8 PS4 second screen apps explained – the future of PlayStation 4 cross-platform gaming


Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

In Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag the second screen companion app will act as a map, updating in real time to show your location, and letting you mark points of interest. It lets you see all your treasure maps making it easier to manage the exploring. There will also be information on your fleet and an in-game database. “It almost allows a second person to be your quartermaster,” said Lead Writer Darby McDevitt. The app even lets you send out fleet excursions using the boats you’ve captured gather more loot, much like your assassins used to do before. In all, it looks really comprehensive, packing a lot of features that aren’t essential to the meat of the game but still refine the experience for anyone interested.