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Ubisoft Explains PS4 Version of Assassin's Creed 4, Will Have Superior Waves And Wind Simulation

"We've heard from the beginning itself that Ubisoft would be implementing extra content into the PlayStation 4 version of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, developed by Ubisoft Montreal. When we asked creative director Jean Guesdon about some more details regarding the same, he clarified just what the extra content entailed." (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Ezz2013  +   444d ago | Well said
well, that's nice
hope that all 3rd party dev do the same and use the more power ps4 have
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RyuCloudStrife  +   444d ago
I can't wait until the full power of the PS4 is unraveled already.

I planned on getting 3 launch games but now I'm getting my 4th Assassins Creed 4 after seeing this http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Need4Game  +   444d ago | Well said
Since Xbox One is the baseline for game performance, game performance on PS4 won't have any hiccups.

Smooth gameplay on PS4 on all games, easy.
EXVirtual  +   444d ago
Yeah. I hope 3rd party devs take advantage of the PS4, because if not, they'd be holding themselves back. And they'd better take advantage, because they've been bitching about limitations with the current gen.
edonus  +   444d ago
This is pathetic.
The dev never even said this. Gaming bolt is just showing they are clearly full of crap. Its like the interviewer was trying to get him to say it but it wasnt there.

The whole superior thing is just some crap Gamingbolt made up for the title. Are Ps4 fans that desperate they gotta lie and make stuff up to feel important.

Really the guy interviewed never said this and when did the Ps4 have the best wind effects in Watch Dogs? The internet needs to get cleaned up stuff like this just weak for weak people they will never get strong being this weak.

And I get disagrees for telling the truth.
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Crazyglues  +   444d ago
Yeah I was going to pass on Assassin Creed 4 until I saw this trailer made with all actual Game-play - I believe someone at Ubisoft was saying in an interview that it was the PS4 version, which would explain why that water looks so amazing in that trailer, could be the increase in fidelity this article is talking about.. - http://bit.ly/18W7JW9 -and that's not to say it won't look good on XB1

I'm just talking about from current consoles to nex gen...

Either way I'm really excited for the title now, hopefully we will get more info as we get closer to the launch..

would be cool if they did a video explaining the difference we will see in the PS4 version.

-Again just meaning from PS3 to PS4 version -like how much has the game been tweaked for nex gen

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PSdomin8tion  +   444d ago
I'm all about the PS4.

I'm worried tho that just like this current gen, the more powerful PS3 was held back in the multiplat visuals (sad as well that for the first 3 years developers were lazy giving PS3 poor ports cause they had no interest in learning the advanced tech the cell offered) to keep games even with the 360.

I'm afraid MS will NOT allow developers to take the PS4 multiplats a notch above the XBox 1. Once again, Playstation fans have to be held back cause of the XBone being 50% less powerful.

But, But, the power of the cloud.
joefrost00  +   444d ago
So I'm confused
When I heard them talking about watch dogs he worded like the xbox one had the better technical version but AC ps4
Now this is funny considering they called it extra content
What he.said.sounds more like an next gen compared to current gen type of thing but I could be wrong just funny when they give these interviews (watch dogs included) never say compared to which system knowing they two gens they are developing for
And no one giving the interview ever asks lol
SegaSaturn669  +   444d ago
Damn ubisoft didn't answer the question: which one will have superior CLOUDS?!
MysticStrummer  +   444d ago
This is the same as that other article about Watch Dogs that the MS fans seized on, except it's the other way around.

They're comparing current and next gen, not PS4 and One.
Kryptix  +   444d ago
Good to see developers use the power of the PS4 at launch, which is different than the PS3's launch and for many years. That easy to develop architecture is really paying off combined with the PS4s strong GPU and GDDR5 RAM. And according to Mark Cerny, there are going to be easier and better ways of developing games in the coming years. Which makes developer's jobs much less frustrating.
abzdine  +   444d ago
did Sony on purpose design the PS4 like an eraser to erase Xbox one from the gaming world??
It's crazy what i'm hearing lately about the two consoles!!
if X1 was like 360 i would still have bought it for the gaming experiences because i dont give a damn about graphics but right now no way that could happen with all the anti consumer decisions and the middle finger MS is giving to gamers
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JessiePinkmanYo  +   444d ago
I lost interest in the Assasins line up long ago (I know, lol) but thank you for posting this video! I have both consoles on preorder but this video and article points to me getting it on PS4. Thanks again for the post
starchild  +   444d ago
The PS4 is going to be excellent. I can't wait to get mine.

