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Assassin's Creed 4: Xbox One 900p vs. PS4 1080p Graphics Comparison

IGN: Is the PS4's native 1080p resolution a significant improvement over Xbox One's 900p? You be the judge. (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PS4, Xbox One)

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Neonridr  +   278d ago | Funny
you mean I can compare the graphics between the two versions myself using a compressed video as the source??

Please can I?
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   278d ago
I know, so pointless, YouTube's 1080p is horrible. Where's Gribblegrunger with those comparisons GIF's? They were much better.

Found them:

The 1080p ones don't look softer to me Neonridr, quite the opposite.
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Neonridr  +   278d ago
that being said Lukas, I watched the video and for the most part, they look pretty similar. PS4 utilizes a softer look so the colors blend a little better. It makes the edges not as definitive as on the One and gives it a more natural feel I guess. The shaders look a little bit better on the PS4 too, but not significantly or anything.

All in all, they both look good regardless.

Also, I don't know if it's how the consoles are set up, but anyone else notice the backgrounds in the XB1 version look a little more vibrant and colorful than the PS4 version? Maybe it's just my eyes, who knows. (Use the 35 second mark with the boat as reference)
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Kayant  +   278d ago
Yep the one difference I see is that XB1 has more jaggies. Also what Neonridr said about the colours but that can be tweaked with your TV/monitor settings.. But the differences don't seem big with this. It will be interesting to see uncompressed footage on TVs.
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pedrof93  +   278d ago
Well Ps4 has better detail models and better resolution on a far distance.

Also X1 has more aliasiang though really small compared.

But its minimum. Also I believe that X1 don't have Ambient Occlusion.
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kiz2694  +   278d ago
@Neonridr To your last point, I think its just bad colour calibration on IGN's part tbh. Haven't seen it that washed out on all of the streams/gameplay videos.
Conzul  +   278d ago
My PS4 won't update to 1.03, it's stuck on 1.02...
Or is 1.02 the correct one for the 1080p update?
Neonridr  +   278d ago
@Lukas - yeah those definitely show more blur on the X1 versions. I was more implying the edges of the characters vs the backgrounds. On the X1 it looks like a very sharp line distinguishing them. Makes it look almost fake. The PS4 looks like it softens the edges a little bit to make it a little more natural.

Again, it could just be my eyes. And I am referring to the IGN video by the way.
Gamer1982  +   278d ago
from the video you can never tell resolution details in stuff like close scenes (IGN likes to show them to hide xbox ones frailty's)however when zoomed out thats when the jaggys seep through

Check that screeny. A lot of clouds are missing too, to take some pressure off the memory. Only a minor detail but its there. Check the video to notice it more.
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Boody-Bandit  +   278d ago
Wow this is a horrible comparison. You know IGN there are these things called menus on displays. You might wanna open a display manual and try it out. You make the PS4 version look low in contrast, gamma set too high and less color. The first thing I did after the update on my PS4 was go into the PS4 display settings and my LED menu display.

When I play ACIV on my display it looks more vibrant than the XBOX ONE version they are showing here. If you're going to do a comparison don't make it look like one has an advantage with something it literally takes 2 mins to adjust. Too much gamma drowns details and washing out the colors. I mean seriously.

Anyone that knows thing one about devices hooked up to a display is every individual device needs to be tweaked. This is as bad as gametrailers comparisons years ago.
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Bathyj  +   278d ago
Man, going off those gifs, and I could be talking total bollocks because theyre not marked.

But one is sharp and detailed with clean edges. One is blurry and Jaggy.

I'm assuming PS4 is the former.
BBBirdistheWord  +   278d ago
going by the video, the ps4 version definitely has a softer look. I would almost go so far as to say it is more blurry.

The xbo seems to be a lot sharper and I feel the textures are clearly defined.

Going by the comments in this section, it appears I am not the only one who noticed this, straight off the bat.

We can extrapolate that the blurry images in the gifs (which aren't marked) would seem to belong to the ps4.

But then again, it's pointless to point out what we are all seeing.
There is no way in the world the ps4 fans will consider this possibility, so really we are just wasting our time.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   278d ago

"We can extrapolate that the blurry images in the gifs (which aren't marked) would seem to belong to the ps4."

