Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag‘s next-generation technologies are creating the most advanced Caribbean simulator a pirate could dream of.

The tropical Caribbean region is a beautiful place, and Ubisoft is sparing no expense to make sure the digital Caribbean of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag lives up to the real thing. A new video from the developers shows off some of the next-gen technology powering Black Flag‘s graphics, and even though the rundown gets somewhat technical, you don’t need a background in computing to appreciate how pretty it looks.

Ubisoft is releasing Black Flag on current and next-gen consoles, but next-gen players will be getting the best experience. A dynamic sea engine creates stunning oceans with rolling waves, foliage moves and sways in the wind, and rainstorms are so realistic that I’d be tempted to reschedule my assassination plans just to avoid going outside. In terms of gameplay, the video briefly touches on the game’s system for handling mobile objects like boats in such a way that players can seamlessly parkour from one moving ship to another during actions like boarding.

If graphics isn’t a big deal to you, then you should be fine with the current-gen versions of the game – this tech isn’t going to change the core of the gameplay. Still, it’s impressive work on the developers’ part, especially considering the unfamiliar hardware. If this console generation sees as much improvement over its lifespan as the previous one, we’re in for some serious eye candy in the coming years.

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