VIDEO | Xbox One Saturday, November 23, 2013 | 8:00 PM

Our Xbox One videos of Black Flag

Our Xbox One videos of Black Flag

When Ubisoft announced that only the PS4 version of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag would get the 1080p patch, Xbox One - future - owners may have been a bit disappointed. Fortunately, the differences between the two versions are minor in the end and playing the game on Xbox One will be just as good an experience. On Microsoft's console, we did see a few more frame drops once in a great while and some NPC pop-up in town - even when close to the player -, but other than that, it's the exact same thing and rhum tastes just as good on either platform.
Note: Once again, keep in mind that the sound problems you can hear are due to our capture equipment, not the game.

Gameplay #1 (sound issue)
Gameplay #2 (sound issue)
Gameplay #3 (sound issue)

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Commented on 2013-11-23 20:14:06
please, make a video of fifa14...
i would like to know if there is difference compared to version of the PS4...
Commented on 2013-11-23 20:21:14 In reply to mcruz
We did capture some One footage but the problem is that the commentary sounds horrible because of our mysterious sound issues.
Commented on 2013-11-23 20:29:00 In reply to Driftwood
please upload that...
i really ned to know if the version are the same, beacause i just need to know that to buy the game...
what do you think?
there is difference in versions?
Commented on 2013-11-23 21:16:42 In reply to mcruz
It is actually worse than expected. New problems, it seems that the capture software we used missed two frames every 3 frames, if that makes any sense. The result is something that cannot be used at all.

I didn't notice any difference between the 2 versions. The Xbox One version is just as smooth and fun.
Commented on 2013-11-23 21:30:14
I'll try and record new footage of the game on monday. I myself can't play the game well enough to make decent footage, so I'll recruit a coworker to come and play for the video.
Commented on 2013-11-24 00:04:08 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
I'll try and record new footage of the game on monday. I myself can't play the game well enough to make decent footage, so I'll recruit a coworker to come and play for the video.
Woot woot!! Good man. Or woman... ... ... woot!
Commented on 2013-11-24 00:14:17
I can see IQ differences from the vid, bit more aliasing etc, Xbone is 900p vs 1080p I think with maybe less AA, but it looks essentially the same.
Commented on 2013-11-24 00:15:53
I just decided to put the PS4 and X1 videos next to eachother. Resolution wise i really can't tell the difference, but the anti-aliasing patch is clearly noticeable on PS4 and lacks on X1. X1 seems more vibrant/higher contrast too. Or perhaps the reference level there is set to expanded?
Commented on 2013-11-24 00:18:09 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
I just decided to put the PS4 and X1 videos next to eachother. Resolution wise i really can't tell the difference, but the anti-aliasing patch is clearly noticeable on PS4 and lacks on X1. X1 seems more vibrant/higher contrast too. Or perhaps the reference level there is set to expanded?
The anti aliasing patch is on both isn't it? I assume the lower res is just making the aliasing more obvious on xbone?
Commented on 2013-11-24 00:45:37
To tell you the truth, i play on PC on ultra on 1080p, and downloaded this videos, and i must say that this looks like PC on ultra... ultra LOW..!!! Don't be blind ppl. im just realist.. And NO, my PC doesn't cost fortune, it cost around 600euro here in Serbia.. And i didnt pirate the game.. 0_o... I must be from another world but this looks so poor.. ( Dont know about PS4...
Commented on 2013-11-24 01:37:05 In reply to atkecar
Atkecar:
You dont know what compression is, do you?

