Assassin’s Creed Unity PS4 Version Screenshots Leaked, Confirm Sub-1080p Resolution

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Assassin’s Creed Unity is going to be released on the PS4, Xbox One and PC in just a few days. The game received plenty of criticism recently when it was revealed that it will run at 900p on the PS4 and Xbox One because Ubisoft wants parity among both consoles.

Now that the game is out in the wild, we have got our hands on leaked screenshots of the game directly from the PS4. A curious look at the screenshots confirm sub-1080p resolution (likely 900p). Looking at the image quality, it appears to be operating below 1080p. Ubisoft has already announced the console resolution to be 900p, and sure enough, a quick pixel count reveals a native resolution of ~1600×900.

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You can check out all these new screenshots below.

You can check out a lot more screenshots from this Imgur gallery, but beware of any potential story spoilers.

Assassin’s Creed Unity is attempting a brand new experience in the Assassin’s Creed universe with focus on co-op gameplay. The game will also sport a revolutionary new A.I technology allowing the game to render hundreds of crowd on the PS4 and Xbox One. This is one of the main reason why the game is not possible on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Instead, a brand new Assassin’s Creed game titled Rogue is specifically in development for these two previous generation platforms.

  • You Are Flat Out Wrong

    Or maybe you have an underpowered POS console versus the other underpowered POS

    Your buyers remorse is hilarious. Keep shilling downgradedud at 30FPS :^)

    • sexualchocolate

      I like fun, do you? I guess not.

  • Hueforth Josefine

    Honestly, I could care less what the overall resolutresolution is, nor the frame rate. Let’s be honest–the true measure of a game is the gameplay. The advanced AI will hopefully make the game worthwhile. On another note, why didn’t they use higher textures and better character models? Rendering it at 700p with great textures and character models would look far better than downgraded textures and models at 900p. I just hope the PC version is as good as they originally advertised.

  • tehLawd

    gtx 680 graphics right here

  • Nokturrduk84

    Looks like a shit.

  • Lara Croft

    I think people would’ve learn’t by now to stay away from these games, no matter the platform.

  • David Kavic

    What was used to grab the pixel count?

  • Gamez Rule

    32% of all Ubisoft games were sold on PS4 in the past six months, compared to 15% for Xbone and 15% for PC.

    Knowing that their games are selling better on PS4 than any other system in the market you would have thought that Ubisoft would push the game beyond Xbone ( even after hearing the outcry from players )

  • ENZIPH3R

    what the fuck, i honestly don’t care whether it was brought down for the xbox one nor do i mind but if this is from the ps4 version it looks worse than last years black flag, so much for next gen it looks horrible the textures look a lot different from the previews and the AI looks horrible too, the previews look like a 100 times better compared to this even the xbox one version looked a 100 times better actually this is worse than watch dogs,so much for not being on last gen because if they scaled it a little down this would have made to the ps3 and xbox, disappointed with this 🙁

  • Thomas Anderson

    Is it me or this looks like utter crap? Anyway already canceled the preorder. Assassin Creed : Parity no thanks.

    • corvusmd

      Seriously, they should let X1 use their Server Processors to free up CPU calculating AI….

  • TJ

    either these screen shots are buttcheeks or this game just look like trash LOL

  • Matt

    It looks great actually…

    let the losers argue about equal p’s.

  • Looking great, despite all this problems with resolution

  • Shu577 .

    I am not buying this downgrade,ugly shit game with my ps4.

    • corvusmd

      Your loss

      • Shu577 .

        So its my loss for buying a half assed,unoptimize, downgraded garbage of a game?Also you’re paying 350$ for a inferior console just to play this half ass game’s online play which is perfect on other consoles?I guess MS and Ubisoft are glad to have a single minded bitch to buy their shit products.

        • corvusmd

          I can’t even take you seriously, you’re clearly a spoiled and confused individual

  • Section8

    I’d rather have 1080p than thousands of npc’s.

    • arbbles berglers

      you’re an idiot. and if you’re really worried about image fidelity, resolution is only one factor among many. load a wii game at 1080p on the dolphin emulator. it still looks like shit compared even to many last gen games like uncharted or gears of war, even though they’re 720p, nevermind a current gen game at 900p like this or bf4 or ryse.

