Watch Dogs screenshot
Watch Dogs screenshot

Working on PS4 is like handing developers an unlimited memory budget, Watch Dogs animation director Colin Graham has told European PlayStation Blog.

"PS4 has really given us the platform to build a new type of game," said Graham. "It gave us a chance to dream. From an animation point of view we're always running out of memory, especially when you start developing towards the end of a console generation, so PS4 allowed things like reduced animation compression and more variety in civilians."

He added: "From my point of view it's a bit like working with an unlimited budget because we can't fill the memory budget on PS4. It's a really nice piece of hardware."

Lead game designer Danny Belanger is also impressed by PS4.

"The powerful technology helped us create a better simulation," said Belanger. "The water effects, the amount of people in the city, the quality of the lighting... it all brings us a step forward."

Watch Dogs launches May 27, with an hour of extra content in the PS4 and PS3 versions.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

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Endless's Avatar


If only there were a platform with almost limitless hardware and flexibility developers could take advantage of to overcome these hardware restrictions... something open source. Something free from the tyranny of a global corporation. A platform where anyone can produce software and distribute it any way they choose...if ONLY such a platform existed!

Posted 13:58 on 24 March 2014
Gamer97's Avatar


AND xbox 360
Posted 03:59 on 24 March 2014
AgentSmith24's Avatar


Man I can't wait until this thing drops!
Posted 18:18 on 21 March 2014
DragonGuard666's Avatar


Well this better mean graphics are more in line with original reveal. I hope the screenshots I saw were last gen screens.
Posted 18:12 on 21 March 2014

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Release Date: 27/05/2014
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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