convenient, devices the NSA can use to spy on someone. Have you ever heard of smart phones or laptops? Yes, those devices also contain a camera and mic and are more widely and commonly used than the Xbox.

      • James Mulhall

        Who knows? What if the xbox saves video data that the Kinect sees and then when you connect to the internet all the data is sent to the NSA? #conspiracytheories

        • Izzy Bozz

          If people really think that way, then i would suggest that they see their doctor and have him/her write them a prescription for Thorazine. I mean really? And where is all that video data going to be stored in the mean time? What is you don’t connect to the internet for weeks, months or even years. C’mon, man.

          • James Mulhall

            Yeah. I highly doubt Microsoft would take a chance like that.. but I still think they’ll use the kinect to spy on people when they’re connected to the internet. I mean, they do it for skype, what’s going to stop them doing it for the XB1? And isn’t Skype the main form of communication on the XB1? D:

  • zacflame

    after some thought, I’ve figured out how this game will end up.
    just like every other ubisoft title.
    it will be an excellent experience. it might even blow your di….socks off.
    but after completing the story and some extras, you realize that the game was half-assed.

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