I might play AC4 on my PC, but if the PS4 can at least offer a decent baseline quality for multiplats (meaning no screen tearing, a solid frame rate, and decent anti-aliasing) I have always said that I might switch over to gaming more on the PS4. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

I'm getting a PS4 no matter what, though, for the amazing exclusives.
starchild  +   444d ago
@PSdomin8tion

Don't worry about that. I guarantee that the extra power in the PS4 will be used by developers.

Developers didn't hold back PS3 versions to be equal to 360 versions. In some cases the PS3 versions were worse. In both cases it wasn't MS forcing developers to do it, it was the fact that the PS3 was harder to make games for.

And it also had more RAM eaten up by the operating system and a slightly weaker GPU. Getting the best from the PS3 required designing your game to maximally take advantage of the Cell's SPUs, which isn't easy to do in a multiplatform development environment.

The PS4 is easy to develop for and has plainly better hardware all around. Believe me when I say that you will see advantages on multiplatform games.
YNWA96  +   444d ago
Hehehe, c'mon... Who really stops in a game and looks at the waves....also... I cannot see the wind.... Can feel it though... These articles are again just BS for hits.... Usual crap...
YNWA96  +   444d ago
So, I am seeing a lot of regrets and acknowledgements of doing it wrong from MS.... But I see no people thinking giving them an extra chance... Sony tried to butt fvck you with PS3, said sorry and you dropped pants again.... These companies like to make money... And both have made bad mistakes.... But only one is evil, while one wants world domination by giving away stuff and being cheap??? Does not make sense to me.... But it is what it is.... Getting both on launch day.... Enjoy the gaming.... Also the other stuff on X1.... Some people do like that stuff, so do not put them down.....
RonRico  +   443d ago
@RyuCloudStrife
Thanks for the link. Looks good.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   443d ago
LMAO

Is it not clear to many people on this site that he is comparing the PS4 version to current gen consoles?

I mean really?

SMH
marcelliuss1  +   443d ago
@Need4Game..."Since Xbox One is the baseline for game performance, game performance on PS4 won't have any hiccups. Smooth gameplay on PS4 on all games, easy."

Lol....wow how soon you Sony fans forget....lol

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
SilentNegotiator  +   443d ago
It appears that all of the people that made the assumption that the Xbox One Watchdog comments were comparisons to fellow 8th gen versions are now questioning what the comparison here is to.

How interesting.
mewhy32  +   443d ago
Well let's hope that all the third party developers will make full use of the power on tap from the PS4.
Braid  +   443d ago
I think the title is kind of misleading.

It seems to me that he's talking about "better effects" compared to the PS3 (and the other last-gen) versions. In no sentence he makes a comparison between PS4 and Xbox One. It's highly possible that the effects he's talking about will be at the same quality in the XBO version as well, while PS3/360 versions will obviously be inferior to the next-gen versions.

The title should have been "AC IV will have superior waves and wind simulation on the next-gen consoles".
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gaffyh  +   443d ago
@Gman - You don't need to put "..." every few words in your posts, I don't think you understand what the point of it is.
bessy67  +   444d ago
You guys do realize they're comparing the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game, right?
CGI-Quality  +   444d ago
No, we don't. He never specifies what he's comparing this version to.
torchic  +   444d ago
I think you're right.

do people still honestly think publishers allow developers to openly suggest that one company's platform has better features than another company's platform of the same game?

that crap doesn't happen anymore. Microsoft $$$ is far more valuable than appeasing a certain section of the gaming community.
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The_Infected  +   444d ago
"Ubisoft Explains PS4 Version of Assassin's Creed 4, Will Have Superior Waves And Wind Simulation"

Compared to what?
Ezz2013  +   444d ago
is there is a ps3 version of the game ?! ...no ?!
then xbox one

also nice to see you man
bsquwhere  +   444d ago
@Ezz2013....there is a PS3 version you dolt. This is the same thing as the Watchdog comment. Both PS4 and Xbox One will look the same, especially at the beginning of the consoles life cycle. I'm a Sony fan and I know this.

Edit: Did I get disagrees because I was right about a PS3 version, because I admitted I liked Sony yet said both X1 and PS4 would look the same, or that this is exactly like the Watchdog comment a week ago. Fanboys calm down.
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The_Infected  +   444d ago
@Ezz2012

Nice to see you to but their is a PS3 version lol
tuglu_pati  +   444d ago
@Ezz2013

That comment makes me question you amount of bubbles, seriously.

and the worst part you got 3 agrees
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webeblazing  +   444d ago
questions....like. this. no sense. make... we like.. beating chest
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Ezz2013  +   443d ago
i didn't know that there was ps3/360 versions of the game

i'm not following the game at all
BallsEye  +   444d ago
You do realise tho that he didn't say that it will have superior wind etc to xbox one or pc version? It will probably be superior to xbox 360 / ps3 version. Stop dreaming.
Ezz2013  +   444d ago
no need to dream ...with more powerful specs and very friendly system

it's 3rd party dev's move now to make use of ps4 power
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NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   443d ago
you should check out the vids provided by commenters, they seem to be running on the ps4 and it looks great. I wouldn't doubt it would look better than the xbone. Devs have no excuse now. We all know this gen 1st party sony studios showed what console was the better in terms of graphics and gameplay. Third party devs, not so much until the last couple of years of this gen
herbs  +   444d ago
Everyone on N4G always bickering over the little things. AC4 will look great on all current and next gen systems, PS4 has the potential to look the best ok get over it and stop arguing. The real interesting thing about this article is the Vita intigration, I wonder if its feature set will be identicle to the U's Gamepad this is what could make the PS4's version the best overall experience very cool.
ArmrdChaos  +   444d ago
No....there must be absolutes.

Owning superior system = being a superior person

They need this in order to define themselves.
YNWA96  +   444d ago
Thats a very Nazi style comment Armrd....

Ah crap.... That was my 3rd bubble.... I think Sony are gods, PS4 is Kate Upton in see thru lingerie.... Now please may I have more bubbles?
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ArmrdChaos  +   443d ago
I call the behavior on this site as I see it.

If people don't like being referred to in that manner then I guess the best solution would be to quit behaving that way.
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fermcr  +   444d ago
He doesn't say if he is comparing it to the X1/PC version or the PS3/X360 version.

I thing the PC/PS4/X1 versions are going to be very similar.
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MrMister  +   444d ago
I'm pretty sure Xbox One can do anything PS4 is already doing. Any way, i'm getting both.
showtimefolks  +   444d ago
so now almost all games can be played on Vita

nt a AC fan but have fun to those who like this series
Ju  +   443d ago
Every PS4 game is supposed to support this. Sony requires it.
asmith2306  +   443d ago
Out of all people are taking from this article, this is what caught my eye: "...we do support the PS4 touchpad and Vita Remote Play, which means you will be able to play AC4 on your Vita through your PS4".

^This is freaking great :)
XGamer  +   443d ago
You little kids are funny, superior to the ps3 version only is what he's implying.
And just for rhe record XBOX ONE runs windows 8.1 DirectX 11.2 and has the power if the Cloud, not to mention whetherr or not the raise clock speed and or add memory. Xbox One the best games and the ONLY one running 1080p and 60fps.ut of the gate.

Seriously XBOX ONE bas 3 operating systems and it blows ls4 out of the AC water. Pun intended:-)
Ju  +   443d ago
Well, it's the next water cooler after all.
boneso82  +   443d ago
@ XGamer

You do realise that you just bigged up the Xbone as best you can but failed to mention any of the hardware?

Ask any PC gamer what are the 3 most important hardware components to build a decent gaming rig and achieve the best possible visuals and frame rates, it goes as follows:

CPU, GPU, Memory...

As far as the Xbone v. PS4 goes in these three fundamental areas its a tie on CPU but PS4 has a superior GPU, by up to 50% (even with a potential overclock on Xbone) and RAM, in both quality and quantity available to games.

You sound like one of those PR knobs on stage for MS when you say things like "the power of the cloud", you really have been sucked in, do a bit of research on latency and bandwidth then reassess "the power of the cloud"...
jazzlover511  +   443d ago
and XOne fanboys can't acccept the truth they disagree with you
Docknoss  +   443d ago
I stopped at AC1
quenomamen  +   443d ago
But, but teh cloud, suppose to make da X1 3x more powerful !
awi5951  +   443d ago
The stupid fanboy wars im so staying PC only this gen. Just bought me a second graphics card to complete my new Pc. Now i have to wait for BF4 to truly test it no game can touch my one card now.
AhmadCentral  +   443d ago
So if the PS4 version has superior wind and wave simulation, does that mean the Xbox version will have superior cloud simulation.......

