Ubisoft Releases Watch Dogs NVIDIA Technologies VideoCategory: Gaming
Posted: April 10, 2014 11:11AM
There's been a lot of discussion in the past month or so about just how good Watch Dogs will look on PC, especially after the "Story Trailer" released in March was a bit underwhelming. While the "Welcome To Chicago" trailer released later in March was a lot better, if you have an NVIDIA-based PC, you'll certainly want to check out the video below, which includes commentary from Watch Dogs' Lead PC Engineer Paul Vlasie.
The two main NVIDIA technologies Vlasie discusses and shows in the video are HBAO+ and TXAA. HBAO+ provides richer, more detailed and realistic shadows, and does so faster and more efficiently than other techniques. TXAA is a cinematic-style anti-aliasing technique that reduces visual noise during motion, which essentially means no flickering of fine edges.
Watch Dogs is launching May 27, 2014, on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, with the Wii U version coming at an undetermined later date. If you're PC is up to snuff, Vlasie says that NVIDIA technology has allowed Ubisoft to make "the most realistic and visually stunning world environment ever created."