With the formal Ubisoft announcement last week that Watch Dogs was going to be a launching with the PS4 it feels like there is still a lot about the game we don’t know. However, today we did learn one new fact about Watch Dogs; the game is being developed on an entirely new gaming engine. Ubisoft technical director Sebastien Viard said in on twitter that Watch Dogs is being developed on the new Disrupt gaming engine.
The engine was apparently built specifically for the development of Watch Dogs. Viard went on to say that the Watch Dog engine Disrupt is not the same engine that the Assassin’s Creed games run on.
The trailers for Watch Dogs have look amazing so far, but none of the footage shown has been of the current console version. So it will be interesting to see how the new engine is able to perform on current consoles. Although at this point I would just settle for some confirmation on how the story based missions will play out.