PC Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag updated with Nvidia PhysX support
Posted: 19.12.2013 15:56 by Simon Priest Comments: 5
Ubisoft has updated Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag with all-new Nvidia PhysX support, just in time for the arrival of the Freedom Cry DLC with Adewale. Prepare for smoke billows to choke the eyes.

Pistol and musket fire get a serious upgrade in visual flare, as well as smoke bombs and chimney trails. Those smoky clouds now hang around longer and react to disturbances.

Low and High settings have been optionally included with Black Flag courtesy of a 700 MB patch that pulled into port recently, alongside the new Freedom Cry campaign.

"Turbulence and particle effects combine to create a volumetric smoke which can be seen in pistol and musket fire, smoke bombs and chimney smoke," describe Nvidia, of the new inclusion of the APEX Particles and Turbulence system. "The smoke, lingers longer, has more volume, and interacts with the character and the elements, such and wind and rain. As the intensity of the weather varies, so does the interaction with the smoke."

Check out the new PhysX Update in the Nvidia video below for PC Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Source: DSO Gaming
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By LukeDion1987 (SI Core Member) on Dec 19, 2013
NVidia's Physx is still alive... in some games? Glad that I don't care about it anymore...
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Dec 19, 2013
You say that as though it's a bad thing :D
Borderlands 2 makes extensive use of it. You gotta admit, these smoke effects do look pretty rad.
By LukeDion1987 (SI Core Member) on Dec 20, 2013
So what? I will not change my GPU just because to have some more Physx/Mantle stuff...

And even when I was having nVidia GPU I never used Physx cuz I just don't like it cuz i like crisp image qoualiy without pointless stuff, and performance cost was about 50-60%...
By baszermaszer (SI Veteran Member) on Dec 20, 2013
Physx is superb. But the developers cranked up the smoke density too much here. More transparent smoke is needed.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Dec 20, 2013
To each their own, mate. I would take great physics over sick resolution any time of the day :)