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Ubisoft Explains Why It Created A New Engine For Watch_Dogs Instead Of Licensing One

DSOGaming writes: "Like most of you, we've been wondering why the development team decided to create a new engine specifically for Watch Dogs instead of licensing one from Crytek or Epic Games. And thankfully, Dominic Guay, Senior Producer on Watch Dogs, was able to enlighten us."

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hollabox1441d ago

Thank God! I'm sick of seeing UT3, and Dunia engine games. Dunia while yes it does nice vegetation, but characters skin looks too much like plastic and cartoony. UT3 looks like detailed clay, but I think Anvil and Cryengine 3 would have been nice as well.

medziarz1441d ago (Edited 1441d ago )

What Dunia powered games are there? FC2 owned everything technically!

hollabox1441d ago (Edited 1441d ago )

If you like plastic looking characters it did, but again like I said great looking vegetation. But even 3/4 games released I never cared for Dunia or really been impressed. I guess Dunia has its roots with Cry Engine 1 given Far Cry 1 had same issue plastic looking characters in great looking jungle environments with good lightening effects.

Any who back in 2009 I was more impressed with RE 5, Bad Company 2, Uncharted 2, and Kill Zone 2 in terms of graphics just to name a few. I think I'm missing a couple more but those were probably UT3 games.

PhantomT14121441d ago

They actually took some pieces from both Anvil and Dunia to make their new engine:
http://www.fastcolabs.com/3...

andrewsqual1441d ago

Because building an engine from the ground up to take advantage of the category your game falls into makes more sense. It is a reason why a game like Thief, a game coming to next gen consoles also, still looks like so many games before it because it is on Unreal 3.
Sony are going to be at the top of every single category again because of their development studios making games on proprietary engines. It is the reason why The Order 1886 looks unique and incredible and Infamous Second Son. They even held the crown this gen for best looking sports game with MLB The Show franchise.

Marcello1441d ago

Cant wait to get my hands on this new engine/game, already pre-ordered the Ded-Sec Edition. Just 5 weeks to go woot !!