Monday, March 4, 2013

Next-Gen & Current-Gen Differences Explained in Assassin's Creed IV:Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is a next-gen game but will also contain support for current consoles. Ubisoft has revealed some information on the difference between current gen and next-gen versions of the game.

Jean Guesdon, Creative Director, explained, “The game will also be available on Next Gen consoles."

“In addition to improved graphics and physic, Next Gen versions will bring to the players new connected features allowing them to feel that even if they remain “Single Player” it will be better to be a “Single Connected Player”.

“I mean, that Next Gen Consoles will allow players to have a solo experience that benefit the presence of a huge community.”

There also some PS4 controller specific features that they will be revealing later. Microsoft’s next-gen console will be revealed in April.

This quote from Ubisoft hints that Microsoft's next console could be highly intergrated with social networks just as the PS4 is which begs the question...just how simililar will the next gen consoles be?

Expect a gameplay demo from Ubisoft on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag at E3 2013 and some more details on the console features.



  1. Is it really a next-gen game that Ubisoft are retrofitting to current gen tech? Or is it more likely that the development cycle means this has always been a PS3/Xbox 360 game but can be ported to the new consoles with the higher res textures used for the PC version? I'm sceptical about the cross generational titles giving us anything to be amazed by, it will be the pure PS4/Nextbox titles that will be truly exciting. The hinted social features are likely to be the inbuilt ones for the new consoles, will Ubisoft be doing anything more than just utilising those?

    1. Great points I was aiming for this to be the last current gen title I'd buy. Now I'm torn that it's coming to PS4. Should I wait & get it as a Launch title?
      Social aspects sound platform specific. Need to see it running on both before choosing.