I'll get my coat...
fsfsxii  +   444d ago
PR talk. /s
Cuzzo63  +   444d ago
Or maybe they can do a little bit more with the better specs.
Tho it is true that they said the same about Xb1. Hmmmm both versions might be the same or one might be slightly more dynamic and better performance wise. We will see on release. Digital Fondry and Lens of Truth are quivering for the day to start the new generation skirmishes I bet
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Ezz2013  +   444d ago
you didn't notice the "/s" in his comment ....did you ?!
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miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   444d ago
If it's PR talk and makes the PS4 look good it's ok. If it's PR talk that makes X1 games look as good or seem better, or anything positive... it's just PR talk. :)
PirateThom  +   444d ago
Only because any positives said about the XBOne in a technical sense are misninformation at best and outright lies at worst.
fsfsxii  +   444d ago
Did i mention anything about the X1?
Oh, i see, the troll regained his bubbles.
SephirothX21  +   444d ago
X1 will have a better graphics API. DirectX 11.2 allows texture tiling which will massively cut down the amount of gpu memory needed to handle textures by splitting up textures and only loading segments that are being rendered in a given frame.
Though PS4's better hardware will allow games that are not possible on X1. Its basically a mid-range PC vs a low-end PC. Kinect 2 will be good for my own motion capture for my own game engine. Though I will get PS4.
AceBlazer13  +   444d ago
it's about credibility microsoft has lost a lot since xbone reveal .ppl are gonna call bs on their claims. think of it like this a drunken crack ho tells u an object in motion stay in motion ur gonna call bs but if ur physics teacher tells u u'll believe them
Ju  +   443d ago
"graphics tiling" is just used to overcome bandwidth limitation which the PS4 doesn't have. Even in the worst case the PS4 reads textures @176GB/s - from anywhere in it's 8GB memory. The X1 reads 100GB/s at best if the tile is in ESRAM cache and "hopes" it doesn't need to fill the missing tiles (@68GB/s). So even without a single miss we are talking 100GB/s max vs. 176. (and with all wizzardery maybe 133GB/s - but this includes write cycles as well).

There is nothing superior in the X1 or in DX11.2. Both support compute shaders in the render pipeline and yet, the PS4 has more compute sources to begin with.

If games look the same, at first than those simply haven't been optimized for either platform. And I sure believe devs will find tricks to maximize the X1's performance - and so will they do with the PS4. Only, those 40% advantage is a constant. If you add it for the One so will do the PS4.
XtraTrstrL  +   443d ago
@SephirothX21, The DX 11.2 texture tiling is them just catching back up.

It's already been mentioned long ago that the PS4 will be doing something similar to John Carmack's mega-textures used in Rage, but through hardware, which is basically what DX 11.2 is trying to parallel.

So, basically, no, X1 will not have a better graphics API. It's been mentioned many times that PS4 is way ahead of X1 in terms of the APIs, and this is another case of X1 just playing catchup.
Gamers_United  +   444d ago
Lmfao ya right as if man this PR talk doesn't end
Bluepowerzz  +   444d ago
so yeah lets not believe what a guy whos working on the game is saying and believe in a xbox fanboy who is uninformed and choses to side with a company who wants to demolish gaming as we know it. @ poor hardware wtf/
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Gamers_United  +   444d ago
This comment made me laugh so hard lol what meds are you on ??

I know your still hurting because Xbox One has the cloud power and PS4 has poor hardware installed on it

its ok the truth hurts sometimes son
mega31  +   444d ago
well lets be fair ps fanboys dont believe what developers say about the xbox one.

If a developer talks about good things in the Xbox, its just PR talk, but when a developer says something positive about the PS4 its perfect and its true, and its powerful.

Ladies and Gentleman, ANOTHER 180 :)
Thegamer41  +   444d ago
@ Gamers_United
Yes the truth does hurt and we can all see it from your deluded comments.
When people resort to "cloud power" and blatant lies like "PS4 has poor hardware installed on it" you could tell they are butt hurt, made my day xD
xHeavYx  +   444d ago
@ Gamers
New trolling account detected!
PS4 is clearly superior, but hey, maybe you'll get some breakthrough Kinect function like.... I don't know, singing?
"yoho, yoho, the pirate's life's for me"
Sevir  +   444d ago
Cloud power verses "poor hardware"? lmaoo

The cloud power of MS's console is nothing but multiplayer dedicated servers, and every Dev who has a gaming coming for the platform says it's just that.