  • Dennis Gammaray

    so glad im passing on this crap, Note UBISOFT ITS FRICKIN 2014 IDIOTS 1080P IS NOW A STANDARD RESOLUTION IF YOU CANT ACHIEVE THIS THEN GET OUT OF THE BUSINESS as this is unacceptable at 900P

    • corvusmd

      “Gamers” like this are nothing but spoiled brats. I feel sorry for game devs these days, giving us the best gamin experience we’ve ever had lately (and I’ve been gaming for about 20-25 years), and all “gamers” do these day is crap on them over the mos insignificant aspects of gaming….pathetic

      • Dennis Gammaray

        I feel very very sorry for you as you can except crap for your money, get with the real world buddy its not all about you

  • Stereotypical_White_Fella

    Am I the only one that thinks this looks amazing?

    • corvusmd

      No, only the people that judge visuals by reading an article that tells them how many p’s it has. think this game looks bad.

  • phar0ahad3

    if we all wanna know the truth and stop arguing to eacother why doesnt someone ask sony on twitter what they feel about the ac unity 900p and the xbox deal with no exclusive content which seems rather fishy they got something there way thats for sure……………….

  • starscream1180

    while you guys cry and argue over the 180p …ill be playing it and enjoying it …

    • vishmarx

      its not just the 180 p ,
      that much is obvious . WD was 900p and it looked far better than this blurry mess

  • Hussain Naseem

    not a single shot of those supposedly massive crowds !!! this looks no different from Black Flag

  • zblacktt

    Despite what this story is about. I’ve played it and it looks absolutely gorgeous. It’s very detailed, very open world with massive AI crowds. Wait until you get it home on your big HD tv and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed at all…. at all.

  • jacksjus

    The environment looks great, but the character model seems to popout making it look fake.

  • supersungin

    console master race

  • Donovan McNadds

    Who cares, the game looks great. Every generation there is always something to b!tch about by people. Who cares, if your hobby is gaming, and you can afford to own all the systems buy them all. Games are fun, and a much needed distraction from the everyday world. A deck of cards was fun before videogames…. we have come a long way people. Media and fans perpetuate the debates and the “fanboyism”. Dont hate, just play!

  • corvusmd

    The game looks great, worrying about resolutions has gotten way overblown, there are much more important aspects of gaming AND graphics. This game looks better than many games that run at 1080p (ie Second Son). The game also has much more in the way of AI, the world is much more rich, there is much more to do, and it does all that without load screens. It’s sad for gaming that there is a group of “gamers” that focus on all the wrong things simply because it is “good for their system”

  • Alexander

    What a downgrade from the original reveal, hopefully the PC version will look as good as they originally showed though!

    • Guest

      No, it will be gimped because of the console peasant hardware, just like Watch Dogs was.

      • TaliNESS

        well with that attitude I hope it will be gimped, meanwhile I’ll be playing better PC titles

  • Guest

    DAT PS4, such next gen.

    • vishmarx

      more like dat ubisoft.
      go check out second son if you wanna see what ac unity should have looked like

      • andy

        He doesn’t want to be told stone cold facts and proof. 🙂

      • ariessiren

        that, not dat. People are getting stupider and stupider

        • TaliNESS

          No, you’re just not familiar with some slang terms & phrases used on the internet and feel that some how by calling them stupid makes you feel superior.

          You must be the only guy here who has never seen the meme “Dat ass”

        • Jean-luc Marc Loiselle

          Dat piece of shit

        • Jean-luc Marc Loiselle

          dat retard

      • starscream1180

        parts of ac unity look better and more detailed than infamous.

        • corvusmd

          The world looks by far better, the character in still shots doesn’t….however we’ll see in motion…I read somewhere that there is an insane amount of animations for the characters in AC Unity. It sounds like they are putting more effort into creating a full complete game, rather than JUST making it 1080p

      • Edonus

        Yes…. AC Unity should have been an empty city with no AI and 5 enemies on screen at a time.

        This article is such a rapevan. We already know the game is 900p and you cant tell that just by looking at it. They are implying they just looked at the screen shots or game and could tell it was 900p. I’m not even going to get into why that is BS because the only people this is meant for is ponies and and ponies are ignorant little horses that dont listen anyway.

        • dem_derp

          Stop spreading Lies, Ignorance, and Blind Fanboy Hatred.

          Infamous Second Son is not an empty city with no AI. You are Lying and Evil fanboy waste.

          • jent

            It is not an empty city. It is true that it does not have lots of enemies at a time and the city looks mostly deserted most of the time. Look at the gameplay footage of which there is plenty to confirm. Also compare it to other games with lots of npc’s which require lots more AI to animate and make look real.

