Are you starting to get Assassin’s Creed 4 fever yet? The game has now been officially confirmed for a release on both current gen consoles, as well as the next-generation PS4 and likely the next Xbox console as well. October 29 is the big date to look forward to, and we’ve just heard some interesting details on how Ubisoft plan to take full advantage of the new opportunities available with the new DualShock 4 controller for the PS4.
With the addition of a touchpad on the front of the PS4 controller, it now gives developers the chance to create more innovative control schemes for their respective games on the PS4, which they wouldn’t be able to do on other platforms. On top of that, the PS4 controller also features a new Move sensor, allowing for movement tracking directly from the pad which is fed straight to the PS4 camera which will come bundled with the system.
Ubisoft are already thinking of ways to give the PS4 version some added features with the controller, as Assassin’s Creed 4 content manager Carston Myhill has already revealed that they have some ‘very cool ideas’ in store for fans. These ideas will be revealed over the coming months he said, so we’ll have to wait and see just how much touchpad gameplay will be included in Assassin’s Creed 4.
Do you think there is a danger of overdoing it, just because the new technology is there and it will be the first AC game to land on new hardware? Let us know if you would prefer Ubisoft to stick to a standard control scheme for the game, or go completely nuts on schemes that make use of both the motion sensor and touchpad.