Ubisoft Makes Fun of Obsession With 1080p On PS4 And Xbox One

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Posted By | On 13th, Nov. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Ubisoft may have meant for this to be a clever, tongue in cheek joke, but at this point, probably everybody but them is laughing; in the companion app for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, they have an achievement hidden (see picture above) that seems to be poking some fun, pretty blatantly, at the entire obsession with 1080p that the industry currently has, as well as the PlayStation 4/Xbox One graphic wars.

Of course, this joke might have gone down better if Unity wasn’t such a buggy, unoptimized mess even at its resolution of 900p and frame rate of 30 FPS.

All of that said, I do think I can at least support the underlying motivation for this achievement- our obsession with how many lines and pixels there are on our screens is sickening. We focus on all this to the exclusion of almost everything else, such as whether, you know, the game is actually good or not.

It needs to stop, simply because it’s unhealthy for the industry.

Thanks, Neogaf.

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  • John Doe

    Ubisoft gimped the PS4 version because Xbox One is failling and because Microsoft gave them bucket loads of cash for the Assassin’s Creed bundle. It’s not hard to analyze the industry. Ubisoft is greedy. They would gladly sacrifice integrity for money as many major publishers would.

    • Omar

      Gimped? I laugh whenever I see people say that because they don’t know if its true and they also can’t see a difference between 900p upscaled to 1080p or native 1080p. Also, how did Ubisoft try to keep parity with the different versions of Watchdogs since PS4 got the exclusive content and promotion on that game?

    • Mark

      Well, WatchDogs was 900p on the PS4 as well, with lots of NPCs on screen. That was marketed by Sony. Why wasn’t that rendering native 1080p?

    • Omar

      Its obvious that people who hate Xbox just believe that whatever Xbox One does, PS4 should do better. So if an XB1 game was 1080p/60fps, the PS4 should have an extra rock on the ground or something. Its just dumb. Both systems have limitations and the multiplat games will more often than not, look extremely close if not identical.

    • Mark

      Yup. I’ve never bought a system over another, based on its specs, if its hardware advantage wasn’t straight up obvious. That’s why, for me, the resolution issue is a, non issue……I can’t see what there is to brag about. And I feel most people cannot either. Like how IGN swore the PS4 version of Ghosts looked better in 1080p, but was really 720 pre-patch. Funny stuff dude.

      I tell people who ask me what’s the better system; ok, the one that has 1) The better exclusives 2) The online network and services 3) The controller. That’s the system u should choose. Boom

    • Omar

      Agreed 100%.

    • You’re delusional and sound stupid.


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