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Yesterday, the PS4 version of Assassin’s Creed: Unity received a huge 2GB update. This highly anticipated update for Ubisoft’s open world game was meant to fix its performance issues, however it seems that the patch did more – or should we say removed more – than that.

For starters, we can confirm – after witnessing with our own eyes – some really broken reflections. After upgrading the game to the latest version in PS4, there were some flickering reflections in Arno’s house. Not only that, but those reflections seemed of a lower quality than those we enjoyed before patching the game.
http://www.dsogaming.com/news/rumor-ubisoft-downgrades-assassins-creed-unitys-visuals-after-latest-update/

Update:

Seems like this is a bug in the PS4 version for one area only.

I've tried.
Seems the patch introduced a lighting bug in that particular location, PS4 version.
There are no downgrades elsewhere and the frame rate is still sub 30fps.
Makes no sense at all as a downgrade since the problems weren't in a closed enviroments to being with.
I'll update with my screens in a minute.

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After:
 

ekim

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The lighting seems to be completely different. I just bought the game on X1 and it's still downloading and I hope the downgrade isn't too huge.
 

Sn4ke_911

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So to get more FPS they just downgrade the shit out of the game :lol
 

kinggroin

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If true, I'm going to be royally pissed off. Heads will roll. Ubisoft will go on social media blast.
 

cavemancolton

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That would be sweet. They flew too close to the sun.

Lower the visuals to bring up the framerate to a solid 30.
 

gogogow

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Surely they are not that stupid? They are under fire and they pull this shit? Maybe they'll offer another free game...
 
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Fuck it. This is the end of the line. Unless this is a bug I'm going to be getting onto Ubi about a refund. PBR was a big draw to me and it looks like they took it out.
 

ekim

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So anyone with the patch can confirm that they noticed any changes in the graphics department?
 

Always-honest

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So buying that game is even less of an option.

I know Ubi has a lot of great devs and some games are performing great. But please Ubi, don't fuck up Rainbow Six.
 

Pie and Beans

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The Dark Souls II treatment!

"Problem solved! Take out all the lighting, lads!"
 

twobear

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Were these areas FPS black holes before? Because if they weren't it would seem to be an error rather than deliberate.
 

Jack cw

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How is it a rumor? Is the patch not out live or something?

It's a trade-off for better performance, right? Right?
Well, technically they said, they improved framerate on PS4 by reducing the server request priority and not that they toned down effects in order to achieve it. Sneaky Unisoft.
 

R&R

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So last year we got 900p > 1080p graphics upgrade patch for Black Flag...this year we got an 900p = 900p graphics downgrade patch for Unity. Progress...lol.

But seriously WTF! So we are at a point where patches no longer update/fix games but actually downgrade them??!?!
 

Nibel

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I'm wondering: is the lighting in interiors changing depending on the day of the time? Is there a day and night cycle?

I can't believe this downgrade to be really true.
 

Famassu

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Aren't you people always all "performance >>>>> graphixxxxx", so why all the rage & disappointments?
 

bosseye

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I'd probably be a bit pissed off if I'd bought the game and then found an update stunted the visuals that perhaps I'd been really enjoying up til then....