Watch Dogs PS4 Vs Xbox One, PC for best experience

By Alan Ng - May 11, 2014

If you are still on the fence as to which version of Watch Dogs to pick up upon launch, Sony has put forward their case by bolding claiming that Watch Dogs on PS4 will be the ‘true Watch Dogs experience’ that you can only find on their console.

The highly anticipated Watch Dogs release date is set at May 27 on all platforms and will finally give gamers the title that they have been looking for since next-gen consoles launched.

Watch Dogs is considered a game that could dominate Summer sales, whilst obviously being a great alternative for those that are currently bored with GTA V and are looking for a new adventure.

You may want to pick PS4 for that adventure, as Sony has confirmed that Watch Dogs on PS4 will be running at 1080p resolution and at 60 frames per second. Take a look at the advertisement above which has been captured from Sony’s PlayStation website listing for Watch Dogs.

Sony are confident enough to say that Watch Dogs on PS4 will feature the best graphics on any console, which is obviously targeting the Xbox One version of the game. PC owners may object to the fact that Watch Dogs on PS4 will be the true Watch Dogs experience, since it was previously thought that Watch Dogs on PC is the lead platform for Ubisoft.

This news has already reached social media and gamers are confident that the initial delay will now be well worth the wait. So far, we don’t know what the confirmed Watch Dogs Xbox One resolution will be – a pattern that seems to be continuing since we’ve only seen developers reveal Xbox One resolutions right at the last minute before launch.

What are your thoughts on Sony’s confidence with the PS4 version of Watch Dogs? Will you be picking up the PS4 version as well, or have you decided to stick with PC or Xbox One?

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  • FunkyMagurk

    Of course the PC will be the superior version- way more powerful than any console.

    • TorrentDogs

      And far cheaper…like a 100% discount for PC. If only I could handle sitting at a desk playing my games, I’d be far richer than I am. As I have to sit on a PC with K/M all day, I just cannot be bothered with gaming on my PC at home. I want to lie back in comfort in my theatre with a controller. I f I was a kid or did not have a job, I would game on PC far more.

      • Jason

        You have to sit at a desk and use a k/m? Pretty sure I have my computer connects to three monitors at a desk with k/m as well as a home theater and a wireless 360 controller so I can play anyway I want to play.

  • John Karlson

    Cant wait for this. Getting it on XBO.

  • Fraser J Manley

    Show me a game on the PS4 that actually does a steady 60fps. wwwwwwwww that’s the framerate line diagram for any PS4 game. ——v—- that’s an Xbox One framerate diagram.

    • dudebro

      #dirtyMarketing

  • TTC

    Obviously PC version will be best version. Not even close.

    • darren evans

      lets hope so

  • cubancriminal

    There’s technologies that will only exist on the PC version. There is a trailer for it. Pc will always be better than consoles.

    • TorrentDogs

      Yeah, dude. Have you played GTA V on PC yet? I bet it rocks! Oh, wait a minute…but WD will still be a day 1 torrent for PC players.

      • dudebro

        Gentlemen, a filthy peasant in our midst!

        • TorrentDogs

          I would have thought that PC players would be more appropriately be described peasants as they statistically have a far higher rate of piracy, that is, stealing. Look at the FACTS, kids.

        • dudebro

          Actually with Steam piracy on PC has been significantly decreased, it fell even lower than console piracy.
          Why? Because it became much easier to “next-next-purchase” than search for a torrent and $20 is not that much.

          Those who can’t afford a $20 game won’t buy a ps4 version either.

          People
          don’t pirate because it’s “cool”. People pirate because they can’t
          afford a game or because it’s easier. Well, it was easier.

        • Dingus Khan

          There is also the multiplayer factor that has reduced piracy, as a lot of games these days have an important multiplayer aspect that attracts the majority of their player-base. With DRM like Steam and (ugh) Origin, there isn’t much point in torrenting a game when you miss out on a major component; multiplayer.

        • TorrentDogs

          Agree with this. But for mainly SP games, there is still a lot of lost sales to piracy. The worse part is that genuine purchasers end up paying for such piracy – either through higher prices or lower game budgets or both.

        • Dingus Khan

          I can’t honestly say I’ve never pirated anything, but if I do it’s for testing. If I play for an hour and the game sucks, I uninstall it. If I play for an hour an like it a lot, I buy it and remove the downloaded version. This is very rare, and only if it’s an unproven game or one like Call of Duty, where I want to see what has changed and whether it’s worth me buying the next one.