Lol, what? Both GIFS are PS4 screenshots, the sharper images are taken from AFTER the 1080p update, the blurry ones from BEFORE the update. You really think 1080p is that blurry? You must have never played at 1080p native. You should refrain from commenting on things you know nothing about, you just presumed the GIFs i posted where X1 vs PS4 GIFs, but they weren't.

1080p is blurry he says!

Accept the fact that the X1 version is 900p, blurrier and jaggier...unless you class jaggies as "sharp"?

"But then again, it's pointless to point out what we are all seeing.
There is no way in the world the ps4 fans will consider this possibility, so really we are just wasting our time."

There is nothing to consider, the PS4 version is higher res, resulting is a sharper image and better details of distant objects. You can't doubt the GIF's i posted, difference between 900p and 1080p is clear as day.
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Morpheuzpr  +   278d ago
1080p vs 960p on my pc

UltimateMaster  +   278d ago
We already knew it.
Oh really? The PS4 is 1080p when the PC is 960p?

Yeah, the PS4 has better background animation.

Ultimately, we're all going to play the same game with the same game play, that goes for the Wii U as well.
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BBBirdistheWord  +   277d ago
@ Lukas

Sorry, I have to call it like I see it and the PS4 screens of Assassin's creed definitely have a softer (blurred) look to them.

Others have noticed too.

Don't pop a vein, dude.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   277d ago

Nope, every comparison ive seen on neogaf shows the PS4 version clearly being sharper and more detailed. No idea why it looks like it has a "fog" effect in this video because every livestream/youtube video ive watched looks vivid and not foggy at all.

The screens/GIF's i posted are BOTH PS4 screens, before and after 900p to 1080p clearly showing the 1080p update making the image super sharp,i think im going to believe the direct feed GIF comparisons and people who have played the game in native 1080p from neogaf to IGN's video. I won't be popping a vein next week when im playing superior versions of every single multiplat game on a cheaper, more powerful console.

"Others have noticed too."

Yeah, just like people noticed that the Digital Foundry BF4 footage looked blurry and washed out too.....but then went straight to youtube to see Jackfrags playing it on the PS4 looking nothing like it did on the DF comparison. I have the direct feed footage, looks vivid, sharp, and not washed out whatsoever.

Just accept the fact that multiplats are always going to look better on the PS4. The fact you actually thought the GIF's i posted were X1 vs PS4 GIF's is hilarious....then you went on to say the blurry ones were the PS4 ones (which technically they were, but before the 1080p patch).
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Ju  +   277d ago
Difference is not that much, but IMO you can see it in motion with fine details, like window decoration or ropes on ships, etc. where those "shimmer" in the XO version but stay completely sharp in the PS4. Rest is the same, same effects and all. But finer details show quite a bit (incl. better AA due to pixel granularity).
NewMonday  +   277d ago
the difference shows in the playable parts not the cut-scenes, also notice better AA on the PS4.
Heisenburger  +   278d ago
Ah snap.


On the day that the 1080p/improved AA patch went live I had been playing ACIV for an hour or two. I take a break and come on here only to see that the patch was live.

I went and restarted the game immediately, and to me the difference was very noticeable.

My eyes didn't have to strain like they were before. What's baffling is why it was launched in the state it was in the first place.

I'm so glad they patched it in though. I've been playing this with my vita ear buds plugged into my controller. It's just pure fun, plain and simple.


*I reworded a sentence I wasn't too fond of.
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Beastforlifenoob  +   277d ago
i love how as soon as someone says the PC version will still have the best graphics they get blown to bits.
GuruMeditation  +   277d ago
@Beastforlifenoob indeed and rightly so, because PC isn't the subject of discussion in any way. People are well aware that PC graphics are superior and are mostly beyond caring. These are people comparing CONSOLE features, because they choose to own a console. The 'PC will always look better' chiming is off-topic dullardry at best, not far removed from turning up at the special Olympics and chastising their world class athletes for being unable to smash the records of the able bodied...
Pintheshadows  +   277d ago
It looks so much cleaner in 1080p. Look how messy the backgrounds look on the X1 version.
GribbleGrunger  +   278d ago
If you look into the distance on the X1 version, you can see it has no ante-aliasing and now imagine enlaging that to a 40' - 50' TV. You cannot see the difference on compressed video at that size.
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TheGreatAndPowerful  +   278d ago
Holy cow xb version is 900p??? I'm only now finding out about this. :( MS you f*** up, homie. You can't even run a game like AC4 that was specifically developed for last gen on your new hardware. :/
imt558  +   278d ago
Well, it's not a good comparison. Read the Anadtech article about XO/PS4 comparison ( HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ) : http://anandtech.com/show/7...

