Ubisoft appears to be working closely with AMD to optimize its PC games. During AMD’s Capsaicin event, Ubisoft basically confirmed that the Watch Dogs sequel is going to be optimized for AMD graphics processors. The company didn’t confirm directly if the upcoming game is going to have support for DirectX 12 but AMD’s Roy Taylor went ahead and confirmed that himself.
AMD’s Roy Taylor tweeted that Watch Dogs 2 features DirectX 12 support and also that the title will be “highly optimized” for AMD graphics processors. This came following Ubisoft’s confirmation that AMD’s DirectX support is what will make its future games like Watch Dogs 2 look better.
Ubisoft has worked with GPU-makers in the past as well. When Assassin’s Creed: Unity was announced the company teamed up with NVIDIA to tease a Tessellation patch for the game, but that patch was never released.
It merits mentioning here that the first Watch Dogs game was a GameWorks title, and if this is any indication, the sequel is going to be an AMD Gaming Evolved title.
Ubisoft announced Watch Dogs 2 as part of its earnings report earlier this year. The game is set to arrive before the end of April next year though it’s possible that Ubisoft might release it before the end of this year, but there’s no confirmation on that as yet.
— Roy Taylor (@Roy_techhwood) March 28, 2016