Biggest Graphical Downgrades In Video Games From The Initial Reveal

Games that look mind blowing in their first trailer but ended up being downgraded in the end.

Posted By | On 02nd, May. 2015 Under Feature, Slider


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Video game developers and publishers have a marketing team that knows how to sell their titles. But what they show or tell is not always the truth. Sometimes pre-launch video game trailers, demonstration and screenshots can be deceiving, all in the name of hyping up discussions and ramping up sales. It wasn’t all that long ago that UK’s ASA or Advertising Standards Authority attempted to cut down developers and publishers from using CGI cutscenes in hopes that consumers are not persuaded to purchase a video game thinking the CGI cutscene was actual gameplay.

While I absolutely hate the term deceive, developers and publishers have to sell the game, rake in enough pre-orders before the game launches so the truth can be stretched and manipulated. Which video game titles were the biggest offenders of such practices? We have compiled a list of games that we think were visually downgraded compared to their initial showings.

Note: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, GamingBolt as an organization.

Watch_Dogs

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft

Watch Dogs is an open world action-adventure video game that places players on the mean streets of Chicago. Ubisoft demonstrated the world as immersive with players having the ability to hack into practically anything that holds electricity. This game got hit with several delays as Ubisoft struggled with developing the game on six different platforms.

Back during E3 2012, Ubisoft demonstrated a gameplay video of Watch_Dogs which was essentially our first look into the potential of current gen consoles and high end PCs. But upon release, it was drastically different. This resulted into a massive uproar claiming Ubisoft was guilty of false advertising. Even rumors began to spread that the developers purposely downgraded the graphics for the PC version of the game to match the console versions. However unused files were found within the PC version that allowed players to ramp up the visuals although it was no where closer to the E3 2012 build.

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  • Psionicinversion

    7 of those were from PS3/sony games… sony never lies lmao.

    I think Forza 5 can be excused from the gfx downgrade because x1 was supposed to launch in 2014 which means its launch games would of been rushed for a 2013 release. Ryse was probably cut short because they had no more time for more content.

    • omarcominyo

      *Translate* “Microsoft can be excused because…well they aren’t Sony” Hahaha

    • Psionicinversion

      when driveclub is delayed 1 year and still broke when it launch they cant be excused for anything

    • omarcominyo

      People make mistakes in life and devs are just people at the end of the day, do you have the same attitude towards PC because of simcity’s disastrous release last year? Of course not because that would be hypocritical!

    • Psionicinversion

      last year hahah what a n00b it came out in 2013 and yeah it was disastrous. i dont buy games untill the problems are fixed

    • omarcominyo

      jesus grow up boy, I got the year of the game’s release wrong, wupteedoo! if that’s the only ammo you’ve got then run along!! I didn’t buy driveclub until the issues were fixed either, big deal

    • Psionicinversion

      soz woman

    • omarcominyo

      Apology accepted, you can’t help what you are I suppose!

    • Psionicinversion

      yeah your right…. being the best in the whole world is quite a responsibility!

  • You Are Flat Out Wrong

    And Watch_Dogs is only because Sony paid Ubi-Soft to take those effects out of the PC version despite the fact they were in the files and working.

    • omarcominyo

      You mean like a ‘parity clause’? Who would do such an outrageous thing

    • rudero

      would we not blame the weakest console with strong ties to parity issues?
      I mean, the developers were making it for multiple platforms and not every pc gamer has “gaming rigs” as well.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      Sony had the marketing deal and had been promoting it heavily as a console seller. Meanwhile the PC version was still looking like the E3 demo and had the same baked in effects as Nvidia advertised before the PC also got hit with the downgrade around the same time the PS4 version was announced as 900P 30FPS. And when modders opened up the files, turns out the PC default settings were the exact same as the PS4 outside of an autoconfig for the resolution including dev comments to turn off effects because they couldn’t run on the PS4 version.

      All the evidence points towards Sony not wanting the PC version to utterly embarass their “Superchaged PC” (More like Tablet) and told Ubi to nerf the game as part of the marketing deal. Never mind the fact a confirmed WD dev went on 4chan and confirmed they were told to remove most of the PC exclusive graphics effects because their “Marketing Partner” (Sony) was furious.

      So no. I wouldn’t blame the xbone because they had no marketing deal and nothing to gain from demanding parity. If MS really wanted parity, the PS4 version would be also 792P. So that logic is BS and an excuse from desperate Sony shills.

