Ezio De Auditore is back, although in remastered form, for the PS4 and Xbox One. Assassins Creed The Ezio Collection features three of the best games in the entire series which includes Assassin’s Creed 2, Brotherhood and Revelations. Each of these titles was released at least five years ago and for their time, they were technical marvels given their scale and ambition.
We recently got our hands on the PS4 version of the game and decided to compare the Pro SKU against the PS3 and PC platforms. First up is Assassin’s Creed 2. It shows remarkable improvements in terms of frame rate performance. In a particular chase sequence one can clearly see frame rate issues on the PS3 however the PS4 Pro version showed no signs of slow down resulting in a far better experience. The texture work and draw distance has also undergone major improvements resulting into a crisper image quality compared to sub-HD resolution on the PS3. Unfortunately motion capture wasn’t really at its peak back in 2009 which means the remaster also has animations that will look out of place according to today’s standards.
On the other hand Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood shows major improvements in texture filtering and lighting. The remastered version has been amped up to support enhanced post processing effects, improved level of detail and much better shadow quality. Character models look much sharper and overall it looks better than the PC version. The jump to a 1080p resolution really sets Brotherhood apart from its last gen counter-part.
And lastly we have Assassin’s Creed Revelations which shows appreciable level of improvements in lighting and image quality, but overall the amount of remastering here is pretty limited. This is perhaps down to the fact that by the time Revelations was being developed Ubisoft had already made some serious advancements in their rendering technology which were them modified and used in Assassin’s Creed 3.
So overall this is a pretty decent remastering effort by Ubisoft. Of course this is no where close to what we have seen in recent remakes and remasters, but the amount of improvements on offer is definitely noticeable.