Sony retracts Watch Dogs 1080p 60 fps statement, unannounced Metro games are in the works, and Driveclub has microtransactions after all – PlayStation news round up

That’s another day in the books, then – while we all prepare our camomile teas, lock the doors and slip into our nighties, let’s reflect on a day full of back-tracking. Firstly, Sony’s swiftly removed its statement on the Watch Dogs pre-order site claiming it runs at 1080p and 60 fps. There’s also news on new Metro games, and confirmation that Driveclub does have microtransactions after all – didn’t Evolution say it absolutely didn’t a while back?

PlayStation news round up

  • watch dogs PS4 screensJust yesterday, news broke that Watch Dogs runs at 1080p and 60 frames per second on PS4. The source? Oh, you know, just Sony. That’s all. Well, all that information’s since been silently and swiftly removed from Sony’s Watch Dogs pre-order site, so maybe don’t take it as red after all.
  • Metro developer 4A games has upped sticks from Ukraine and settled down in Malta, it’s been revealed today. More pertinently, it’s also working on “unannounced titles within the Metro universe as well as further, unannounced projects,” according to a statement sent out to the press today. With E3 lurking just around the corner, expect an update on the show floor.
  • Finally, just a month after Evolution Studios said Driveclub is “absolutely” free of microtransactions, it’s revealed that there are in fact rather a lot of them. This is what game director Paul Rustchynsky told IGN:”In Driveclub you earn Fame, and as you earn Fame, you level up. Every time you level up, we give you another car. There’s no double gating or anything along those lines, you’re given the car straight away without having to do anything else. The only thing we do have is a couple of shortcuts.”If you want to unlock a car immediately, you can pay to unlock that car straight away but it’s not a consumable microtransaction,” Rustchynsky continued. “We don’t let people buy Fame, for example and spend lots and lots. The idea is if you want to shortcut things you can do – it’s identical to what we did in Motorstorm RC. So if you played that, you know what we’re doing here.”