      Sony paid to nerf Watch_Dogs. And it won’t be the last game where they will pay to nerf the PC version’s graphics because it humiliates their 30FPS4 (Quite frankly, the GTA Delays reek of Sony interference since their marketing deal was very long and the PC version completely and utterly humiliated the PS4 version). End of story.

    • Ziggurcat

      yeah… if you could post actual proof of any of that gibberish, that’d be great…

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      Hmmmm. Poster with a post history of Sony damage control who only seems to post when people point out Sony downgrades and other scams.

      Doesn’t matter if I posted proof like TheWorse’s graphical fix. The PCMR Reddit thread where they found the files and the developers comments or the 4chan archive where the developer said their “Marketing Partner” (Sony) didn’t even like the idea of the PC version being 60FPS. You will still scream and cry.

      So scream and cry for me :^)

    • Ziggurcat

      by all means… post the evidence.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      I just did. But since you are so in denial that sobek can’t even save you. Here’s Total Biscuit’s investigation where he figured out Sony did it.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b43ZlqPvBDs

    • Ziggurcat

      no, you didn’t. you posted a bunch of unsubstantiated conjecture.

      and for god’s sake, there’s absolutely no mention or proof of sony doing anything to gimp the PC version – in the video he talks about the various conspiracy theories.

      conspiracy. theories.

      try again.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      I knew you were going to scream and cry and claim the evidence “Doesn’t count”. I am always right. You Sony shills are pathetic and a cancer upon gaming. PC Gamers like myself are the only ones who really care about this hobby and protect it from scum like you.

    • Ziggurcat

      there’s no evidence to even count…

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      So you are putting fingers in your ears and screaming now. You MisterPlaystationMedia turds are endlessly funny. Even when Sony is being scummy and paying to downgrade PC games, you plug your fingers in your ears and say “Sony’s a good boy! diddn’ do nuffin!”

      Pathetic delusional loser. Looking at your post history, seems like you are Sony downgrade denier like The Odor 800P which was completely downgraded (And 5 hours. LOL)

      PC Gaming is the only honest source of gaming left it seems.

    • Ziggurcat

      you’ve not presented an ounce of evidence.

      because there isn’t any.

      but keep trying… maybe someday your efforts will eventually get you out of your mother’s basement.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      “Y-Y-YOUR EVIDENCE DOESN’T COUNT BECAUSE I SAID SO NOW LET ME RESORT TO STRAW MAN INSULTS BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING ELSE”

      MisterPlaystationMedia here having a meltdown. I said you would be screaming and crying, and like PC gaming in general. I deliver what I promise

      You can’t defend your downgradestation 4 or the scummy company behind it who pays to downgrade the graphics of superior platforms

    • Ziggurcat

      again, there’s no evidence to count. if you actually presented anything that actually proves your drivel, then you’d have an argument. but you haven’t, so…

      and oh, the irony of someone slinging the first insults telling another person that they’re resorting to insults…

      bravo. *slow clap*

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      Pathetic as usual. Keep on crying and screaming. Sony paid to downgrade Watch Dogs

      -They had the marketing deal
      -They also have a movie deal
      – The PS4 version was a significant step down and not 1080P
      – The settings for the PC version had PS4 settings as default

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2014/06/16/modder-discovers-pre-downgrade-graphics-files-in-watch-dogs-pc-code/

      Everything adds up. You are a pathetic scumbag Sony shill even defending this garbage practice.

    • Ziggurcat

      the only one crying, and screaming here is you, actually.

      – so?
      – so?
      – the xbox one version was 720p…
      – proof?

      you must have a lot of difficulty with math because none of that even comes close to pointing to sony paying off ubisoft to gimp the PC version, nor does your linked article provide any proof of any effort on sony’s part to downgrade the PC version. it’s just reiterating what you’ve tried (and utterly failed) to prove in the video you posted, and only mentions the files that there are contained in the PC version that allows the game to use the assets from the E3 reveal. there’s not even a single mention of sony in the article, either, and only briefly cites a possible reason being console (PS3, X360, Xbox One, WiiU, and PS4… because W_D is available on all of those consoles)/PC parity – it does not specifically cite the PS4.

      it’s so sad when trolls *think* they’re being clever by claiming all of this evidence to support an outlandish conspiracy theory, and they just end up looking stupid in the process. if you’re going to be a troll, perhaps you might try to at least be a *funny* troll, and not one that just ends up looking like a complete moron.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      Ah yes. Completely discarding the evidence again because it shows Sony is a scumbag cancerous company. MisterPlaystationMedia completely crying and screaming claiming everything is a conspiracy theory and lashing out screaming “Troll”.

