Watch Dogs TheWorse mod download fears

By Alan Ng - Jun 20, 2014

We told you earlier this week that there was a Watch Dogs graphics mod for PC. This particular mod hit the headlines as it claimed to offer Watch Dogs PC graphics that were comparable to the original game that we saw back in 2012.

As you can imagine, this has made a lot of gamers happy and the initial screenshots appeared to show that this mod was simply reenabling graphics render settings that were already put in place by Ubisoft, but disabled.

Now, we have an update to bring you on this as Ubisoft has issued a statement on the matter. The developer and publisher has confirmed that the graphics render settings in question do indeed exist within the PC files of the game.

However, Ubisoft has said that they were disabled for a reason and although they may make the game look a lot nicer than it is at the moment – they also said that it could have a negative impact on the game’s performance and in a worst case scenario, make Watch Dogs unstable full stop.

The full statement can be seen over at the Watch Dog website here. If you have been using the Watch Dogs TheWorse mod on PC, we suggest you take a read through it.

Are you still planning to take advantage of the mod to enjoy better Watch Dogs graphics on PC, even though Ubisoft has warned about negative impacts?

Those who bought the game on PS4 and Xbox One will be taking an interesting seat as a spectator to see how this unfolds.

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  • PC Master Baters

    You know what I would say to Ubi? How much extra does it cost to make for PC, how much extra do they earn in revenue from PC, and is that small profit worth all the bad publicity that inevitably comes from release AAA games on the PC? Rockstar (RDR, GTAV) and Activision (Destiny) have made the decision to not publish on PC and it seems to work. How much bad press did Last of Us or Unchartered receive? Or Halo? Watch Dogs has probably had it’s brand damaged permanently by the crap from the PC community.
    Far Cry 4 is already being slaughtered (see TT or many others). This will also spill over into bad PR for the console versions (by association). Activision and Rockstar are hardly bankrupt and they have made the decision to not publish on PC. If I were at Ubi, I would at least give it a try and see what happens. I cannot think of one game that has received kudos for publishing on PC, whereas cases like this and FC4, show that if the precious PC community don’t think they are getting special treatment, then the IP will cop all kinds of hell on the internet and beyond. I mean, PC based sites generally gave WD between 6 and 7 out of 10. Whereas, a game like Hotline Miami gets 9s. What?!? The problem is, this drags down the Metacritic score, thereby damaging the IP.
    At the least, delay the PC version for a year or so, like GTA V. That way the PC community can be placated with “extra content” etc. Also, the early sales (crucial to the success of an IP) will not be adversely affected and by the time the PC community start moaning, the rest of us have moved on.

    • EO_XE

      so Ubi lying upfront is user fault.. yeah sure..

      and if you can’t see any praised PC games then you are simply blind.. oh wait, it’s just a troll post ofcourse