          • Edonus

            Infamous SS has the least alive and populated atmosphere of any next gen open world game created as of yet. It was suppose to be Seattle and it was populated with enough people to feel a high school gymnasium.

            Don’t lie, but infamous SS wasn’t based on being a full living world, it was meant to showcase how pretty particle effects could be this gen.

          • dem_derp

            Stop spreading Lies, Ignorance, and Blind Fanboy Hatred.

            All of your Utter Lies, Delusions, Stupidity, and Blind Hate make you look sick and deranged to normal, sane people. You are sick and need help.

            Big surprise, another article swarming with mentally diseased, evil microsoft shill waste spreading Lies, Ignorance, and Blind Hatred.,

          • corvusmd

            Compared to this game, Yes, Second Son was an empty city. All the AI characters had no “real” AI, half the time IF they ran away or anything, it was straight into the building or twds the enemy shooting at them. They would all just stand there saying the same crap and pumping their fists in the air. Second Son was an empty shell of a game, it looked good, but had no substance…this is why it disappeared so fast.

          • demderp

            No it wasn’t, you are spreading baseless lies. There can be a dozen+ citizens, cars, and enemies on screen in Infamous.

            Same with Infamous First Light.

            If a game is CPU bound but has GPU headroom, it’s common knowledge you
            can increase the resolution with little or no performance impact.

            PS4 has a huge GPGPU advantage and a stronger overall GPU.

            Ubisoft admitted they are deliberately holding back the PS4 version for parity.

            You are wrong and trying to pretend down is up because you hate reality and pieces of plastic.

            This is an issue of a CPU bound game having GPU headroom to increase the resolution.

            You
            have no clue what you are talking about, you don’t understand what the
            developers are explaining, you are just blindly grasping at straws to
            pretend reality doesn’t exist.

      • corvusmd

        You are simply so lost

    • ariessiren

      It’s THAT, not dat. Idiots

      • Roll Caskett

        Is was meant to be a funny word idiot

      • Guy Brohski

        Dat grammar Nazi.

    • JeronimoPW

      If the games looks bad in the new generation it’s because of the developers. Ubisoft have a lot of inability here. GTA 5 on PS4 will run at 1080p…. Watch Dogs… well…. sucks!

      • Edonus

        GTAV is a last gen game, getting it to run at 1080p on Ps4 is not really an accomplishment. The memory system works with porting games designed in last engines really well.

        • maroon1

          They improved the textures, draw distance and other things in GTA 5

          It is more than resolution increase.

          • Edonus

            That stuff is all easy. The thing the media has done a terrible job at representing is the differences between last gen and how games are ported to the new consoles. The first thing they do is replace the old small textures with big textures 360/Ps3 era had half a gb of memory to use these new consoles have at least 8 times that useable probably more. the processors are bigger and faster so draw distances and resolution are just a matter of telling the game the street have more lanes so more cars and drive.

            It would be impressive if they actually re sculpted the characters, and cars, re did the particle effect and added new lighting engines and cloth effects just to name a few thing that will be in the next game designed for this gen.

          • corvusmd

            Yeah, but not much more

      • corvusmd

        Please tell me this is a joke. Being 1080p DOES NOT mean that it will look better. This game is more complex and detailed than Second Son, but looks better even though it’s 900p. IF ANYTHING Ubisoft is making SuckerPunch look bad with a Multi-Plat game

    • Truth

      LOL look at this anonymous coward. SURE, blame the PS4 for a crappy game published by Ubisoft, even after they admitted that they gimped the PS4 version because of your Lord Microturd.

      You xbots are pathetic liars.

      • corvusmd

        Actually one of the devs publicly stated that the PS4 version could not do better. They NEVER EVER EVER said that the PS4 was downgraded due to the Xbox….that’s an assumption. At this point there is actually more educated guesses that the X1 could actually do better for this game being that the bottle neck is the CPU, not the GPU…X1 has an alternate solution they perhaps are not being allowed to use due to parity.

        • Arijit Chowdhury

          But then you have The Division game head who praised the PS4 and said its the best Console in the Market and the game, Division looks beautiful and takes the advantage of the console. So end of the day its Ubi who is trying to play safe . If other devs can deliver on the current gen so can Ubi …

          • corvusmd

            Division team praised both consoles, take your blinders off.

