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Assassin's Creed: Unity Dev May Utilise Brand New Engine For Next Game

"Ubisoft have done a fair job in improving their current game engines over the years; just take a look at how far Assassin's Creed has come over the last few years. The first entry in the long-running franchise seems remarkably dated when compared to most recent releases and even more so when pitted up against Assassin's Creed: Unity.

That said, Ubisoft aren't content with resting on their laurels. The Canada-based studio is already hard at work on their next project, a project which may possibly use a new game engine - if the current offerings don't meet the high standards."

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Gamerbeyond1049d ago

how about making the ps4 version 1080p

frezhblunts1049d ago

I have a ps4 but i believe both xbox 1 and ps4 can be 1080 p

Spenok1049d ago

That just may be one of the reasons they want to make a new engine. One that can handle everything they want to do, as well as get it to perform 1080p/60FPS.

Kumomeme1046d ago

ridiculous
it just problem of optimization,which is it seems they didnt put any effort at all

no use make new engine if they never lesson from past experience

from anvil engine 1.0 to 3.0,to anvilnext engine,their game still not good optimized

before ubisoft also had boast about the game engine acu and promised for good optimization and stuff

and now,looks what they deliver

starchild1049d ago

Sure, but it would be at the cost of making it look worse. I would rather have the graphics, scale and detail of the game as it is than a simple resolution bump to 1080p.

When are people going to realize that any modern console can do 1080p and 60fps, it's just a matter of what you are going to give up. There is always a trade off.

osprey191048d ago (Edited 1048d ago )

If u think that resolution is the most important thing about any game u got into gaming for the wrong reasons.

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markyboy21811049d ago

shud av done wiv this 1 after how much theyve hyped it up ffs!!!!!!!!!

jmc88881049d ago

It should use a new engine, and here's why.

The nextanvil engine was created before the specs/design of the consoles were announced.

They NEED an engine that can utilize the console's structure, as well as ALL PARTIES GPGPU. Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, and ATI/NVidia PC graphics guts ALL HAVE GPGPU.

This is where developers MUST expand into. Developers have, on ALL their platforms, this extra power they are not coding for.

So it's not like say, the CELL, or Nintendo's IBM parts... this is a standard that cuts across all sectors.

There simply is no excuse for Ubisoft to blame CPU's for being bad when everyone has a GPGPU that can be used, and it isn't being used. Again, maybe they could claim otherwise if only one platform had access to GPGPU. But they can't, since ALL PLATFORMS have access to GPGPU.

Thus Ubisoft would do itself and gamers a favor by utilizing this aspect.

Thus is would make sense that they need to build a new engine to take advantage of it, and that said engine could be used for the entirety of the rest of the console generation. So they'll get plenty of games out of it.

Quite frankly, I'm surprised it's taken them this long to figure this out. They've known for at least a year and a half that all platforms would have this power locked away they could tap on ALL PLATFORMS.

Also perhaps Ubisoft spoke too soon about the Wii U. (which also if you look at their sales figures, they were blowing smoke up our butts...the Wii U Ubisoft games were actually selling fairly well... a bit more then half that of PS4/XB1 as a percentage, but that's still good sales.

starchild1049d ago

You act like GPGPU is some kind of magic sauce that can be used for everything. It doesn't work like that. It's good for certain types of tasks, but not all.

Ubisoft are already using GPGPU for things like the cloth physics, so quit assuming they aren't using it or that it can somehow magically make up for every other aspect of the system's design.

MonkeyOne1049d ago

This idea that Ubisoft is going to throw away thousands of lines of code and create a "new engine" is the OLDEST trick in the book to get people excited for your next project.

It's a ridiculous ploy.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1049d ago

exactly wii u isn't getting anymore assassin's creed games or yet alone Ubi core games

Benjaminkno1049d ago

I was thinking the same thing.

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