Watch Dogs: Legion Will Run At 30 FPS – Even On Next-Gen

It’s been revealed that the upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion will run at just 30 FPS – even on next-gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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During a Q&A on Reddit with Watch Dogs: Legion’s Live Producer Lathieeshe Thillainathan, it was confirmed that the game will run at 30 frames-per-second in 4K, and has Ray-Tracing enabled, after a fan asked if the game would run at 120FPS on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

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While this might not be good news for some fans wanting Watch Dogs: Legion to hit 120 FPS, it’s not the end of the world in my humble opinion, as I believe not every game needs to be at 120 FPS on next-gen consoles.  I believe genres such as racing and first-person shooters might benefit the most from a boost in framerate, but I think action-adventure titles such as Watch Dogs and even Assassin’s Creed might be best suited to a framerate hit of 60 FPS.

At this time, we don’t know whether Watch Dogs: Legion will have added graphical and performance options, but seeing as those options are available on some PS4 Pro and Xbox One X titles, similar features will be included on next-gen consoles; so I’d be shocked if Watch Dogs: Legion didn’t have those options too.  So hopefully, perhaps Watch Dogs: Legion will run at 30 FPS and 4K by default, with an option to have the game run at 60 FPS at 1440p.

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Watch Dogs: Legion will release for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on October 29th, and then it will be a launch title for Xbox Series X/S on November 10th, then for PS5 from November 12th.  Those that pick-up Watch Dogs: Legion on current-gen, will also get a free next-gen upgrade.

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