Submitted by DarkLordMalik 148d ago | article

PS4 Assassin's Creed 4 1080p patch analysed in-depth

Digital Foundry: "With next generation tools and system resources often in a state of flux before the final hardware is ready for release, game development continues right down to the wire, in some cases with last-minute optimisations and graphical tweaks completed after a title's master disc has been pressed and duplicated for the final release. The end result is that some launch titles are effectively finished via the release of patches and updates designed to fix various bugs and glitches, or to improve noticeable performance issues - as we saw recently with Call of Duty: Ghosts." (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PS4)

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pedrof93  +   148d ago
What rez will X1 be?
TheLostCause  +   148d ago
I think it's 720p, not 100% sure though, it could be 900p.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   148d ago
Hasn't been confirmed yet, which is weird seeing as its out tomorrow for the X1.
pyramidshead  +   148d ago
900p I think. No plan for a 1080p patch.
angelsx  +   148d ago
Was't the game 60fps on ps4?
Corpser  +   148d ago
No just 30 FPS
Lukas_Japonicus  +   148d ago
SP is 30fps and MP is 60fps i believe....
LonChaneyTV  +   148d ago
The hell happened to the lighting, characters, and backdrop detail?


The game before looked better than this.
AlexanderNevermind  +   148d ago
Looking forward to some face-offs now that the X1 is out.
3-4-5  +   148d ago
So this is the game we all thought ac3 would be?

I'm hesitant to get suckered in again.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   148d ago
YouTube is a really poor way to compare seeing as native 1080p on YouTube is non existent.

On your HDTV's, this will look amazing.

What's with the 70's "adult movie" music playing over the video?
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Enemy  +   148d ago
Youtube? Seriously?
cpayne93  +   148d ago
Yeah... there's absolutely no point to show this on youtube. Can't even tell a difference.
TheLostCause  +   148d ago
Couldn't tell much of a difference because the video quality is pretty poor... It's a no brainer that 1080p will be far more detailed and sharper though when you see it on an actual HD TV and not a compressed video.
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kneon  +   148d ago
I can barely see any differences, there are just too many compression artifacts messing up both sides.
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kiz2694  +   148d ago
If you cant see a difference, you need to watch on a large TV, or use the comparison tool in the article. I can see a huge difference in AA and sharpness. (looking at 50inch tv)
EXVirtual  +   148d ago
Someone needs to make a website with less compression on the player. I can't stand YT quality. 720p on Gamespot looks better than 1080p on YT.
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boodi  +   148d ago
1080p motion looks more realistic to me
Morpheuzpr  +   148d ago
I'm sorry but this game @ 900p on my pc looks like a$$. This comparison is not accurate.

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ThanatosDMC  +   148d ago
The sky looks so empty. Is it always like that? I dont have the game yet.
Morpheuzpr  +   148d ago
Not really, just happened to be that way at the moment but the weather changes are really cool. So far is the best AC game since AC2 imo.
ThanatosDMC  +   148d ago
Awesome. Thank you.
solidsheep  +   148d ago
What frame rate is it running at?
jobboy  +   148d ago
firefly69  +   148d ago
Yes 30fps,but see one thing this game is a multiplatform game between old and new generation of consoles and even after the master disc that was 900p ubisoft was able to push more resolution and efects with this patch in so little time,this just proves that there is still more raw power to take out of the PS4 but development time was not the best.I can see PS4 GAMES in the future been able to take lots more power out of this machine.
ziggurcat  +   148d ago
so, this was a 1080p patch for the PS4 version?

great that it's native 1080p, but i certainly hope 1080p patches become commonplace...
DJ  +   148d ago
Every PS4 game should be 1080p. No excuses. Well ok, 900p is ok for launch. But I'm drawing the line there!
MasterCornholio  +   148d ago
Every PS4 game?

The same goes for the XBOX One as well since its 100$ more expensive than the PS4 it better play 1080P games.
MrDead  +   148d ago
From Article

"An impressive showing from Ubisoft on PS4. Initial performance tests reveal a solid 30fps with no screen-tear or even mild drops in frame-rate, in both the original 900p release and patched 1080p upgrade.

The fact that we aren't seeing any hiccups in smoothness is also rather interesting: it makes you wonder, if Ubisoft are hitting 30fps on such a consistent basis, just how fast would the game actually run on the PS4 hardware if it were not for the frame-rate cap?"

It would be good if they could raise the fps.
Scrumptious  +   148d ago
Really enjoyed the comparison tool that lets me move the zoomed area around the screenshot. This way we can zone in on the details we want to compare on actual screen captures vice watching compressed video. I would like to see more use of this tool for head to head comparisons.
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DanDan7  +   148d ago
I don't get it, why aren't all these ps4 multiplats releasing at 1080p why patch it? Something seems fishy...is it because they were caught gimping the games?
darksky  +   148d ago
No the developers had deadlines to meet for the launch. Once the game has gone gold they still keep working on the game code to improve performance and correct bugs. Like most pc games they will probably keep releasing patches over time until they get everything sorted. Even the Xbox one version could get a performance boost.

as an example, I got Battlefield 4 of PC which had major slow downs and struggled to get 60fps even on an i7 clocked at 4.3GHz. Now after a patch the game runs pretty smooth at over 60 fps.
Shakengandulf  +   148d ago
Had no idea bf4 was so cpu intensive..
AC2020x  +   148d ago
If your wanting some good looking graphics, just play killzone. Easily the prettiest game I've ever seen! 1080P 60FPS, couldn't look better!

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