New Watch Dogs trailer draws criticism

Reception to new trailer sours anticipation for current-gen release

A new Watch Dogs trailer, apparently featuring footage from the current-gen version of the game, has drawn criticism for its poor graphics.

Released overnight, the trailer's footage appears to be drawn from a current-gen version of the game, though Ubisoft has not specified whether it shows PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii U footage.

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Online feedback has seized on the differences between the footage shown in the new trailer and previous footage, which has demonstrated the PC and next-gen versions of the game.

Comments on YouTube and discussion forums including NeoGAF are near unanimous in their disappointment, with some comparing the footage to PS2-quality graphics.

Anticipation for Watch Dogs is high, especially for its next-gen iteration. The game was voted Most Wanted by CVG readers, alongside Battlefield 4.

In a February interview with Inside Gamer, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said the game's development is focused on next-gen platforms.

"At the moment our team is working hard to release the next generation consoles and the PC," Guillemot said. "Then other teams see how they can bring to the current generation of consoles."

Ubisoft Montreal is the primary studio developing Watch Dogs, while Ubisoft Reflections and Ubisoft Romania are also working on the title.

We've contacted Ubisoft to verify which platform the footage is drawn from, and will update when we hear back.

Some earlier screenshots: