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Watch Dogs 2 Seems to Run Better on the Base PS4 Than On the PS4 Pro

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Not performing as expected.

Digital Foundry recently tested out Watch Dogs 2 on the PS4 Pro to check out its performance and stability. However, according to their report, it would seem that the game’s performance is less than satisfactory, and players might actually run into less issues playing the game on the vanilla PS4. Here’s their report:

‘For the majority of gameplay, the game hits its 30fps cap and delivers a crisp 1800p image, achieved via checkerboard upscaling and delivering excellent image quality. However, what’s clear is that stability in performance is an issue, with the game tearing and dropping frames sporadically during city traversal, while the base PS4 game runs without issue. Police pursuits ramp up transparent alpha effects which clearly exacerbate the problem – surrounded by squad cars with a helicopter search light illuminating the scene, Pro drops frames badly and introduces screen-tear when, once again, the standard PS4 retains its 30fps cap.’


This isn’t the only game that has had subpar performance on the Pro; The Last of Us Remastered was also reported to run more smoothly on the original console as well.

Watch Dogs 2 is now available on PS4 and Xbox One, and will be coming to PC later this month.

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