If you watched Sony’s PS4 event, you would have seen a brand new gameplay demonstration of Watch Dogs, which has now been confirmed as coming to the PS4 after its initial reveal last year. At the event, Sony said that this was a live demonstration of the game and if you thought it was actual PS4 footage you were seeing, we’re here to confirm to you that this is not the case.
We can tell you that the gameplay of Watch Dogs you saw at the event was in fact, taken from the game running on a PC. Ubisoft confirmed this after Sony’s event had concluded, but did point out that the gameplay you saw is based on what the PS4 hardware will be able produce when Sony are finally ready to show it.
While we saw similar tactics used by Nintendo at their Wii U event, it is a bit unfortunate that Ubisoft and Sony couldn’t at least show of a portion of the game live on stage using the PS4 hardware. The game is now reported to be releasing as a launch title for PS4 during Holiday 2013, which means that development on the PS4 version must be at a pretty far stage by now.
What is also surprising is that the game is on the way to PS3 as well – confirmed. Other platforms confirmed include the PC, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii U as well which will please owners of that console who are looking for more quality third-party game support. As for the footage itself, Watch Dogs is looking even more impressive than what we first saw with the initial footage.
Ubisoft has again placed a big emphasis on the idea that ‘everything is connected’ and you’ll see a rather cool sequence where players will be able to scan random NPCs and hijack their bank accounts to get some quick cash from an ATM. You’ll also be able to reprogram all kinds of electronics in the game, including security cameras and transport systems to avoid a confrontation with the police.
Watch the footage above and let us know your thoughts on the fact that this is PC footage. Are you disappointed that Sony didn’t point this out during the event itself and just had you believe that it was PS4 gameplay on show?
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