Watch Dogs’ graphics weren’t quite up to the standard of the original E3 demo, whether this was because they were more than the new generation consoles could handle, or that the visual effects on show were causing problems elsewhere in the game. Whatever the case it’s fallen to modders to bring the game up to scratch.
TheWorse has done just that.
“Modders are usually creative and passionate players, and while we appreciate their enthusiasm, the mod in question (which uses those old settings) subjectively enhances the game’s visual fidelity in certain situations but also can have various negative impacts,” they wrote.
“Those could range from performance issues, to difficulty in reading the environment in order to appreciate the gameplay, to potentially making the game less enjoyable or even unstable.”
TheWorse has hit v1.0 of his graphics mod and says that he “did [his] best to improve graphics and performance as much as I could without degrading the quality.” You can see how it looks as a result in this video:
You can download the mod from TheWorse’s site.