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‘Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’ 1.03 patch released for PS4; adds 1080p support

The 1.03 patch, which adds the 1080p resolution support and more fixes, is now available for download for the PS4 version of “Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.”

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irokster919d ago

Lets see if there's really a noticeable difference. I thought the game already looked pretty good.

sigfredod919d ago

Obiously will look a little better from 900p to 1080p, but the big improvement will be the aliasing, with more pixels the straight line will have less jaggies and will be more crisp since there will be no upscaling

abzdine919d ago

1080p is the future, i just remember some of the PS3 native 1080p games and how amazing they look.
i remember playing WipEout HD on a 720p TV when the game came out and when i ugraded to 1080p TV the game felt like WipEout HD 2 cause it was just too smooth and felt faster.

dantesparda919d ago

So is the game 60fps in the MP mode? And how many frames on the SP mode? 30? Just curious

Boody-Bandit919d ago

This is great news.
I've been waiting for this patch before playing the game. Time to rip the wrapper off and have some fun.

Silly Mammo919d ago (Edited 919d ago )

Does anyone know if there is a way to check to see what your game's current update version is? I got a notice about an update, but when I look at the download history is just has 1.01 and 1.02. I think it updated but just wanted to make sure.

PeaSFor918d ago

the patch is 1.02 and it include the 1080p update.

Silly Mammo918d ago

@PeaSfor- Thanks. Any reason why its patch 1.03 if its really update 1.02?

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Riderz1337919d ago

There is a difference, and it will be much more noticeable when you play on a 1080P TV.

http://farm8.staticflickr.c...
http://farm4.staticflickr.c...

bjmartynhak919d ago

More noticeable than I thought it would be!

One_Eyed_Wizard919d ago

That's a good difference. It already looked pretty good all weekend.

kneon919d ago

I'll have to go see for myself tonight, I wasn't very impressed with the initial graphics quality.

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fluke8919d ago

I received the game last night and I wasn't impressed with the graphics. I had been playing Killzone the last few days and ACIV looks only to be a slight improvement from ps3. I think the biggest difference is when a game is running at 60fps, i.e. Killzone multiplayer.

Phene918d ago

Exactly! I feel ac4 could've been a really good ps3 game. I mean uncharted was pulling off some comparable visuals and it's way older. I think the ocean looks amazing in ac4 and the clothing too, but the characters look waxy and overall it just didn't impress me as much as say battlefield 4.

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user7402931919d ago

going from 720p to 1080p is like going from being a blind man to a 20/20 vision sight. 720p makes me disgusted. its god awful, a absolute horrible disgrace.

Corpser919d ago

Yeah games like TLOU and GTA5 on ps3 are aweful and disgusting to you

AgitatedOcelot919d ago

They kind of are. Those were amazing games gameplay wise, but the jaggy upscaled mess of sub 720p resolution may die the horrible death it deserves.

SaffronCurse919d ago

Oh my god..Imagine TLOU at true 1080p??

Moncole919d ago

Than dont game on consoles.

MasterCornholio919d ago

He said 720P.

Which console has 720P games?

boing1919d ago

I hope you're not suggesting PC. If you are, than you have no idea why people choose consoles in the first place.

One_Eyed_Wizard919d ago

I think he's being sarcastic guys.

user7402931919d ago

sad people don't get sarcasm

Playstationologist919d ago

I actually feel this way for 3 reasons:

1. I went from a 720P screen to 1080P
2. shortly after I saw what a gaming PC looks like on that 1080P screen (even with a multiplatform game like fallout NV)
3. both of these things made 720P ps3/360 look terrible :(

But now I have PS4 and I'm living the dream

Ol_G918d ago (Edited 918d ago )

That's really a sad dream i'd rather be rich

Kennytaur919d ago

I'm playing Super Mario Galaxy 2 @ 480p right now. It's awesome.

RobbyGrob918d ago

It would have been more awesome at 1080p.

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Kayant919d ago (Edited 919d ago )

Oh would you look at that there is a *noticable* difference ----> http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

And the above is a heavily compressed picture.

My lord and the gaming media has been trying to convince us that isn't a *noticeable* difference. Yh right.....

MasterCornholio919d ago

Looks like the overall blur vanishes after the patch. And is it just me or is the aliasing better?

MegaMohsi919d ago

The patch added native 1080 support and better anti aliasing method

phoenix_dusk919d ago (Edited 919d ago )

https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
https://pbs.twimg.com/media...

Let's challenge n4gamers: Which is 720p and 1080p?

Edit: 900p not 720p. lol

fossilfern919d ago (Edited 919d ago )

Left is 1080 and Right is 720.

Edit: Sorry I meant to say the first link is 1080 and the second is 720

waltyftm919d ago (Edited 919d ago )

Top 1080p, bottom pic is 900p, look at the ropes, i wonder what 720p looks like.

strigoi814919d ago

at 720p those ropes will look like band aids

raWfodog919d ago (Edited 919d ago )

To me, the first one https://pbs.twimg.com/media... appears to be a higher resolution than the second https://pbs.twimg.com/media...

Zoom in on the pictures and notice there is more detail in the first picture (i.e. rope on the cannon, words and characters more detailed).

Mr Logic919d ago

Both are super compressed and s#!++y looking, but the second is 720.

MasterCornholio919d ago (Edited 919d ago )

Judging by the sharpness of the text i would say the first one.

But wait there´s something funny about the image. After inspecting it more closely i realize that they are both 1080P images.

WTF

P.S I did this via inspect element in chrome

P.S.S Im guessing that the Xbox One is running at a lower resolution since they didn't even confirm the resolution for the game on that console. I wonder if its 900P or 720P?

raWfodog919d ago (Edited 919d ago )

If they are both originally 1080p then something was clearly done to the second image to make it less crisp than the other. Trickery I tell you.

Mr Logic919d ago

Not important. I can put a 500x500 image on my computer and take a screenshot. BOOM 1080p

duplissi919d ago

Its called upscaled. The 900p image is upscaled to 1080 so when the screenshot was taken it was of the upscaled image.

g4me_he4d919d ago

The first image is 1080p because it has more detail. The second is a bit blurry and not as clear which signifies that it is operating at a resolution lower than the first image.

Kayant919d ago (Edited 919d ago )

I wonder do you know yourself considering you got it from here --> http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

But am going with what fossilfern said.

MRMagoo123918d ago (Edited 918d ago )

Pfffffft you can easily tell what is what.

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theXtReMe1919d ago (Edited 919d ago )

There was quite a difference between 720 and 1080 with Call Of Duty Ghosts. Most of the jaggies went away and the picture became clearer, brighter and more colorful. I imagine the same will be true with Assassins Creed.

Journalists that don't want you to believe that there's a difference, obviously have some sort of bias one way or the other. I'm not sure why it would matter so much to them, but obviously they have their reasons.

I think I'm more interested in the new anti-aliasing technique that they are using for the game, to get rid of the jaggies on the ropes and some of the thinner objects in the game. It's amazing that a developer would work past the release date to do something like this, especially those associated with such a huge publisher like Ubisoft. Great stuff.

jessupj918d ago

Yeah, it is very nice that the developers are allowed to continue to improve the game in the form of a free patch.

But this seems to be happening with a lot of games. Is this just because they're under a very strict time schedule because they need to release in time for the launch of the console, or is something else going on behind the scenes?

It wouldn't matter if it was just one game, but it seems to be a growing trend. Just seems a little off to me. I don't know, maybe it's just MSs and certain other media outlets behaviour in the last few months has caused me to be extra paranoid.