Watch Dogs: Legion should prove to be a beautiful experience on next-gen consoles. In a recent AMA, live producer Lathieeshe Thillainathan confirmed that the game would run at 4K/30 FPS with ray-tracing effects enabled on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Real-time ray-traced reflections on a console port? That seems mighty impressive to us, but that hasn’t stopped Watch Dogs fans from complaining about a potential oversight – namely, a frame-rate focused performance mode that ditches the RTX effects for a smoother, 60 FPS experience.
While there’s a possibility that Thillainathan simply failed to mention it, Watch Dogs: Legion’s potential lack of a performance mode does seem disappointing. The sluggishness could be especially noticeable to Ubisoft fans who will be switching between Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on next-gen consoles, as the latter will reportedly run at 4K/60 FPS (no ray tracing). Maybe if there’s enough of an uproar, Ubisoft will patch a performance mode into the game after it launches.
Watch Dogs: Legion fans who want the ultimate experience are encouraged to step up to the PC version. According to an updated specifications chart, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is required for the 4K Ultra preset, which boasts the highest ray-tracing quality and DLSS for improved performance.