Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for PC has reached gold status and will be available for sale in the UK on November 22nd. In addition, Ubisoft revealed that there will be three editions of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag for PC.
These three edition are:
– The Standard Edition, available at retail and on digital formats.
– The Digital Deluxe Edition, a premium edition including the game, as well as bonus in-game content featuring new locations to discover and explore, additional customization items and a new adventure starring Aveline as the main character.
– The Uplay Digital Deluxe Edition, a digital package exclusively distributed on Uplay shop including all the contents from the Deluxe Edition, plus an additional in-game pack, Pride of the West Indies.
The Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition are both available in a digital PC download format. Players who pre-order the PC download version of these editions will get additional in-game bonus content. The Uplay Digital Deluxe Edition is only available in digital format and exclusively distributed on Uplay Shop.
A Season Pass is also available for PC, which allows players to purchase several packages of downloadable content, to be released between now and March 2014, at a 20 percent discount off the total regular unit price.
Ubisoft and NVIDIA have worked closely together to create a fully optimized version of the game that runs on GeForce GTX graphics cards. The result is that gamers with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card will get an Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag experience that features a wealth of NVIDIA’s advanced gaming technologies such as TXAA and more. The extra performance means more immersive gaming including life-like environments, realistic combat and spectacular, cinematic visuals.
Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of Content and Technology at NVIDIA said:
“NVIDIA engineers work with their Ubisoft counterparts across the globe to ensure that PC games are the best they can be – and ‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ is a great example of that. We’ve integrated advanced, PC-specific technologies into the game to give mood and depth to scenes and bring buildings and landscapes to life. The end result is an unparalleled visual treat, and set to be an absolute PC blockbuster.”
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will feature several NVIDIA Technologies: God Rays – which allowed Ubisoft Montreal to paint beams of light that illuminate a scene from above, horizon-based ambient occlusion + (HBAO+) for more detailed and realistic shadows around objects that obstruct rays of light, percentage-closer soft shadows (PCSS) for more lifelike contact hardening shadows, and temporal anti-aliasing (TXAA) for smoother edges, as well as enhanced 4K textures.