Watch Dogs 2 delayed on PC by two weeks

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Well, this is certainly unheard of. I mean, a Ubisoft game’s PC version being delayed by two weeks compared to its console counterparts? This is certainly a first.

Wait, did I say “a first”? I meant the other thing, what do you call it, “no surprise at all, since this happens to pretty much all their PC ports.”

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Forgot about you lot, sorry guys…

If you couldn’t tell from my sarcasm and the headline, Ubisoft have announced that they’re delaying Watch Dogs 2 on PC from the original November 15 release date to November 29.

In a blog post, Ubisoft cites making the “tough but necessary” decision so as to “ensure that Watch Dogs 2 runs smoothly across a broad range of hardware, as well as add that extra polish to those features which matter the most to our community.”

Those aforementioned features include 4K resolution support, uncapped frame rates (so hopefully dodging the Mafia III bullet), ultra/extra detail level textures, advanced graphics options like anti-aliasing and SLI/Crossfire GPU support. There’s a full detailed list of the improvements in the original post.

Ubisoft also posted the system requirements for Watch Dogs 2, which are fairly modest for today’s standards:

Minimum Specs

Supported OS – (64-bit versions only): Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Processor: Intel Core i5-2400S @ 2.5 GHz / AMD FX 6120 @ 3.5 GHz

RAM: 6GB

Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or better

Hard Disk Space: 50 GB

Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Xbox One Controller, DualShock 4 Controller

Multiplayer: 256 Kbps or faster broadband connection

Recommended Specs

Supported OS – (64-bit versions only): Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.2 GHz / AMD FX 8120 @ 3.9 GHz

RAM: 8GB

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB) | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB) or better | AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) or better

Hard Disk Space: 50 GB

Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Xbox One Controller, DualShock 4 Controller

I’m starting to see my faithful GTX 970 pop up in a lot of recommended set ups these days, making me worry it won’t be running games on max settings at 1080p for much longer…

In the two week wait while all your console friends play Watch Dogs 2, check out one of the recent gameplay clips from it. Looks pretty fun, and hopefully has a more compelling open world than the first one.

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