Did you pick up Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag with your shiny new console during the PS4 launch yesterday? Noticed anything off about its visuals? According to the Ubiblog, that’s because the game currently runs at 900p, and like Call of Duty: Ghosts before it, requires an update before it can output at native 1080p resolution. This update will be available “shortly after release.”
Assassin’s Creed 4 Associate Producer Sylvain Trottier suggests most people won’t notice the difference, but the post also notes that, “those who can spot the differences might note that the game would be, in some very subtle ways, slightly less crisp but a tiny bit smoother.” Trottier also explained that Black Flag developers have created “a brand-new anti-aliasing technique” that will be available for both the PS4 and Xbox One copies of the game, in an effort to enhance visuals even further.
No word if the game will ever output in 1080Arrrr.