Fans of “Watch Dogs 2” who are waiting for the PC release of the open world action-adventure should now wait a little longer, since Ubisoft Montreal just announced that the game’s release on PC has been delayed. If it’s any consolation, the delay will last for only two weeks.
According to Geek, only the PC version of Ubisoft Montreal’s upcoming game has been delayed. Hence, players who are planning to purchase the game for the PS4 or Xbox One can still expect the game to arrive on Nov. 15. The pop culture news site also said that the delay on PC will be worth it, since the PC version is going to come with extra features, options and support.
Expanding more on why “Watch Dogs 2” for PC is going to be worth the wait, Geek stated that unlike PS4 and Xbox One players who will get to play the game in 1080p, PC gamers with high-tech hardware can enjoy the game more since the developer has promised support for 4K resolution.
In addition to 4K support, Ubisoft also promised that the PC version will not have FPS cap and will have full SLI/Crossfire support at launch. The developer also mentioned that the game has also been optimized to make controls more responsive. The game is also said to debut with multiple save file support, multi-monitor support and multiple windowed mode options.
Quoting what Ubisoft wrote on its blog on why it has pushed back the release date of the PC version, Push-Start reported that the “extra time will be used for additional polish and will help ensure the game runs smoothly across a broad range of PC hardware.”
The new release date of “Watch Dogs 2” for the PC platform is now on Nov. 29 — exactly 14 days after the PS4 and Xbox One versions arrive on their respective consoles.
Meanwhile, for the game's PC specs and system requirements, Ubisoft wrote on its blog that the recommended OS are the 64-bit versions of Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Processors should either be Intel Core i5 3470 clocked at 3.2GHz or AMD FX 8120 clocked at 3.9GHz. Peripherals of choice include Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Xbox One controller or Dual Shock 4 controller.
Still on the recommended specifications of the gaming machine, the PC should have 8GB of RAM, 50GB hard disk space and 256 Kbps or faster broadband connection for the multiplayer mode. Ubisoft also specified that the video card should be any of the following: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB).
Finally, a new trailer for “Watch Dogs 2” for the PS4 was also released this Thursday. The promotional clip features the extra mission, entitled “Zodiac Killer,” that U.S. players will get access to when they preorder the game starting today. Check out the trailer below.