Destiny on PS4 runs on the cloud... Heavily, as does Killzone, Driveclub Battlefield and COD... Get over it...

The PS4 has brute force and Developers don't need a marketing ploy as an excuse for the performance of their software because it just performs well.

Multiplatform games will be better on the PS4 as will the exclusives.
nades_all_night  +   443d ago
I find it funny that anyone with any knowledge of tech could say the cloud that Xbox is using is some revolutionary and hardware enhancing feature! It's little more than suit speak being spewed by MS. I completely agree with sevir and those of you that have an elementary understanding of " the cloud".
XtraTrstrL  +   444d ago
LOL @ teh cloud power. You mention the poor hardware installed on the PS4, yet you are an Xbone fan? Did you not know that the PS4 has a GPU that contains 50% more raw power than the Xbone? It also has 8GB fully unified GDDR5 ram compared to Xbone's 8GB DDR3 ram, which is not particularly good for graphics processing, and they make up for it with a tiny 32mb eSRAM, which makes Xbone more complex to program for.

The PS4 will outperform Xbone easily in exclusives and multiplatform games this time around with it's ease of use. Xbone's cloud is also very limited in the types of significant performance boost in can lend to games, it definitely won't make graphics prettier. Also, whatever little it does to help in games, will only be done while online. I rather all the significant power of my console be in the box, and not reliant on some online source.

Bottom Line: Xbone is clearly the weaker & less game-centric console of the 2.

It's ok though, the truth hurts sometimes son.
thexmanone  +   444d ago
So MS announced the specs of the xbox one? Can you give me a link to that information? I can`t seem to find it anywhere on the net.
sic_chops  +   444d ago
^ there is a reason they are hiding the specs from you. Wake up.
thexmanone  +   444d ago
@sic_chops That's right, maybe XtraTrstrL should wake up and not post until we get the facts and not rumors about the specs.
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Ju  +   443d ago
Actually, I have a perfect example where the PS4 will beat any platform on the market. It actually makes sense to implement memclr/memset/memcpy using the GPU ;) Incl. the X1 or any PC available. LOL
christrules0041  +   442d ago
@thexmanone Yeah MS accidently announced it. It's 768 shaders on 12 compute cores.

http://www.anandtech.com/sh...

Here is an article on the speed of the Xbox One's GPU as well. Considering when they announced the 88% increase since it was both writing and reading it was actually half of what they said it is so underclocking to 750mhz makes sense. Here is an article with the math though.

http://www.gamechup.com/has...
Enemy  +   444d ago
This comment coming from the guy who believes Microsoft upgraded the Xbox Ones' RAM to 12 gigs. Stop posting.
ginsunuva  +   444d ago
Ubi full of sh*t again. Just like how Watch Dogs uses the Power of teh Clowd on Xbox1 to have superior waves and ai.

Unless buying exclusive game assets is the new exclusive-dlc of next gen. Now Sony and MS not only pay for exclusive dlc in games, but pay for better waves and such.. lol
DragonKnight  +   444d ago
I agree. I was going to make some snarky remark about how clearly the PS4 isn't more powerful than the Xbox One and yet it is, but Ubisoft are just playing the talk game trying to hype up both sides in different ways. Power will be gauged when the games launch and comparisons inevitably made, until then it's all PR hype talk that should be ignored by all sides.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   444d ago
Yep,..i totally agree. Ubisoft is now a comical developer jjustifying that one console version will have better looking waves and wind it's laughable.
GribbleGrunger  +   444d ago
You do realise that he's comparing it to current gen consoles and the X1 will probably benefit in that way too. Sort of shot yourself in the foot there. You could always get a petition together and demand that Ubisoft remove any improved wind and wave physics from the X1 version. After all, clearly any improvements in that area are 'laughable'.
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DragonKnight  +   444d ago
@GribbleGrunger: Just mention the power of the cloud and Frigid will back peddle.
GribbleGrunger  +   444d ago
Ah, the clouds. People always look to the heavens when they're stuck for an answer :) There are also better physics at the end of the rainbow, along with rocket science stuff, water coolers and pixie dust. I hope I'm not getting too technical?
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waljaber  +   444d ago
what's matter how exclusive games will look on their console.
sigfredod  +   444d ago
Actually this article is poorly redacted, it doesn´t specify exactly what the advantages of the PS4 version compared to what?, i think they refer to the current gen version, it should specify
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S2Killinit  +   444d ago
BOOYA lol jk. But its good to hear. I'm actually in the mood for a pirate adventure.
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GameCents  +   444d ago
Wow. Are you for real right now? You are celebrating waves and wind?
fsfsxii  +   444d ago
They were telling about the things they could do with the advanced hardware of the PS4. They can't do much since the game is built on current gen hardware.
Thegamer41  +   444d ago
Better to celebrate "waves and winds" than clouds ;)
S2Killinit  +   444d ago
yeah I'm celebrating better graphics. I assume the waves are a big part of a game half of which takes place in the ocean. So yeah.
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kenmid  +   444d ago
PS Fanboys calm down, he's was comparing it to current gen console.
TIER1xWOLFPACKx  +   443d ago
and thats what the other guy talking about watchdogs being more dynamic on the xbox 1 was doing he was comparing it to the current gen consoles. its funny when people here on n4g get all flustered over things. what console you getting?? im going for the ps4 sony hit the spot with thier focus on the gamers
punisher99  +   444d ago
What happened to the xbox1's magical cloud??
MasterCornholio  +   444d ago
They just upgraded to rainbow and unicorn power.