        • TorrentDogs

          I agree to a certain extent. But some people do not pay just because they would rather keep the money if given the option of a free torrent. So, some would pay if forced to, but as you said, those who cannot afford the price would still obviously not purchase as they do not have the money. Personally, I know guys who are pretty much loaded that still torrent single player games. I know 3 that did it with Far Cry 3. The cruel part is that their versions looked better than my day 1 PS3 copy (obviously). So maybe I am the fool by not torrenting PC versions of SP games. But I can’t tell you that there are still many who torrent out of greed rather than necessity.

      • jeff

        so xbone and ps4 dont have gtav eithe rand we make up the most revenue so obviously we make up for the piracy by buying more games than you ,using exclusives as your argument is pointless since the pc has a larger array of high quality exclusive titles most of which arent advertised as much since they arent backed by large companies such as ms and sony.

        • TorrentDogs

          Or they are just not AAA titles. I will admit that Last of Us looked pretty awesome on PC…hold on, sorry about that.Depending on who you listen to, the best game of last year was either GTAV or Last of Us. Neither are on the PC. Deal with it. High quality exclusives? Nup. A few cool indie games that I play and that’s about it. Hey, better go get a pair of Titans so you can run games that a 486 could deal with. Doesn’t make much sense to me to have a $5,000 gaming rig to play Nidhogg, but hey, each to their own as they say.

        • Monaro

          Okay, just throwing a bit of conjecture forwards, but you’re either a fantastic troll or a blithering idiot. I’m sincerely hoping it’s the former.

        • TorrentDogs

          I have a different opinion in terms of the cost benefit analysis of buying the latest harware for PCs and somehow I am a troll? Ok. I was also just questioning the claim that the PC has more “high quality exclusives” than consoles. I pointed out the widell accepted FACT that GTAV or Last of Us were regarded as the Game of the Year by many sites/commentators. Neither game is available on the PC. I accept that some PCs have better hardware, but I disagree that the PC has the “higher quality exclusives” as claimed by poster above. And, as I said, each to their own in terms of whether GTAV and Last of Us actually deserved the Game of the Year description. Personally, I loved the first part of Broken Sword 5, but I would not call that “higher quality” than a game like Halo (that I don’t like) because the majority of other people (and sales numbers) and game budget all put Halo as higher quality. Not trolling, just putting across an opinion you do not agree with. There is a big difference.

        • Monaro

          Oh, my statement was more based on the rest of your comments: this one was simply the last one that I read.

          Usually I’d leap to the PC platform’s defence, but I personally don’t think it needs defending. I mean, we’re not the ones that need to continually validate to ourselves that we’re great, so why start?

          It’s for that reason that I think you’re a troll, because no person with any degree of intelligence/internet savvy would spout most of the opinions that you have and take it as gospel :)

          Also, very high chance that GTAV is coming to PC, but most of the hype has blown over. Plus I’d rather play StarCraft than TLoU, but that’s preference.

      • lel

        Yeah, what about the fact that GTA V was on torrent sites for the console version a week before it was released… But… but… console asshats don’t pirate, amirite?

      • William Fenton

        A couple of games a platform does not make. Way to change the subject son– this is about Watch Dogs.

        Yes, SOME PC gamers will torrent the game; oh, and by the way SOME console gamers will also pirate it.

        • TorrentDogs

          Yeah, piracy is as prevalent on the consoles as PC /s. Whatever ya reckon. Try looking up what statistics are available on the issue. You might be surprised. I reckon WD looks great, but it will not SELL as many u nits as GTAV, due to it being available at the same time for PC Pirates. PC nerds spend their money on hardware, not software – you should know that.

        • William Fenton

          I should know that – being a PC only gamer that has a Steam games list of over 400 games, and about 70 boxed games on my shelf?

          Stop talking out of your arse. The point is you cretins seems to think that ALL PC gamers pirate ALL games ALL the time; and you little perfect fairies NEVER pirate ANY games ANY of the time.

          There aren’t any statistics on piracy you fool– because by its very nature it’s illegal and it can’t be tracked. Companies like to claim there is however, but they are talking out their backsides. “As many as 1 million copies were pirated” How the hell do they know? Pirates don’t register their ‘purchase’ or tick a box on the company’s website saying ‘Yes, my copy is pirated.’

