Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is a damn good game. But even Ubisoft admits it might not be truly "next-gen."
The game was made for both current- and next-gen consoles, and many gamers don't consider that to be a true-blue example of the new era of gaming. And Black Flag lead designer Jean-Sebastien Decant sort of agrees.
In speaking to GameReactor , Decant said that the most recent entry, despite its size and polish, was "really on the edge" of what "next-gen" means to him:
"I think 'next' next-gen is going to be for the next games. The next games are going to be much more on the next-gen side. This one is really on the edge."
He added that when his team began working on Black Flag , they had no idea what the system specs would be for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Therefore, we can expect a more significant leap forward the next time around, and that will include improvements to the franchise's lauded stealth and combat elements. Decant also said that gaming is going to become more "shared" in the next generation.
Well, that's fine. But I ain't sharin' sh**, thank you.