UPDATE: The lighting 'downgrade' on the patched PS4 version of the game is not limited to just one platform, it has been. It's also the result of a bug linked to the 'Time of Day' setting in the game. It's unlikely this has been addressed in the PC patch yet to release either.
Original story follows:
According to those who've got their PS4 versions of Assassin's Creed: Unity patched, the whopping 2GB update that targets performance issues also 'downgrades' the visuals - specifically the lighting.
It hasn't been confirmed as of yet but images are surfacing with rather damning comparisons. Troubling is that the PC is due a performance update which is yet to go live. Will it follow suit?
If proven true then this is a huge slap in the face to PS4 owners, and likely grounds for some serious class-action lawsuits.claims to have witnessed the inferior updated visuals for themselves. Reddit user has shared some comparisons:
was accused of 'downgrading' Watch Dogs significantly before being released, which is something the publisher and studio behind it denied despite glaring evidence to the contrary.
The PC patch for Assassin's Creed: Unity is not yet released but if there are visual downgrades they're likely to be more pronounced on the PC version given the array of tweaks we can do. Ubisoft hasof Unity's Season Pass, and a free game for those who bought it.
More troubling events from Ubisoft and the once great Assassin's Creed series.
We've contacted Ubisoft for comment.