Watch Dogs Will Have No Loading Screens, New PS4 Footage At PAX East But No Xbox One Version

Animation director Colin Graham talks about the open world hacking title.

Posted By | On 03rd, Apr. 2014 Under News

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It seemed like an eternity ago when Ubisoft announced that its open world hacking adventure game Watch Dogs would be delayed from November 2013 to early 2014. The game is finally coming out this May and as it garners the usual run of controversies and information dumps, animation director Colin Graham has revealed some new information on the game.

First off, Watch Dogs will apparently be doing away with loading screens, or at least heavily shortening them. As Graham indicated on Twitter, “WD [is] an open world architecture, and we have good mission streaming. We don’t like loading screens.”

Graham also mentioned that there would be some new footage of the game coming soon. “We are showing some new footage at PAX east.”

It seems unlikely that this will be from the Xbox One version though as Graham stated that, “I think it will be PS4.”

PAX East takes place in Boston from April 11th to April 13th. Watch Dogs will be out on May 27th for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Stay tuned for more updates.

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  • Grimmjow Jaggerjack

    Hmm I wonder why they are not showing it on the Bone…hmm

  • Dikan45

    I want to see footage from all platforms not just 1!!

  • Kevin Kirby

    The only reason why they are showing only the PS4 version is because Sony has paid Ubi to endorse the game as a PS4 game. Since Sony can’t afford to outright buy exclusives anymore they spend far less on getting a developer to just promote the game on their system like this. The X1 version will be fine.


      Deepdown is a PS4 capcom exclusive….just sayin.

    • Psionicinversion

      theyve just lost $100million on a game for PS4 that got redone 3 times then canned cus it was rubbish, its stuff liek that thats killing them

    • Kevin Kirby

      Deep down looks like total garbage

    • think-man

      You’ve gotta be kidding. It looks like Demon/Dark souls. I’m hyped!

    • Xtreme Derp

      As bad as you think it looks, it would look far worse on the inferior Xbox One hardware.

    • Michael Norris

      Ha yea no kidding.

    • Agent_Blade

      Ryse, Failza 5, Plants VS Zombies, Crimson dragon, lococycle, and most likely Zoo Tycoon all sucks. Your only meal ticket is Titanfail and even that game is not worth a 500 dollar system. And what’s even funnier is that even Wii U exclusives are more popular and higher rated then anything exclusive any other next gen console has put out.

    • joe

      haha ok, and we’ll just pretend that every other third party multiplatform next gen game that has been released isn’t inferior on Xbox One.

    • cozomel

      They dont care that every thing on the X1 is inferior cuz they’re in love with MS

    • Georg Dirr

      Really? Just like microsoft pays gsmespot aka gayspit for pro xbox one articles?
      Xbone sux.

    • Psionicinversion

      screw you PS4ail fanboy shouldnt yo be playing one of your cr@ppy games somewhere

    • junk box 720p

      COD 720p

      BF4 720p

      PVZ 900P

      AC 4 900p

      DR 720p

      KI 720p

      WITCHER 3 720p

      WATCHDOGS 720p

      TITANFLOP 792P

      sucks to even admit that u own a JUNK BOX 720P

    • cozomel

      Junk Box 720p, lol!

    • Jake Maze

      STFU you idiot

    • You are flat out wrong

      Cry harder, Demetre.

    • Agent_Blade

      Wow you really are butthurt and you just keep proving it. Hahahahaha…I’m having a great time on this comment section.

    • Andrew Escajeda

      I own both… and I have this nifty gaming computer. ALL OF YOU FAIL!

    • Too lazy to sign in

      make that 2 of us :p PC MASTER RACE!! mwhahaha

    • Michael Norris

      This is between consoles,MS messed up on Xbone and i find it funny how Xbots think there isn’t any games on Ps4.Infamous SS is better then Ryse,DR3 and F5.

    • Andrew Escajeda

      I own Ryse and Infamous and I played a bit of DR3 which though impressive technically I did not like. I don’t care for the DR franchise though. I like The Walking Dead style of Zombie horror story telling. Anyways Not even!!! They are totally different games so to compare is ridiculous. Plus that’s 3 triple A games that are entertaining compared to the 2 on ps4. Just be patient though it looks like PS4 will have some killer exclusives coming this year. Xbox is ahead in games as of now as PS4 will always be slightly ahead in power for the time being. Great systems man but everyone arguments are stupid on both sides.

    • cozomel

      Screw you Xfails shouldnt you be playing one of your even crappier games?

