Rumour: PS4's Power Will Slide to Unlock 60FPS in Watch Dogs
Posted by Sammy Barker
Phoning for frames
Sony’s certainly not beating around the bush with its official PlayStation.com profile page for Watch Dogs on the PlayStation 4. Realising that its system has a serious visual advantage over other machines on the market, the platform holder has proudly boasted that Ubisoft’s hack happy escapade will feature “the best graphics on any console” courtesy of its recently released device. According to the manufacturer, this, in addition to the title’s previously announced exclusive missions, will make the PS4 version of the sandbox escapade the “true experience”.
There’s more, however. According to the short description, the game will run in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second on its freshest format, which is a technical specification that’s yet to be officially announced. The developer has hinted in the past that the game will display in full high-definition on the Japanese giant’s super system, but it’s always been assumed that the release will run at the more manageable 30FPS like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. If this information’s accurate, that’s an interesting optimisation.
It’s not impossible, of course, as despite boasting best-in-class visuals, inFAMOUS: Second Son managed to reach highs of 50FPS at times. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was another stunning next-gen release that ran around 60FPS on the PS4, so the precedent’s certainly there. We’ll try to get confirmation from the French publisher, but don’t expect any clarifications until next week.