sarcasm.

On a serious note i doubt that the cloud will suddenly turn the XBOX One into an uber powerful gaming machine capable of rendering avatar in real time with the infinite resources of cloud computations.
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SpideySpeakz  +   444d ago
Excellent.
True_Samurai  +   444d ago
Ooooo! Aaaaaaaa! The wind!
Wise_potato  +   444d ago
Wow dats cool
EXVirtual  +   444d ago
What happened to teh power of teh cloud? I'm a huge PlayStation fan, but I think he was comparing PS4 to current gen. The PS4 is more powerful than the bone, but like I've said, the difference in power will be shown 2-3 years from now.

EDIT: That said, I believe the PS4 version will be superior.
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edonus  +   444d ago
It still there. This is a BS article. The dev never said anything about the Ps4 being superior to anything especially the ONE.
Its really pathetic they gotta feed the Sony fanboys BS to keep them happy. They didnt even compare any element of the game to the ONE. They used terms like better but never even came close to stating better than what.

Its sad you tried to use this "nothing" to rail against MS cloud and claim Ps4 to be more powerful. More of that Make.Believe
Sevir  +   444d ago
They aren't feeding fanboys anything, they are talking about the advances of the hardware over the PS3 and 360. The xbone is debatable, these are multiplatform launch titles for next gen consoles, soooo chances are the difference between them will be minute. I suspect that smoother framerates will be the bastion amongst ps4 multiplatform games early on over the xbone. But as launch titles they won't look different. Developers simply haven't haven't had much time to take advantage of either hardware.

But lets also be honest, The Xbox One is underpowered compared to the PS4, and there is a clear reason why MS keeps talking cloud and not raw numbers and performance benchmarks, and why we get 5 billion transistor over the Xbox 360's 500 million transistors...

If your system is more powerful you trumpet it, you tell the world and you take every opportunity to speak about it. Something Sony has done everywhere since Feb, over multiple presentations and sit down interviews, and it's not just bullet points but detailed documentations and dissertations. Want more, 2 developers have given break downs of their engines and how much resources their engines use on the PS4... Nothing but crickets and chatter about cloud features on the Xbox one developers...

MS glossed over it's baseline specs, threw out ambiguous catch phrases and then declined to comment on specifications... A sharp 180 turn from how they detailed the 360 back at E3 2005.

They trumpeted their specs because it was very comparable to Sony's and the fact that they had a better GPU over the PS3. This time they played Nintendo's game. And just glossed over the minimal specs.

I will admit, launch title multiplatform games wont show any major difference on the Xbox one to PS4, but in year 3 - 4 that 50% difference in GPU and Compute the PS4 possesses over the Xbox one will show in more than just first party exclusives.
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DigitalRaptor  +   444d ago
Here we go again. Do you actually believe your own little defensive fantasies that every article is written and pandered to Sony fanboys?

"The dev never said anything about the Ps4 being superior to anything especially the ONE."

Yes the dev said on TWO occasions that they can push better graphics, which strongly, strongly implies that he's talking about next generation superiority over PS3 and 360. Nowhere does it imply that the PS4 version is better than the One version, but in your mind.

