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Next-Gen Upgrades For Black Flag Include Dynamic Foliage

Just how advanced are the next-gen versions of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag?

Even the freakin' leaves have physics. That's right.

With better hardware comes more technical capability, and Ubisoft is taking advantage of the extra power for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One installments of the new Assassin's Creed.

As outlined in a new next-gen walkthrough, we learn that if we look closely enough, we'll see all sorts of fresh, dynamic details. For example, director Ashraf Ismail told GameSpot that even the plants and leaves will react to weather systems and player interaction.

That's hardly the only achievement, but Ismail added that most of them will unfortunately go "unnoticed" by players:

"I guarantee 99.9 percent of the people won't even notice, but there's going to be a few people that pick up on certain details and it's this stuff that I think will show that we truly love this experience."

They've even implemented a specific "sea engine" that looks to replicate the genuine movements of actual waves and ocean colors. Ismail said they wanted this title to become the "most immersive Assassin's Creed yet," and features like the new weather system (that includes independently lit rain drops) and volumetric fog will help that happen.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is set to hit store shelves on October 29 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and it'll be a launch title for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Tags: assassins creed iv black flag, aciv black flag, assassins creed 4 tech achievements

10/7/2013 11:22:05 AM Ben Dutka

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Monday, October 07, 2013 @ 12:08:07 PM

So the special leaves won't be in the PS3 version?

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Monday, October 07, 2013 @ 12:32:54 PM


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Monday, October 07, 2013 @ 8:57:27 PM

This is one of the couple cross generation games I'm actually going to pick up. From the videos I've seen saying that it is running on PS4, it looks really really good. The only other cross gen game I'll probably get is Watch Dogs but that may not be right away.

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Monday, October 07, 2013 @ 10:22:14 PM

idk about you guys but i super keen for this game i have my ps4 skull edition/limited edition pre-ordered which is great and it wud be $107.60 us which was really heap cos i know the one on amazon was like $130 usd and i'll be going to pre-order watch dogs and BF4 steel case editions for ps4 and pc respectively as soon as i can find the time to go do it. and i as thinking of trying to get the replica AC4 hidden blade some time as well

happy gaming =)

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013 @ 3:01:23 AM

only if they put half that effort into making this, you know, a actual assassins creed game!
gotta love it how ubisoft always waits till a month before release to delay the PC version too.
was thinking of getting it on PC just because the islands look so dam beautiful, but if they think im waiting a extra month to play it, and playing it when i could be playing watch dogs, they have another thing coming!
as if forcing us into that useless uplay client BS is not bad enough, now we have to wait a extra month too?
well f*ck you too ubisoft!

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