Ok, first of all, I'm a huge Ubisoft fan, because of AC mainly, but I've never been interested in Watch Dogs. Not even in 2012, when the game looked good, and certainly not now. The concept behind the game just never interested me.
With this said, obviously, graphics are not the most important thing, not even close, story and gameplay are, but this simply cannot be ignored. This cannot be avoided. It's that bad. I don't even care if that's PS4 or PS3/360. It looks atrocious for both.
That doesn't look like a 2014 PS3/360 game at all. That looks like a 2007 PS3 game.
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Nope, can't see a gamebreaking difference between these two gif parts, both graphics are good enough for a good game. Probably a shitty move by them to downgrade (depending on the reasons) but if the game is well planned out and executed they shouldn't worry. Should there be "funky" changes in the rest of the game as well, it's another story.
And no, I don't really care about Watchdogs or PS3 vs PS4 vs PC vs Xbox and am basically only here to throw this pointless text fragment into the general shitstorm
Are you suggesting that this is not a major drop off in graphical display?
It's a yes or no question.
Judging by that one gif you posted it would seem so. We would probably need a bit more evidence to make a full judgement. That doesn't really have much to do with my point that graphics are not the be all and end all.