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‘Assassin’s Creed 4’ director: Would you buy ‘Black Flag’ on Xbox One or PS4?

If you are the type of gamer who will be getting both the PS4 and Xbox One, but you're not sure whether or not to buy the Xbox One version of Assassin's Creed 4 versus the PS4 edition, we may have some insight to help with that.

In an exclusive interview with Examiner, Assassin's Creed 4 game director Ashraf Ismail talked about the differences between the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game and which version of the game has more to offer gamers. (Ashraf Ismail, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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PFFT  +   691d ago
Both probably. If i had both consoles the chances of me getting both version would be high.
TomahawkX  +   691d ago | Well said
Why would you get both? The xbone version doesn't have anything different, no kinect or cloud powerz. Unless you just want to play it using the xbone controller, or you're just rich and don't give a ****
AlexanderNevermind  +   691d ago
If I were getting both systems, I would get it for the system that has the extra content. I have no controller preference as I am one who is good with both the PS and Xbox controller. By all accounts the PS4 version offers more bang for your buck.
PFFT  +   691d ago
Well much of it would have to do with the Online portion. Play online with both my XBO and PS4 friends. I wish i was rich but i do work hard for my vices. And gaming is one of them.
xHeavYx  +   691d ago
I'd get the version with 1 hour of extra content
MrSwankSinatra  +   691d ago
Actually it does have kinect features.
thechosenone  +   691d ago
PS4 version no question.

"Ubisoft Explains PS4 Version of Assassin’s Creed 4, Will Have Superior Waves And Wind Simulation"
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Legion21  +   691d ago
@thechosenone they never said what he was comparing it to. For all we know they were comparing the PS3 version to the PS4.
nukeitall  +   691d ago
I would just get it on the platform I prefer. The extra hour of content is nice, but not worth agonizing over the controller I don't like.

The extra remote play is kind of useless unless you have a PS Vita, which I don't.
UltimateMaster  +   691d ago
The PS4 version will be even more incredible than the PS3 version.

It'll feature more realistic vegetation, better storms and rain effect, more realistic ocean naval combat simulation with better ocean waves.

Generally all around better.

But if you're only playing it for the story, then it may not matter much anyway. It's the same game story wise.
UltimateMaster  +   690d ago
Here's a good reason why to pick the PS version over Xbox:

Saviour  +   690d ago
@thechosenone - You Better read that article about Ps4 having better wind simulation again. He's talking about ps3 vs ps4 and not vs xbox. Xbox one next gen there will be no noticable difference interm of graphics and phsics.
PeaSFor  +   690d ago
pretty much ALL game on ps4 will be playable on psvita by remoteplay so its a no brainer, Xbone for exclusivity and PS4 for everything else.
minimur12  +   690d ago
well, being as I'm getting a PS4, it'd be pretty silly to get the X1 version :)
mikeslemonade  +   690d ago
Neither this game looks robotic and too many scripted animations. I'm not here to play up-res current gen games.
dantesparda  +   690d ago

"I would just get it on the platform I prefer. The extra hour of content is nice, but not worth agonizing over the controller I don't like."

I agree, "agonizing" over having to use/put up with that 360 controller is just not worth it

"The extra remote play is kind of useless unless you have a PS Vita, which I don't."

Just like if you dont have a smartphone or tablet then smartglass is "kind of useless", oh wait, smartglass is just "useless" period.

Nuke you're a wannabe neutral joke, try harder. And to all the stupid fanboys who think there is such a big difference between dualshock and the 360 controller. There ISNT!!! they are far more the same than they are different. They both have the same number of buttons, in basically the same exact place and the same number and kind of control sticks/pads. And even have the same form factor/shape, the biggest difference is the reversing of the stick/dpad on the left-side of the controller.
badz149  +   690d ago
not buying the game as I'm not a fan but if you have PS Vita, PS4 version is a no brainer for the Remote Play, right? and not to forget the exclusive extra contents too.
Chrischi1988  +   690d ago
and because it isnt any different, he has to take the PS version?
hankmoody  +   691d ago
That game is way too big for me to dedicate two consoles worth of playing to, especially with so much else out there worthy of attention but hey, if it floats your boat then by all means.
Magicite  +   691d ago
PC of course.
RedDeadLB  +   690d ago
Wow, look at the freaking disagrees.

