Ubisoft has announced that Watch Dogs 2 will now release on PC on November 29th. This extra time will be used for additional polish and to ensure that the game runs smoothly across a multitude of PC hardware.
The game will still launch on November 15th on both PS4 and Xbox One.
Ubisoft has also released the minimum and recommended specs for the game.
OS – (64-bit versions only): Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
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, Dual Shock 4 controller
Multiplayer: 256 Kbps or faster broadband connection
Stuttering/lag framerate optimization – We employed a fix that makes all controls much more responsive and less framerate-related. We’ve optimized resource creation, GPU VRAM upload and required VRAM for the game.
No FPS cap
Full SLI/Crossfire support at launch
Multiple save file support – This feature allows players to have up to three auto save slots for three separate playthroughs.
Multi-monitor support with borderless mode and advanced settings that allow for customized placement of menu and HUD.
Headlight Shadows – Support for additional shadows from car headlights
Extra Details Options – Increases the level of detail for all objects in the game, and adds more details to objects in the distance.
Improved Graphics Options
Pixel Density sliders
Ultra Textures pack available at launch
Post Processing Anti-Aliasing options SMAA and FXAA
Improved Keyboard/Mouse controls
Full adaptation with mouse and keyboard
We’re using raw mouse input to reduce latency and use the Windows hardware cursor throughout the game without any additional signal filtering to smooth or accelerate mouse movement by default
Advanced keyboard support – Keyboard hotkeys for every menu and app for faster access. Additionally, all hotkeys can be remapped.
Mouse-centric UI – Any UI screen, menus or smartphone app supports full mouse interaction, so the player can finish any UI task with the mouse only. Everything is clickable and has appropriate button states.
Toggle/Hold modes for different controls (aim, sprint, walk, inventory, etc.)
Driving: Driving has been adapted to suit the keyboard controls, with adjustable steering sensitivity. Same goes for driving camera sensitivity and auto-centering camera behavior.
On-the-fly switching between mouse and keyboard to gamepad, without any additional options, UI will just switch to gamepad mode
Supported gamepads: Xbox One controller, PlayStation 4 DualShock controller
Watch Dogs 2 will be available worldwide on November 15 for and Xbox One. Post launch DLC will arrive on PS4 first with 30-days exclusivity.