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."

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Ezz20131497d ago (Edited 1497d ago )

well, that's nice
hope that all 3rd party dev do the same and use the more power ps4 have

RyuCloudStrife1497d 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

Need4Game1497d ago

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.

EXVirtual1497d 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.

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Crazyglues1497d ago (Edited 1497d 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.. - -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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PSdomin8tion1497d 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.

joefrost001497d 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

SegaSaturn6691497d ago

Damn ubisoft didn't answer the question: which one will have superior CLOUDS?!

MysticStrummer1497d 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.

Kryptix1497d 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.

abzdine1497d ago (Edited 1497d 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

JessiePinkmanYo1497d 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

starchild1497d 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.

starchild1497d ago


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.

YNWA961497d 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...

YNWA961497d 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.....

RonRico1497d ago

Thanks for the link. Looks good.

Lvl_up_gamer1497d ago


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

I mean really?


PunisherRevenge1497d 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." how soon you Sony fans

SilentNegotiator1497d 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.

mewhy321496d ago

Well let's hope that all the third party developers will make full use of the power on tap from the PS4.

Braid1496d ago (Edited 1496d 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".

gaffyh1496d 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.

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bessy671497d ago

You guys do realize they're comparing the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game, right?

CGI-Quality1497d ago

No, we don't. He never specifies what he's comparing this version to.

torchic1497d ago (Edited 1497d 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.

The_Infected1497d ago

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

Compared to what?

Ezz20131497d ago

is there is a ps3 version of the game ?! ?!
then xbox one

also nice to see you man

bsquwhere1497d ago (Edited 1497d 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.

The_Infected1497d ago


Nice to see you to but their is a PS3 version lol

tuglu_pati1497d ago (Edited 1497d ago )


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

and the worst part you got 3 agrees

webeblazing1497d ago (Edited 1497d ago ) this. no sense. make... we like.. beating chest

Ezz20131496d ago

i didn't know that there was ps3/360 versions of the game

i'm not following the game at all

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BallsEye1497d 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.