I guess some people honestly disagree you'll get the game on PC. Looks like they know you better than yourself. Tough luck homie.
sinjonezp  +   690d ago
Forget the hate. I will be getting this on PC as well. Upgrading to gtx770 or rx290 sli or crossfire. So I can play at 1080p everything turned on with no frame rate issues. Just like I will get titanfall on PC. That game is meant for PC . the community will make that game incredible beyond its release. If you game on PC cool. You cannot knock the person for wanting the superior experience. I will get a ps4 but not for multiplat. Just exclusives. Any multiplat should be played on PC. Say what you want but once you do there is no going back.
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M-M  +   690d ago
@dmitrijs88, @Buljo, @sinjonezp

This is an article about next generation consoles, not PCs.
jy_mrnd  +   690d ago
PC for me too.
KazHiraiFTW  +   690d ago
Obviously PC. An article about PS4 vs Xdone is just pointless, the sheep have already chosen what money grubbing corporation they've bent over for, for a much lesser quality experience mind you. They will basically end up the same.

Sinjonexp you might want to wait for benchmarks before you upgrade apparently Ubisoft has a huge contract with Nvidia so their games may perform better. However if you like Battlefield AMD has the new Mantle API so you have to weigh your options.
Bolts  +   690d ago
The PC version is crippled by Uplay. I would rather buy the console version just to have my achievements go to my Playstion Network id instead of the Uplay blackhole.
badz149  +   690d ago

"Obviously PC. An article about PS4 vs Xdone is just pointless, the sheep have already chosen what money grubbing corporation they've bent over for, for a much lesser quality experience mind you."

sheep? aren't you a smartass! PCs that can outperform the PS4 and Xbone at this point in time is easily at least double the price of either console! the real question; is there any $400 PC that can run the game better than next gen consoles? I don't think so! so STFU! damn....I absolutely hate PC elitist like you!

I play most multiplats on my PC too and my PC cost 3 times the PS3, so of course I'm expecting games to look better, right? there's really no need for name calling for what people prefer, plus this is next gen discussion! go bring your PC ego somewhere else!
Goku781  +   691d ago
Who thinks like that? I have all systems (still waiting on Wii U) but only get which one i deem best or best preference (I prefer PS controller). In this situation PS4
Lior  +   691d ago
You can buy the ps4 controller and play it on pc, Sony confirmed you can use the new controller on pc on release
ZodTheRipper  +   691d ago
^ I'm preferring to play on a console - so PS4 for me as well.
Cloudyday71  +   691d ago
I'm getting it on the Xbone because it will be better balanced.
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duli14  +   691d ago
Legion21  +   691d ago
Uhhhh what?
SoulSercher620  +   691d ago
Umm explain please
GiggMan  +   691d ago
Bravo. I lol'd
Back-to-Back  +   690d ago

sinjonezp  +   690d ago

Best comment I have read all day Lol.
Cable2kx  +   690d ago
I really think he was being sarcastic
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   690d ago
Cloudyday71 + 10h ago
I'm getting it on the Xbone because it will be better balanced.
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Never go full retard.
rainslacker  +   690d ago
Sarcasm often goes unappreciated, or unnoticed on N4G.
GezForce  +   690d ago
Here's a bubble for being funny :)
solidjun5  +   690d ago
LMAO!!! People lighten up. This was classic sarcasm. +1
Lior  +   691d ago
neither I would make the sensible decision with the pc version and play it at 1440p
Studio-YaMi  +   691d ago
If you have the rig to support it then by all means,knock yourself out,it's your money.

Till I build a decent rig with duel 780 SLI I'll just stick with the PS4 version which happens to have exclusive extra content.
Bhuahahaha  +   691d ago
let me guess xbone version you'll be getting from papa
ps4 is from mama right?
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   690d ago
Ooh that's low
PlayStation_4  +   691d ago
PS4 has exclusive content (not much but a deciding factor), and according to Ubisoft better wind/water simulation.

So I'd go for that personally, and unless your friends are on X1 you probably should too.
Beastforlifenoob  +   690d ago
I would buy it on ummmm...
either PC or PS4 its a hard choice, probs the PS4.
showtimefolks  +   690d ago
i gave up on AC series after the 2nd because of boring combat, i understand many love this franchise so more power to them. if i was interested i would buy it for ps4
KontryBoy706  +   690d ago
wow... just throwing money in a hole
Gamer1982  +   690d ago
Id get the wiiu version due to lack of DLC XD. Seriously though the PC version all the way..
vividi  +   691d ago
cell989  +   691d ago
Let's be realistic, I'd buy the PS4 version #superior #betterresolution #framerateisking
LightSamus  +   691d ago
torchic  +   691d ago
#dontyougetit #its2013 #weputhashtagsineverything
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PrimeGrime  +   690d ago
Well said. This hashtag stuff makes me cringe. Reminds me of really ignorant acronyms.

