Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on Playstation 4 runs at 900p resolution and title update is needed to enjoy it in full 1080p native resolution, according to details revealed by Ubisoft’s Gary Steinman. This title update will be available for download shortly after release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Gary Steinman said: “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on the PlayStation 4 is the first Assassin’s Creed game to be rendered in true native 1080p. In other words, the already gorgeous game will be, well… even more gorgeous when it sets sail on the PS4.”
“Players will need to download a title update (available shortly after release) to enjoy the full 1080p native resolution.”
Gary Steinman further added that “Even without the title update, the game is undeniably stunning on next-gen consoles”
Associate Producer Sylvain Trottier later added, “If it’s running at 720p vs 1080p, you’re going to notice the difference, by far,”
“But if it’s set at a resolution that’s very close, where most of the pixels are already there in internal processing, most people won’t see any difference.”
Whether asked when Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was ship at 900p in first place?, Gary Steinman: “To meet an essential goal: deliver a visually brilliant game at a steady 30 frames per second (the industry gold standard for open-world games). Finishing the game at 900p gave the development team the extra room in terms of the GPU and CPU usage to ensure the framerate never dips below 30 frames per second. The team then used the time between the ship date and the release to focus on a title update that could deliver native 1080p resolution on the PS4.”
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is already out in Europe alongside PS4, and it will arrive in North America on November 29.