Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag to get exclusive PS4 features

PlayStation 4 version of the game the best one to play, says Ubisoft.

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will be getting exclusive features for the PlayStation 4, Ubisoft has announced.

Speaking to GameSpot at the game's reveal event in London, creative director Jean Guesdon said that the PlayStation 4 version of the game would be essentially "the same game" as its PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 counterparts, "but we will also use some other features that we will talk more about later during the year."

A Ubisoft representative confirmed that the studio is looking into utilising the PlayStation 4's new controller, which features a touch pad on the front.

Ubisoft has already revealed that the PlayStation 3 version of Assassin's Creed IV will contain 60 minutes of exclusive content. This content will also be made available for the PlayStation 4 version.

Sony officially unveiled the PlayStation 4 in February, and Microsoft is rumoured to be announcing the Xbox 720 in April. Ubisoft has said Assassin's Creed IV will be coming to "next-generation platforms."

Even without the additional features, Guesdon says the PlayStation 4 version of the game will be the best version to play. "You can imagine that we will use [the PlayStation 4's] full capacity and the potential of the console. Just graphically speaking it will be really enhanced. Just think about the lighting, the physics, the ocean simulation that will be experienced."

Summing up the PS4 version of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag as "better looking, better simulation, and some more features."

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is set across the Carribean in 1715 and stars a new protagonist, British privateer-turned-pirate Edward Kenway. Speaking about the team's decision to switch to a new protagonist, Guesdon said "Edward almost came naturally. We just wanted that brash young rebel that would totally fit into the pirate era."

When asked if Edward Kenway was an attempt to recreate fan-favourite character Ezio Auditore, Guesdon said "I think we all liked Ezio. But we're not trying to redo Ezio, right. We're doing Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. This is not AC2, this is not Brotherhood."

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will be released this October. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's preview.

Discussion

212 comments
theimortal2
theimortal2

spending 600 dollars on a new system as well as getting a game as opposed to using a system you probably already and the game.  and option one is better?  better for sony.

Assassin_M85
Assassin_M85

Ps4, Kill Zone, Gt6, Last Of Us, Watch Dogs, Infamous , MGS, Deep Down and Most Definitely the AC4 are all day one buys for me. Not missing out! But one thing im most excited obout is the OCULUS RIFT VR. Check it out if you dont know what it is, youre going to be amazed just by watching the videos...

Sarijon
Sarijon

After playing every AC game on both PS3, PSP & Vita, I have to honestly say the thought of this game just leaves me cold. AC3 has bearly settled and Ubisoft are agressively ramming this down our throats - just makes me feel its not about the Game, the gamer nor the Franchise but ALL about milking that cow for all its worth!

ProgRocker
ProgRocker

Here's what I wish would happen.  I wish PS4 or Xbox 720 would incorporate a feature where you can plug a keyboard and mouse into the console.

This would allow for users to play in that fashion and allow for some awesome MMORPGS to come to consoles that are now only exclusive to the PC.

Of course you could just buy a gaming PC, but the though of paying for a capable console (presumably cheaper) without having to upgrade hardware every year or so (like the PC) would be very nice indeed.

Keyboard and mouse combination just rocks.

stevenemmanuel
stevenemmanuel

having extra features over others makes me feels like , it has been made easy for you & it totally ruins the competitiveness..........though we dont know what the extra features will be......in all "you dont have to do all this ubi".

DarthLod
DarthLod

I wouldn't care if it was free. This franchise is TIRED. Milked to death. I quit at Revelations. Give it a rest for a few years for crying out loud.

Demanufactur3
Demanufactur3

This for me is a reason NOT to buy this game...

Don't get me wrong i love assassins creed... i did till 3 anyway, as 3 was a bit of a disappointment for me.

But this agressive marketing is really giving me a bitter taste, i'm a pc / xbox player, and i will remain to be so. Why should we be denied aspects of a game?

Bad move ubi.

amir_g_m
amir_g_m

not all titles differ from their "sequel"

what's the difference II, Brotherhood and revelations?

the main titles 1 2 3 had really "main" difference


forsites
forsites

"PlayStation 4 version of the game will be the best version to play", seriously?!?!

Marketing move for ppl to buy PS4, as best version and platform of any game is PC.  or the author forgot to add "Consoles word":

"PlayStation 4 version of the game will be the best version to play on CONSOLES"

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

In all honesty I only saw the trailer from a random advert while watching Tv and thought it looked korny. Then thought, wtf is an advert for a game being released on national tv when it's not out till Nov... Suck my ball's Ubisoft.

c8ing
c8ing

now in these days pc is shadows of console....

pc don't get extra anything

cause i am pc gamer... hail pc games


jonnybutler11
jonnybutler11

They're totally going for Ezio, lol... I hate this timed exclusive nonsense, i'm a PS3 owner myself and plan on getting a PS4, but it never feels satisfying to get any bonus content from BF3 or Assassin's Creed, amongst others, it just feels shady.. same thing for when the COD map packs come out a month early on Xbox (not that i would ever waste my money on that sham anyways), I don't think it makes anyone actually want to buy an Xbox, it's just bull that people with lots of money are pulling. Where have developers and publishers' integrity gone?

mkaliaz
mkaliaz

I'm a PS3 owner (my only console) and plan on purchasing a PS4, but this is total BS. This exclusive content and timed DLC nonsense is ridiculous.

LatinproX
LatinproX

I feel an awful lot of these comments making it to the next Feedbackula!

telaros
telaros

So in other words Sony already paid them in advance to make sure their PS4 version would be given more attention to having better graphics and not to do the same for its 720 counterpart?


