Ubisoft recently announced that Assassin’s Creed Unity will be running at 900p resolution on both the PS4 and Xbox One in order to “avoid all the debates.” Now it seems like the publisher had a change of heart and the game could go beyond 900p after all. An Ubisoft spokesperson confirmed that the game was indeed running at the said resolution when it was showcased during last week’s preview event, but the final specs “aren’t cemented yet.” While this statement serves to give us hope that Assassin’s Creed Unity might end up reaching 1080p, we still don’t know if this applies to both the PS4 and the Xbox One version of the game.
“Final specs for Assassin’s Creed Unity aren’t cemented yet, but we can say we showed Assassin’s Creed Unity at 900p during our hands-on preview event last week,” a spokesperson for Ubisoft told GameSpot. “We’re confident that gamers will be thrilled with the gorgeous graphics and how Paris is brought to life in Assassin’s Creed Unity.” The spokesperson didn’t give any further details so all we can do is speculated about Ubisoft’s plans regarding the resolution. Word has it that Assassin’s Creed Unity was initially meant to run at 1080p on the PS4, but the company lowered the resolution on Sony’s platform to make it on par with the Xbox One version. Ubisoft denied these accusations and said that the game was actually developed from the start to run at 900p on both platforms.
“We understand how Senior Producer Vincent Pontbriand’s quotes have been misinterpreted,”Ubisoft told Kotaku.”To set the record straight, we did not lower the specs for Assassin’s Creed Unity to account for any one system over the other. Assassin’s Creed Unity has been engineered from the ground up for next-generation consoles. At no point did we decide to reduce the ambitions of any SKU. All benefited from the full dedication of all of our available optimization resources to help them reach the level of quality we have today with the core Assassin’s Creed Unity experience.”