      You are the cancer killing gaming and ruining it for the rest of us, you ignorant Sony shill

    • Ziggurcat

      you can’t discard evidence when there’s no evidence to discard. all you’ve shown is that there are assets in the PC version that were disabled, and no proof of any involvement on sony’s part to have those assets disabled.

      and you do realize that totalbiscuit refers to the potential reasons for the assets being disabled in the PC version as “conspiracy theories”, right? so i guess totalbiscuit is an ignorant sony shill, too, huh? good job at making yourself look even more foolish than you already have.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      All I see is you denying the facts you ignorant shill. Your entire post history is shilling for Sony so I would expect you to defend them with your life like the scumbag you are

      Sony downgraded Watch Dogs on PC. You are defending them. You are the cancer killing gaming.

    • Ziggurcat

      what facts? you’ve not provided any of the alleged “facts” you keep rambling on about.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      I’ve provided them. You are the one screaming you don’t care and avoiding the evidence to scream “Troll” over and over.

      You are the cancer killing gaming. But then I’d wouldn’t expect someone who shilled The Odor 800P relentlessly and tried to astroturf every comment section that said it was five hours and downgraded to have any sort of intelligence or critical thinking unless it was pressing X to win.

    • Ziggurcat

      no. not a single word in anything you’ve linked/said is evidence of a sony plot to downgrade WD. nothing. nada. zilch. zero.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      More screaming. More denial.

      Maybe it’s because Sony have such a hard on for downgrading they paid Ubi to do it while they did it to their own games. Can’t be that sub-Laptop tier APU could it?

      Face it. Sony is scared of PC gaming and tried to downgrade games till they were caught. Now you have to live with downgrades on your garbagestation 4 for the rest of the generation

    • Ziggurcat

      not sure where the alleged “denial” and/or “screaming” you’re referring to happens to be, but whatever… you have no evidence, that much is clear. about the only direct correlation to anything i’m seeing here is the drivel you’re posting, and your screen name.

      and you know you have no case when you’re resorting to spamming faked, off-screen, low res images of a completely different game.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      Yep. More screaming and claiming there’s no evidence even when presented.

      I’d ask how much they are paying you but it’s obvious from your post history you spend your life damage controlling for Sony and you do it for free.

      Sony fans really are the cancer killing gaming

    • Ziggurcat

      you’ve literally not provided any evidence.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      And you are back to screaming and crying MisterPlaystationMedia.

      How does it feel to be defending a scumbag, lying company that spies on you and takes your data without asking. You make me sick.

    • Ziggurcat

      nope. you’re the only one kicking, and screaming here.

      and i see you’re back to resorting to posting something completely unrelated in order to (again) “prove” something, and (again) you’re failing miserably. you have nothing. no proof.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      I don’t see any proof on your side to discredit my proof. Only crying and screaming that it “doesn’t count”.

      Again, you are a Sony shill and a disgusting cancer on gaming

    • Ziggurcat

      you don’t prove a negative in an argument. the onus is entirely on you to prove that sony paid ubisoft to disable assets in the PC version because you’re the one making the claim.

      and you’ve shown no evidence that proves your claim, so… you lose. again.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      So you just give up then and scream “SONY A GOOD BOY! DIDDN’ DO NUFFIN'”.

      Typical Sony fan.

    • Ziggurcat

      nope.

      still waiting for your proof.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      My evidence is posted but you refuse to acknowledge it.

      Is the defense pleading no contest? I think so. Sony did downgrade it and Sony fans are literally scum who defend the downgrading of superior PC Games.

    • Ziggurcat

      no, your claim is that sony paid ubisoft to disable the assets in/downgrade the PC version. none of the alleged evidence you’ve posted proves that claim, so you’ve not presented any evidence to even acknowledge. the video you posted doesn’t prove it, the link you posted (which just reiterates what the video partially discusses) doesn’t prove it, a marketing deal doesn’t prove it, a movie deal doesn’t prove it, and faked images from completely unrelated games don’t prove it, either. the only thing the video/link discusses/shows is that there are assets in the PC version that are still contained within the file folders. so what. it doesn’t prove any monetary exchange/back door dealings on sony’s part to have those files disabled.

      all you’re really proving here is that you’re really, really bad at formulating an argument.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      Still no evidence that proves Sony didn’t do it despite having all the reasons to.

