At Facts 2014 in Ghent (Belgium), Ubisoft kept Assassin's Creed: Unity Xbox One demo build for attendees to test out.
As expected for most demos on any platform prior to launch. Let's judge it once it's been optimized.
Optimization!!!????? Ubisoft!!!!??? That's a funny joke.
for something in development for 4 years with a 500+ staff , focused on running the game for a very specific hardware level (xb1 specs only , unlike 5 different version of watchdogs all having different specs) at the least acceptable specifications(900/30) and less than a month to release after a delay, this pretty shoddy inexcusable work Fun fact i just realized = PARis +cITY=??
@Vishmarx; Fun fact i just realized = PARis +cITY=?? Half Life 3 Confirmed
Another article with frame rate issues. It seems to be the Xbox One particularly. Come on Ubisoft, your benchmark shows that if you use the GPGPU and CPU, the Xbox One and PS4 can do over 900 AI each. Almost Twice that for the PS4. http://www.worldsfactory.ne... If anything, why don't you hide some of that AI so that it would show up on screen, like what Dynasty Warriors does. ...This just in. Warrior Orochi 3 ultimate for the PS4 and Xbox One shows hundreds of AI on screen at once. OMG Ubisoft! You're getting yourself beat up by the good folks at Dynasty Warriors (Koei)
Well it's 900p parity now. If the bone cannot hold this game, does that mean they will make it 720p parity :( WTF?
The issue is still there no matter what, they catered to the lowest common denominator. At best the PS4 might have a slightly smoother FPS (as in a stable 30 while XB1 goes below 30) and I would still be really angry if I hadn't just upgraded my PC and was buying Unity for it. PS4 owners who don't have a decent gaming PC should be pissed at Ubisoft for this release. We'll see what happens when more multiplatform, new-gen only games from other publishers are released. Hopefully they'll push Ubisoft to realize that you should fulfill the potential of all the machines you are developing for that brings in substantial money.
Ubi must've learned that from EA.
Y'all won't be disappointed if you don't buy it ;-)
They couldn't even get their hundredth AC game on PS3/360 running silky smooth. Ubisoft doesn't give a shit.
'' Let's judge it once it's been optimized.'' optimized to what?..1080p?, 60fps?...ok...lol even at 900p the game dips, that's sad... I guees that's what parity is all about..lol
They said they just recently got the game to run at 900P 30 FPS (rumour), and if that is the case WTF were they showing at the Xbox conference at E3???!!!
It running on a PC.
Im playing all Ubi games on PC and I must tell, those are one of the worst optimized AAA games out there.
optimize = downgrade
I'm sure this build was weeks or months old. It will definitely improve to some degree. However, even if it doesn't improve, it's just one version of the game and it still looks incredible. Some of you are completely ignoring the main takeaway from this article. "FPS drop didn't take away from the experience, the scope of this game is insane. That first time I climbed and saw the city rendered as far as I could see I was really awe struck."
it probably is optimized,this is the xone after all,it has a very weak parts,,,remember ryse(the qte game at 900P) ran at about a constant 23-24 fps and got as low as the teens,and crytek optimized that game as much as they could,and that game was basically on rails with very little physics involved...
They suck at optimizing! We all know this!!!! They wont get my money on stale Assn Creed. Parity up you %ss.
Isn't it possible they were just using an older build for the demo? If not I hope they can fix the issue before launch.
That's typically how it goes. Plenty of devs do not want to waste the time and resources some would say better spent on getting the actual game completed. The downside, of course, being you can get both increasingly old builds likely the case with AC, or you get to see the same section over and over as in The Order. People had nothing positive to say about Wolfenstein when it was being showed for previews, yet that game was almost universally well recieved upon release.
Nop because 2 months ago the demo was lacking textures in some soldiers hats, npc pop in also and had a few glitches, those problems have been fixed. Now its just fps drops so its a newer build
I so relieved the hats have been fixed, who needs a solid framerate. /s
Anyone remember the comparison between the God of War 3 demo and the final version? It was insane optimzation. But then again, Activision is involved with AC. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
You mean Ubisoft
Multiplatform game (many studios and hundreds or even thousands of devs involved) VS Exclusive platform game in one studio hands = fail optimization comparison logic.
In fairness, I think he is saying even late into a build some developers can accomplish great things. Its a matter of priority and unfortunately Ubisoft has never made optimization a priority, just money.
I saw the Xbox One demo at a games convention and it didn't look good. I really noticed the framerate and the whole game looked pretty blurry. The crow technology might be impressive, but the general look of the game was pretty bad.
only 1 ubi game getting my money this year! FC4 babyyyyy
It was a demo build. The game looks incredible. Wish people would stop hating on the game, assassins creed games are never downgraded, they always look spectacular. All the previews have been incredibly positive so far. Can't wait!
It's Ubisoft, the hate isn't going away anytime soon. (Granted some of it may be deserved, but you know the internet, once the hate for something starts, it rare;y goes away.) One more Ubi screw-up, and people who openly establish themselves as AC fans will get blasted like COD fans do, all by people who are "better" than them.
I wouldn't call this Unity fiasco a "screw-up" In terms of graphics, this game looks to be graphically the best open world game on any console so far. Their PR is absolutely awful, but they have some damn good franchises, Assassins Creed being one of them.
Those people are lame. The game looks fantastic. I'm loving the changes they have made. This honestly looks like an incredible game and the best Assassin's Creed game yet.
I can not wait to show Unity. I will definitely buy it as we did with all the games in the series. The best franchise.
Judging from the comments I assume you are all veteran game devs.
Framerate is the LAST thing that they focus on. Regardless, it should be assumed that this game will be coming in pretty hot. I'm going to wait a week to see how the PC version runs before deciding to buy or wait.
I hope the frame rate is better on PS4
There's a simple solution for the framerate dips. Just buy it on PS4.
Um, so what about the combat? Or enemy AI and difficulty? That's more important the the scope of the city.
So they dropped the res and hobbled the PS4 version so Microlame wouldn't look bad and the game still cant do a locked 30fps on appboxOne, what a joke.
You guys assume they lowered the PS4 version to match the Xbox One version, but I think it's likely they are trying to match the Xbox One's resolution to what the PS4 is doing. In other words, they are trying to push the XB1 version up to the level of the PS4 version and it might not be able to perform ideally at that resolution.
"In other words, they are trying to push the XB1 version up to the level of the PS4 version..." Ubisoft by now should know there's a power difference between the two system and they should downgrade the XB1 version so it runs smoothly on the console. Screw parity just make sure that the game runs great on the system.
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