The latest installment in Sony's "Conversations with Creators" series features Ubisoft developers discussing the creation of Assassin's Creed 4 for the next-generation PlayStation 4.
In the video, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag creative director Jean Guesdon and associate producer Sylvain Trottier say that naturally, the PS4's greater power will enable the team to make a better-looking game than that which the current-generation consoles get. "We're going to be able to push the bar visually," says Trottier. "It's a lot more intuitive for our engineers." The current generation of consoles are running at 100% of their power, says Trottier, meaning the PS4 version is going to have details that the Xbox 360 and PS3 simply can't handle.
The "Share" button on the PS4 controller allows Ubisoft to create a single-player campaign that's still connected, says Guesdon. Even if you don't feel like playing multiplayer and fighting player vs player, says Trottier, the PS4's social sharing will let players feel like their friends are still there.
The PS4's brawn also powers Assassin's Creed 4's seamless gameplay, enabling players to go from land to ship and back again without ever hitting a loading screen.
The first episode of "Conversations with Creators" focused on Ubisoft's Watch Dogs.