Assassin's Creed Syndicate Just Got Pro Support

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Edit: Patch is all fucked up at the moment, will keep updating below.

Version 1.50 just dropped, patch notes are:

### Added 4K support on PlayStation 4 Pro

Good of Ubisoft to go back to their older titles, hope there's more to come.

Will update OP with screenshots soon.

Update, looks like it's just HUD resolution that's improved:
So yea just tried it and it looks very weird. The minmap seems to be native 4k but the game itself looks very pixelated. Here is a screenshot:



When you zoom you can see each individual pixel. Also this seems like it's still running in 900p.

I think it looks worse than before :(

I also checked the options menu for a 4K toogle but didn't find anything.
So those artefacts seem to be some sort of 4K upscale. If you compare the 1080p capture and the 4K capture, you can see the 1080p capture doesn't feature them (though is obviously sub-native).

1080p:


4K:
Update 2: Nearest neighbour scaling appears to be to blame for the artefacts at 4K.
The weird pattern likely comes from using nearest neighbor upscaling.

Yup.
2.4x Nearest neighbor gives identical pattern to classic 2x2 BW checkerboard. (900p to 4k)


Simple bilinear scaling would be a lot better.
Update 3: The patch is SUPPOSED to be rendering at full res on 1080p screens and 2K upscaled/uprendered to 4K on 4K screens. So something's clearly bugged at the moment.
Something wrong, the patch notes on the forum says its dynamic 4k with improved framerate.
http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1523703-ACS-Title-Update-1-50-PS4-Pro-Only?p=12065571#post12065571
Update 4: Patch notes now detail exactly what we're supposed to be getting.
Update 5: NXGamer did an analysis and found the resolution to be 1440x1620. That's a much higher vertical res than the original game but lower horizontal, resulting in a worse image on both 1080p and 4K screens.
Friend of Neogaf, NXGamer, did an analysis and found the game runs at 1440x1620 on the Pro, with no change on the base PS4. Performance is marginally better but drops in the same areas.

Curiously, despite this being a higher resolution in pure numbers, the lower horizontal resolution means it looks worse, even at 1080p. NXGamer says there's an increase to IQ for 1080p screens, but I don't find this to be the case. There's a weird, blocky look to the pixels. I'd rather have a native 1920x1080.

Here's some comparison screens I took (different time of day, so don't judge graphical differences, but resolution problems are still immediately apparent):

Original

Patch 1.5
Update 6: Digital Foundry investigates with the same findings.
 

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Damn, hopefully more FPS stability too. I guess I should finish the game now.

Older titles getting Pro support warms my mind.
 

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So yea just tried it and it looks very weird. The minmap seems to be native 4k but the game itself looks very pixelated. Here is a screenshot:



When you zoom you can see each individual pixel. Also this seems like it's still running in 900p.

I think it looks worse than before :(

I also checked the options menu for a 4K toogle but didn't find anything.
 

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I'm holding off on new purchases with FFXV finally arriving next week, but will certainly pick this up, along with most older titles that enable pro support. 4K is the real deal!
 

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So yea just tried it and it looks very weird. The minmap seems to be native 4k but the game itself looks very pixelated. Here is a screenshot:


When you zoom you can see each individual pixel. Also this seems like it's still running in 900p.

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Something is not right there. WTF?
 

ISee

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Woah, I did not expect this. Going to buy it now.
Wait, just because it's running at a higher resolution? Wait at least for DF to confirm (or somebody else) if the game is able to hold 30 fps.
 

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So yea just tried it and it looks very weird. The minmap seems to be native 4k but the game itself looks very pixelated. Here is a screenshot:



When you zoom you can see each individual pixel. Also this seems like it's still running in 900p.

I think it looks worse than before :(

I also checked the options menu for a 4K toogle but didn't find anything.
So it's the same but the HUD is rendering in 4K? I'll take it.
 

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So yea just tried it and it looks very weird. The minmap seems to be native 4k but the game itself looks very pixelated. Here is a screenshot:



When you zoom you can see each individual pixel. Also this seems like it's still running in 900p.

I think it looks worse than before :(

I also checked the options menu for a 4K toogle but didn't find anything.
wtf is this Ubi?
 

artsi

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Pro support?



So yea just tried it and it looks very weird. The minmap seems to be native 4k but the game itself looks very pixelated. Here is a screenshot:

When you zoom you can see each individual pixel. Also this seems like it's still running in 900p.

I think it looks worse than before :(

I also checked the options menu for a 4K toogle but didn't find anything.
Why would you do this Ubi?

 

EmiPrime

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Wait, just because it's running at a higher resolution? Wait at least for DF to confirm (or somebody else) if the game is able to hold 30 fps.
I was going to buy it eventually anyway (I am half way through Unity), a Pro patch just moves it up my list of priorities.
 

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So yea just tried it and it looks very weird. The minmap seems to be native 4k but the game itself looks very pixelated. Here is a screenshot:



When you zoom you can see each individual pixel. Also this seems like it's still running in 900p.

I think it looks worse than before :(

I also checked the options menu for a 4K toogle but didn't find anything.
Dafuq? That almost looks like pixel art lol
 

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So yea just tried it and it looks very weird. The minmap seems to be native 4k but the game itself looks very pixelated. Here is a screenshot:



When you zoom you can see each individual pixel. Also this seems like it's still running in 900p.

I think it looks worse than before :(

I also checked the options menu for a 4K toogle but didn't find anything.
Idontknowwhatiexpected.gif
 

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So yea just tried it and it looks very weird. The minmap seems to be native 4k but the game itself looks very pixelated. Here is a screenshot:

Don't these patches cost money? But that's all they did? I don't get it.
Why even bother then?
 

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So yea just tried it and it looks very weird. The minmap seems to be native 4k but the game itself looks very pixelated. Here is a screenshot:


When you zoom you can see each individual pixel. Also this seems like it's still running in 900p.

I think it looks worse than before :(

I also checked the options menu for a 4K toogle but didn't find anything.
It's happening again!..
 

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So yea just tried it and it looks very weird. The minmap seems to be native 4k but the game itself looks very pixelated. Here is a screenshot:



When you zoom you can see each individual pixel. Also this seems like it's still running in 900p.

I think it looks worse than before :(

I also checked the options menu for a 4K toogle but didn't find anything.
They are learning from World of Final Fantasy dev team.
 

benzy

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The patch notes really says added 4K support without mentioning specifics?

Lmao. Ubi troll.
 

Shari

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What a surprise huh. Not even a resolution bump is easy apparently.

Hopefully cerny said it was no time. Must be true.
 

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Anyone confirm this? Seems like an awful solution given they just patched dynamic res into the AC Ezio Collection :(