‘This is PC Only , Who Cares’

 

Ubisoft has been in a rough patch of grass lately. It has managed to anger both the Wii U fanbase as well as proclaimed that putting females in its games would take longer than males. Ubisoft , it seems , is becoming the next EA.  Couple this along with Watch Dogs under delivering on gamers expectations from the fantastic 2 year old E3 Trailer and Ubisoft is in one of the worst states I have ever seen it in. Well , it got worse. Way worse. Ubisoft’s monstrosity that is Watch Dogs for PC has not only under delivered in graphics performance but has now found to have code that actually increases the stability and capability of the engine. Ubisoft may have been caught with its pants down trying to decrease the performance of the PC version in order to sell the next gen consoles.

Well now you can with this mod.

Well now you can with this mod.

 

Here is a list of changes that this mod makes to Watch Dogs.

-Changes to the default fog values
-Enabled bokeh DOF for the main cameras
Stuttering Improvements
-E3 2012 Bloom
Performance Improvements
-Enabled Headlight Shadows
-LoD Changes
-Reflection changes
-Added 3 new cameras to the game(closer, normal, further)
-Rain changes(High quality rain drops, properly reacting to light, etc)
-LensFlares(WIP)
-Lighting changes(TESTING AND WIP)
-Civilians density changes

What does this all mean? Well it means that it looks good. Not good, how about great.  A bit too much depth of field for my taste but it does make for absolutely gorgeous screenshots.

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What does this mean?

Ubisoft has put the middle finger to the pc audience and told them to screw themselves with this. Obviously , Ubisoft was barely putting any effort in this pc port. Typically this happens to many companies whose shortsightedness causes them to put broken ports for the modders to fix. PC always has lesser short term sales for a company than the consoles do however pc games , especially unique and timeless ones , are often bought again and again especially if a modding community grows around a game. PC gamers should organize against Ubisoft and attempt to get them to release the actual pc version of Watch Dogs. Ubisoft is already hated because of their semi-intrusive Uplay system which is required even on Steam purchases. Actions like these prove that Ubisoft is looking to be the next EA. (Classy Ubisoft even had the title in the code of Watch Dogs)

Source: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=838538

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Hey, I am Hydroninja9. I have been in the tech writing biz for 2 years now and I joined TeckComesFirst in February of 2013. I am a gamer , technophile and audiophile. Of course some info about me isn’t known; blame mind control chips for that. I also make YouTube videos on a regular basis.

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  • db87

    I want a apologize from Ubisoft and a promise that they won’t fuck up any releases any more for the PC. Until then I will skip all Ubisoft titels for now on. Or when the game is too good to skip I will buy the game after a year for a few bucks…