    • Georg Dirr

      The question is why don’t you get a superior steambox coming december
      Isntead of playing on an inferior spy console?
      Pc gamers own ps4s for exclusives and pc’s for superior gaming.
      Having an xbone is like having a handicapped retarded pc.
      Please xbox people go to steambox and enjoy games at much better settings
      Like that of the ps4. I own a metabox i7 laptop with a nvidiagtx680m.
      Overclocked to reach 6900 plus 3dmark 11.
      Xbone wiuld be lucky to get 2000.
      Im a ps4, pc, steambox fanboy.

    • Psionicinversion

      ive got a PC, if i wanted to go see what a console is capable off id go look at some cave paintings from 10,000 years ago

    • Michael Norris

      So why did you buy a Xbone?it isn’t much better then cave paintings from 10,000 years ago…

    • FoSho

      You so funny thinking you are getting different games on PC. They are all the same except for resolution and framerate. We get the same experience on Consoles but better because we actaully get games that push the hardware unlike PC.

      I would rather play amazing console games then this.

      Yes PC is amazing. LMFAO

    • Mike Chambers

      “We get the same experience on Consoles but better because we actaully get games that push the hardware unlike PC.”

      Wat… you basically just said “it’s a better experience because the hardware isn’t as good and the same game brings my console to it’s knees at lower resolutions and framerates”.

    • Dikan45

      Steambox is on my xmas list!

    • Psionicinversion

      dont want a steam cr@p box iive already got a PC thanks

    • Xtreme Derp

      The greatness just came right on you. You’re welcome.

    • Michael Norris

      Butt hurt troll,should be your handle.

    • FoSho

      I had to lol at this. I like Sony but this is a funny picture.

    • Dennis Crosby

      Yea because gamespot doesn’t make pro playstation articles?

    • itisntnice

      The fps aren’t all that on xbox one..

    • Daniel Nasim

      Microsoft used to do the same with most AAA multiplatform games last generation. Every TV Commercial had that Xbox logo at the end of it. Besides, it’s good for Ubisoft as well. PS4 is (so far) the leading console, so it makes sense to promote the game for what people are buying, just like Xbox with last gen.

    • Xtreme Derp

      The industry made an abrupt shift towards PS4 once the sales numbers and tech specs came in.

    • xShadow215

      Also Microsoft has always done things like this with COD LOL…. They never show a PS trailer, ever….. The championships are hosted on a freakin xbox….

    • You are flat out wrong

      “I spoke to Lorne afterwards and what he meant when speaking to that guy was that budgets, schedules and perceivable differences would narrow, NOT that the Xbox One performance is improving to align with PS4, that is just physically impossible. The PS4 has MORE COMPUTE units, and faster memory and a whole bunch of things, that would make that physically impossible to happen.”

      What now, Kevin? Dat SDK, right Kev?

      Shitbox Done is finished. Stop posting.

    • Xtreme Derp

      If by fine you mean 720-900p with worse framerate and effects, sure.

    • Agent_Blade

      Just like Microsoft paying youtubers to say nice things about X1. Yeah be quiet.

    • InitialEyes

      I would say that watch dogs is a more PC oriented title, what with Nvidia as a hardware partner, and the announced advanced graphics for the PC title.

  • Psionicinversion

    WHERES THE FUQING PC VERSION ffs let who gives a $hit about the PS4 version we want PC and when do we want it NOW 😀

    • wouter

      true^^ im waiting for a pc trailer or something ….not a ps4 -_-

      peace out!

    • Psionicinversion

      i dont think there will be one tbh

    • Xtreme Derp

      Ubisoft’s PC ports are usually poorly optimized and barely have any added features. Prepare to be disappointed.

    • InitialEyes

      Well actually, rather then a PC port, this game is developed with the similiar CPU infrastructure of consoles and PC in mind, meaning it is less of a port, but just one title. That is, until you take other factors into account. Watch_Dogs’ hardware partner is Nvidia, it is not widely known but this suggests that it is PC oriented, simply because it would be daft, and unheard of for the developers to do this, when the new consoles use AMD’ architecture. This simply suggests an enhanced PC edition, however, so we have to look at other factors. Take, for example, the looks of the game at E3 2012. Looked great. It still looks okay now, but I constantly hear people arguing about how shoddy it looks. The E3 tech demo of watch dogs, and in fact any tech demo of any game at any convention(with VERY few exceptions)will be run on a PC, simply because the PC will be able to run the game at a point that more closely resembles graphical fidelity. And then we have Ubisofts statement- “PC on very high setting is REALLY stunning if you ask me,” Morin said, responding to a fan who asked him to compare the PC version with the console versions.

    • Xtreme Derp

      I’m pretty sure the E3 2012 “gameplay” demo was a pre-rendered CG mockup and not the actual game running in realtime.

