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Watch Dogs' hefty PC specifications reveal game will be 64-bit only

By Scorpus
Oct 3, 2013
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  1. As the next generation of game consoles begins, it's time for PC gamers to prepare for a significant hike in game specifications. Ubisoft recently posted, but then removed the PC specifications for their upcoming title Watch Dogs, revealing some hefty...

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 894   +134

    Kinda cool... but if the game runs on Xbox360/PS3, I wonder if the PC restrictions are artificial.
     
  3. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 199   +9

    Phew...ULTRA settings here I come! Still can't play Rome II on Ultra though....=(
     
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,628   +113

    My two and a bit year old AMD HD5850 card states it supports DirectX 11. Was it 11.1/11.2 that was listed? As that would be rare.
     
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  5. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Enthusiast Posts: 585   +100

    Or you can just buy a PS4 or Xbox One.
     
  6. I dont know man....lots of bloom and shadows but doesnt look impressive to me, just another increment on graphics...
    give me better models and animations on characters, when are they gonna REALLY move like people
     
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  7. Mavrickx888

    Mavrickx888 TS Member Posts: 64   +9

    Looks like it may be time to throw another 7950 in... either way I'm pretty excited for Watch Dogs!
     
  8. Moxiy

    Moxiy TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Now I get what they mean with next generation...
     
  9. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 894   +173


    I'm leaning towards unoptimized PC port. Unfortunately, as much as I would like an optimized game, I doubt it's what we'll get.
     
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  10. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    I thought I read somewhere the PC was the leading platform for this game. The first footage of the game was on a PC.
     
  11. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 894   +173

    If that's true it's good news. But, I won't get my hopes up.
     
     
  12. soulsassassin

    soulsassassin TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Next generation means squeeze more money from people
     
  13. Geforcepat

    Geforcepat TS Rookie Posts: 74   +7

    Bring it. let the whimps whimper
     
  14. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    I think he means that a 64-bit and DX11 minimum requirement is rare.


    Just going by the article image... look at the tree. These graphics look at least 3-4 years old.
     
  15. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Booster Posts: 265   +49

  16. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

  17. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Booster Posts: 265   +49

    I had everything planned for my ps4 purchase. But after reading these news and also learning that even though the ps4 is roughly 50% faster than the xbone, some devs are not that interested in making two different versions of the same game and thus, producing a standard version based o the slower machine, I shudder to think about what future of this next gen holds for us.
    I may very well just get some high end 2014 gpu and never look back.
     
  18. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    Yep, I'm holding out on PS4 too. It really needs to be at the stage where every game is native 1080p, or I really won't bother. My HTPC has i5 3570K in it so it's basically a gaming rig in the making. I'll pick up 'next-gen' when it drops to <$300 as part of a bundle, to catch up on exclusives ..
     
  19. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Booster Posts: 336   +49

    Well if a Q6600 is the minimum I am not worried I only have a dual core i5, but it out scores a stock clocked q6600 in every benchmark I have run so far. Graphics would be my largest worry, but I will have to wait and see, prob gonna get this late next year anyways, usually wait a few months before diving in anymore.
     
  20. gingerbill

    gingerbill TS Enthusiast Posts: 175   +12

    The fact it's coming on PS3 and 360 makes me think it's more likely to be a poorly optimised port than something amazing that will be making the most of the sys requirements.
     
  21. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Enthusiast Posts: 585   +100

  22. Not bothered with 720p and 30fps? Thats probs why you play console
     


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