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Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – PS3 vs PS4 Graphics Comparison

Take a look at the graphics comparison between Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on current gen vs next gen

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ic3fir31390d ago

ps4 version is 2% better lol

pedrof931390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

The Ps4 version loads faster, the textures have clearly way better resolution, the shadows are way better on Ps4,on the Ps3 version there is a very noticeable blur, not to mention the difference in the fog. But I have to agree that the character models are quiet similar.

If you watch on Full Size there differences are quiet obvious.

I believe a 50 % better.


You also can notice aliasing on the Ps3 version.

DoomeDx1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

Obvious? 50% Better?

Your a fanboy.
Im getting the ps4 with killzone shadow fall. But saying that PS4 version looks 50% better is bullshit.

They just didnt spend alot of time making the next-gen version look good. (Making a game on so many platforms is a hard thing to do)

Studio-YaMi1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

You can see AA on the rope @ 00:55 in the second video,you can see that the rope and most of the scene does have aliasing all over.

The difference is minimum though,maybe a 20% boost in visuals & physics I would say.

You're right about them not changing much in the PS4 version other than small tweaks here and there,but why call him a fanboy over it? he see's the percentage as 50%,I see it as 20% & you may see only 10%.

Nothing wrong with that.

There is also the water & the blur effect with the character they did on the PS3 version to boost frame rate while they didn't on the PS4.

Ares84HU1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

Just by looking at these videos the most noticeable difference is the water. Other than that, it's very close.

I think we will have to wait a year or two to see true next-gen games. Most games made today have to work on old consoles too so in order to give everyone the same experience, they have to make some sacrifices.

pedrof931390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )


You should have a more clinic eye.'Nough said.

Perhaps you only based your opinion on what you saw partially. The framerate, the view distance, aliasing, texture resolution, shadows, blur, water ,etc.

That's why I said 50 percent.

I think you should educate yourself.

mikeslemonade1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

Blame the developer. It's not the PS4's fault.

If you go back and look at first generation 360 games compared to Xbox Original games than there were examples of games being not discernible. Such as Dead or Alive.

Kurogane1390d ago

LOL Bias are we, Real talk the ps3 version looks better deeper colors for sure

vishmarx1390d ago

ps3 version has better contrast
has better water simulation
volumetric fog
and other pc fanboy bs lol
and im not talking specifically of this vid

ZBlacktt1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

Don't try to explain anything on this site. It has some of the youngest no experienced screen names that just posted nonsense. With 9 out of 10 never even have played the games or seen them in person. I gave up trying..... this site is just good for seeing stories and nothing more.

admj831390d ago

dont forget that the resoloution is 1080p on ps4 vs 720p on ps3

ic3fir31390d ago

version of the ps4 is not purely next gen is more current gen, not worth buying the game for next gen without enjoying as it should be, the game will have better effects, but nothing that does not get much better

version of the ps4 is not purely next gen is more current gen, not worth buying the game for next gen without enjoying as it should be, the game will have better effects, but nothing that does not get much better
I expect the game to go down in price and then buy one xbox or xbox 360 game ever in = / I think

AliTheSnake11390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

This is not gameplay.
AC3 PC maxed vs ps3 was like night and day.
This should be the same.
Wait till it comes out. You will see a Huge difference in the buildings details, the jungle and rocks.
Noticeable differences:
Water, ship, face details:


gaffyh1390d ago

Wow it's actually quite noticeable, especially in terms of lighting and shadows, they are miles better on the PS4 which means skin tones look more realistic. Better draw distance too.

It's not a huge difference, but definitely noticeable. It was never going to be a huge difference though, because they want to keep parity between platforms to an extent.

SaturdayNightBeaver1390d ago

trust me, most of the nerds won't even notice all those things. Also ps4 should be more stable with FPS as im sure ps3 will have some drops here and there..

Braid1390d ago

The difference seems minimal, the only noticable difference in the video is the quality of water. Of course there'll be a resolution difference but it seems like the game will be using the same source models/textures on both versions so it's safe to say that this game is definitely "current-gen".

What I'm more curious about is how the PS4 version will hold up against the PC version, though.

mistertwoturbo1390d ago

Some of you guys need to get your eyes checked.

There's a clear difference although the core game is the same.

UltimateMaster1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

The game itself is built by current gen standards.
As time comes, games will significantly improve over time.

this video doesn't really do it justice.
Here's what the PS4 gives more to than the PS3 doesn't offer.
Better vegetation, better waves and storms.
But remember the last PS2 games compared to the PS3 early games? Not much difference if you ask me.

max05831390d ago

No way 50% at most 10%.This game will not be a great leap over last gen,but next one should be notible different.Build from the ground up.

nirwanda1390d ago

The character modelling really let down the next gen versions, some of the most realistic water effects ever let down by the rubbish looking people swimming in it and the wwater barely reacting to them.

nirwanda1390d ago

At least it look fun to play.

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OlgerO1390d ago

Look at the water to see some serious difference. Still not much different. Still a cutscene might not be the best way to compare. gameplay would be much better

KUV19771390d ago

Also real gameplay will be much more interesting. Having better framerate and the physics effects. All the cloth animations there are most certainly keyframed in a cutscene so you won't notice that much of an effect. However it is obvious that geometry was created for last gen. ACV will probably look so much better.

Bigpappy1390d ago

Could be a straight port. But I would like to see some gameplay.

isa_scout1390d ago

I don't know man. The draw distance is clearly better on the PS4 with a much less fog effect, but as far as textures I rather like the PS3 version, not the faces but the clothing. I'll be picking it up along with Killzone regardless, but I must say I was expecting a little bit more from the next-gen version.The colors seem a bit washed out on the next-gen version compared to the PS3.

JimmyLmao1390d ago

the fact that it runs at 1080p 60fps on PS4 compared to something like 720p 30fps (a generous guess) on PS3 is already a 450% increase in performance, and this is without taking into account many other things such as better lighting, better particle effects, better weather effetcs, etc.

ANIALATOR1361390d ago

I thought it ran at 1080p 30fps on PS4

JimmyLmao1390d ago


idk, probably.

that makes it at least 225% then. with 720p 30fps VS 1080p 30fps

Crazyglues1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

This is exactly what I feared, this sh*t looks like they just ported the PS3 version to the PS4...

This shit is really sad, all that Bullsh*t about how they are taking advantage of the PS4 and this shit looks like this...

Dam if I didn't already order the digital copy of this sh*t I would cancel immediately -Nex Gen my A$$..!!

You gotta be kidding me, if you can hardly tell the difference that means they didn't do shit, it's just a Port... Simple as that, they ported the game to PS4 - the end...

Pathetic -- Looks at 2k14 PS3 and PS4 -and right away you can tell the nex gen PS4 version -This sh*t here -they didn't even try they just ported the game and added some fog and lens flare, that's nex gen -that's what you think nex gen graphics are.. WTF?

Dam Pathetic... No wonder they pushed back watchdogs this sh*t is as stupid as Call of duty telling me fish A.I is one of the new features... (I guess these companies just feel the consumers are seriously dumb)

If you looked at that and thought that was Nex Gen if you even thought that was 10% better then the PS3 version you are an idiot. (no seriously you don't know a dam thing about graphics)

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ZBlacktt1390d ago

Try playing the games and seeing them first. First off the game does not have that white haze look. The colors are very deep and rich. You have zero zero idea at all. Just stick to posting like you have a clue. Want to know anything else from those that have played on a PS4. Just let me know. Otherwise be like the 99% of the other clueless kids/no experienced young adults on here.