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Assassin’s Creed: Unity runs better on Xbox One

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Assassin’s Creed Unity is out this Friday and so far the reviews are not as amazing as I would’ve hoped. I still want to play the game, out of a deep love for the franchise and even deeper one for the French Revolution, but I can’t help but already feel disappointed. Only decision to make now is which platform to get it one – and it’s looking like Xbox One is the better option.

That’s if you discount PC of course, which was always bound to run the game better than the 900p/30FPS locked console versions. Ubisoft wanted parity between the two versions, seemingly downscaling the PS4 version in order to run on par with Microsoft’s hardware. Suspiciously though, it seems that the Xbox One runs the game far better.

That’s according to the wizards at Digital Foundry, who have done a deep analysis of the two versions. As Ubisoft stated, the game is heavily CPU bound, with the numerous NPCs and the lively world bringing both consoles to their knees. The PS4 bows a little lower though, sometimes dipping below the 20FPS mark in heavily populated areas. The Xbox One, in comparison, never reaches that low.

The tables are turned in cutscenes though, with the PS4 pushing out a locked 30FPS while the Xbox One dangles slightly below. But in free-roaming gameplay, which is what you’ll spend most of your time doing, the Xbox One has the edge. The console does have a bit more CPU power behind it, which could be the reason why the PS4 is struggling so much.

Either way, both consoles fluctuate rather terribly, and it affects the fluidity of gameplay and the timing of your inputs. This is with the 1GB day one patch installed as well, so don’t expect a hail mary save from that either. It just makes the already disappointing review scores even worse to bear. But is it enough for you to potentially cancel your pre-order? Or are you sticking to your annual Assassin’s Creed purchase?

Last Updated: November 12, 2014

73 Comments

  1. OVG

    November 12, 2014 at 12:06

    No shit. πŸ˜›
    We all know the PS4 version is a port. Why do you think its 900p/20-25fps ?

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 12, 2014 at 12:08

      XDXDXD

      Reply

    • Aries

      November 12, 2014 at 13:04

      Im going to win the competition and put it next to my ps4 and continue to play Black Flag

      Reply

      • OVG

        November 12, 2014 at 13:06

        Black Flag was great on the PS4. 1080P

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief Wang

        November 12, 2014 at 14:21

        Hahahaha

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        November 12, 2014 at 14:33

        LOL!

        Reply

      • rollingmol

        November 12, 2014 at 15:06

        you beat me to it : I was gonna say If I win it I would sell it and buy blackflag again

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    • Bearhugs

      November 12, 2014 at 13:04

      Oh yes typical PS4 buyers remorse blaming their misinformed purchase on the Xbox One which quite frankly has the best going for it this holiday.

      /fact

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      • OVG

        November 12, 2014 at 13:09

        Nothing to do with the bone.
        Assassins Creed Black flag on my 360 has a higher frame rate than this shit and its only 180p less.
        Ubisoft are bollocks.

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        November 12, 2014 at 14:22

        Dude… xbone sucks! Deal with it. πŸ˜› Even the Wii-U is better than a boner. (Ah it feels good to be back)

        Reply

        • OVG

          November 12, 2014 at 14:25

          A little rusty, need more warming up.

          Reply

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 12, 2014 at 14:28

            Yeah, it lacked a little je ne sais quoi.

            It’ll come. I just need fire up the ol’ bile gland, take a few minutes to meditate and WHAM! BANANA LEVEL 2!

        • Hammersteyn

          November 12, 2014 at 14:33

          It’s amazing to have you back πŸ˜€
          HAI HAI HAI!

          Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      November 12, 2014 at 14:21

      Can you smell it? That’s the smell of a stinking lame-ass port wrapped in a parity excuse!

      Reply

    • Sir Rants A Lot is a DADDY

      November 13, 2014 at 05:24

      hahahahahahahaha

      Reply

  2. Admiral Chief Wang

    November 12, 2014 at 12:08

    OOOOBIPoefiePORT

    Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    November 12, 2014 at 12:09

    Microtransactions, shitty frame rate, annual release/cash crab, bullshit PR,Season passes, this game was ruined before it hit the shelves.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 12, 2014 at 12:10

      YET ANOTHER crappy port from OOBI and guess what, the masses of sheep gamers will gobble this up and THIS is why AAA gaming gets NO love from me!

      *spits

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      • Hammersteyn

        November 12, 2014 at 12:15

        Next to release from them is FC4, now I enjoyed FC3 especially BloodDragon so I’m just curios as to what OOBI has in store for us.
        *spits as well.

