Assassin’s Creed Unity Framerate problems at launch

Earlier on we showed you how beautiful Assassin’s Creed Unity looked when output in 4K resolution on PC. Now, we switch our attention to something not quite as beautiful, as there are overwhelming reports coming in that Assassin’s Creed Unity framerate problems on PS4 and Xbox One are ruining Ubisoft’s launch day.

The game has only just managed to get out of the door, but some are already finding problems with the game. Ubisoft has already confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Unity runs at 1080p and 30FPS, but gamers are already finding out that Unity’s framerate isn’t locked at 30FPS and can dip well below that in some instances.

We have one video to show you as evidence, suggesting that it is not just a coincidence and that there is indeed a problem. Hopefully it is something that Ubisoft can fix with a simple Assassin’s Creed patch update to fix these lag problems.


It could just be a simple issue which Ubisoft can fix instantly rather than a major problem involving more time to fix. There are plenty of people complaining about it on Twitter though and there’s also an entire thread dedicated to this on Neogaf.

If the game is dropping below 20FPS, obviously something is not right. We are glad that gamers are sharing their problems so quickly though, as it means that Ubisoft can get to work before launching the game in other regions at the end of the week.

What is your status with the game at the moment – are you seeing Assassin’s Creed Unity framerate drops on Xbox One, PS4 and PC or not?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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The recent update wont let me play my game at all says it needs a update for ps4

Niall Porreca
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I have a pretty high-end PC, can run BF4, Civilization beyond earth at ultra settings. I can’t even run this game on low without tremendious lag.


As I said in the previous article, they have put ALL their effort into the PC version. The PC runs at a constant 60FPS and 4kp, whereas BOTH consoles run at far less than the promised lame 30FPS at 900p. They have saved me around AUD160 as I was going to buy the collectror’s edition (I like the statue). I may have to cancel my FarCry4 pre-order too (and that hurts because I like the look of that collector’s edition too (again, the statue). I assume the only version they optimised was the PC version of Far Cry 4, too.… Read more »


why i’m i not surprised ubishit

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