Development of Ubisoft's latest franchise offering Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag was reportedly more difficult on current-gen consoles than the game's development on next-gen platforms Xbox One and PlayStation 4, according to studio developer Gabe Graziani in a statement on Reddit noted by IGN.
"Development on both [next gen] consoles was very smooth, since they are both very similar to PCs," he wrote on a forum thread. "Last generation was very difficult, even nightmarish.
"Both Xbox One and PS4 were very easy to deal with and the [first parties] were both there to help us out."
The community developer added that both Sony and Microsoft were simultaneously working on figuring out their individual requirements for each console. Despite this, he calls the transition to next-gen "super smooth" overall.
Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag comes to PlayStation 4 on Nov. 12 and Xbox One on Nov. 19.