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

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


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

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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.

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