Ubisoft released a new developer video Thursday that gives a peek at some of the underlying next-gen technologies that make Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and its impressive open-world graphics possible for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The "Building a Next Gen Open World" video runs through the technologies that are used to create features in Black Flag such as the rolling ocean waves and clear blue waters of the Caribbean. Also shown is how the game renders thousands of individual rain drops each with their own individual lighting with the weather engine.
The boarding mechanic was also covered to explain how dynamic navigation meshes are created when two ships come together so that both AI characters and the player character can leap from ship to ship.
Ubisoft has kept the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Assassin's Creed IV under wraps for the most part as the next-gen and PC versions of the game have been showcased. This could be a bit concerning as the majority of gamers are likely to purchase the current-gen versions of the game while the PS4 and Xbox One try slowly build a userbase from launch.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is due out on Oct. 29 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U with the PS4 receiving it on Nov. 15 and the Xbox One on the Nov. 22. The PC version will be released by the end of the year.
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