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New Watch Dogs gameplay gets graphics complaints

We have some good and seemingly bad news for Watch Dogs fans now, as Ubisoft has released a brief, but brand new gameplay segment for their upcoming open-world game. The new gameplay features actress Aisha Tyler, but the big talking point that has emerged following the release of the video, is the apparent downgrade of graphics compared to other gameplay clips of Watch Dogs.

The video itself isn’t long at all, just coming in at under one minute in length. It shows the in-game version of Aisha Tyler getting mowed down by a dump truck and appears to be Ubisoft’s idea of inserting a little humor into the game – we think.

However, some of you may not be laughing after seeing the graphics on show in the trailer. What was happened to the beautiful Watch Dogs that we have all been seeing clips of over the last 6 months? One potential explanation for the graphics is that this could be evidence of how the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game will look.

Even then though the graphics could be questionable, especially after seeing the likes of The Last of Us and GTA V still looking amazing on current-gen hardware. This looks like a significant step-down in quality compared to the PS4, PC and Xbox One versions of the game, so it will be interesting to see just how many of you are still willing to buy the game on current-gen.

We’ve also seen many compare the graphics to GTA IV, a game released way back in 2008. We must admit, it did look a little surprising to us as well, but then again we should have always expected the current-gen versions to take a hit in graphics quality compared to next-gen.

What are your immediate thoughts after watching this clip?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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