VIDEO | PC, PS4, Xbox One Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 9:34 AM

Our PC videos of Watch_Dogs 2

Our PC videos of Watch_Dogs 2

Watch_Dogs 2 was finally released on PC yesterday, which allowed us to capture some 1080p footage (with a 1.25 pixel density setting) running at a steady (or close) 60 fps on our rig (i7 6700K @ 4.5 GHz, 16 Go RAM (DDR4), Windows 10, Nvidia GTX 1080 Founder's Edition MSI). We played the game on ultra and also pushed the extra details to 20% and the headlight shadows up to 4 cars. Though the game is quite well optimized (especially compared with the first one), don't expect to max out everything (PCSS and HFTS truly kill the game's performance), even with a GTX 1080.

San Fancisco by bike (PC)
San Francisco by boat & on foot (PC)
San Francisco by car (PC)

All comments

Commented on 2016-11-30 10:41:03
Glad that you rebooted the PC :D You replied the reboot info at the middle of the night instead of sleeping.
Thanks the vids, will watch them all after work. Did you use the High Res texture pack?
Commented on 2016-11-30 10:42:19 In reply to mbalazs
Yes.
Commented on 2016-11-30 10:45:20 In reply to Driftwood
Very nice, thank you so much
Commented on 2016-11-30 16:49:57
Great vids, though think Ill wait till this is in sales cheap, I don't like the way it looks to be paying a lot for it, they made it look more like GTA and saints row...more cartoon like and less realistic looking.....I can not think of the right way to explain it haha

While the first game was a letdown for me specially graphically I still prefer that look to this new direction
Commented on 2016-11-30 16:57:49
Why does everything look so pixelated/blurred/resharpened (I can't find the right word but I'm sure keen eyes will know what I mean)? Is there any way to eliminate that through the options (maybe it's a terrible temporal AA or some useless option). No screenshot on steam looks like that.
Commented on 2016-11-30 17:23:05 In reply to rogermorse
Probably temporal AA, but without it it's bye bye 60 fps at ultra, even with a GTX 1080.
Commented on 2016-11-30 21:53:45
San Francisco was a good choice, I like it. Looks good for an open world game.

You rushed a little bit, walking and slow panning would be better :)
Commented on 2016-12-02 13:54:00 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Probably temporal AA, but without it it's bye bye 60 fps at ultra, even with a GTX 1080.
I have a 1080 (the original nvidia version) and I can confirm.

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