or here :


Well, there is a difference in NBA2K14 to ( a minor difference ).
assdan  +   278d ago
Totally true. I dont even know why I still look at these.
thisismyaccount  +   277d ago
Well... if they for ONCE uploaded their videos with 10mbit or a higher bitrate, then notbody had anything to bitch about it.

These people are lazy as fuck, having premium twitch account and what not and great connection to upload better looking videos.. yet for some reason these #"|@·$! keep uploading their "intellectuality garbage" with 2 - 5mbit.

btw here the YT version
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thisismyaccount  +   277d ago
Really weird... comparison. It looks like the XB1 is much sharper than the PS4 version. 900p better than 1080p ?!

Ju  +   277d ago
Which leaves you even more baffled when you actually play this game thinking this looks nothing like it on my monitor while playing. Even the MP dropped my char. Are those character models gorgeous. Impressive. And yet, looking at the PS3 comparison videos makes you think it's almost the same.

We have an issue with these videos: games have upgraded massively, but video equipment hasn't.
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harrisk954  +   277d ago
Yeah... IGN has the WORST video player.

For a technology-oriented company, IGN needs to upgrade their video player. Even their audio on podcasts is lacking. I listen to Beyond every week, and it such low quality audio more often than not. (or maybe it is just that Greg and Colin don't know how to use the equipment!).
XboxPS  +   277d ago
Who confirmed that the X1 version is 900p?
Did I miss something?
XboxPS  +   277d ago
Why disagree?
I really don't know that this have been confirmed.
PSX04  +   277d ago
ps4 looks really better .... sharper, more details, and better color effect
KNWS  +   278d ago
frame rate is more important than resolution, PC gamers would choose frame rate over resolution everyday.
MasterCornholio  +   278d ago
And the PS4 version runs at a rock solid 30FPS.


So whats the problem?

BTW You lose.
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Kayant  +   278d ago
Well it's 30fps SP on both & no reports on the added res affecting the performance on PS4 after the patch so.....
memots  +   278d ago
i would choose 1080p and steady frame rate over anything.
Bathyj  +   278d ago
If the framerate is a steady 30 on both than resolution does make a difference. Assassins Creed has large crowds and a lot of geometry. Being able to distinguish things clearly is definitely a plus.
thisismyaccount  +   277d ago
Yes, last time i asked evey friggin Steam User how they played their games, they too said frame rate is much more important than a higher resolution.
Are_The_MaDNess  +   277d ago
well for PC gamers nowadays we can just have it 1080p and use FXAA instead of normal AA and it will run alot faster.....
no need to drop resolution nowadays. even in a game like AC4.
my GTX 580 pulls it at around 80fps with everything max except the AA, dont really bother me that much IMO
Idba  +   278d ago
As Lukas as already stated, videos by IGN or Youtube shouldnt be used in comparisons. Start making comparisons them put them up for download.
Statix  +   278d ago
This game doesn't look all that demanding or graphically intensive to begin with, so it may not be the best basis for comparing power. Also, the jump from 900p to 1080p doesn't seem as major as going from the last-gen 720p.

Call of Duty: Ghosts being 720p on one console, and 1080p on the other--now THAT'S a hugely noticeable difference:

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MasterCornholio  +   278d ago
OMG the Xbox One looks horrible.

Dont get me wrong COD Ghosts is an ugly game but the XBOX One looks horrid.
ZBlacktt  +   278d ago
So in other words what you are trying to say is 900 is just as good as 1080. That they are just meaningless numbers. What happens when you start to stretch the images out to a 50" and bigger screen?
Lukas_Japonicus  +   278d ago
Exactly, even on my 42" it becomes obvious...even from sitting 10 feet away. Can only imagine it gets even worse the larger you go....

