Here's What Assassin's Creed IV Looks Like On All The Consoles

Some gamers are happy just to play games, as long as the look good enough and don't stutter excessively. For others, it's all about having the premium experience and when that's paramount, you start analysing every screenshot and video to solidify your console (or PC) purchasing decision. Well, if you're still mulling over your options, Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has some great material for you.

The top video provides an image comparison between the Xbox One and PS4, while this one below adds the Wii U, though the focus changes to framerate rather than image quality.

Both are part of a larger piece on Eurogramer by David Bierton, comparing the consoles — and PC — to one another, with Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed IV providing playing fodder.

While it goes without saying the poor Wii U doesn't match the pace of it's more recent competitors, the final verdict from Bierton is that between Microsoft and Sony, it's the latter's version of Assassin's Creed IV that comes out ahead:'s clear that the PS4 game is the definitive release of Assassin's Creed 4 on the console formats. While the experience doesn't come close to defining next-gen gaming, the boost in hardware capability now makes it possible to enjoy Black Flag for all its flaws and accomplishments without anything else getting in the way.

While I don't own either console and have no plans to get one soon, personally, I'm not a fan of whatever sharpening — or lack of anti-aliasing — going on in the Xbox One version of AC IV. That said, it might look better from a distance, rather than being analysed from 20cm away.

Next-Gen Face-Off: Assassin's Creed 4 [Eurogamer]


    XO is an awful acronym for the Xbox One BUT it is the name of a delicious cocktail, so I'll let it pass :P

    Last edited 07/12/13 2:03 pm

      I don't know, XOs (Executive Officers) are second in command under the CO who in this case is the PS4. ^_-

    "PC Master race!"
    "But I'm buying a WiiU...."

    Looks great on my PC.

    How does the addition of the WiiU gamepad go with the game on WiiU?
    I know it didn't look as pretty but Is it a good thing that the other consoles miss out on?

      I love the game pad idea you can just look down and you have a full blowen map infront of you ^_^ i had some fps issues before i updated it but the update must have fixed it.

        Loved looking at the full map on the gamepad in AC3. Haven't gotten this one yet and I'm "not allowed" to buy it. So yeah, it'll be under the tree.

      Not anymore: There's a Companion App for AC4 out for android (presumably for idevices as well; haven't checked), which does pretty much the same thing.

    I sit about 8 or 9 feet from my TV so the difference with this stuff doesn't bother me, but if I was sitting closer it'd probably irritate me

    Doesn't a CO usually have more stars, or in this case, games?

    Why does the PS4 footage look totally blurred whilst the X1 footage looks over sharpened lol.

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