Submitted by SpaceSquirrel 281d ago | news

‘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.” (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PS4)

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irokster  +   281d ago
Lets see if there's really a noticeable difference. I thought the game already looked pretty good.
sigfredod  +   281d 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
abzdine  +   281d 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.
dantesparda  +   281d ago
So is the game 60fps in the MP mode? And how many frames on the SP mode? 30? Just curious
Boody-Bandit  +   281d 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 Mammo  +   281d 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.
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PeaSFor  +   280d ago
the patch is 1.02 and it include the 1080p update.
Silly Mammo  +   280d ago
@PeaSfor- Thanks. Any reason why its patch 1.03 if its really update 1.02?
Riderz1337  +   281d ago | Helpful
There is a difference, and it will be much more noticeable when you play on a 1080P TV.

bjmartynhak  +   281d ago
More noticeable than I thought it would be!
ironmonkey  +   281d ago
Thank you
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   281d ago
That's a good difference. It already looked pretty good all weekend.
kneon  +   281d ago
I'll have to go see for myself tonight, I wasn't very impressed with the initial graphics quality.
The_Infected  +   281d ago
Did the update also add the anti aliasing?
sigfredod  +   281d ago
fluke8  +   281d 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.
Phene  +   280d 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.
DirtyPimp  +   281d 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.
Corpser  +   281d ago
Yeah games like TLOU and GTA5 on ps3 are aweful and disgusting to you
AgitatedOcelot  +   281d 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.
SaffronCurse  +   281d ago
Oh my god..Imagine TLOU at true 1080p??
Moncole  +   281d ago
Than dont game on consoles.
MasterCornholio  +   281d ago
He said 720P.

Which console has 720P games?
boing1  +   281d 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_Wizard  +   281d ago
I think he's being sarcastic guys.
DirtyPimp  +   281d ago
sad people don't get sarcasm
Playstationologist  +   281d 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_G  +   280d ago
That's really a sad dream i'd rather be rich
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Kennytaur  +   281d ago
I'm playing Super Mario Galaxy 2 @ 480p right now. It's awesome.
RobbyGrob  +   280d ago
It would have been more awesome at 1080p.
Kayant  +   281d 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.....
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MasterCornholio  +   281d ago
Looks like the overall blur vanishes after the patch. And is it just me or is the aliasing better?
MegaMohsi  +   281d ago
The patch added native 1080 support and better anti aliasing method
phoenix_dusk  +   281d ago

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

Edit: 900p not 720p. lol
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fossilfern  +   281d ago
Left is 1080 and Right is 720.

Edit: Sorry I meant to say the first link is 1080 and the second is 720
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Detoxx  +   281d ago
The one above?
waltyftm  +   281d ago
Top 1080p, bottom pic is 900p, look at the ropes, i wonder what 720p looks like.
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strigoi814  +   281d ago
at 720p those ropes will look like band aids
raWfodog  +   281d 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).
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Mr Logic  +   281d ago
Both are super compressed and s#!++y looking, but the second is 720.
MasterCornholio  +   281d 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.


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?
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raWfodog  +   281d 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.
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Mr Logic  +   281d ago
Not important. I can put a 500x500 image on my computer and take a screenshot. BOOM 1080p
duplissi  +   281d ago
Its called upscaled. The 900p image is upscaled to 1080 so when the screenshot was taken it was of the upscaled image.
g4me_he4d  +   281d 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.
Kayant  +   281d 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.
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MRMagoo123  +   280d ago
Pfffffft you can easily tell what is what.
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theXtReMe1  +   281d 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.
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jessupj  +   280d 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.
James Vanderbeek  +   281d ago
glad i waited to pop this game in. i will play it tonight now.
siccstepsccs  +   281d ago
Is the Xbox One getting the 1080p upgrade also?
James Vanderbeek  +   281d ago
no. xbox one cant handle 1080p so its upscaled from 720 like cod and battlefield
SuicideKing  +   281d ago
That sucks, I thought they would at least hit 900p on Xbox. Isnt the Xbox 360 720p?
MMEHTA  +   281d ago
Where has it been confirmed 720p???
lifeisgamesok  +   281d ago
Yet Ryse at 900p looks better than all of those 1080p native games

And Dead Rising 3 at 720p is getting higher reviews than most of the 1080p games
M-M  +   281d ago
The Xbox One version is 900p.
RedDevils  +   280d ago
@lifeisgamesok are you blind or do you need glasses? lol
JessiePinkmanYo  +   281d ago
Great news! Glad I didn't play too far into the game before the patch
Who  +   281d ago
Any idea when/if the Acinitiates.com content is available to redeem on PS4 yet? Only lists PS3,360, WiiU.
Felonycarclub8  +   281d ago
So basically all multi platform games on the PS4 are going to have patches to be 1080p thanks to Microsoft and their policies.
EXVirtual  +   280d ago
Not all. Just a few. Plus, these are rushed launch games.
OsirisBlack  +   281d ago
how do you get the patch? seems to not be doing it automatically.
sigfredod  +   281d ago
When the patch finish to download if you fully get out of the game (ps button) and launch it again the patch should be apply, it should say ver 1.02
OsirisBlack  +   281d ago
Thanks Mate you get a helpful bub.
KontryBoy706  +   281d ago
it's not 1.02 the patch is 1.03
KontryBoy706  +   281d ago
mine won't update yet. Still says I'm running version 1.02
sigfredod  +   281d ago
the article made a mistake , the game was ver 1.01 before the patch
wynams  +   280d ago
How does one force an app to re-check for updates?

I got home, and out of curiosity selected NO to the "DOWNLOAD AC4 UPDATE?" prompt. Now after powering off/relaunching/even trying multiplayer I cannot get the app to prompt for update.

I did see where I can check version and I am at 1.02 fwiw
JediDiah  +   280d ago
Release the Kraken!
MRMagoo123  +   280d ago
And ppl tried to say there is no difference between 720p and 1080p , when there is a big difference between 900p and 1080p lol look at the damn pics the upgrade to 1080p from 900p looks wayyyyyy better.
iR_phantasm  +   280d ago
Had no clue i been playing it upscaled, the slight boost is welcomed!
mochachino  +   280d ago
mine is still on version 1.02
ZBlacktt  +   280d ago
Was on until 4am this morning.... I saw no patch notice. Will see today, could be when starting it up.
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   278d ago
Hey, it says im blocked still in the PM when i try to reply to you....weird. Check the "blocked users" list maybe?
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mochachino  +   280d ago
There is no patch 1.03 only 1.02.

How did every site mess this up?
Erudito87  +   280d ago
Can someone explain to me why its on the steam store but not on the ubisoft store for another 2 days? Damn nvidia gaming bundle.

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