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        • Viking Of Divinity

          November 12, 2014 at 12:15

          Farcry 3.5. ONLY ON UPLAY!

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          • OVG

            November 12, 2014 at 12:18

            Oh FUCK. We all forgot about U-Play. A dude at work still cant get black Flag installed lol

          • Hammersteyn

            November 12, 2014 at 12:34

            WTF has happened to gaming???? Everything costs more especially with all the DLC and microtransactions. Yet most games are broken and or runs kak or doesn’t work beause of game clients or online problems.

          • OVG

            November 12, 2014 at 12:36

            Just got to get with the times πŸ˜›

          • Hammersteyn

            November 12, 2014 at 12:48

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 12, 2014 at 14:23

            Second hand, my good man! It will bring balance to the force – Assassin’s Greed no more!

        • OVG

          November 12, 2014 at 12:15

          Season Pass for Honey Badgers that shoot lazer beams.

          Reply

    • OVG

      November 12, 2014 at 12:11

      and gamers want Ubisoft to apologise? The cheeky gamers, they should know better after Watchdogs. Proves my point on how quickly humans forget.
      I hope they do not expect the shitty 20fps of FAR CRY 3 to be any better in the new FARCRY.

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      • Viking Of Divinity

        November 12, 2014 at 12:13

        wait, Farcry 3 ran at 20 FPS on consoles?

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        • OVG

          November 12, 2014 at 12:13

          It was crap. Although the game was sweet as tits when standing still.

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          • Viking Of Divinity

            November 12, 2014 at 12:15

            I got a pretty solid 30fps even on my POS PC…

          • OVG

            November 12, 2014 at 12:17

            You should have got 60fps if it was in a PC.

          • Viking Of Divinity

            November 12, 2014 at 12:20

            PC is still a Pieco of shit dual-core job… new rig imminent.

          • OVG

            November 12, 2014 at 12:21

            Can it run Crysis? πŸ˜›

            I have not asked that in ages πŸ™‚

          • Viking Of Divinity

            November 12, 2014 at 12:23

            Actually, Yes, not particularely well, but it can…. in theory….

      • RustedFaith

        November 12, 2014 at 12:27

        100% with you there. Watch Dogs was the benchmark of what Ubisoft have planned for their titles.

        Platform Parity aka “MS and Sony handed us bags full of cash so the game doesn’t look dated compared to pc.”

        They now upped the ante to “MS gave us a load full of cash and the game got optimized for the Xbone to make our system seem more powerfull.”

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        • OVG

          November 12, 2014 at 12:39

          They nearly got away with it if it was not for The Last of Us Remastered showing all these lazy cash grabbers how its supposed to be done.

          60fps/1080p with character models that look like real humans.

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      • Lupus

        November 12, 2014 at 14:23

        Where did FC3 run at 20fps on the console? I don’t remember any dips below 30

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        • OVG

          November 12, 2014 at 14:31

          • Lupus

            November 12, 2014 at 14:34

            Cool thanks, didn’t really notice it while playing as a drop to 28, maybe 24fps for a ms seems okay to me.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      November 12, 2014 at 14:01

      When did you start gaming on PC? πŸ˜‰

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      • Hammersteyn

        November 12, 2014 at 14:04

        Consoles are becoming more and more like PCs dontcha know?

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  4. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    November 12, 2014 at 12:10

    *PC

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    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 12, 2014 at 12:11

      I doubt it, since it cannot be properly optimized!

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      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        November 12, 2014 at 12:12

        *throws system resources at the problem*

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        • Admiral Chief Wang

          November 12, 2014 at 12:35

          *throws some more*

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  5. Viking Of Divinity

    November 12, 2014 at 12:12

    #OPTIMISATIONGATE

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      November 12, 2014 at 14:51

      Balls to the Wall!!!

      Reply

  6. Ubisoft Done Fucked Up Now

    November 12, 2014 at 12:15

    Xbox One is the worst console and it plays Ubisoft games the best. Says a lot.

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    • OVG

      November 12, 2014 at 12:21

      BWAHAHAHA

      Reply

    • Johnny

      November 12, 2014 at 21:06

      So butt hurt ???? your tears are yummy ????

      Reply

      • ......

        November 13, 2014 at 00:31

        Thank you for your comment. It was so informative. It says a lot about Xbox One and Ubisoft and just a guess, Americans.