Yes "better". Better than current gen, you numpty.
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bsquwhere  +   444d ago
Whaaaaaaaa..wha.wha..Whaaaaaaa aa!!!! Sorry I couldn't hear you there's a baby crying. I'd like to put this comment section next to the one about Watchdogs and show you guys that fanboys for both consoles are the same. Lol Hypocrisy the Troll.
SpideySpeakz  +   444d ago
Butthurt fanboy much?
edonus  +   443d ago
Its so funny seeing these people say I am whining or that I am butthurt. All I did was point out a fact this gets the ponies in a stampede because they dont like getting that that truth mixed up with they Make.Believe

So they get all butthurt and whiny because you expose them. If I am wrong please cut and paste the quote were the dev say the Ps4 has superior wind and waves and you get bonus points if its in direct reference to the X1.

Fact is you cant because it didnt happen.

then I got Sevir talking about stuff he clearly doesnt get like the transistors. A transistor is just a device that changes electric signals to electronic and vice versa. This means that the ONE has the capacity to send and receive 5 billion signals while the 360 could do 5oo million. Its a valid spec just not traditional.

MS and Sony have touted their dominate abilities evenly. Its funny when a MS rep says their console will become 3 times more powerful over the years and devs come out talking about how much they are doing with the cloud right now when the console hasnt even launched yet you have naysayers yelling false but you will have sony supporter telling us the the Ps4 will take off in 3-4 yrs when the Ps4 is not hard to dev for and nothing in its insides are changing. We should see a difference now if its so spectacular but I understand you sony fanboys need that insurance so when the ONE looks just as good if not better you can still play the wait and see game.

And the kicker is we dont even know MS final specs. No one wants to talk about this but the ONEs total memory bandwidth is higher than the Ps4 its different but optimized it can perform better than the gddr5 system sony put together. Add that to we dont even know the final gpu specs yet and even if the ONE was what the critics say it is the cloud still delivers more resources.
Ju  +   443d ago
OMG. LOL. Neither console is even out yet. The X1 isn't the most technical advanced machine, no matter how you twist this. Most of the devs and certainly the article didn't specify any of it, true. But at the same time it is what it is. Sevir is absolutely right.

So, if you like the X1, just go with it. But don't convince "us" you get it because it's the more powerful machine. Because it ain't. If that doesn't matter to you, be my guest. Enjoy. If you do, wait till both are out. Nobody forces anybody to make a decision today. Compare when they are actually out and then get what you like.

BTW: One's memory bandwidth isn't higher than the PS4's. What they found out is, that you can do read/write combining (or use read/write cycles) in parallel in the X1's ESRAM. In theory (!!!) this would give you 192GB/s - ta taa - the magical number > 176!!!

But all current practical tests maxed this out at 133. Nothing but hot air again. Just a number so you can boost superiority which it ain't.
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PositiveEmotions  +   444d ago
I dont really care as long as the game play is fun.
Mikeyy  +   444d ago
So the little processing stuff the magical cloud was supposed to do, it doesn't even do?

Or is the power of the cloud only available to 1st party devs?

This is the kind of stuff ms touted it can offload to the magic cloud.
Death  +   444d ago
A bit misleading. The article doesn't specify what they are comparing the PS4 version to. Looks to be compared against current gen consoles, not next gen.
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Death  +   443d ago
I'm honestly not so sure there will be a difference. We'll have to wait for the systems to be shipped and broken down. They are almost identical. If the PS4 is 7800 based and the XboxOne 7700 based, there may be a difference since the 7800 is stronger. How this applies to games is yet to be seen. Most compare the PC cards that are running at a much higher res than HDTV's 1080p. The big difference won't be hardware this coming gen. It will be software driven on the game side and on the console side with the overall experience.
pabadamus1  +   444d ago
Both next gen versions will be 99.9 percent identical. If there are any spec advantages on any system multi-platform titles will not expose that. The name of the game, when both platforms share the same programming architecture, is parity. We don't know the context in which the comparison was made but I would surmise it is to current gen.
Klad  +   444d ago
WOOOOOW, guess i'll get it on the PS4 then!! it has superior WAAAAVVEESS & superior FARTS!!!..... WHO CARES!!!!!! Gameplay is key!! as long as that is good, i'll play & enjoy it on any system!!
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plaZeHD  +   444d ago
Assassin's Creed 4: Blag Flag looks so...unimpressive. Seriously Ubisoft Montreal don't like to do their homework. I mean let's see here, Grand Theft Auto V is a current gen game , it has WAY more detail than all the Assassin's Creed games combined, WAY better graphics, WAY better animations, WAY better physics...ETC
Step it up for God sake it's the eighth generation.
Williamson  +   444d ago
I still feel ac4 should of been next gen only.
ginsunuva  +   444d ago
they still had Ac3 ship assets to reuse for current gen. That's why.

