After a user going by "TheWorse" created a mod that allowed players to restore the great-looking original version of Watch Dogs, people were outraged that Ubisoft had sold them an inferior version in the first place. The developers tried to explain that they had misjudged how powerful graphics hardware would be by the time of its release, and that their high-res version would've caused too many performance issues for the consoles. But that doesn't explain why the graphical downgrade was also present on the PC version. Unless, of course, Ubisoft deliberately handicapped it so as not to make the console versions look like dog barf by comparison.
But that would be silly! It's not as if Ubisoft has a reputation for using false hype to get people to buy technically inferior products on launch day. Nope, not at all.