Wii U Version of Watch Dogs Doesn’t Shape Up Too Well
Henry Reeve / 2 years ago
It’s been a while, but Watch Dogs is finally hacking its way onto the Nintendo Wii U, but it’s not all good.
Digital Foundry have got an interesting new video out, where they compare the PS3, PS4 and Wii U versions of Ubisoft’s open-world hacking title, Watch Dogs. What did they find in their testing? They explain:
With a visual standard that matches the PS3’s in almost every area, the Wii U offers by no means the best way to play Watch Dogs. We’re spared the heavy tearing of Sony’s last-gen console but the v-synced playback on Nintendo’s console comes at a high cost. As is the trend for many of the ports to Nintendo’s platform, performance is a genuine issue. To an extent, having an off-TV play option for Watch Dogs is plus, in much the same way it is for most Wii U editions of last-gen games. However, it’s clear the touchscreen aspect of Nintendo’s controller is under-utilised. It’s been an extra six month wait for Wii U owners, but this hasn’t manifested in any kind of tangible boost, leaving us feeling somewhat disappointed.
There are some comparison tools, videos and details on the frame rate of the Wii U version of the game, which drops to 20 frames per second at times. Unfortunate.