Some people say they can't tell the difference, but ive always had an eye when it comes to things like this.
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kiz2694  +   278d ago
If you find the gifs Lukas attached at the top, and put them on a large HD screen and scale them so its 1:1, there is such a difference. Man i'm glad I chose PS4 for my multiplats, hate playing something that I know looks worse.
megalonagyix  +   278d ago
" hate playing something that I know looks worse."

PS4 looks worse than PC, so why don't you play on PC?
DarkHeroZX  +   278d ago

Yeah you do know that the majority of PC gamers dont have a great gaming PC that can out perform these consoles right. Only a small minority like myself actually have a setup that can give you much better yields then the ps4 and even then I didn't pay $399 for my rig either.
Silly Mammo  +   278d ago
@megalonagyix- we get it! You're proud of your PC rig. But this is an article comparing the PS4 and X1. Quit trolling with your PC agenda.
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FANTA1180  +   278d ago
OK int he beginning of the video the x1 version the guys wearing diferent clothes ..strange.

they both look idential but if you pause the x1 version has more defined small lines like in the clothing its very slight
CrossingEden  +   278d ago
Ubisoft cutscenes feature dynamic npcs. It's always been that way. Cause of the random face and clothing generators.
FANTA1180  +   278d ago
makes sense.
monkeyfox  +   278d ago
buzzy flickery aliasing on xbox one throughout video, HOwever if you didn't have the two side by side would you even give a shit?
corvusmd  +   278d ago
They both look rather identical. These comparisons are proving that the hype is just hype and nothing more IMO. I'm starting to think that since the upscalers on the new consoles are so good....maybe developers should just start utilizing those instead, and use the extra processing to provide better particle effects/lighting etc....and boost framerates. This is three games in a row that they have done this and every time there is little to no difference between the resolutions...either way, that's just my opinion. They both look amazing....I think the extra processing should go towards other details that engage the player.
Thegamer41  +   278d ago
More like your comments are proving how uneducated and ignorant fanyboys are. You will not see a difference in resolution when comparing it in this manner, you will need to see it first hand on your own TV.
Neonridr  +   278d ago
Or it just goes to show you that launch titles are a poor display of the true power of the system. Wait until an AC game is developed for next gen from the ground up. I think the differences will be quite noticeable.

This game is basically a last gen game upconverted to higher resolutions with a few extra bells and whistles.
GW212  +   277d ago
Haha, come on man. I know it makes you feel better to tell yourself they look similar but they just don't. Resolution is resolution. The xbox just doesn't have the same horsepower. It is what it is on the graphics side.
tjg59  +   278d ago
No matter what version great game
Hakoom  +   278d ago
microsoft said xbox is stronger...
why cant it run 1080p? :(
KNWS  +   278d ago
Half the games running on xb1 run at 1080P, stop saying the console can't do 1080p it can.

Launch games are always below par compared to games that will come in later years.
MasterCornholio  +   278d ago
Its not as capable at handling 1080P content like the PS4 can.

There now do you feel better?
kiz2694  +   278d ago
Now come on, its not exactly half is it. its more a third that run true native 1080p.
svoulis  +   278d ago
half the games.

only game on PS4 that isn't 1080p native is BF4 and its still 900p vs 720p

Is that better? No matter how you slice it, PS4 is in fact more powerful, just let it go.
porkChop  +   278d ago
That's not true. The majority of Xbox One games run in 720p, and a few in 900p. Very few Xbox One games run natively in 1080p.
Gamer1982  +   278d ago
LOL okay MS said the xbox 360 could do 1080p too.. Look how that turned out..
black0o  +   278d ago
@above this is OVERKILL ..
jmac53  +   278d ago
it's capable of upscaling to 1080p. Running natively, well that is another story.
Hakoom  +   277d ago
could you list me 3 games on X1 running in 1080p
ocnkng  +   277d ago
Resolutions on the XBone
Ryse - 900p
Killer Instinct - 720p
Dead Rising - 720p
COD:Ghosts - 720p
Battlefield 4 - 720p
Assasins Creed BF - 900p
GDDR6_2014  +   278d ago
In other news... PC version is not limited to only 1080p 30fps
ratchet426  +   277d ago
Blah blah blah. Yeah we get it. We really do. Your $2k PC rig will outperform our $400 console. Thanks for that info, mate.
Noxious115  +   278d ago
My Black Flag on PS4 has yet to update to 1.03. What gives? I thought the update was out already.
Permagrin187  +   277d ago
1.02 is the latest patch. 1.03 does not exist yet and was mistakenly reported by everyone on the internet as the patch version.
TristanPR77  +   278d ago
And why this game cannot run on 1080p on xbone? Cannot handle it?
waljaber  +   278d ago
its IGN!! do they really think they can fools us? do u think this how AC black flag look on PS4! u can easily find AC PS4 videos looks much better then this crap, if u have the game u know what I'm talking about.
Deltaohio  +   278d ago
Man ppl REALLY want to see a dif in the two versions lol kinda sad actually.
rangel  +   278d ago
Ps4 have more AA
Trekster_Gamer  +   277d ago
Aside from a blade of grass looking better if you pause the game, their is no difference!