          You can’t exactly label these people ‘nerds’, when you yourself are a gamer. PC gamers are into games, like you. They are nerdy about games, like you.

        • TorrentDogs

          What? No statistics exist on things that are illegal? Wow. Just Wow. And where did I say ALL PC gamers pirate ALL their games? I didn’t. I said piracy is far greater on the PC than on consoles. If you think otherwise, that is OK. I believe you are wrong, but I would not stoop to personal abuse by calling you a fool or a cretin. You are just too passionate about PC and therefore are blind to some of the downsides (for devs at least). I think most would agree there is more piracy on the PC than on consoles, but let’s just agree to disagree on that. I do admit that PCs can be far more powerful than consoles and other advantages like free online play and also that playing RTS games in waaaay better than PC. But I will not agree with you that piracy is as big an issue on the consoles as it is on PC. You are obviously a fan boy as you mention you are a PC ONLY gamer. Whereas I game on console and PC. Games like SC2, many point and click adventures games etc. Anyway, let’s see the sales figures for WD. I predict that they will be lower than GTAV due to people who would prefer not to spend the money, have the option of getting it for free on Day 1 on the PC (as long as they don’t wanna play online). I know you will buy it, and that’s great. The number and quality of PC games would be higher if every PC gamer was like you. Unfortunately, they are not.

        • darren evans

          gta v is gone, done, deal with it

        • IMRavnos .

          For every Console gamer willing to Mod their new console and pirate a game there are 50,000 PC gamers who will pirate a game thanks to not having to worry about OS updates rendering their systems into Bricks.
          PC piracy is INSANELY more common then Console piracy. Hell I bet more Console games are Shoplifted then Pirated.

  • GK15

    Day one digital on XB1 for me. I’m still not interested in the PS4 yet. And even when I get one, I’ll still get most if not all of my multi plats on the XB1. This is the way I see it –
    Play game on PS4: turn on, change TV input, insert disc or choose game
    Pay on XB1: “Xbox, go to… Anything”

    I just like gaming on the Xbox better and 900p upscaled to 1080 vs native 1080p makes virtually no difference for me on my setup.

    Game looks good tho, whichever system it’s on! I’ve been interested in this one since the demo in ’12

    • JB

      Call me lazy, but that’s sort of the Ace in the hole for me concerning XB1 and why it’s my primary go-to box. I’m always a voice command away from doing whatever I want. It’s truly an understated advantage!

      • GK15

        Exactly dude

    • Josh101

      Well, by your post you don’t have a PS4. Soo, your misunderstanding is understandable.
      ^^
      “Play game on PS4: turn on, change TV input, insert disc or choose game
      Pay on XB1: “Xbox, go to… Anything”
      ^^
      Soo, you buy all your games digital right? According to this statement above it would seem you do, not having to switch discs. I should probably tell you that on a PS4, if you bought all your games digital, you could also say “Playstation, play anything.” and it will launch it. Not to mention, what you are speaking of is purely software and can be easily replicated. Any software that runs on the XboxOne can be on the PS4. It could run faster as well. Since the PS4 has a better Ram, GPU and CPU combination.

      • GK15

        Yup, after experiencing this next Gen goodness, I’m going all digital from now on. Changing discs feels cumbersome now and I have the budget to buy digital if I want to.

        You still have to turn on the PS4 and switch inputs. It’s just different from seamlessly jumping between everything and it’s my personal preference, but I much prefer the Xbox One experience. Navigating on Xbox One is similar to multi tasking on my phone or tablet. I also still have cable and my TV has terrible input lag, so I personally love the fact that it’s always on and I can jump between channels, songs, games, apps, etc.

        And I don’t think the difference in RAM would help OS speed? I think the PS4’s GDDR5 advantage is that it’s on the video card and faster for texture loading in games. I’m not a techie, but I’m pretty sure the PS4 RAM wouldn’t make the OS run faster

