Update: Sony has since removed the noted text, which makes us think that it may have incorrectly stated the game’s frame rate.
Though Ubisoft has yet to formally announce the visual standard of Watch Dogs, Sony has indicated that the open-world title will run at 60fps and 1080p on PlayStation 4.
That’s according to the company’s official website, which alludes to the specs of Ubisoft’s much-anticipated title in the description.
“The world of Watch Dogs comes alive on PS4 with the best graphics on any console and exclusive missions found only on PlayStation. Hack everything as you make your way through Chicago’s underground as you experience Watch Dogs in a way that only PS4 can provide, at 60 Frames Per Second in 1080p.”
In the build-up to release, much has been said about the visual quality of Watch Dogs, particularly in relation to the glossy vertical slice that served as the game’s debut two years ago. Nevertheless, at least on PS4, the graphical threshold appears to be all but confirmed.
In fact, this statement is also in line with Lars Bonde — lead animator on the game — who was quoted back in April as saying that Watch Dogs will indeed run at 1080p on PS4. At this time, frame rate and overall performance is unknown across Xbox One and PC; however, now that the game is a mere two weeks from launch, we expect Ubisoft to confirm these statistics sooner rather than later.
Regardless, the aforementioned extra content has been confirmed to be PlayStation specific, and includes a new in-game outfit for rouge protagonist Aiden Pearce, along with four additional story-centric missions. This exclusivity, which was initially announced by Ubisoft at Gamescom last year, will remain on PlayStation platforms for six months, before weaving its way onto other systems.
After a prolonged development, Watch Dogs will finally hit PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on May 27th. Additionally, Ubisoft’s open-world crime caper will release on Wii U later in 2014, though the company is yet to confirm an official date.