Watchdogs Legion To Look Identical On Next-Gen
Published November 27, 2020 | 264 views
The dawn of a new age of gaming has been an exciting one. We have seen glimpses of what is to come to this generation through new titles such as Astro’s Playroom, Marvel’s Spiderman Miles Morales and Demon Souls. Plus, many titles have promised to offer new and improved versions of last-gen titles including games such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Fifa 21 and The Last of Us Part 2. However, it seems that this will not be the case for all recent titles, including Watchdogs: Legion
According to reports made by Eurogamer, Watchdogs: Legion, the ambitious AI-driven title produced by Ubisoft, will not offer much improved visuals on next-gen platforms. It seems that despite the upgrade in hardware, the game will offer the same ray tracing effects, the same general visual settings and will settle for a 1080p resolution. Many fans would have been hoping for a 4K version of this title but alas, it seems we will not be so lucky.
A Case of Deja Vu
On top of these identical settings, it is reported that the title on Xbox Series X and on the PS5 will offer the same textures and shadow details. Thankfully for those on PC, the visual settings on offer will remain completely dependant on your system. However, for those looking forward to an enhanced console version of this title. We are afraid that the bubble has well and truly burst.
This of course follows the news that Unisoft will be delaying Watchdogs Legion Online until 2021 instead of it’s proposed release on the 3rd December 2020. This along with the slightly underwhelming critical reception and news of identical next gen versions of this game perhaps go a long way towards showing the struggles this game has had to make it’s mark on the wider gaming community.
If you want to check out a side by side comparison, here it is below:
Thanks to the backwards compatibility feature of the Xbox Series X and PS5 respectively. It’s wonderful that we can take these games with us into the next generation. However, putting that aside, we can’t help but feel short changed that this one will not up its game for the new consoles on offer. It’s a shame but considering the games overall critical and technical performance up until now, we are hardly surprised.
So that is our rundown on the recent news regarding Watchdogs: Legion. What are your views on this story? What did you make of Watchdogs: Legion on launch? Do you think the online components can save this game. Let us know in the comments section below. Plus, if you liked this, be sure to check out our review of Watchdogs: Legion. Thank you for reading The Great Gamers