Assassin’s Creed IV Devs: Development On Next-Gen Consoles Was Smooth, Current-Gen Was Nightmarish

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a new addition to the Assassin’s Creed series. Changing the direction towards swash buckling pirates, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has received positive reviews from the gaming community. Black Flag focuses on naval adventures and takes you on for a ride as a pirate.

In a recent question asked on the on-going Reddit AMA about how the development was on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and were any difficulties faced during the development, Director of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Ashraf Ismail replied that developing for next-generation consoles was very smooth as both the next-generation consoles are very similar to PCs. He then continued that the current-generation; the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, were very difficult to develop for, stating nightmarish scenario. He then continued that first party studios for both the next-generation consoles were there to help them out with the development.

However, Ashraf Ismail stated that one gray area they faced with the development on the next-generation consoles was trying to understand the requirements by Sony and Microsoft for their consoles as they themselves were trying to figure them out. He later responded that both the console manufacturers were trying to push the features and the technology a year ago hence the gray area which according to him is normal, now the manufacturers do understand the requirements better for their own consoles compared to one year ago.

In addition to a question asked as to how the touchpad on the DualShock 4 will be used for the PlayStation 4 version of the game, Ismail replied that it will used to scroll through the map, can be used to add waypoints and can also be used to zoom in along with many other features.

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