Poor old Watch Dogs. It's been nearly two years since we got our first look at it and it's still trying to live up to our earliest hopes for the project. Of course it's not entirely unfair, as the trailers since that original reveal have seemed to get progressively less pretty, with worse character models, textures and lighting as get closer and closer to the release of what was supposed to be a big PS4 and Xbox One launch title.
It was arguably and speculatively pushed back because the new systems couldn't handle its raw beauty, but even the PC release has taken a bit of a hit with the Watch Dogs reimaginings. Just look at the new trailer for the game's weather and day/night systems. It's pretty sure, but it's still not a patch on the original trailer.
NB. Watch it fast, Ubisoft seems to be deleting this video from most accounts for some reason.
What do you reckon? It's prettier than the PS4 trailer for sure, it's unlikely that one was even 1080p, but it still seems a far cry from the dark, moody look of the original trailer. If PC hardware was running this back then, why can't it now?
Our only hope here for the Watch Dogs that we were initially promised is modders. Here's hoping this game has good mod support.