Ubisoft: Far Cry 4 with ultra-high settings will look the same on PC, PS4 and XB1 | KitGuru
Far Cry 4 is expected to be one of the best-looking video games ever made, judging by the trailers that Ubisoft published earlier this month. What is somewhat surprising is that according to a representative of the game developer, the game will look equally good on all modern platforms, including the PC, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
Alex Hutchinson, the creative director of Ubisoft Montreal, said in an interview with Major Nelson, that the ultra-high graphics setting of the Far Cry 4 on the PC will look exactly the same as the game will look on the new-generation consoles.
“Because we develop [Far Cry] on the PC, you’ve never really seen on console the ultra-high PC version before,” said Mr. Hutchinson, reports Softpedia. “So even out of the box, even day one, we just stuck the code on the new consoles and we were able to dial it all the way up. So as a console player you’re already getting by far the best version we can ship.”
Ubisoft Said the same thing about watch dogs.
Watch dogs looked bad on PC. There was hidden graphical features in the code for the PC that improved performance and Graphic capability at the same time. Wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happened for Farcry 4.
The Popular theory is due to not making new PS4/XB1 console buyers feel bad that they bought a product that doesn't produce super high quality graphics like PC can so they keep the PC version back for "parity". Ubisoft has Playstation-exclusive deals with Sony, so maybe this is part of the deal to get the money.
as totalbiscuit says
If your console version of a game is equivalent to "ultra high" on PC, that's because your PC version isn't good enough.
Don't think The Division is safe either.