"There's no scale down in quality, especially the next-gen versions," Morin said, discussing some of the negative reaction to recent trailers with us at Eurogamer Expo this afternoon. "It's pretty much the opposite. What we showed at E3 2012 in a lot of respects was less good. I think it's in the details. So no, there's no scale down."

Nevertheless, Morin doesn't appear to be worried about Grand Theft Auto 5's technical achievements lessening the impact of Watch Dogs.

"I don't build games with that in mind," he said. "To me, I make a game. I don't make a technical... I think that the level of fidelity that the city has in Watch Dogs is pretty much unprecedented.