Watch_Dogs for PS4 Will Feature Visual and AI Improvements, “More Realistic Consequences”
Creative director Jonathan Morin also talks taking advantage of PS4 with time and resources currently available.
Ubisoft Montreal creative director Jonathan Morin recently spoke to GamesTM about the upcoming open world action title Watch_Dogs, specifically about the PS4 version. He talked about how the hardware brings more than just visual improvements.
“When the PS4 showed up it did bring new possibilities to improve graphics and every AI systems we have. But in the same way we did for four years already, we will continue to look beyond what is possible to achieve in order to bring this little something extra out there for players to enjoy.
“So expect more AI behaviors, more realistic consequences to your actions and an overall improvement in visuals realization. Our team has been working on this very complex ecosystem for more than four years now; this is what is required to build such an intricate set of AI systems.”
However, all that processing power also brings forth new challenges such as taking advantage of the improved hardware given the time and resources they have.
“What the new machine brings is new processing power and memory to run these things, but the biggest investment is always the time and the quality of the resources required to pull it off.
“So not only does the next generation bring more possibilities, but it also brings new challenges that we believe are extremely exciting from both a player’s and a developer’s perspective.”
Morin also noted that both the E3 2012 demo and the PS4 reveal demo were playing in real-time.