"I dont see whats the problem with #hashtags, they come handy, you dont have to write a whole sentence"

Just when I thought I couldn't see anything more stupid than what I have already.
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GryestOfBluSkies  +   691d ago
i just face palmed so hard that i almost broke my nose.
cell989  +   691d ago
I dont see whats the problem with #hashtags, they come handy, you dont have to write a whole sentence
GryestOfBluSkies  +   691d ago
you dont have to write a whole sentence? please tell me about how much time you saved.

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cactusjack  +   690d ago
cell, you just wrote a whole sentence, with the hashtag.
NexGen  +   691d ago
Because hashtags aren't sentence substitutes...they're twitter search words. You might have missed the memo, but this isn't twitter, and the hashtag does nothing here other than make you look like a tool.
girevik  +   690d ago
#No kidding! =p
Legion21  +   691d ago
It hope so, in the E3 demo there was some terrible framerate issues.
Studio-YaMi  +   690d ago
They did show another gameplay from EuroGamer and it was fairly smooth.

Probably an old build or a damaged PS4 on the E3 demo.
Feralkitsune  +   690d ago
A demo months ago of a game in development on brand new system had having issues? WHAT?!
Legion21  +   689d ago
@Feralkitsune I'm just saying the I hope they optimized properly for the release, no need for the sarcasm. No one wants a broken game.
TechMech2  +   690d ago
badz149  +   690d ago
TechMech2  +   689d ago
Yes it is. I believe that the overall internet features allowed by Xbox one make it a superior system for me. See. Opinion. Quit being a fanboy.
ufo8mycat  +   691d ago
That boxart made my decision for me
"60 minutes of additional gameplay"
MasterCornholio  +   691d ago
According to the developer the PS4 version is superior due to the extra content and remote play.

Sounds about right but we won't know the difference in visuals until the launch of this title.

Nexus 7 2013
Neonridr  +   691d ago
Whichever is the superior version is the answer I would give. But since we have yet to see a side by side comparison, I will reserve my judgement until they are both revealed.

However, since I won't be purchasing an XB1/PS4 until sometime next year, I would have to say neither, since if I am purchasing it, it will be for my Wii U.
MAULxx  +   690d ago
I'm somewhat curious how it will look & run on the WiiU in comparison to PS4.
matrixman92  +   691d ago
ps4 has more content for the same price.
Bellcross  +   691d ago
PS4 for the extra 1hour content and the controller preference.
triforce79  +   691d ago
All i know is i want neither as i own a wiiu and i'm happy with it so couldn't care less and certain 3rd partys are just aiming to fail on wiiu but i trust Nintendo to partner with 3rd partys like platinum to make hits,basically Bayonetta2 is a much better game than Assasins creed 4 end of......Sony/Microsoft pay 3rd partys to get extra content because they simply cannot compete with Nintendo's brute force 1st party games and that's a fact in work today nearly everyone said they are not interested in xbox or ps4 but will defo buy wiiu at christmas ????
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Studio-YaMi  +   690d ago
Your comment has nothing to do with the topic at hand ! :|

Just .. WHY !?
MWong  +   690d ago
He wanted to make his stance know. I did have to laugh at "Nintendo's brute force," that part had me cracking up.

On topic, most people (myself included) would want the version with extra content. Others will pick on platform preference like TriForce.
ShinnokDrako  +   691d ago
True_Samurai  +   691d ago
I'll buy it when they're ready to wrap this story up for the franchise
cell989  +   691d ago
I really want to know the ending of this saga as well
cactusjack  +   690d ago
everyone lives happily ever after, the end.
BobBelcher  +   691d ago
It's all about exclusivity when it comes to 3rd party games:

- Watch Dogs
- AC4
- Destiny

- The Division
- CoD4
- BF4
SpitFireAce85  +   691d ago
I wish Microsoft and Sony would stop doing this.
jmc8888  +   691d ago
Well since we're including Q4 2014 games....

Infamous: SS
Carmageddon: Reincarnation
The Order: 1886
Mad Max
The Crew

Watch Dogs
Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
Rainbow Six: Patriots
Saints Row 4
Star Citizen
South Park: Stick of Truth
Planetary Annihilation
Dark Souls II
Homefront 2
Nuclear Union
Theme Park Studio
DreamPark Tycoon
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Arma III
Alien Rage
Elite: Dangerous

Wii U
Super Mario 3D
Mario Kart 8

Beyond 2 Souls

This is an incomplete, rough list. I'm sure there will be dozens more games to buy.