        Reply

  7. Hammersteyn

    November 12, 2014 at 12:19

    Next Gen indeed

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    • OVG

      November 12, 2014 at 12:19

      #Cinematic πŸ˜›

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      • JustAnotherGamer

        November 12, 2014 at 14:06

        Publisher of the year

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  8. OVG

    November 12, 2014 at 12:26

    You would think next gen Character Models would be better than the PS3s The Last of Us.

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    • RustedFaith

      November 12, 2014 at 12:29

      they used all the resources for the fish AI. Player models/animation comes second to fish AI.

      Reply

      • OVG

        November 12, 2014 at 12:40

        and boobs

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        • RustedFaith

          November 12, 2014 at 12:43

          Well boobs might be a good use for resources on second thought. As long as they have a accurate physics model to let them jiggle while you walk.

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  9. RustedFaith

    November 12, 2014 at 12:38

    Geeewiz that lag!!!! It’s quite funny that the “next gen” consoles cant even do 900p at 30fps. With character models that looks like something from 2010.

    6GB of Vram and a i7 for the piece of shit ag please.

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  10. Alexandr Renkas

    November 12, 2014 at 12:48

  11. JustAnotherGamer

    November 12, 2014 at 14:05

    How can anyone be surprised that the port runs the worse. Ubisoft can suck it I am not getting Asshole Creed Unity.

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  12. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    November 12, 2014 at 14:20

    Luckily, I only have enough money for one game this month, otherwise I would have probably been burnt by Ubisoft’s latest port of manure. Any one else a little worried about what all of this might mean for Far Cry 4?

    I wasn’t going to get FC4 till sometime in 2015, but it really makes you wonder. The weird thing is, if EA wasn’t on my boycott list, then I would have invested in DA:I (but… as it stands, I can only get that if it’s in a second-hand bargain bin).

    The Banana always keeps his promises! *Strokes his manly moustache!

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    • Hammersteyn

      November 12, 2014 at 14:35

      Also buying DA:I second hand
      *Strokes Bananas manly moustache

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    • OVG

      November 12, 2014 at 14:36

      lol I spent my monthly gaming budget on the Vita. Cant be arsed with Next Gen until The Witcher 3.
      Busy Playing Final Fantasy 9, X-2, Neptune Rebirth and Disgea 4.

      Dragon Aged , Cod and Chips and Alien Isometric can wait.

      Reply

  13. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    November 12, 2014 at 14:26

    Guys, seriously… no need to moan, no need to whine, just vote with your wallets. Join me on LazyOp: Second-Hand GAMERBRU BROFISTING!

    The Banana has spoken!

    Reply

  14. zeemonkeyman

    November 12, 2014 at 15:31

    I don’t mean to be a jerk mate but why on earth did you hold high hopes for this game?? The franchise has been mediocre for a long time now and I for one am not surprised by the scores it’s getting at all!

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  15. sell the trash

    November 12, 2014 at 19:07

    Ps4 sucks ass…inferior cpu, no esram and a laughable online network. This has nothing to do with parity. They just stated that it was pushing both systems to the max. Take a look at what is happening – Wolfenstein, madden, UFC, COD and now Assassins Creed. Games coming are better on xbox one. Ps4 is trash..sold mine months ago.

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    • Scrubabovedonthavenopc

      November 16, 2014 at 15:46

      Esram is bad you idiot. That slows the transfer of data. I guess you don’t have a PC, or you would know that.

      Reply

  16. Johnny

    November 12, 2014 at 21:11

    Never seen so many crying ???? ponies one place. Wonder what’s its like to wake up to a lie this morning. So where is thia 50% more power? This is hilarious hahahaha

    Reply

    • Xbotsaredumberthanadogspoo

      November 16, 2014 at 15:48

      Did you even read the article? It clearly states that the CPU is the problem, not the GPU, and that the problem is due to Ubisoft being lazy and probably paid off.

      Reply

  17. raymond webb

    November 12, 2014 at 22:42

    Lol I’m so glad I left playstation behind after the ps1. Microsoft is the future but Sony fan boys can’t let go smh

    Reply

  18. Sir Rants A Lot is a DADDY

    November 13, 2014 at 05:24

    Did we all call it or did we all call it? Horribly optimised. Or should I say unoptimised?

    Reply

  19. silverscorpio

    November 13, 2014 at 12:06

    Because it was only optimized for the Xbox One

    Reply

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