AC4: Black Flag next-gen trailer makes plants and waves sexy

There's a new Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag trailer to watch, and it stars... foliage! Yes, the latest video from Ubisoft is talking about the tech powering the next-gen versions of the game, and quite frankly we've never been as excited about dynamic sea waves and individually lit rain drops. And don't get us started on the plants!

Ok, look, tech is usually pretty boring--but this video gives a behind the scenes look at how Ubi Montreal is using the power of Xbox One and PS4 to bring Assassin's Creed into the next-generation. The effects they're creating are pretty damn gorgeous. You can see how it all fits in with the gameplay by checking out these previous videos about piracy and exploration, and stabbing sharks.

Not that bothered about Assassin's Creed? Watch the video and imagine how other developers will be using the tech in their games. Or, you know, go and read another news story about sexy plants.


Andy has been writing about games since 1999, when he nagged the Editors of his University newspaper so much they let him start a brand-new video games section. After that he worked in print mags for over 10 years before switching to the murky world of online editing, when he became Executive Editor on GamesRadar. Now he uses his ill-gotten power and influence to write endless, beard-stroking think-pieces on Destiny and Game of Thrones. Spoil the latest episode of the show, and he will cut you.
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