‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’: PS4 Resolution Lacking In Leaked Screens

The Assassin’s Creed Unity PS4 resolution has been the center of a fierce turnaround for Ubisoft lately. After the announcement that it would only be done in 900p, fans demanding more have given up on the Montreal developer.

When they released Black Flag, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were relatively new, and developers were far from able to push the limits of the hardware. The resulting graphics were sub-par for nearly every game released at the launch, barely better than they were on the Xbox 360 or PS3.

It’s been a year now, and the fans are expecting to see some improvement. Sadly, Ubisoft appears to be underachieving once again, despite claims that they push every game to the console’s limit. That statement impressed Xbox 360 owners who couldn’t believe the visuals AC4 was giving them, but this is the next generation. The Assassin’s Creed Unity PS4 resolution, among that of other games, is expected to be a step above what we’ve seen.

'AC Unity' PS4 screen grab shows a colorful room
This 'AC Unity' PS4 screen grab shows a colorful room, lacking in detail

One theory is that the game itself is so complex that the developers had to cut back on visuals so everything else could run more smoothly. Another lays blame on the supposedly inferior processing power of the Xbone, and Ubisoft is once again holding the PlayStation 4 version back so both are equal.

The general consensus among fans is that with a next-generation console, we expect to see better visuals. Unity’s leaked screens appear no sharper than those of AC4.

'AC Unity' PS4 screen grab shows our hero running
This 'AC Unity' PS4 screen grab shows our hero running through a disappointingly monochrome street.

Look at the screen grab which shows our hero running down the street. People in the distance look like they were rendered on a PS3 at best.

Occasionally, the colors pop and we forgive the Assassin’s Creed Unity PS4 resolution for beautiful imagery such as the Assassin’s Guild, but the whole game doesn’t look like that. It looks relatively watered down, plain, and disappointing.

'AC Unity' PS4 screen grab reveals the Assassin's Guild
This 'AC Unity' PS4 screen grab reveals the Assassin's Guild, one of the best visuals so far.

Oddly, the one place that seems to show off the next-gen processing power is the Assassin’s Guild, but from the screens seen on Gameranx, at appears to be in a type of church setting. It’s a towering structure lit beautifully through stained glass, and it rather blatantly features the symbol of the assassins in plain sight.

The assassins are supposed to a low-key group hiding from the Templars, not advertised in a building that’s practically the most invitingly nice place we’ve seen in the game.

'AC Unity' PS4 screen grab reveals the ballroom
This 'Assassin's Creed Unity' PlayStation 4 screen grab reveals a lackluster ballroom.

With the reveal of screen grabs showing off the Assassin’s Creed Unity PS4 resolution, it appears that Ubisoft may be losing a lot of fans. Gamers expect better visuals from next-generation titles.

Mario Kart 8 runs at 1080p, 60fps, and it’s on the Wii U. PlayStation 4 is supposed to be more powerful.

Do these Assassin’s Creed Unity PS4 resolution screen grabs prove to you that Ubisoft should abandon the yearly release and take more time with future titles?

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