50% more power only in psfanbots wet dream...
Keep trying trollers....
Permagrin187  +   277d ago
You've played both versions on a high-def big screen? If so, good for Xbox 1. It's beautiful on the PS4 on my 52" Bravia that's for sure.
badz149  +   277d ago
Yup...the fact that the ps4 version running at native 1080p vs xbone 900p which is roughly 44% more pixel in favor of the ps4 is nothing but lies! /s

There's really nothing wrong being a fan of the xbone but when cold hard fact and numbers are involed but you still think otherwise...just shows you're just one big fat ignorant! Let's just call a spade, a spade.
BlakHavoc  +   277d ago
Love how tropical this game is, started off a little bland for me, but once I got into the jungles of the West Indies I was hooked lol. Graphically it looks amazing for a port, the vegetation as well as the water, buildings etc look amazing especially with the lighting effect. I hope they focus on next gen hardware with the next AC, I feel like it could offer much more graphically and even with the gameplay, but first they need to ditch last gen hardware or at least make separate versions.
BlakHavoc  +   277d ago
People, people, it's not a big deal if your undecided on which console to buy, IMO going with the PS4 only cause it supports games in full 1080p is stupid. There's a difference but a small one, personally I prefer the PS4 so having that resolution is a plus lol, but if I was an xbox faithful, I wouldn't let something that marginal discourage me. If you have both consoles, then of coarse you would obviously go with the better version, it's nothing super noticeable but it's like, why go with just chicken, if you can have chicken and waffles lol. Was that a good comparison? No? O well.
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bornsinner  +   277d ago
no difference... unless you freeze frame stare at a pixel & look for 'jaggies' i wouldn't be put off by the xbone version at all runs just as good
ion53  +   277d ago
On my PS4 disk (UK) it says I only need 11mb minimum. It also says the output is 480p, 720p, 720i, 1080i and 1080p. Amy cules?
Permagrin187  +   277d ago
11 Mb minimum for what?
ion53  +   277d ago
To play the game. It says 20 or so GB on US disks...
iistuii  +   277d ago
Can I join in ? Ok, I'm playing it maxed out at 1080p 60fps.
TheXD305  +   277d ago
X1 has better colors and contrast. But rhe rest looks equal to me.
ocnkng  +   277d ago
XBone has more jaggies, is blurrier,less detailed. Low resolution. And the rest is better on the PS4
Sathur  +   277d ago
What of the Wii U version of Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag?
I can see very little difference between it and the PS4 and Xbox One version except for weather effects on the ship (rain on deck).
I am no expert though. But I do think it looks great on Wii U also.
KiLLeRCLaM  +   277d ago
If these next gen consoles can't do 1080p or higher then they aren't next gen.. Common really!! 900p? Microsoft sucks
Dan_scruggs  +   277d ago
I missed the part where this actually made the game better. Graphics have never made game play better. that is why all the greatest games ever made didn't need 1080P or 60 frames a second. The game fundamentally the same at 900 or 1080. Only a small percentage of gamers would ever even notice the difference anyway. It amounts to nothing more than a sharpen filter.

All of this amounts to nothing more than medium settings on a PC anyway.
MNGamer-N  +   277d ago
Less jaggies on the PS4 version, maybe because everything is a bit softer looking... But X-one looked better on some, but not enough of a difference to care.
spartan_dx  +   277d ago
This is the game AC3 should've been.
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superbomberman  +   277d ago
They look the same to me. Not much different than the current gen either.
spartan_dx  +   277d ago
Behold! eyefinity+sweetfx

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