With Assassin’s Creed 4 being released on current-gen and next-gen consoles, it is obvious gamers would want to know the differences, and Ubisoft has been doing just that. These differences could be a key factor in deciding if the developer has pulled out all the stops for the PS4 and the Xbox One.
The game director for Assassin’s Creed 4 has been chatting to Examiner about what he sees in terms of differences between the PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and the Xbox One versions. He says that AC4 on next-gen is the best they have developed yet and is a very beautiful thing.
We have to remember not to be fooled by the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag video footage we see, as this would be next-gen content, although can we blame them for showing the best footage available to them? Having said that, the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of AC4 is still stunning, just not as much as the newer consoles.
Ubisoft has not surprised us by saying the immersion for AC4 on next generation consoles has deeper immersion thanks to the ability to push the visuals more than what is possible on current-gen consoles. Most of what the developer wanted to express, such as a hot sticky jungle, or water beads running down plants can be seen, which was only possible because of the PS4 and Xbox One.
The release date for Assassin’s Creed 4 is October 29, although you will have to wait a couple more weeks for the PS4 version. We can also tell you that the Assassin’s Creed 4 Season Pass price will be $19.99, and will come with some rather interesting content. This will consist of Freedom Cry, The Exclusive Kraken Ship Pack, extra Multiplayer Mayhem and more ways to personalize your pirate experience.
DLC support for AC4 is very important to the game, as it allows the game to grow much more, but not if you get the Wii U version, as this will lack DLC post-release.