If you are an avid gamer, you probably waited for Watch Dogs to show up with more enthusiasm than Apple fans wait for the next Apple gadget. Unfortunately, Watch Dogs came out with a bang and so many problems, people don’t know if to rejoice or throw their PC’s out the window.
The game was launched yesterday and it already received outstanding ovations from the critics. A curious mind also searched the torrents sites and found the game cracked and pirated a few hours after its release, something that shows that the world was more than ready to welcome the hacking hero into their lives.
But, just as the guys from Segment Next say, the game
[quote]Watch Dogs may become critics’ darling considering the raving reviews, but it will remain a painful experience for PC Gamers, who wish to experience it the best way possible on their high-end machines.[/quote]
Why is that? Well, briefly put, the game crashes, stops, freezes, displays errors and constant FPS droppings, gives you a black screen, a blue screen or a death error, loads in a lifetime or doesn’t load at all, has broken audio and video and the list can go on like this forever. The problem is not that the game has birth defects, but that your PC needs a lot of fixes and upgrades. If you use nVidia products, you have all chances to actually play Watch Dogs at a decent or high level of satisfaction. If you fall into the category of “AMD users”, the bad news are yet to come: you will probably never get to play the game at full performance, if at all.
The awful disappointment comes from tech analysts and reviewers:
Performance in Watch Dogs on AMD systems is something that AMD can’t fix with a patch, something that Joel Hruska from ExtremeTech talked about last year, where he said: AMD is no longer in control of its own performance. While GameWorks doesn’t technically lock vendors into NVIDIA solutions, a developer that wanted to support both companies equally would have to work with AMD and NVIDIA from the beginning of the development cycle to create a vendor-specific code path. It’s impossible for AMD to provide a quick after-launch fix. This kind of maneuver ultimately hurts developers in the guise of helping them.
For a better gaming experience, you can turn to your Play Station 4, XBox One or other previous console model you might have, as the game is said to be working on them optimally. However, if the Windows – powered PC is all you have, switching from AMD to nVidia might be a good idea too. Now that Watch Dogs came out with a bang, it would be a pity to deny yourself the experience of playing one of the most interesting games ever developed, just because your PC is technologically impaired.