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Submitted by WillM17 360d ago | news

Assassin's Creed 4 writer explains technical limitations

Games have been growing progressively more cinematic, working in scenes that could belong in a Hollywood blockbuster. But technical limitations still get in the way of otherwise simple tasks, as Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag lead writer Darby McDevitt has discovered.

"What's easy in cinema is sometimes the complete opposite of what's easy in a video game," McDevitt told GameSpot. "So, for instance, if I said I wanted a shot of 15 people sitting around being drunk, that seems so easy to shoot in the cinema: you just get 15 guys; they all act drunk; done. In a video game, if all those were unique characters, it would be impossible because you'd run out of memory. You couldn't display 15 unique characters all on the screen at once." (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

TheKayle1   360d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(4)
dumahim  +   360d ago
Do they consider a calendar a technical limitation?

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