        • Josh101

          “To be honest, I’m a little confused by that last part of your post as the big difference is the fact that XB1 is always on and can jump between everything instantly. PS4 doesn’t have an HDMI input for that option. And if you say it already has the option to do that, what would be further replicated?”
          ^^
          Well, as I mentioned, it is all software running on an OS. Any software can be duplicated. Since X1 and PS4 have the same basic architecture, what can be ran on X1 can be ran on PS4, to a lesser extent vice versa. Reason I say this, is because Sony has one OS to handle it all, but they have a more developer friendly architecture. Also the PS4 has a dedicated chip for backround processes, for downloading games and switching between apps which further helps the system. More memory with RAM will absolutely help your computer/console run applications faster. As far as T.V. integration goes, that’s all in Microsofts corner, there is no HDMI pass through on the PS4. But as I mentioned it’s all software. If Sony wanted they could easily create a program that lets you switch inputs with your voice. It would be a bit like tuning the code of an IR blaster to change inputs as well with voice commands. As far as “Snap” feature is concerned, it’s easy to accomplish. Sony has had “Snap” feature in their Bravia line of T.V’s for quite a few years. It’s called P.A.P. or “Picture AND Picture.” They could easily port that over to the PS4 after optimization.

        • GK15

          The fundamental thing is that it’s always on and I can switch between cable and everything else I mentioned. This is how XB1 was made to work with the HDMI input. I’ve always preferred the Xbox OS over the PS’s. The 360 went through an entire evolution during it’s lifetime and I love that XB1 is getting monthly updates. It really adds to the overall experience imo and I prefer it.

          They both use about the same amount of RAM tho for their OS’s so I don’t think PS4’s would run faster. Also, I think DDR3 is better for the OS and multi tasking, which XB1 was made to do, and PS4’s GDDR5 is unified with the video card and better for gaming.

          That’s a whole nother can of worms, but all I’m saying is I prefer the XB1 experience. It’s always on and I don’t even have to switch inputs. I just say “Xbox, go to anything.” PS4’s voice commands are more basic and similar to Kinect 1.0. This is known.

        • Josh101

          Verily so. Which is completely understandable and I respect your choice. That is a whole nother’ can of worms for sure. But as it stands, XboxOne has what you want at this time.

        • GK15

          Thanks. I respect your opinion to go with PS4 as well. Game on

  • flyinb11

    I’ll be getting it on My Xbox One, so that I can play it with my brother. Hardly anyone that I know got the PS4, so most games I get XB1.

    • JB

      That’s my struggle, me having more friends on XBL than I do on PSN. On the other hand the PS4 version is going to have exclusive content and probably be slightly better looking. So now I’m debating on which platform to get it for.

      • Mhmm

        Yeah but Watch Dogs is gonna be made mostly for Singleplayer gameplay. Therefore, there’s no need to get it on Xbox One just because you have more friends on there. For the same price, go for the better graphics and better gameplay.

        • PC=PureCharity

          Agreed. But that is why the PC version will be most popular – although that won’t be reflected in sales figurs. It is free! With mainly SP games, there is nothing stopping pirates on PC. This will hurt console sales, as most console players also have a PC.

        • dudebro

          Actually with Steam piracy on PC has been significantly decreased, it fell even lower than console piracy.
          Why? Because it became much easier to “next-next-purchase” than search for a torrent and $20 is not that much.

          Those who can’t afford a $20 game won’t buy a ps4 version either.

  • Dan

    Another click—bait non article

  • Chris

    Can’t wait to pick this up on my xb1

  • Joe_HTH

    I will guarantee you that Watch Dogs won’t even come within a million miles of maintaining that framerate. It might hit 60, but I’ll bet you it will be variable, which means it will be all over the place.

    • Gore-Man

      Why won’t it be 60fps? If that’s what Sony is saying, why would they say that just to say it?

      • flyinb11

        He means that it won’t be locked at 60.

      • GK15

        It could be similar to Tomb Raider. That was unlocked 60fps on PS4, but framerate went as low as 45 and averaged around 51fps. Still marketed as 1080p/60fps tho.

        It was locked at 30fps on XB1, which is fine for a 3rd person game.

      • jeff

        sony said this not ubisoft , ubisoft also stated that they are targeting 30 fps 1080p on the ps4 so who are u gonna believe the ppl making the game or the company that didnt make the game and might be saying this for pr purposes

      • Tom Cruise

        Several games on PS4 were advertised as being 60 FPS and aren’t. Battlefield 4, Killzone SF’s multiplayer (which is also not 1920×1080 either), Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy XIV.

        • Josh101

          Actually, Sony didn’t say Battlefield 4 was 1080P. However, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy XIV and Killzone SF DO run in native 1080P. Killzone SF uses Temporal Reproduction to produce 1080P in MP. Good job talking out of your backside AND upvoting your own comment.