As the next generation of consoles are preparing to launch, many gamers are wondering what kinds of improvements the new hardware will have to offer. Ashraf Ismail, director of the upcoming Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, told GameSpot earlier today that Ubisoft has been working on taking advantage of the PS4 and Xbox One's capabilities. He went on to cite a couple of examples.
One thing that's very important to the brand of Assassin's Creed is credibility; having a world that you believe in. And on next-gen, as a quick example, we have physics on all the foliage in the world.
He noted that many of these small details have already appeared in a developer walkthrough, but will go unnoticed by most players, but it shows how dedicated Ubisoft is to making a living, breathing world for the series. The next-gen versions of Black Flag will also include a 'sea engine', which will display more realistic movements of water, as well as a revamped weather system that includes independently lit raindrops, dynamic puddles and volumetric fog.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is set to release for current-gen consoles on October 29th, with a PC version on November 19th. It will also be featured as a launch title for both the PS4 and Xbox One.