Assassin’s Creed Syndicate PS4 Plays Silky Smooth

We recently spent several hours playing the PS4 version of Ubisoft’s forthcoming Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and can safely say that the game is well optimized on the Playstation platform and running silky smooth (at 30 fps) even when there’s a lot of action going on. There were moments when the frame rate dipped but nothing on the scale we’ve seen previously with Unity. It’s probably safe to say that there are less massive crowds as seen in Assassin’s Creed Unity (from what we played at least) but doesn’t mean London is devoid of life. On the contrary, London seems to be bustling and looking fantastic to boot. There’s a distinct contrast between the poorer East End compared to the more affluent central part of London which creates some neat graphical nuances. The bottom line is, Unity was plagued with severe launch issues, yet the early build we played seemed to put those woes in the past with a game that’s running very well. Yes this build contained its fair share of glitches, but we were informed the version we played is not the final retail build so we’ll reserve criticism and judgement until we get to play that. For now, take a look at some Assassin’s Creed Syndicate PS4 gameplay videos to see it in action and decide for yourselves what the quality is like.

Note: We’ve heard reports of the game not running smoothly from other attendees at the event last week which makes us wonder if the systems were all calibrated equally. Obviously we cannot confirm this but feel it’s something to make a note of all the same.

Written by: Rob Cram

Rob Cram has hundreds of video game reviews, thousands of articles under his belt with years of experience in gaming and tech. He aims to remain fair and free from publisher/developer influence. With his extensive knowledge, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement with his views are entirely optional. He might have a bias towards cyberpunk.

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  1. Spenok September 25, 2015 |

    Awesome! I’ve been watching more and more on this lately and I’m looking forward to it. I know that’s an unpopular opinion, however this is mine, and I happen to like the series. Bring it Ubisoft!

  2. Blizzje September 25, 2015 |

    Why did you delete 1080p from the article? Did they confirm that the PS4 version isn’t running at that resolution?

    • Robert Cram September 25, 2015 |

      No they didn’t confirm anything. Still waiting on that. It was an assumption based on the output when capturing at the event which did not take into consideration if it was upscaled 1080p or not. So I removed it to avoid confusion.

  3. Brandon Pike September 30, 2015 |

    Robert from your experience, do u think this game will be better than unity (performance wise)?

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