Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is confirmed as a current and next generation console title, but how exactly will Ubisoft make use of the extra capabilities of the new platforms?

In a Q&A released by the publisher creative director Jean Guesdon explained that next generation players can expect more than a visual boost.

"In addition to improved graphics and physic, Next Gen versions will bring to the players new connected features allowing them to feel that even if they remain 'Single Player' it will be better to be a 'Single Connected Player'," explained Guesdon.

"I mean, that Next Gen Consoles will allow players to have a solo experience that benefit the presence of a huge community."

Ubisoft has confirmed Assassin's Creed 4 will be released on PS4, but press materials mention next generation consoles, meaning an appearance on Microsoft's soon to be announced next Xbox is also likely.

Assassin's Creed 4 will be released November 1, 2013.


Source: Ubisoft released Q&A