Ubisoft has hit out at accusations that Watch Dogs' visuals have been downgraded since its initial E3 reveal, claiming that "it is impossible" for the game's graphical fidelity to have been toned down.

"It is impossible," Ubisoft Benelux PR and events manager Tessa Vilyn tweeted, responding to a fan asking if the game had been toned down since E3. "Of couse [sic] it is not downgraded at all."

"I love graphics," she added, "its because i know they look good i'm bummed they think differently about it... its a true next gen game for sure... for sure.."

Claims that Watch Dogs' graphics had been downgraded appeared following a new video released yesterday, which spawned a fairly damning GIF that suggested the game doesn't look quite as good as it once did.

"Believe me the game is not downgraded," Vilyn later said, "that would just be a bit ridiculous."

Vilyn's comments follow similar words from creative director Jonathan Morin, who told VideoGamer.com last year that "there's no scale down in quality, especially the next-gen versions.

"It's pretty much the opposite," he said. "What we showed at E3 2012 in a lot of respects was less good. I think it's in the details. So no, there's no scale down."

Source: @UbiTessa