Watch Dogs 2 Puts Sony PS4 Pro on Hold While PC Wins Main Focus

Sony Corp. appears to have great plans for its upcoming PS4 Pro. The console is mere weeks away from rolling out and will arguably hit stores as the year’s most anticipated gaming machine. Equally as exciting are the titles that can take full advantage of the new console. Its makers have assured that greater speeds, insane graphics and an exceptional gaming experience can be derived from the device. However, new details suggest the highly awaited Watch Dogs 2 will not support the advances of the PS4 Pro. The news comes as a crushing disappointment to the PlayStation fan base.

Watch Dogs 2 devs go big on PC

It appears the PC version of Watch Dog 2 will offer a little more than its Xbox One and PS4 counterparts. Ubisoft recently announced that the sequel’s PC edition will be pushed back form its initial day of release. This extra time will allow the game developers to cram a few new features that will be exclusive to PC gamers. Unlike console players, those who wish to play the game on PC will have to wait until the end of November in order to play it.

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“Our team is committed to quality and delivering the best Watch Dogs experience possible,” the official blog writes. “Therefore, we have made the tough but necessary decision to move the launch date of Watch Dogs 2 to November 29th.” The additional time will allow devs to make sure the game plays as smooth as possible “across a broad range of hardware.” The game company also wants to add a little shine to specific features they feel PC gamers will appreciate.

Get your PC ready for Watch Dogs

As usual, PC gamers will need their machines to meet specific criteria in order to play the game. The requiremenut for PC are an AMD FX-6120 or Intel Core i5-24005 processor, an AMD Radeon HD 7870 or GeForce GTX 660, as well as 6GB of RAM. However, that is only the bare minimum. For a greater gaming experience, it is recommended the machine holds 8GB of RAM, a Core i5-3470 or FX-8120 AMD processor and at least a GTX 780, 970, 1060 or R9290.

According to Ubisoft, the driving elements of Watch Dogs 2’s PC version focus on keyboard and mouse. Adjustable steering sensitivity will not be left out either. If gamers aren’t really into keyboard slamming, they can switch to their controller at any moment. Racing wheels and the Steam controller are not supported, unfortunately, but DualShock 4 and Xbox One controllers are.

The more exciting props of the PC version include full support for 4K res. It will house other visual options, too, like Extra Details and Ultra Textured. Demanded from the PC community is the option to uncap the framerate and that will be possible as well. The addition time will let devs ensure that all these feature run seamlessly for a better gaming experience.

No PS4 Pro support for Watch Dogs Sequel

The sad news is that Watch Dogs was highly rumored to be among the first games to take advantage of the PlayStation 4 Pro’s advanced features. It appears this won’t be the case though. Although Ubisoft hasn’t said this outright, the company’s Jonathan Morin relayed that they are focused on PC, Xbox One and PS4, with no mention of the PS4 Pro.

The premise of the Watch Dogs sequel sees Marcus Holloway and his DedSec companions fighting to stop the ctOS 2.0 and global corporation Blume from corroding the system in San Francisco for their own gain. Holloway will be joined by a few familiar faces from the first Watch Dogs as well, like T-Bone, the self-described “public enemy number one” of the company.

Other than the November 29 release of Watch Dogs 2 on PC, console gamers can  get the game in stores on November 15.

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