Jean Guesdon, creative director at Ubisoft Montreal, has told VG247 that while the PS4 is definitely a hug leap forward compared to PS3, those who plan on purchasing Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag for PS3 won't be disappointed, as it will still be a stellar experience.
Speaking with VG247's Dave Cook in an interview to be published later this week, Guesdon said the team's experience with current-gen consoles has enabled the developers to continue pulling "the most out of the hardware" even this late in PS3's lifecycle.
"The PS4 is definitely a huge step forward," said Guesdon. "Sony has been really responsive to our needs as developers, and the specs of the console are exactly what we needed for the next generation. Now it’s our turn as developers to make the best that we can with it.
"Our expertise with the current generation platforms has matured in a way that we feel we are able to get the most out of the hardware. So of course, just because the hardware is more powerful, we will be able to push more visual innovations on next-gen.
"But we are still aiming to deliver one of the best looking games ever on current generation, as our expertise allows us to do."
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is out on October on PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 and will be available on next-gen systems when the consoles hit retail.