      Oh and the images were real, loser. Deal with your downgradestation 4. I’ll make sure to remind you you bought a garbage Sh*tbox all the time :^)

    • Ziggurcat

      again, no. you don’t prove a negative. you need to prove that there was an exchange of money to disable assets in the PC version. if you can’t do that, then you have no argument. since i already know that you can’t prove anything because it’s just a ludicrous accusation based on some delusional fantasy you have about sony, you’ve lost, and you’re making yourself look like an even bigger fool by moving the goalposts, so give it up.

      sony would have had absolutely no reason to even fathom what you’re suggesting they’re guilty of doing.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      So the utter embarrassment of failing to deliver due to their hardware being awful and nowhere near capable of delivering the visuals promised and not even at the much touted 1080P wasn’t incentive?

      Seems you are the deluded one MisterPlaystationMedia.

    • Ziggurcat

      nope.

    • rudero

      So by that rational, ANY console/PC game is gimped by the company sponsoring it and has absolutely nothing to do with the common denominator of hardware vs game vision. Cool. “But but but… This was shown off better.” What game has not? Cod advertisement is shown better than what actually runs on consoles. All games do. This gen every reveal was on PC. Exclusive or not.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      Sony told Ubi to strip out effects. They paid for parity and to look closer to the console versions. Had they not, the PC version of WatchDogs would have looked like that E3 2012 demo and the PS4 would have been an embarrassing downgrade

      Every other company shows games better on PC. They just didn’t pay for parity like Sony did and don’t have scumbags defending them.

    • rudero

      Any proof to that fact? Link? Not to say I do not believe you, but I do not.

    • Psionicinversion

      well tbh i turned on the effects and all you had to do was edit a text file to turn them on. Also one of the effects was set to console instead of PC. After enabling it the game looked substantially better and didnt really affect performance at all, well it made the game more stable as well tbh

      So there was obviously some outside influenece

    • dapaintrain

      Can you link me to the devs admission they removed pc exclusive feature I’m genuinely interested to read it.

      I read other dev admissions that it was a complete dogs breakfast but never intentionally downgraded.

    • bardock5151

      Explain the large list of Sony titles?
      Also explain why the titles that Sony had marketing deals for also have downgrade issues?

    • rudero

      Drugs are bad ok.
      Name one reason sony would need to “downgrade” a game from a PC?
      A bunch of overnight PC fans cuz their bones are weak is all I see.
      PS3 Xbox 360 Xbox one ps4… Who looses from a dumbed down game? How about the console that was not selling vs the console that was and is selling and that one console known for dirty tactics doing what they can to not to let the power difference stand out.
      I never hear this complaint about all the other games. All games can run better on PC so why dumb one down and leave the assets in the game? I never see 20 million pcs move because of a game and every knows it. It is a ridiculous and very lame claim. Unless there is a link to prove it, put your tin foil hats to rest on this one.

    • bardock5151

      Typical damage control reply, blah blah tinfoil blah blah.
      Both Sony (more so Sony, without Playstation the company would be up a certain creek with a fork) and Microsoft have an interest in making these console’s look more “next gen” than they actually are.
      Also notice how Sony never corrected anyone, at any time when so many automatically assumed all footage (aside from the first reveal) shown was PS4 only. They just went with it, that’s a lie of omission. Then they reveal that PC copies will be massively downgraded too, yet hide the good stuff away on disk, why?
      You also want to talk about parity? Notice how they were already implementing cloud computing for Xbox One and Watchdogs’, then all of a sudden all talk just stops and the developers go silent whenever asked?
      From the way they were talking it was already in use, ready to be used and they were testing it, it worked. Then it’s dropped and brings the “dynamism” back in line with the PS4. Forced parity sounds like a sure bet there too.
      Your argument of parity would mean something if the two consoles weren’t so close in performance. As backed up by numerous developers, the PS4 is slightly more powerful when it comes to the GPU, the Xbox is slightly more powerful on the CPU side. In the end the differences amount to 900p vs 1080p, and only due to ESRAM size limitation’s, which may or may not be solved with the new tools Microsoft is putting towards better management in that area.
      Just start thinking a little more laterally and a whole new understanding of business and PR opens up to you.

    • rudero

      Well… You keep dreaming and hoping and I will go off facts. If that is “typical” I would hate to see what you consider yourself.

