When it comes to Watch Dogs and the PS4, the game Creative Director, Jonathan Morin, believes that they are a perfect match.
“Creating the game on PS4 was fascinating. It was uncanny to see that Watch_Dogs was so close to what Sony wanted to do with the console. So Sony understood what we were doing with the game. We were a really great match.”
Lead Game Designer, Danny Belanger, added,
“Seamless multiplayer within the single player of Watch_Dogs was highly valued between the companies.”
“The powerful technology helped us create a better simulation. The water effects, the amount of people in the city, the quality of the lighting… it all brings us a step forward.”
And then, Animation Director, Colin Graham, said,
“PS4 has really given us the platform to build a new type of game. 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. 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.”
And speaking of the PS4 SHARE button, Colin stated,
“The more you play Watch_Dogs, the more exciting and personal stories are going to emerge.I’m really interested to see the sort of stuff we’ll get through players using the SHARE button. The game is perfect for that. You guys are going to surprise us and do things with the game we didn’t expect.”
I love the SHARE button. I’ve always said that the next generation of gaming would be defined by the players’ behavior. It’s no longer about graphics, it’s about the social media phenomenon. The SHARE button’s presence helps create a certainty that PS4 players would be receptive to our ideas in Watch_Dogs.”
And Colin stated,
“The first time I came across these heavy duty guards in the game I think I crapped my pants. I didn’t know what to do! I didn’t have a heavy enough weapon to take them on, so I started trying to hack anything nearby. I eventually knocked one over with a hacked steam pipe and then I ran over and frantically shotgunned him into submission.
“I also managed to hack a bollard and made a police car that was chasing me down an alley do a flip and a half. It was a perfect, tight spiral – Olympic gold, 10 out of 10. I’m going to try and reproduce it when the game comes out so I can share it!”
You can also take a look at the exclusive Watch Dogs PlayStation video that was released yesterday here.
Watch Dogs will be released May 27 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC. Watch Dogs on Wii U will be available at a later date.
Are you looking forward to playing?
Source: PlayStation Blog