AC4 Black Flag Dev: Developing for Current Gen Was “Nightmarish”

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag released this week on current generation consoles, which were reportedly a nightmare to work with.

In an Ask Me Anything on Reddit, Assassin’s Creed Community Developer Gabe Graziani stated that developing Black Flag for the PS4 and Xbox One went smoothly thanks to their similarities to the PC. The 360 and PS3, however, proved to be a greater challenge.

“Development on both [next gen] consoles was very smooth, since they are both very similar to PCs,” Graziani said. “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.”

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag releases November 12 and November 19 for the PS4 and Xbox One, respectively.

I can’t help but grin when I hear that one of the best things about the new consoles is their similarities to the PC.


via IGN

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1 Comment on AC4 Black Flag Dev: Developing for Current Gen Was “Nightmarish”

psycros

On November 7, 2013 at 11:16 am

Meanwhile, Valve is trying to turn PCs into consoles. Funny thing is, it would be a cool idea if the hardware was completely standardized, and therefore cheaper, and it ran the Windows alternative we’ve all been waiting for. Instead we get set-top Linux on a box that costs twice what it should.