Ctrl-C + Ctrl-V

Anyway it doesn't matter because it looks bad as expected.
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Mister_G  +   444d ago
Good. I'm pleased they're not making identical versions, but versions which play to each machines strengths.

Maybe the XB1 version will do better u-turns. Lol :)
Tatsuya  +   444d ago
Great to hear, this just justifies my purchase of the game for my PS4. I hope more 3rd party devs will use PS4 as the lead platform for their games. PS4 is devs friendly after all. With this, we can see more gameplay innovation for the PS4 version compared to other platforms.
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Funantic1  +   444d ago
He never compared the PS4 to X1. He was asked would AC on PS4 look better than what we've seen so far. I would hope so.
Gimmemorebubblez  +   444d ago
Terrible article.
DeletedAcc  +   444d ago
Go home
en4SHer  +   443d ago
He's correct though. This article was created to generate the traffic that's occurring right now (fanboy-trash-talk), and was not meant to be genuinely informative.
Sonysexual  +   444d ago
Ok, normally, I'd say that Ubisoft is comparing this gen with next gen without trying to piss off any side, but a part of what he said makes me think he's comparing the PS4 version with the other console versions.

"We've heard from the beginning itself that Ubisoft would be implementing EXTRA CONTENT into the PlayStation 4 version of Assassin's Creed 4"

Read it again. We know that the ONE version won't have this "extra content".
Koyes  +   444d ago
Well, the wind and waves alone make this a day one buy /s

AC has been a joke since Revelations
XabiDaChosenOne  +   444d ago
This is about as bad as the other article who claimed that the X1 would have more people because of the power of "teh clouds". No where in the article did he state that the PS4 would have more "waves" and "wind" than the X1 version. The PS4 version will be superior regardless, no need to spin the words of developers.
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ramtah  +   444d ago
The only company that takes advandage of the full power of the consols is rockstar.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   444d ago
Naughty Dog, does a pretty good jog.
ramtah  +   444d ago
that is first party.. im talking about 3rd party,
plaZeHD  +   444d ago
Agreed. And Naughty Dog comes pretty close.
modesign  +   444d ago
your joking.
Koyes  +   444d ago
+1
Jagsrock  +   444d ago
Regardless next Gen and current Gen versions are gonna look pretty similar for this game.
AceBlazer13  +   444d ago
so how relevant is the xbone's cloud really?
it either bearly does anything noticeable so if ur offline u get the same quality game or
it makes such a difference that playing games offline would be nothing more than a half-assed version
if it's the latter do u really want a console that needs that much of a crotch?
MysticStrummer  +   444d ago
Ummm I'm gonna assume you meant "crutch".

lol

I agree though.

MS has said games will need to "intelligently handle" it when a person's connection stutters or drops out completely. They might mean something else by that, but to me that means there should be a minimum of noticeable difference. If that's possible, then what is the cloud doing that's so important?

Also, how much of a difference can there be before MS gets hit with backlash from gamers? I know my internet connection is shaky at times, but I can always play an offline game with no problem. Now imagine playing a game and suddenly the lighting changes a little, or the AI suddenly behaves differently, or some items that had physics suddenly don't. How much would things have to change before people start making fun of the cloud, or go beyond making fun and get mad?
AceBlazer13  +   443d ago
lol had a feeling i spelt it wrong
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   444d ago
It's so cute watching the M$ cheerleading camp. Any positive news for PS4 and they all flock here and shake their pompoms in anger and do one of their cheers crying out ”PR BS PR BS, teh cloud teh cloud, boo PS4 sub par parts, yea for M$ and teh cloud”

Do you all wear matching outfits or is it more like a prison cheerleading squad?
condemmedman  +   443d ago
O the irony :-P
sAVAge_bEaST  +   444d ago
I guess teh power of teh clowd,.. won't save it this time.. Ps4's on board raw power, will be used instead,..
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