    • omarcominyo

      There’s one HUGE explanation, the author chose to put more sony games on there, you think other downgrades from other platforms don’t exist outside of this list? hahaha

    • bardock5151

      Sony does have a large share of downgrades outside of this article too you know. Lots more, he even left Uncharted off, likely to reduce backlash from the damage controlling fantards.

    • omarcominyo

      Man your hate must really consume you! Let it go boy! haha

    • Ziggurcat

      you might want to look up the meaning of the word “irony”…

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      How does it apply? Sony is a scumbag company who will pay to downgrade PC versions. If WD was released on PC with all the effects, the only people who would be complaining would be mewling console peasants upset that PC is the ultimate gaming platform. Again.

    • Yo Mama

      You are the dumbest MF’er I’ve run across in a long time.

    • dapaintrain

      Hahaha wow and little green men visit you at night aswell right mate.

    • Ricoh123

      Is that the reason watch dogs ran like turd on the PC even without all the fancy graphical effects?

      PC is one horribly optimised piece of kit FYI.

  • bardock5151

    Wow. There is a lot of Sony published/developed/marketed titles in there.

    • Fay_Z

      you sound so shocked that sony lied for the 100th time…

    • bardock5151

      Nah, not really shocked.
      Just trying to see if these Sony fans can gets those little potatoes in their heads thinking for themselves for once.

  • bigshynepo

    GamingBolt articles should have big red X’s over them on N4G so I don’t bother clicking them.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      Too much truth about the 30FPS Downgradestation 4 for N4G dorks :^)

    • bigshynepo

      Sure, that’s it.

    • andy

      Tell me about although most times you know it is them from the title alone.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      More like

      Gaming Bolt: “PS4 is a weak console just like the xbone and here’s why”
      Andy: “WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH BIASED TOWARDS XBONE MUH 8GB GDDR5 CANT POSSIBLY BE THIS UNDERPOWERED AND GARBAGE”

      By the way, it is weak and underpowered. Power is exclusive to PC gaming :^)

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      For a PC guy you actually seem pretty stupid, maybe your mother smoked and drank while she was pregnant with you.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      I’m sorry but anyone who does damage control for Sony all day for free can’t call anyone stupid as they themselves are the pinnacle of stupidity

      I just deal in facts like the superiority of PC gaming :^)

    • omarcominyo

      You think you represent pc gamers do you? I’m a pc gamer and the people I game with on pc think people like you give us a bad name

    • Ricoh123

      Good exclusives are limited to consoles too.

    • Ricoh123

      Gaming bolt tells way more truth than n4g.

      N4g has its content slider set all the way to “favour ps4 or we will ban you”.

      Ps-if you trace back all the revenue stream domain by domain, you’ll find that n4g is on Sony’s pay packet. Sorry to upset you with that info.

    • bigshynepo

      I’m not a commenter on N4G, it’s only a link aggregator for me; not a community.
      Why do you think my comment has to do with Sony exactly?
      Seems like you have an agenda here but my thread is the wrong one to inject it into.

    • Ricoh123

      If you don’t like the replies, don’t be the agitator.

      Simples.

    • bigshynepo

      You didn’t answer my question, reading a problem for you?

    • Ricoh123

      Because N4G is a Sony website.

  • You Are Flat Out Wrong

    The mewling cries from the Sony astroturfers reminded me to include this little beauty

    If only the world would switch to PC gaming. We never would have to hear the word “Downgrade”, again.

    • Yo Mama

      Don’t know what kind of FUD you’re trying to spread, but the game I played looked more like the top picture. Not the obviously Photoshopped one on bottom.

    • Ricoh123

      99% of the PC community plays with graphics worse than consoles.

      The pc master race comprises of 1% of the community who have super rigs, but have to wait 2 years for games to release like GTA 😉

    • Psionicinversion

      actually they dont, 2.8% (of 125mill active accounts) run a GTX 970 = 3.5million gamers, looks like your wrong again and thats straight from the hardware survey lmao cry more dude cry more

    • Ricoh123

      Nope.

      There is no indication of how many people participated in the survey.

      The figures could be showing 28 people have a gtx 970.

    • Psionicinversion

      The survey is automatic, all you have to do is log in 1 time a month to count as its deemed the account is active. Unlucky… try harder next time

    • Ricoh123

      The survey is optional.

      You lose.

    • Psionicinversion

      adding to the fact that millions of 970/980’s have been sold…. you still lose.

    • Ricoh123

      Ahh.

      So now you’ve changed the goal posts. First it was millions of 980’s and I called you out.