Same games you want, at equal or better graphics and options, no Xbox One needed.
Korde11  +   691d ago
Don't forget Bayonetta 2 for Wii U.
triforce79  +   691d ago

Project CARS
Super Mario
COD Ghosts

That's my list....
TechMech2  +   690d ago
Halo 5
Ohlmay  +   691d ago
I'll get the superior PC version
boneso82  +   691d ago | Funny
You do that, good for you, we'll done for owning a powerful PC! Your mother must be proud, you must be proud of yourself. I am certainly very envious of you, I wish I had your PC, I wish I was you! So cool...
Heisenburger  +   691d ago
I actually chuckled out loud when I got to: "... wish I had your PC, I wish I was you!"

lol I wish I was you.

Well done. +funny
jmc8888  +   691d ago
Shouldn't people ask themselves why it's good to get both console versions and not even bring up the PC version?

If you can afford both consoles, you can afford a PC that can run it at max settings. The problem with talking about buying both consoles and both versions of the game is you take the $$$ aspect about PC's out of the equation. If you can afford better, and PC version uses Xbox controller...then what is the hold up?

Maybe he should go 'good for you, you know value, that's why you got the console version....way to know how to spend money'.

As a PC and console gamer...why on earth would people buy two consoles and two of the same game, and not even entertain the PC version???

Makes no sense.
Studio-YaMi  +   690d ago
I admit,I laughed so much at your comment,classic sarcastic humor man ! xD LOL

+Funny bubble
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cactusjack  +   690d ago
you can play it with your girlfri..... hahaha you dont have one of those.
patsrule316  +   691d ago
Bear in mind that I am getting a PS4 and not an XB1. To play devil's advocate, a reason to buy it for XB1 instead of PS4 would be multiplayer. If you were a heavy multiplayer user and wanted to take advantage of smartmatch, you would buy the XB1. Any game where I cared more about multiplayer than single player, I would at least consider buying for XB1 if I had both systems.

Personally, I don't play much multiplayer (especially competitive multiplayer against strangers), so I'll take the version with the extra content on the more powerful system. I'll be happy playing all my games on PS4, but if I had both, that is how I would weight things out until I see something that changes my opinion.
Ohlmay  +   691d ago
Does AC4 utilize Microsoft's Azure servers since their available for developers, so if it did, AC4 MP would have dedicated servers.
Imalwaysright  +   691d ago
Neither. Couldn't even bring myself to finish AC3.
hankmoody  +   691d ago
Struggling with it myself. It's starting to get somewhat interesting but meh.
GryestOfBluSkies  +   691d ago
i just started it last week. im around 8 hours in and bored. im only trying to push through the main story just to get it done with.
boneso82  +   690d ago
I loaned it from a friend, first one I had played since AC2, I think I was expecting too much. I beat the main story but it felt like a grind, nothing interesting happened and I didn't experience any "wow" moments like I did in other games I've played in the last 12 months.

AC4 does look good but I think as I am only buying a few games at launch and PS4 has plenty of F2P games I'm going to pick Watch Dogs over AC4. Might lend it off a friend again just to beat the story, depends on reviews too of course.
rainslacker  +   690d ago
I brought the collector's edition of AC3 and never opened it because I have no place to display the statue right now...so I haven't even started it other than to play a friends copy for a while.

Getting the collector's edition of the PS4 version in response to the article though. I do love me some statues.
SonyNGP  +   691d ago
PC version all the way.
_LarZen_  +   691d ago
Exclusive missions etc is not something I even consider when picking what version to buy. If it is not in the game for everyone I automatically ignore it. When it comes to what console I am going to buy it for there are several things I need to establish.

First I will get both systems and see what system I like the most. Everything from the OS to what controller I think I would prefer using most of my gaming time with.

When that is established I will see the multiplatform games compared to each other. And pick the best version. The only reason I could go for the less favorable version is if I somehow really do not like one of the controllers or the OS.
_LarZen_  +   691d ago
I see logic is not...logical for some.
Destrania  +   691d ago
PS4, no contest.
ZBlacktt  +   691d ago
Also to add... The PS4 version will use the touch pad on the DS4. It will open the game map and you can set way points with it.
Keregan  +   691d ago
Nobody cares about AC liberation and its female protagonist, so it will be on xbox one for me :P
Funnymonkey013  +   691d ago
Big talk don't u think? I mean have u even played it on vita? I don't think u have but if u have there still loads of people that like the game and the fact that u can play as a 2nd main character besides just one. Guess u don't like extra content in games huh and have fun with ur cable box:]
Tornado  +   691d ago
I do.
SoulSercher620  +   691d ago
Well that's a stupid way of looking at it. Last I checked no one named you the spokesperson of all gamers out there.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   690d ago
Not sure if serious
Toman85  +   691d ago
PS4 version day one.
The only real reason for this is:
Norway is not gonna get Xbox One until 2014.

