Update: Ubisoft Says Watch Dogs PC Specs Leak Inaccurate

UPDATE: Yesterday, the ever watchful eyes of the Internet spotted the PC system specifications for Watch Dogs listed on the game’s official Uplay page. Those specs were removed by Ubisoft, but not before just about every gaming site in the webiverse posted them.

Now, via a Tweet from Watch Dogs developer Sebastian Viard we know those specs were pulled because they are inaccurate.

“Hello. These are not official configs. The real specs out soon and will be lower than one :) ” Viard tweeted in rather poorly translated French.

Based on the leaked specs, I’m guessing the quad-core CPU minimum requirement and eight-core recommendations are where the inaccuracy lies. Still, it appears like Ubisoft intends to take full advantage of PC hardware. We’ll keep you posted.

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Interested in playing Watch Dogs on PC? There’s a good chance you’ll have to upgrade your rig.

Ubisoft has revealed the systems specs for its upcoming open world hackventure, and there are a few eye openers that indicate Watch Dogs will take full advantage of high-end hardware. Most notably: dual-core CPUs won’t cut it and only 64-bit operating systems are supported. Get the minimum, recommended, and ultra specs below:


GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM
CPU: Quad core

Example 1
GPU: NVidia GTX 460
CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

Example 2
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5770
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9750


GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM
CPU: Eight core

Example 1
GPU: NVidia GTX 560 ti
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770

Example 2
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core


GPU: Latest DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM or more
CPU: Latest Eight core or more
RAM: 8GB or more

Example 1
GPU: Nvidia GTX 670
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K

Example 2

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970
CPU: AMD FX-9370 Eight-Core

In August, Ubisoft and Nvidia announced a partnership (a deal Nvidia reportedly paid $5 million for) that would bring exclusive tech and features to the PC version of Watch Dogs. We still haven’t heard precisely what those features will be, but based on the specs, it sounds like Ubisoft is going to throw the kitchen sink into this sucker.

If you’ve been following Game Front, you know that we’ve been itching to play this one. We named Watch Dogs our E3 2013 Game of Show, and these system specs only add to our anticipation.

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