        • dhampirearmy

          some xb1 games run 900p while their ps4 counter parts run 1080p(cod aw , dragon age Inquisition , diablo 3 , lords of the fallen) and a confirmed update on ps4 acu will up it to 1080p

          • corvusmd

            …your point? When did they confirm that ACU will get upgraded to 1080p with a patch?

        • demderp

          If a game is CPU bound but has GPU headroom, it’s common knowledge you can increase the resolution with little or no performance impact.

          PS4 has a huge GPGPU advantage and a stronger overall GPU.

          Ubisoft admitted they are deliberately holding back the PS4 version for parity.

          You are wrong and trying to pretend down is up because you hate reality and pieces of plastic.

          This is an issue of a CPU bound game having GPU headroom to increase the resolution.

          You have no clue what you are talking about, you don’t understand what the developers are explaining, you are just blindly grasping at straws to pretend reality doesn’t exist.

    • tomfoolery

      Its the exact same resolution on xbone, try getting an education before you make yourself look like a fool in the future.

    • demderp

      If a game is CPU bound but has GPU headroom, it’s common knowledge you
      can increase the resolution with little or no performance impact.

      PS4 has a huge GPGPU advantage and a stronger overall GPU.

      Ubisoft admitted they are deliberately holding back the PS4 version for parity.

      You are wrong and trying to pretend down is up because you hate reality and pieces of plastic.

      This is an issue of a CPU bound game having GPU headroom to increase the resolution.

      You
      have no clue what you are talking about, you don’t understand what the
      developers are explaining, you are just blindly grasping at straws to
      pretend reality doesn’t exist.

      ,

  • demfax

    The PS4 framerate looked bad on the video that leaked. I guess because of the CPU.

    • vishmarx

      or because of parity? they said theyd make xb1 and ps4 version identical

      • demfax

        I think it’s because of the weak CPU. They wouldn’t have framerate drops as parity.

        • vishmarx

          or because they didnt bother to optimize ps4 version enough which leads to drops , an outcome of parity , yet again

          • starscream1180

            sucks bro go become a developer and show us how you keeps it real …..otherwise stfu

            everyone so entitled to sh_it they dont contribute to.

          • vishmarx

            wtf kind of logic is that?

            if you go to a food joint and they serve you dog crap do you eat it?

            go become a dog shit cook and show us how you keeps it real …..otherwise stfu

            everyone so entitled to sh_it they dont contribute to.

            im a gamer. games are made for gamers and are you telling me that i can only criticize a game if i can make a better one or if ive already wasted $60 on it?
            i see graphics way worse than black flag and im gonna say it
            ubi isnt poor. why the hell would i sympathize?
            the game was made by a team of 500+devs specifically for 1 set of specs(locked to xb1 specs).
            i am entitled to criticize them and they are entitled to all the shit they get

          • starscream1180

            youre are assuming they made the game locked to x1 specs … how the f_uck can anyone take you seriously …. you have no idea what the hell you are talking about … you can criticize all you want at the end of the day the game isnt being made to vishmarx vision of excellence ….

          • vishmarx

            im not assuming.the bloody producer said it himself.
            “we are locking this game down to the same specs to avoid debate and ensure parity across both platforms”
            now if youre assuming that ps4 is somehow holding the xbox back , then sir, you need medication

          • corvusmd

            ….so then you ARE assuming

          • starscream1180

            btw if you go to a food joint and youre fed dog crap , you get a refund … you can either eat it … or get your money back …same in this situation you dont like the sub 1080p graphics DONT BUY IT …

            or you can go to the back of the restuarant and show the chef how to make a proper burger ,and maybe get slapped up, bc what taste like crap to you might not to the other 500 customers in that joint.

          • vishmarx

            i dont care.if i was being fed dog crap, refund or not , i have all the right to be pissed/

          • vishmarx

            about 1080p, have you even seen it? the problem is far worse than just the resolution and its the second time in a row ubisoft is bullshitting us. as someone who has the game preordred , i can spew all the criticism i want. and btw the preorder isnt because i want the game so bad , but because ubisoft loves to take out content and give it with something else like all of their games

          • corvusmd

            You don’t sound like a gamer at all, you sound like a fanboy caught up in marketing crap that you should realize isn’t NEARLY as big of a deal as you pretend it is. I’m sorry gaming is no longer fun for you. I’m having the best time I EVER have. The things you are assuming and pretending are important just sound like you picked a side (for god knows what reason….it’s a hobby) and now you are doing whatever you can to “prove yourself right” for having an unfounded bias….seems pretty lame really

