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Watch Dogs video shows high-end PC weather and lighting effects

Update: Multiple sources have come forward to suggest that this is the PS4 version of the game on show rather than the PC one. We've asked Ubisoft for clarification.

Update 2: Ubisoft has forwarded us the following statement (translated into English) from the media outlet who originally published the video below, confirming that the footage is actually from the PS4 version of the game:

"Yesterday evening we released an exclusive Watch Dogs video, which we had to take offline temporarily, because the shown scenes were not taken from a PC, but rather from a PlayStation 4 version of Watch Dogs. We are currently working on a new, better and corrected video, which will additionally include developer statements of the game from Ubisoft Montreal. This posting will be released tomorrow morning at the latest"

Original story: A new Watch Dogs video has been released, showcasing the PC version's weather and lighting effects.

Providing a look at how Ubisoft Montreal's depiction of near future Chicago changes dependent on the time of day and weather conditions, the video originates from

Its release follows negative comparisons made between a Watch Dogs trailer launched earlier in March and footage of the game from its announcement at E3 2012.

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Ubisoft recently announced a Watch Dogs release date of May 27 on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, with the Wii U version set to launch "at a later date".

The open-world game was originally scheduled for release in November 2013, but it was delayed due to quality concerns.

Earlier this month, a senior figure at Ubisoft Montreal told CVG the studio would have been forced to axe "several" Watch Dogs game systems had the title not been pushed back.

Ubisoft's VP of creative, Lionel Raynaud, revealed that the development team even considered saving these specific systems for a Watch Dogs sequel, but ultimately decided that the additional development time required to implement them would be worthwhile.


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