    • Dynasty2021


      Even IF it was running on PSfail, it would be a small, deliberately-made-for-E3 section of the game, with smaller amounts of civilians, less AI etc, so they can ramp up the graphics.

      But console owners are too dumb to realize this.

    • Xtreme Derp

      The point is the PC version won’t look like the E3 2012 demo either. It will basically be the PS4 version with some extra options to add HBAO and increase the resolution and framerate, just like Asscreed 4.

    • Dynasty2021


      Ubisoft have flat out stated in the past, due to PC players being pissed at the month+ delays of the PC versions of Assassins Creed for example, that they hate PC gamers.

      Seriously. They said we are nothing but a bunch of pirates, that just steal their game.

      They said that 93-95% of all their PC games get pirated.

      The truth is they just can’t be bothered with PC, because they’re morons.

      They think that because 93-95% of their games get pirated, they’re only getting 7-5% sales. This is bollocks. It just means 93-95% of their games GET pirated, be it once or hundreds of thousands of times.

      Ubisoft are idiots, and I will happily pirate their games until they change their BS attitude.

    • Xtreme Derp

      That sounds like a vicious cycle bro.

    • InitialEyes

      BROTHERS IN GABEN! Have you not heard the good news? The PC version is announced, and will have the same release as “next gen” consoles! It is on the Watch_Dogs website. They even have hardware partner in Nvidia, and there the PC version will be enhanced, letting the game reach a point closer to that of graphical fidelity.

    • Psionicinversion

      ya joking, might pirate the game then if they cant be bothered make it better than consoles, lazy @ssholes

    • Xtreme Derp


  • Joe

    Smart move not showing the xbone ubi

    • Jake Maze


    • Agent_Blade

      Butthurt I presume?

    • initial


    • Steven Solidarios

      Just look at the 360 version. It’ll be about the same!

  • ilovegoogleglass

    Was expecting a Video but….

  • PS4 rulz

    everybody knows within the first 24 hours of xbox 1’s launch there were already doa boxes showing up. and furthermore Microsoft has been basically congratulating sony on there big win. as a FORMER xbox fanboy I’m glad i switched. xbox 1 is trash and it’s sales show it.

    • InitialEyes

      You mean you’re glad you switched to PC, right?

    • Agent_Blade


    • Benjammin Carder

      Haha your are funny. But right on man #ps4

  • Jake Maze

    Wont be watching the Failstation 4 crappy version

    • You are flat out wrong

      Maybe da powwa of da clawd will bail out Watch Dogs on the Xbone. Don’t stop believin’!

    • Xtreme Derp

      Dumb as rocks imbecile fanboy.

    • Swifty

      Yes, because obviously having higher resolution, higher frames per second average, further render distance, better optimization, AND exclusive content makes the PS4 version of the game the crappy version. Logic at its finest.

    • Gabe Oldell

      That’s cute. Have fun with your 1080p OR 60fps (you won’t get both) [1] with sixty freaking minutes (I’m so jealous!) of extra content! Meanwhile, us PC gamers will enjoy glorious triple screen action, better textures, shadows, draw distance… Basically, the icing on the cake.

      [1] –

      Also, inb4 gamespot duznt no wut theyir talkeenboot!!11!

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      How exactly has it failed moron? The 7+ million sales? Or maybe its how its being backed as the lead platform for pretty much every developer out there now. Its ok you just keep your head in the sand right where Microsoft likes it dumb a$$. By the way for future reference when it comes to the new consoles, all superior version of multiplats are on PS4 just so you know, glad I could educate you.

  • ohhaiari

    The population of people who are smart and white enough to own both are just looking at you tools and laughing.

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      Whats being “white” have to do with anything? Are you a racist? And you dont have to own an xbone to know you dont want one. The smart people are informed and dont waste their money on junk.

  • Chuck Green

    I own both console (really there are only two consoles now). And I like both systems. I’d like to have anyone try to tell the difference between cross platform games if shown footage of them one at a time. You wouldn’t be able to. The DS4 controller maybe much improved however the Xbox controller is still far superior. if you can only afford one console I would say get the one that most of your friends have. As for the people who are dissing titanfall you are either a ps3/ps4 owner or you suck at the game because it’s pretty decent. It’s better than shadow fall and it doesn’t even have a single player campaign.

    • Rick_Deckard

      Thats your opinion… Honestly… The shoulder buttons on X1 are incredibly weird!! Horrible to play FPS games…

    • Chuck Green

      I haven’t had any issues with the bumpers but my x button does stick a little from time to time. However I believe that to be just this controller and not with all of them. For me the ds4 is good too but the battery life is terrible.

  • Benjammin Carder

    I dont like long loading screens either, that anoys me when playing gta 5. Btw it seems like watch_dog is more of a ps4 then a xbox game


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