      Now you’ve reset your statement to include 970’s as well.

      And you still have no data to back up your claim. You have no idea how many have been sold by using the steam survey data because……. it doesn’t say.

      You lost as soon as your brain told you to assume.

  • popo123

    That FF13 comparison screens are greatly misleading. The image above is from a CGI movie trailer and is not from the game itself. They made the same scene in game for the final release. So obviously it would look different. If you compare the CGI movie scenes in the final release then it’ll look the exact same if not better.

  • andy

    You left out Halo 5. A 1080p reveal trailer that we all already know won’t reach its target. ^_^ The same can be said about pretty much every single Xbone game today that isn’t Forza although that was on the list too.
    Oh and Alan Wake. It was a Directx 10, Vista only, open world game at its reveal. Turned out to be very differant but please, do put in as many PlayStation games as you can Gamingbone.

    You even mentioned the Killzone 2 CGI cutscene trailer that clearly was going to be a downgrade lol. Although when you compare the final INGAME finished product even today (a 2009 game that still beats anything on 360), it is still mighty impressive and certain things like fire and particle effects still beat the CGI footage effects.

    • Failz

      ^ Complete damage control.
      MS mention twice
      Sony Mention 4 times
      History shows Sony lies twice as much when it comes to selling you products. Facts are Facts.
      Greatness awaits.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      Don’t forget Driveclub, Andy you rancid little shill

      But then defending Killzone 2 after Sony blatantly lied. Sony could announce DRM and you would be lining up, thanking Sony for the opportunity to destroy your consumer rights. Oh wait that’s what they have been doing for the past two decades

      The PS4 is so awful all you can do is stammer “B-B-BUH XBONE”. Both are garbage :^)

    • Ricoh123

      The problem with the pc is that it’s also the place where you don’t get any decent exclusives.

    • Psionicinversion

      alan wake was originally a PC game but MS paid for it to be on xbox first thats probably where the downgrade came in

  • d0x360

    I’m sorry but when I play forza 5 it does not look at all like the after. Someone has some SERIOUS capture issues or the image was altered from an already clearly low resolution file.

  • d0x360

    A couple of these aren’t actual games they were obviously pre rendered target trailers. Something games have been using for 25 years to show what MIGHT happen. It isn’t a downgrade when real world performance doesn’t match up.

    Consider far cry 3 or watch dogs. Both games could easily look like their original unveil but they don’t. why? Simple not only were they designed to run on consoles as well as PC they were designed to run across multiple generations of consoles. So your original target render which is pc suddenly also gets scaled back because your budget says you make one game which means one world which means a single set of geometry and basic effects and then you can scale those things up and down.

    Anytime something is hitting a console its already gimped. There isn’t a choice.

  • dapaintrain

    Ubi ended up with 4 honerable mentions but should of been 5 with ac unity

  • Failz

    GG just cant get a break. First Killzone 2 with there CGI trailer to now Killzone Shadow Fall with there 1080p lie for Multiplayer.
    These devs should stop making games.
    Fool us once, shame on us, Fool us twice shame on you, Fool us the third time..

    Sony and Ubisoft seem to have a lot in common. Both mention 4 times and that’s not including Killzone SF and AC Unity.

  • Josué B. Hernández

    Star Ocean’s Comparison doesn’t make sense at all… The trailer aboe are CG scenes only with pretty little gameplay…

    BTW White Knight Chronicle was not only downgraded but it changed a LOT in gameplay too…

  • Tom Splittstoesser

    Not even close? In many ways Killzone 2 actually looked better than that pre-rendered demo. Morons lol

    • OC Guy

      No…it didn’t. You’re just a fanboy looking at it through your fanboy goggles….l…o…l

  • Ricoh123

    The Order received a massive graphical downgrade.

    They got away with it though by saying it was to make the game more authentic.

    It received huge fog to hide draw details decreases and the level of detail on clothes was a massive downgrade.

  • You Are Flat Out Wrong

    I feel Driveclub is underrepresented here

    In before Sony shills with their “Photo mode” pictures. Bullshot mode just shows your console can run those games at 0 FPS :^)

  • You Are Flat Out Wrong

    Don’t forget Uncharted from the Kings of downgrading, Naughty Dog

  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    Next up, Star Wars: Battlefront.

  • Umair Khan

    Can’t you just put this sh*t on same page???

  • JetFire

    So PC Gamers may come against troubles but we will never ever give up—-BROFIST


 

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