Like many of the initial titles that are releasing for next-gen consoles later this year, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will launch on both the currently available platforms as well as next-gen systems. Speaking to VG247 on Tuesday, Ubisoft revealed that developing the game across two console generation at once has been a difficult process.
One of the ways that the developer managed to fit a game that will be appearing on next-gen consoles onto current systems is by lowering the visuals of the title. The Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC version of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will feature four times more textures and polygons on the game’s character models. Next-gen platforms will also be able to run the game at 60 frames per second as opposed to the 30 FPS that will limit current-gen consoles.
Ubisoft claims that the actual gameplay will remain the same for all versions of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. However, the developer did tease that next-gen editions will host extra, non-cosmetic, additions to the experience but they are remaining tight-lipped about what those may be.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is set to release on Oct 29 on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii U. Next-gen versions will also launch on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC at a later date.