I will not wait for another 3-5 months to play a multiplatform title that is available on 29th november on PS4
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   690d ago
3-5 months haha, we're gonna wait for at least about another year for xbox1. Whatever fanbase xbox had in South Africa is sure to die during this time.
badz149  +   690d ago
die waiting for Xbone? NOT WORTH IT! why not embrace the cheaper option --> PS4? I'm sure the PS4 is definitely cheaper than a funeral!
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sigfredod  +   691d ago
PS4 version of course, why to miss the extra gameplay?
SuicideKing  +   690d ago
I'm a sucker for the extra content, but my friends are all getting it on the one and want to do multiplayer. So I may get two copies. ps4 I will buy the disk do single player, then trade in. Xbox one will buy digital for multiplayer. Not the most cost effective but I enjoyed liberation and like aveline, but I also enjoy the wolf pack mode with friends.
christheredhead  +   691d ago
Honestly if map, inventory, options, etc are integrated into the Wii U pad then I'm sold on that version. Plus, off tv play is a big factor for me, but I don't know if it has been confirmed yet. If it is avaliable I wouldn't be able to pass it up.

If not though, Ps4 it is.

No big deal either way.
EliteGameKnight  +   691d ago
It says its supported on here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
badz149  +   690d ago

if off tv play is a big factor for you, shouldn't the Remote Play be at the top of your list, thus the PS4 version? that's not just off tv, but off your house too!
christheredhead  +   690d ago
Yah remote play is gonna be sweet, but unfortunately I don't have a Vita. I would't want to buy a PS4 and a Vita just for remote play as that would be kind of steep, price wise.

It's a cool handheld system, but so far I haven't seen any games that I would want to play. Just me personally and nothing against the line up itself.

Plus, I would have to give up gamepad integration if I went the ps4 route. In reality, its a minor thing, but I really like having all my secondary layouts on the Wii U pad. Its just more functional for me. No more pausing and scrolling through menus.

Its definitely a trade off with some ups and downs between both versions. Seems to be the case for most other multiplat games as well for me.
Tdmd  +   691d ago
Ps4 all the way. I can not afford to have two consoles, and sony never fail to impress, so I'm always with 'em.
Korde11  +   691d ago
Wii U
TristanPR77  +   691d ago
PS4 version of course! It also have exclusive content.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   690d ago
badz149  +   690d ago
to be fair, the PS3 version will have the extra contents first.
EliteGameKnight  +   691d ago
I'd probably get it for Wii U if I do get it. It has off-tv play that won't cost me 700 dollars.
jamsam360  +   691d ago
Xbox One version Because thats the console i am getting! Besides that Extra hour will eventually be dlc to download for the xbox one! The extra content does not excite me! Ubisoft and sony are spooning together right now any way thats the only reason the PS4 is getting it!
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joefrost00  +   691d ago
We are down to arguing over dlc and extra content now lol
Yall are sad
joefrost00  +   690d ago
I also love ps4 fans kinect in games is a gimmick but the touchpad is useful lol
They are both exclusive features
Back-to-Back  +   690d ago
Kinect doesnt work thats why
ZBlacktt  +   690d ago
Maybe if you educated yourself and see that the PS4 DS4 does not have a Start and Select button anymore. But rather a Share and Options button. So the use of the Touch Pad is well used.

Plus the Touch Pad has pinch in and out zoom in the game. Which makes it's functionality very useful.
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joefrost00  +   690d ago
Im sure you would just click the thing in to pause it seems most practicle
And have you played the new kinect I have and it works fine
I have also played 4 games on the ps4 with touch pad and even the guy that ran the booth in private conversation said it was forced and when I actually used it it felt like it but you sony fans are so gone sony could announce a al new move and before you even play it say its goi.g to be the greating thing known to man lol
ZBlacktt  +   690d ago
What 4 games did you play using the touch pad? I'll give you time to Google the answer.

I've played both systems already as well. Got nothing bad to say about either. But nice to see the DS4 is all brand new. Not the same old thing with the X1. It even still uses batteries. I mean come on man....
for we are many  +   690d ago
Neither; I might get it on Wii U for off-TV play and if they use the gamepad interface in a cool way, or buy it discounted on Steam down the road.
Amigaengine  +   690d ago
Xbox1 simply because that is the one i will have
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