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Submitted by Thantalas 256d ago | article

Where are the Xbox One Assassin's Creed IV reviews?

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is released today on current generation consoles and the favourable reviews are sailing in thick and fast. The majority of media outlets have critiqued the PlayStation 4 version as well as the PS3 & 360 versions of which they have made cross-gen technical comparisons. However there is one format that has been conspicuously absent from any review, the Xbox One edition. (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Chaostar  +   256d ago
I get the feeling we're going to see a lot of this 'media wrangling' in the coming generation.

The truth always comes out in the end though. Not even MS can silence everyone.
Cloudyday71  +   256d ago
The Xbox One version of Assassin's Creed IV is technically better than the PS4 version.

It has a 1080p resolution and higher frame rate. But because Sony have money-hatted Ubisoft they have embargoed reviews of the Xbone version because then everyone would know it has the best version of the game.
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bsquwhere  +   256d ago
What? I hope that's sarcasm. There isn't one multiplatform game out there that runs better on the X1.
Chaostar  +   256d ago
What? Be honest now, did you just make all that up? Link or fud.

Haha the fanboyism is reaching fever pitch, entertaining stuff :)
Mikelarry  +   256d ago
ignore the the troll he is a known troll.
Supermax  +   256d ago
You mean we're are the ps4 reviews it's not out on eather console.
Thantalas  +   256d ago
Many of the reviews have been based on the PS4 version which was played at a Ubisoft review event.

This includes the 9/10 EDGE review
http://www.edge-online.com/...

Game Informer
http://www.gameinformer.com...

Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2013...

Joystiq PS4 + 360
http://www.joystiq.com/2013...

Gamesradar PS4 + 360
http://www.gamesradar.com/a...

CVG
http://www.computerandvideo...

and many others.
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bigboirock  +   256d ago
they already described the differences and why it wont be reviewed early
Supermax  +   256d ago
Not one review on metacritic is actuall ps4 gameplay.there will not be a review on eather console till release.
MasterCornholio  +   256d ago
Isn't their an embargo on Xbox One game reviews?

Nexus 7 2013
sigfredod  +   256d ago
One word: Embargo
Jdoki  +   256d ago
It's interesting that sites are reviewing games released for current gen (like ACIV) but using the PS4 version which isn't out for another month.

Shows there's excitement in the media for the PS4, and the games are standing up to scrutiny.

Interestingly the Edge review of ACIV makes no mention of multiplayer, and they tested the PS4 version - so I wonder if they have a dev / debug or retail unit for testing as we know multiplayer won't work until Day 1 patch is released (although I see that as of today 1.50 is available on Sony site for download).

On topic - I thought rumours were that MS put in place the embargoes on XB1 reviews?

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