Ubisoft and Graphics Downgrade controversy are two side of the same coin, we have seen it with "Watch Dogs and numerous other games" and now it seems like "Far Cry 4" has been added to this never ending list.
FC4 run fine on PS4 so this must be a bug like always.
Obviously removed since people were complaining over performance issues. Its becoming more and more obvious they want to mislead gamers when games are initially being shown / released (first of all they mostly show games running on PCs). Not really Ubisofts fault if console makers decided to launch a generation of consoles with weak hardware. Tablet CPUs and Mobile GPUs arent really a good combination.
Eurogamer says otherwise. The PS4 runs the game just fine so it must be a bug.
WTH...how is this related to performance. It's exactly the same. God rays are a lens effect anyhow and it has been toned down, that's all. Put "PS4", "Downgrade", "Bug", "Performance" in a title an watch Google generate hits. ...laugh all the way to the bank... I have to start doing this. Life becomes trivial these days... /s
"Obviously removed since people were complaining over performance issues" What performance issue? Game is 99,5% rock solid 30 fps.
@decrypt Why are you even in a console article? We all know you only care about PC. Quit trolling!
Who was complaining about performance issues? The game ran beautifully for me the whole time. I got the platinum, so obviously I put more than enough time in to have noticed if there were.
This is not a bug, nor were they removed/turned off because of performance issues. Simply put these were supposed to be exclusive visual features for Nvidia GameWorks. Ubi turned them off on PS4 because of that. More info can be read here... http://www.geforce.com/what... And here... http://youtu.be/Iewp3ws_gqE
20 hours in I'm having a blast with FC4 on PS4, no issues whatsoever, graphics are gorgeous.
Bugs are in Ubisoft's blood. Expect a patch for this (which will then break another feature in the game).
Since the generation launch bugs that have only bee common with EA and Ubisoft have become widespread. Currently the best working game I have played is COD AW on XB1 (go figure).
This is strange. Last generation, consoles were hard to program, but AAA had very few bugs. This generation, consoles are easier to handle, they resemble PC, yet AAA have really much more bugs than the previous generation. What is wrong here?
laziness... laziness is wrong here. thats why you cant give easy things to people who want the easy way out of life...
I agree it's a easy cash grab a lot of the times people will see the title and some of the features and buy it anyway which is why they don't really care if there is bugs
That may be unconsciously part of the problem. They're so easy to develop for because they *resemble* PCs, but they aren't as powerful, so maybe some developers are initially attempting to handle them like PC rigs, while forgetting that they don't have any chance of matching the performance. Not saying that's the whole reason right there, but it could factor in.
A lot of these companies are rushing out their products for the holiday season. They want little Billy to have that game for the holidays and Billy's parent's money in their pockets by the end of the year so they can make a profit, get their huge bonuses and vacation in the Greek Isle for the summer.
GamePur title: honest journalism or clickbait? Just provide the news, don't put your own spin on it for clicks.
far cry 4 has always run perfect on my ps4 so if this is true its disappointing.. might have to stop buying ubisoft games
I think it looks better, more realistic now. Originally the effect was a little overdone. Sure it was just an aesthetic decision.
there´s no effect watsover...
It's downgraded and it was my next PS4 game to buy
Dont let that stop you. I swear people are getting hung up on such trivial crap. Its a fantastic game, a GotY contender maybe. If you miss out on it because of Godrays, well youre only downgrading your own gaming experience.
Oh please. Don't let some random blogger fool you. This is an optical tuning, nothing else. They are still there but have a different visual appearance. If anything, The alpha masks have been adjusted to tone the effect down because it generated too much flare. Whatever it was, this has zero impact on the framerate!
I'll eventually get it but its bs games are getting this treatment
It might have to do with performance issues, if you test it with the map editor with alot of vegetation you might notice the fps going up a bit.
seriously are ubi downgrading OUR GAMES after weve bought them?????? never ever buying ubisoft game again
This is obviously a bug...
God rays is an NVIDIA graphics card related feature,it seems Ubisoft has taken this out because Nvidia didint wanted on consoles.Go guess that!
Are you looking at the same video? They are still there. Coverage in vegetation is different. The angles in the video is different. You see them more pronounced when there is actual shine through, but "leaf" coverage has changed...oh please...really?
I completed the game before the patch on my ps4 and never witnessed any performance issues. There were a few funny glitchs every now and then when you killed something and the body stuck in a certain way and there was one time I saw a jaguar spawned inside a boulder but there was never anything that effected gameplay or the way things looked.
Not wanting to deal with the same bull last gen I went pc and here it is again on next gen. Don't get me wrong I was playing dark forces 1 today so gfx ain't everything to me. But if the budget allows high end pc gaming can be a lot of fun, if you're into that...
Is it the same on xbone?
More retarded claims, eh?
I really hope this is a bug, I'd hate to think Ubisoft removed them for parity reasons. If they did, I would consider Far Cry 4 my last Ubisoft title, no Division, AC, SC, etc. In fact, I'd campaign against the company, as that would constitute total BS unless removed for performance reasons....
Give Ubisoft Golden Poo award already. Such an awful company.
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