It's like 99% of people whining about graphics, dont know this rather simple thing.
Commented on 2013-11-24 01:46:46 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
The anti aliasing patch is on both isn't it? I assume the lower res is just making the aliasing more obvious on xbone?
It is? I thought Xbox One hadn't received the patch yet...but i am not sure.
Commented on 2013-11-24 11:36:15 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
X1 seems more vibrant/higher contrast too. Or perhaps the reference level there is set to expanded?
It's been found by some users on NeoGAF that the Xbox One internal scaler automatically sharpens the image and crushes blacks when set on full RGB on all sub-1080p games when 1080p is selected as the output resolution.
Commented on 2013-11-24 12:23:35
It looks like a hot place, why the assassin uses so much clothes?? :damn:
Commented on 2013-11-24 13:48:44 In reply to Alvinho
Posted by Alvinho
It looks like a hot place, why the assassin uses so much clothes?? :damn:
Check him out when he is in a storm though, he goes sleevless
Commented on 2013-11-24 14:43:10 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
The anti aliasing patch is on both isn't it? I assume the lower res is just making the aliasing more obvious on xbone?
I'd say thats the least of the problems, have you noticed that ps4 has less resolution and draw distance than xboxone in order to keep stable frames at 1080p? yeah the ads by sony and their attempt to make their games all at 1080p in order to try and crush the competition has its drawbacks, just head on to ign and see for yourself the comparasion on assassins creed for example. here are a few : http://oyster.ignimgs.com/mediawiki/apis.ign.com/a...

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/mediawiki/apis.ign.com/a...

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/mediawiki/apis.ign.com/a...

Im a bit disapointed tbh. I thought the console would run with the same quality as xbox one but with higher res, thats what made me buy the ps4..guess I was stupid for trusting sony once again.
Commented on 2013-11-24 17:24:47 In reply to Arendhil
Posted by Arendhil
I'd say thats the least of the problems, have you noticed that ps4 has less resolution and draw distance than xboxone in order to keep stable frames at 1080p? yeah the ads by sony and their attempt to make their games all at 1080p in order to try and crush the competition has its drawbacks, just head on to ign and see for yourself the comparasion on assassins creed for example. here are a few : http://oyster.ignimgs.com/mediawiki/apis.ign.com/a...

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/mediawiki/apis.ign.com/a...

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/mediawiki/apis.ign.com/a...

Im a bit disapointed tbh. I thought the console would run with the same quality as xbox one but with higher res, thats what made me buy the ps4..guess I was stupid for trusting sony once again.
Weird. Comparisons from elsewhere tell a vastly different story. You should be happy you bought the better version, not disappointed.
Commented on 2013-11-24 21:41:58
Those comparisons are odd. Is that legit? These gifs make it seem the X1 version is noticeably more crisp and shows a tiny bit more, while other gifs tried to make you believe the opposite.
Commented on 2013-11-24 22:13:44 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
Those comparisons are odd. Is that legit? These gifs make it seem the X1 version is noticeably more crisp and shows a tiny bit more, while other gifs tried to make you believe the opposite.
Remember the xbone upscaler adds a horrible sharpness filter. Maybe it's that what you're seeing? But you could achieve the same results by boosting sharpness on your TV (i prefer non personally)
Commented on 2013-11-26 08:11:53 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Remember the xbone upscaler adds a horrible sharpness filter. Maybe it's that what you're seeing? But you could achieve the same results by boosting sharpness on your TV (i prefer non personally)
By horrible do you mean better?
Because the XB1 version looks more detailed than the PS4's version. With no more noticeable jaggies
Commented on 2013-11-26 08:28:25 In reply to dargis49
Posted by dargis49
Because the XB1 version looks more detailed than the PS4's version. With no more noticeable jaggies
Really? Odd, because we tested both versions and AC4 on PS4 clealry has fewer jaggies and pop-up issues than the One version. Framerate is also a tad smoother and anti-aliasing a bit more efficient.
Commented on 2013-11-26 09:27:59 In reply to dargis49
Posted by dargis49
By horrible do you mean better?
Because the XB1 version looks more detailed than the PS4's version. With no more noticeable jaggies
No, i'm afraid not...as drift just confirmed.
Commented on 2013-11-26 10:34:09 In reply to dargis49
Posted by dargis49
By horrible do you mean better?
Because the XB1 version looks more detailed than the PS4's version. With no more noticeable jaggies
love that made up analysis, well done sir
Commented on 2013-11-26 15:17:05
AC4 on PS4 shows a significant visual difference pre and post patch so unless the Xbone version already looked better than the PS4 version I think it's debatable to call the differences minor.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-p...
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