          • vishmarx

            wow, not only are people defending ubisoft for releasing falsely advertised and massively downgraded versions of games they are trying to shame people who criticize this practice.
            how is gaming no longer fun for me?
            is ac u the only game ever?
            i enjoyed the hell out of evil within even when it was a buggy mess that barely looked like a ps4 game. but i knew what i was gonna get.
            this is the 7th ac game in a row besides hd version and portables
            all of it in just one gen!
            they marketed this game as” next gen starts here” and ” mordor has gameplay but unity has visuals” and this is what we get ! thats after they hit cpu limits?
            im still getting fc4 because i dont expect it to be eye candy and get milked for 7 straight years, i care for fun but i dont take shit.
            my bias you say? pray tell , bias against what an in favour of what?are you just spewing random words to make people look bad?

        • Sobekflakmonkey

          that’s not really true, the reason they chose not to have a power house CPU is because of GPGPU computing, which we’ll see more of in the future, and games will look a whole lot better than this, this AC game looks like shit though, it must be said, I really hope it flops…

          • demfax

            I’m not sure when they’ll take advantage of the GPGPU since the XB1 is weaker. It may just be exclusives that take advantage of it.

          • corvusmd

            The GPGPU of the X1 is weaker, but since the bottleneck for this game is the CPU and it’s calculations of AI…which MS has proven in at least 3 AAA titles at the moment, to have an alternative solution for….wouldn’t it also stand to reason that MS not being allowed to use that solution because Sony doesn’t have it is also parity?

          • demfax

            I agree with you. The XB1 should have better ports because of its superior CPU.

          • tom

            do you guys (not sobek though) even know what GPGPU stands for?
            it’s not a graphics card (thats the GPU), it’s the process of making the GPU do workload that usually gets handled by the CPU. It’s actually quite good for AI (since AI workload usually profits highly from the GPUs parallel computation ability).

            Chosing the CPU to handle AI just shows, that ubisoft is either incompetent or talks BS

        • efef

          troll

          • demfax

            Please don’t insult me. There’s no need for that.

      • andy

        No dude, they retracted that remember? That 2nd guy from Ubisoft said “that 1st guy told the wrong lie, here is the correct lie he was supposed to spew” and then he told us about the PS4 being weak and not being able to achieve 1080p even if 10 games come out later that put Unity to shame.

        • vishmarx

          the whole cpu being too weak for 1080p would matter if games like ff15 and witcher werent shitting all over ac unity even at 720p. it just doesnt look that good to actually demand sacrifices

    • dem_derp

      Stop spreading Lies, Ignorance, and Blind Fanboy Hatred.

    • dem_derp

      Stop spreading Lies, Ignorance, and Blind Fanboy Hatred.

      All of your Utter Lies, Delusions, Stupidity, and Blind Hate make you look sick and deranged to normal, sane people. You are sick and need help.

      Big surprise, another article swarming with mentally diseased, evil microsoft shill waste spreading Lies, Ignorance, and Blind Hatred.

      • Guest

        yes, looking at that comment ,” Im” the one who needs help
        for the 7th copied time

  • Raoh shiro

    The image quality makes it look like the PS3 version.

    • maroon1

      It does look much better than any of the Assassin Creed series on PS3, and has more character on screen.

      • vishmarx

        so does dynasty warriors

    • Jason Mounce

      Ubisoft trying to throw blame away from the fact that they can’t optimize their own engines properly and efficiently…. there’s nothing in those screenshots that even remotely make it comparable to even Infamous Second Son. :/ And that game is already pretty old’ish

    • Maria

      How did they make the textures so bad?They barely look better than ps3 which had 512 ram and now with more than 10 times the ram you cant have sharp textures? Even assassin’s creed 3 and 4 on my pc with 2gigs of ram had super sharp textures.

      • Joaquin Romero Victorica

        I think the same maria. Vram. ( not ram) is the worst thing ever happend to pc gamers. Now all games need at least 3.5 gb vram – 4gb vram to run games at ultra settings. My 780 ti Is not capable to max out new games at ultra textures in (1080p) like lord of fallen or shadow of mordor. Not for the lack of power in my card; it supposed to run 2k and 4k. Is because my vram is full. I buy it only 4 month ago . developers need to stop this madness and do more optimization (=

        • Koger Challan

          They won’t . They just want more monays… Lack of optimization=Increased computer parts sales=More money 🙂

  • vishmarx

    the IQ is dreadful