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Black Flag Title Update Brings 1080p HD To PS4 Version

More 1080p goodness for the PlayStation 4.

According to a new post at the Ubisoft blog, PS4 owners will appreciate an upcoming title update for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. It will allow the game to support full 1080p high-definition resolution.

Right now, the game currently runs at 900p so "some players might not even be able to tell the difference." However, if you're a tech buff and you can be anal about such things, you might spot subtle upgrades like the game being a "tiny bit smoother." Black Flag originally shipped at only 900p so they would ensure a nice, steady frame rate of 30FPS. The team then used the time between the ship date and the release to focus on this title update, which would max out the HD resolution on the PS4.

They make no mention of a title update for the Xbox One version, but don't be surprised if it doesn't get 1080p. A lot of Xbox One games seem to be sub-1080p right now...

Tags: assassins creed iv black flag, aciv black flag, black flag resolution

11/15/2013 10:05:39 PM John Shepard

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Comments (13 posts)

Cesar_ser_4
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 12:29:55 AM
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Just like last gen. Sony's console runs games at their intended resolution whilst Microsoft's runs them at lower res.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 8:00:19 AM

Playstation does what Xboxdon't.

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Shams
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 12:39:47 AM
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Weird. According to the following article, ac4 on ps4 and xbone runs at 60fps.

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Shams
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 12:39:54 AM

http://www.psu.com/a020967/PS4-Xbox-One-Assassins-Creed-IV-is-60fps-at-a-much-higher-resolution-than-current-gen?page=2

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Shams
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 12:42:40 AM
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Ah. I see. I guess it runs at 60fps, with dips, but they made sure it never dips below 30fps. Also, according to the article, the update also added anti-aliasing technique, which the engineers figured out post launch. According to the article, it allegedly makes more of a difference than even the boost to 1080p. Anyone play it, yet, and can confirm?

Last edited by Shams on 11/16/2013 12:43:36 AM

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___________
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 1:37:40 AM
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30FPS!?
SERIOUSLY!?
sigh, there goes my hopes for at least high frame rates this gen.
oh well ill go back to my 5 year old PC and enjoy 1080P 60FPS on EVERY game released!

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Nix50
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 8:21:26 PM

Close the door on your way out.

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Akuma07
Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 5:39:45 PM

Developers choose which FPS rate they use. A lot of games don't require 30fps. If a game does not require something, then why use it? To satisfy PC elitests like yourself? No.

A 5 year old PC won't do that. So stfu and gtfo.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 8:26:38 PM
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well i glab that it'll be pritty and stable frame rate so we can have awsome graphics fun.

happy gaming =)

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injeaniousmajor
Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 10:22:36 AM
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will the PS3-PS4 cross-buy version run on 1080 as well?

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Akuma07
Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 5:40:41 PM

It isn't a different 'version'.

You buy the PS3 version of the game, then when you get a PS4, you use the code provided to download the PS4 version from the PSN store. You will still need to update.

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Akuma07
Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 5:42:00 PM
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The thing that sucks. Is that all these games require day 1 updates to make them as good as they should be in the first place. The whole problem of shipping an 'unfinished' game is starting to look more worrisome. It seems like devs are becoming accustomed to having that available to them.

All those poor guys who don't have internet, or don't have their PS4 hooked up.

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Beamboom
Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 6:44:54 AM

I got a strong suspicion that these day one patches might have more to do with DRM/copy protection. Typically you can't so easily patch a pirated game cause there will be an integrity check involved.


Last edited by Beamboom on 11/18/2013 6:46:04 AM

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