Watch Dogs Legion: 60 FPS update for next-gen consoles on the go

Watch Dogs Legion: 60 FPS update for next-gen consoles on the go

Watch Dogs Legion

The people in charge at Ubisoft have revealed in a Reddit AMA that a new update for Watch Dogs Legion is currently being worked on, which should enable 60 FPS on the next-gen consoles. But there is no exact date yet. The team would like to announce more information soon. Watch Dogs Legion was first released in October 2020. The versions for PS5 and Xbox Series X / S then followed at the respective launch of the next-gen hardware.

Ubisoft's game is currently running at 30 FPS on all platforms. While the conversions for PS5 and Xbox Series X aim for a dynamic 4K resolution, the Xbox Series S reproduces the title in 1080p. Ray tracing is enabled by default on all consoles. It can be assumed that the makers will need to tweak a few things in order to hit 60 FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Whether the Xbox Series S will also be equipped with the upcoming update cannot be said at the moment. We'll keep you informed here.

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Watch Dogs: Legion Will Eventually Get 60 FPS Option On Next-Gen Consoles

Wipe that paint outta your eyes, 60 fps is on the way. © Image: Ubisoft Wipe that paint outta your eyes, 60 fps is on the way.

During a recent “ask me anything” session on Reddit, Watch Dogs: Legion live producer Lathieeshe Thillainathan said that Ubisoft is working on adding a higher framerate option to the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

“60 fps for next-gen consoles is in development, and we’ll announce the exact release dates with our future [title updates],” Thillainathan told fans earlier today, a detail that was eventually shared by the game’s official Twitter account.

Unlike many of its contemporaries, Watch Dogs: Legion didn’t launch with a mode that focused on framerate rather than graphical fidelity. Eurogamer reported at the time that configuration files in the PC version indicated 60 frames-per-second gameplay was once in the cards for next-gen consoles despite not making it into the final releases for unknown reasons.

The latest Watch Dogs: Legion roadmap, which covers updates from late April to August 2021, makes no mention of a framerate patch, so players may have to wait until the fall or later for that sweet, buttery-smooth gameplay. Maybe they’ll surprise us, though.