Ubisoft Explains The Difference Between Next Gen And PS3/360 Versions of Assassin’s Creed 4

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is a next-gen game and will also contain support for next-gen console features. Ubisoft has revealed some information on the difference between current gen and next-gen versions of the game.

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solid_warlord1332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

If next gen assassins creed looks good as that trailer does in "Real Time" then that be awesome but i bet it won't. I think showing CG in video games is wrong, immoral and should be banned.

The_Infected1332d ago

I'm with you. I hope Ubisoft works to make each console version at its best since its releasing on Wii U, 360, PS3, PS4, and next Xbox. I want the next gen version to shine but I doubt they will.

Spoon_1332d ago

Game is being milked regardless

zeee1332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

Milk that cow Ubi. Milk that cow ala COD style.

aCasualGamer1332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )


I always thought to myself "why are singleplayer games becoming more connected these days?". It's not Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo trying to enforce us into being "always" connected. It's the publishers dicktatorship that's getting out of control. They're now saying "you'll get the best singleplayer experience only if you are always connected". Sad that companies are going to mess with the singleplayer now too. First they enforce online multiplayer, and when people don't play online they'll find any other means to get us to play online, even as far as including it in the singleplayer campaign. Sad.

Mounce1332d ago


It began being milked after AC2/Brotherhood.

I stopped buying after Revelations since it was the end of Ezio's arc, and I have no attachment to the characters nor have to worry about spoilers.

I'll just wait for other Ubi titles now... lol

papashango1332d ago

“I mean, that Next Gen Consoles will allow players to have a solo experience that benefit the presence of a huge community.”

always-on drm being introduced to consoles?

galest1332d ago

I love that people assume ACIV just now started development after ACIII dropped.
The team split into two after AC2. The AC2 team was developing ACIII while a team was putting out AC: Brotherhood and Revelations.

I’m assuming after the 2nd team did Revelations, they started production on ACIV: Black Flag while the 1st team finished up ACIII.
And two words "Assassin's Piece" HA One Piece

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zerocrossing1332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

At the very least they should show some gameplay, it always strikes me as odd when a trailer is nothing but CGI, that isn't what I'll be getting if I buy the game so why waste my time? show me the actual game and if it's any good I'll buy it.


That's fine, but trailers designed to sell a game should show gameplay, I don't condone using hype to sell a product when what's being shown has little resemblance and not much to do with the actual game.

SAE1332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

The CGI video is an intro to the game. Revelation had one too and it looked bad ass. It just for hyping people.

Im still gonna buy it. I like AC story's. I just think the gameplay can be much better but they don't want to improve it and make it special because if they did that a lots of people won't buy. Most people want easy games..

Ju1332d ago

I am still blown away - even if this is a CGI trailer. This can actually hold up against big budget Hollywood productions. I am quite impressed how far CGI came. And, none the less, some artist had to create all those character models and set pieces which might as well be used scaled down in the game. Looking forward to it - probably gonna get it for the eye candy. I have yet to finish another AC game. I usually get bored half way through and the only one I finished was the first one; even though I bought all but one.

papashango1332d ago

"I am still blown away - even if this is a CGI trailer. "

Stop...just effing stop. getting excited over a cgi trailer, lol

no wonder microtransactions aren't going away any time soon.

Ju1332d ago

^^ Yeah, because you have actually no idea what I was talking about, eh? Well, nothing new so far...

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The difference will be minimal, like Spiderman 3 for the PS2 and PS3. As for the CGI trailer, Ubisoft always release a CGI trailer first for all their AC games.

LarVanian1332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

Spiderman 3 on PS3 was pretty much a completely different game from the PS2 version and the graphics were significantly better.
A better comparison would probably be King Kong on Xbox and Xbox 360.

gintoki7771332d ago

Depends Final fantasy always has some cool CG cut scenes and good graphics. When Assassin's creed uses it makes me think "Just make a movie or something".

Kurt Russell1332d ago

The actual game has its cut scenes made in real time though. Ubi always show their game off pre-rendered in the early days to build hype.

I imagine there isn't much built into the actual game yet to raise the required interest of punters at this point, when there is they usually release a trailer showing in game footage (mostly combat and free running).

Either way, there has been too much Assasins Creed now for me to give a poop.

gintoki7771332d ago

Assassins creed's engine should take the next gen leap. Same thing for years but at least they have been honest about it.

Eyesoftheraven1332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

For teaser trailers, I can forgive the use of pre-renders CGI. For everything else, especially in this day and age, where real time graphics often look incredible, I can't stand it. Like the intro and outro videos in Crysis 3.. they're pre-rendered and look worse than the actual game! Take into account the often terrible video compression artifacts and it's unforgivable.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

"There also some PS4 controller specific features that they will be revealing later."

lol poor wiiU.

"“I mean, that Next Gen Consoles will allow players to have a solo experience that benefit the presence of a huge community.”

Online drm?

Game is milked? yup.

Is the only consistent assassin game? yup.

Are there any clones? no..

Is it still original compared to other games? yes..

One of a kind game? yes..

Will I buy on ps4 when it's $40? yes..

_LarZen_1332d ago

It will not look remotely close to the CGI trailer, that I can already tell you now.

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charted1332d ago

I agree with solid_warlord.

Trailer gfx was great, hopefully something we can look forward to next gen. Shows better things to come.

Chris5581331d ago

I don´t care ac piratean warfare will be disaster anyway

KidBroSweets21327d ago

YAAAY! A Pirates of the Carribean game. Bout time, sheesh

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vyralx1332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

“In addition to improved graphics and physic, Next Gen versions will bring to the players new connected features allowing them to feel that even if they remain “Single Player” it will be better to be a “Single Connected Player”.

“...PS4 controller specific features”

So we are looking at an enchanced port for next gen

Truehellfire1331d ago

Yeah, pretty much. Much like the PC is right now, these next-gen consoles will be limited by the current gen if a game releases on both of them. Sure, graphics and physics will be better, but that is it. If it was next gen only, the amount of RAM the new consoles have would allow for so much more. Huge environments with so much detail that it would be hard to imagine. Due to the fact the developers are making it for current consoles though, they are only going to put as much as they can fit into those and slightly upgrade it for next gen.

Rask1332d ago

Ubisoft is milking Assassin's Creed for good eh, it's almost like Call of Duty already.

Ju1332d ago

They do. But unlike Activision, they actually re-invested the money to improve the tech. Each iteration of the game look mighty impressive compared to the previous version. Gameplay - well, that didn't change that much.

delboy1332d ago

And that's the problem, i got bored after acII.
Could't care less about next ac game.

MestreRothN4G1332d ago

Actually, each game is worst/casualler/dumber than the previous.

Just as CoD after 6.

Omni-Tool1331d ago

What destroyed all of these game series is the yearly releases. Over saturation of the exact same crap every year with no originality to branch out into other IP opportunities. I remember when it was 3 to 5 yrs before a sequel was released. Now, they're getting worse than sports games. Seriously, developers should just quit with coming up with names and just attach a year at the end of each one.

SAE1332d ago

It's obvious that it will be like an hd quality(ps4) instead of normal tvs(ps3) but nothing better in the gameplay that shows the power of the console. It won't be different in content like if battlefield 4 released in current and next generations it will be different. The multiplayer will have bigger maps, more players, better performance..etc

ps3_pwns1332d ago

if the games are the same price then the difference will be minimal. meaning all versions 59.99

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