Yeah, whatever. Its just AC anyways, Ubisoft will continue to release one every year until people stop buying it like Prince of Persia. Like WoW will continue to devolve with every expansion till it's full of just the gold sellers.

I'm pretty sick of seeing nothing but AC4 news. Report on something worth a damn, you could of just as well said "New AC4 payed to have better exclusives than Xbox720. Better graphics painted on since MS didn't pay up. Buy PS4 copy because we took out an hours worth of animation/voices for 720."

And you thought only Namco did that with their Tales series!

Gothic_symphony
Gothic_symphony

You can imagine that we will use [the PlayStation 4's] full capacity and the potential of the console. Just graphically speaking it will be really enhanced. Just think about the lighting, the physics, the ocean simulation that will be experienced. 

They used similar statements for very AC games. Every time using the full potential of the consoles, but sill so many glitches. I rem the last chase in AC3 (totally pissed me off). I love the series and like every fan I want more but it comes down to gamemplay. 

tightwad34
tightwad34

I also hope you writers know there were quite a few other games coming to the PS4 that we know very little about while we have played Assassin's Creed for the last 4 years. There must only be info on AC so far.

tightwad34
tightwad34

4 AC4 articles in a row. Jesus, you would think this a brand new IP or a game that hasn't had a sequel in 4 or 5 years. It's not just here, but all over the place. I swear the last Assassin's Creed game came out about 3 to 4 months ago. Never would have guessed it. Must be a slow news month. Doesn't matter if it's coming to the PS4, it will be the same game, just a little better.

drewdogg513
drewdogg513

i hope ps4 owners don't get exclusive features on watch dogs

Rattlesnake_8
Rattlesnake_8

Another great game I'll be getting on PS4. 

grove12345
grove12345

 Kind of jumping the gun here before Xbox 720 is announced arent we?


Daian
Daian

After all that DRM bs it's nice to see Ubisoft embracing piracy...

egger7577
egger7577

Didn't Ubisoft last week just come out and say they wanted to apologize and become friends with PC gamers again? Unless this article is just console specific because there was no mention of PC whatsoever.

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

It's favouritism like this that feeds my increasingly mixed feelings about Ubisoft.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Guess I'll be missing out on those exclusive features. 

deon99
deon99

i already see the Ps3 vs Ps4 comparison video for this game.

Zzombielemur
Zzombielemur

Getting real fed up with all this exclusive content. Even if it's available to me on my console I still feel dirty about it. Don't developers take any pride in their work anymore, and tell Sony/Xbox to take a walk when asked to cripple their game for money. I want to say that it's probably a decision made above the actual designers pay grade. Made by number crunchers with an eye on the bottom line, but still doesn't it feel shady to anyone else.

Also a launch title also available on last gen consoles....they want to tell me it's gonna be better on PS4....like anyone is gonna fall for that. 

valensim
valensim

Will have to wait till 2015 to play Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag... that's when I'll buy a PS4. :)

shinobiprophetx
shinobiprophetx

@ProgRocker Pretty sure this is already possible on the PS3. 

Albaficas
Albaficas

@forsites games sale more on consoles thats where the CASH is

deal with it already and go back playing a dota game or whatever

Albaficas
Albaficas

@Gothic_symphony nobody will use the full capacity of the ps4 untill naughty dog-quantic dreams-santan monica do so

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

@tightwad34 I too can't help but feel that some of these AC:IV articles could've been combined... Let's see if we get some foolish peeps coming in claiming the author is pushing an agenda...

Rattlesnake_8
Rattlesnake_8

@grove12345 Like most companies, they would have the new XBox dev kit and PS4 dev kit for years already and as they get updated they get sent updated dev kits. They know what both systems will be capable of doing. Usually when they have extra content on one system it's because they were paid for it. Like how MS pays Activision a LOT of money for the month head start on the COD maps.

CWZaft
CWZaft

@CRAPCOM1926 After how poorly AC3 sold on the Wii U, it doesn't surprise me at all.

Ubisoft is a business. They need to think about making a profit. And unfortunately, there is no profit in the Wii U.

Ayzed
Ayzed

@Zzombielemur I've said this before, I'll say it again. the benedict Arnold missions exclusive to PS3 were f#ckin shit, non PS3 players missed out n nothing.

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

@Zzombielemur Will with a new Console they need exclusive to help them sell its been seen many times in the past the more exclusive the likely hood of some buying one console over another is greater.  

CP2077
CP2077

@valensim same here PC gaming is what i will be doing tell they have a nice line up of exclusives from Sony

ProgRocker
ProgRocker

Cool.  Didn't know that.  Yeah, that shows how much PS3 I've played in the past.  I wish Microsoft would update their Xbox to incorpoate a keyboard and mouse combination.

forsites
forsites

@Albaficas what this has to do with my comment O.o, nothing can beat PC graphics, everyone knows, it has nothing to do if game sells more on consoles or PCs, if you have read my comment, then you would know what its about.

jeffkretz
jeffkretz

@Albaficas @forsites I own every console, but if a game is multiplatform release, I prefer it on the PC so I can play it at 5760x1200 on three surround monitors.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Shanks_D_Chop Yeah, of course they could have been combined. But that wasn't my point. I was saying we get AC games every freakin year and a new one gets announced 3 months after the last and they are shoving it down our throats like we are dying of thirst and they have the water we need.

Zzombielemur
Zzombielemur

@BigBossWato @Zzombielemur I understand they have their reasons, but that doesn't make it any less shady. Besides they do it even when there isn't a new console to promote.