Just How Terrible Does Watch Dogs Look On Low Settings?
Watch Dogs is set to hit shelves (legally) tomorrow, and personally I cannot wait. In honestly, I should be saying that I can’t wait for the weekend, because I still haven’t been able to start pre-loading my copy of the game from UPlay. Because fuck UPlay, seriously.
But while I and countless others wait, we can feast our eyes on a lovely comparison done by the ever reliable Digital Foundry.
In this video, they compare the Ultra and Low settings for Ubisoft’s open-world adventure title. The most surprising part of it all is that there doesn’t seem to be a massive difference between the two extremes. There are differences, and they’re clear as day, but when you take into account the massive requirement difference for either setting it seems a bit negligible.
The features that seem to take the biggest hits, unsurprisingly, are lighting and shadows. Watch Dogs on Ultra is absolutely stunning, especially with a little bit of rain involved. The Low setting looks just fine, but held up against its more superior setting just makes it a little depressing.
So great news for both sides of the coin. If you’ve just upgraded, you’re in for a treat. And if you’re like me and your PC has some age to show, then you’re not getting shafted too badly either. A win win for once.