"Other than a few graphical updates, Ubisoft just hoped that Black Flag would be the same across all platforms."
Well I do get the point of everyone having the same experience and not being discriminated on their platform choice BUT. With development team of 800+ people over 6 studios they could have given a unique and best experience for each platform of choice.
You severely underestimate the amount of work necessary to optimize efficiently on all consoles then. Even with 800 people it would be an expensive undertaking.
It would cost too much. It isn't about the manpower being lacking. Its about the man-hours needed.
Transition periods are always the most challenging. We've seen a few games that were announced for the PS3, 360 gen but have since moved to PS4, XB1 (final fantasy 15 comes to mind). Most developers still want to have their feet in both pools though, until the next-gen fully takes off.
Loving ACIV, so far. I hope the next one is made specifically for PC/PS4/XBO though.
it looks and feels great on ps4 so I'm not complaining.
That's ridiculous, can you imagine the backlash if a system that much more powerful looked no different & also charge £20 more for it. What a stupid idea!!
You didn't even read the first sentence. "Other than graphical updates," meaning the gameplay experience, not how it looks. It's understandable why they'd want parity amongst all consoles.
From a developers pov it makes sense for these cross - gen transitional games.. That transition will start to taper off a bit where most resources will be put into next gen consoles and they will start to bear some fruits... Games will look and run better..soon
So take your time with this one then. Don't release it 2014. Wait a year. It's not like it'll be HUGELY missed. It'll be missed, but we got pleanty of other stuff to play whilst we wait.
This is exactly why I didn't want to buy a game for the PS4 that they made for the PS3. Especially if EA is behind it.
the dude saw the video comparison of ps3 and ps4 and came with this lame excuse to kill the fuss about the small graphical leap. Ac4 next gen needed a new graphical engine to impress.
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