‘Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’: What’s New For PlayStation 4 [Video]

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag developer Ubisoft has released a video explaining what’s new in the PlayStation 4 version of the game.

Seeing as the Assassin’s Creed titles have always had a relatively similar look that gave everything a realistic and gritty edge, the idea that the fourth game will push the limits of the title doesn’t give us a lot of faith in the supposed graphic upgrade from current to the next generation consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720. Desmond Miles and his ancestors have always had a great depth of detail.

What really needed help in the first one was the combat system, which thankfully Assassin’s Creed 2 improved by adding the ability to use two wrist blades in one attack.

Assassin’s Creed 3 added more micromanagement and greenery, with a tie into American history.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag actually goes back a couple generations to the grandfather of the hero of AC3.

The video about Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag has the developers telling us about the game right from the start. Associate producer Sylvain Trottier says, “The first thing that’s gonna change drastically is the graphics, because we think that visually, with the stronger GPU, stronger CPU with a lot of RAM, we’re gonna be able to exploit a lot [of] this console and push the bar visually. It’s a lot more intuitive for our engineers, it’s a lot more … that we add and put on the PS4.”

Again, we are having a hard time believing how far he claims they’re pushing the visuals already.

Sylvain Trottier continues,”And all these new techs we are pushing are natively fitting in the PS4. All the little details that we cannot right now put on the current generation of consoles because … it’s running at 100 percent right now. So you cannot add all these little details that are gonna make the game even more beautiful, even more immersive.”

The rest of the video is above.

What do you think should be improved on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 versions of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag?