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Watch Dogs on PC being taught new tricks via stability patch

S. Prell, @SamPrell

Sit. Stay. Run smoothly. Good Watch Dogs! While Ubisoft's open-world hacker-vigilante adventure on PC can really put your rig through its paces - it's recommended that owners of the PC version have an i7 processor and a graphics card with at least 2GB of dedicated RAM onboard - that may soon change, according to tweets from the game's technical director, Sebastien Viard.

"Our PC progs are ... currently working on a patch to improve your experience thanks to your reports, stay tuned," Viard tweeted on Thursday. While there's no ETA on this patch, it's at least good to hear that an update aimed at improving performance and stability is in the works.

Curious as to why Watch Dogs is having such a rough ride on PC? Viard's got an answer for that as well: "Watch Dogs can use 3+ GB of RAM on [new-generation] consoles for graphics, your PC GPU needs enough VRAM for ultra options due to the lack of unified [memory]," he tweeted. Until the patch hits, Viard suggests tweaking texture quality, anti-aliasing and resolution options if you're experiencing slowdown.

Huh. And here Watch Dogs protagonist Aiden Pearce made hacking and tweaking computers seem so simple.
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