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Assassin's Creed Update

10,000 plus.

That's how many character animations are loaded into Assassin's Creed, 700 of them alone contextual. To put things into perspective, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, developed by the same crack team at Ubisoft Montreal, features 500 character animations. And Prince remains to this day one of the finest animated games on the market. Get the picture?

UrbanJabroni6441d ago

This was an article covering the game at X06...so, I don't know, maybe you want to include this in the 360 section as well? Maybe?

Also, this was expeceted but interesting:

"While the PlayStation 3 and 360 versions of Assassin's Creed are virtually identical, Raymond did say that on the 360 the team is putting a special emphasis on achievements. The hardware also allows for improved threading, which will improve even further the crowd AI."

D3acon6441d ago (Edited 6441d ago )

That last statement bothered me, why would they put special emphasis on achievements soley on the 360? I would like someone to explain improved threading and AI, which should be at least equaly possible on the Ps3.

zypher6441d ago

yeah, it should've been marked as 360 news too. but so what? if you scan back through the past couple of pages of news, you'll notice that every Assassins Creed article is labled only for the 360.

in any event even though i'm no technical whiz and thus could say what threading is, its kinda hard for me to buy that superior threading notion from Ubisoft. i know that developing for the PS3's supposed to be a pain...which could explain why they feel the 360 has improved threading (they just haven't figured out how to achieve it properly on the PS3). to D3acon: like i said, i'm not sure what threading is, but AI is artificial intelligence.

sparco6441d ago (Edited 6441d ago )

They've been labelled 360 probably cos they are related to X06; as gameplay was shown there for the first time. So they are probably more related to 360 news than ps3.

UrbanJabroni6441d ago

Threading is, in simple terms, when you break apart chunks of code so that they can be run "simultaneously" on the same processor, improving the theoretical performance and efficiency of certain types of code.

That said, I don't think the last statement necessarily referred to the 360, but to both next-gen colsoles.

I think what they meant was. The 360 version is focusing on achievments, as we have yet to recieve information from Sony on this aspect, but we are focusing on improving the threading for both systems.

No need to panic, they said the games will look identical and I in no way doubt this. At the end of the day, each machine has its own strengths and bottlenecks, but they'll pretty much even out in terms of actual game performance. (Note, please don't pull the stupid argument about Oblivion or whatnot being improved on the PS3...of COURSE it will be improved with the additional development time).

Watapata6441d ago

I hope by "simultaneously" you mean, simultaneously as far as the user is concerned ;)

unleash bass6441d ago

This game is going to be the muts nuts!

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PureArts & Ubisoft Announce Assassin’s Creed Hunt for the Nine 1/6 Scale Diorama

This should make fans and collectors very happy. PureArts & Ubisoft Announce Assassin’s Creed Hunt for the Nine 1/6 Scale Diorama Assassin's Creed Hunt for the Nine 1/6 Scale Diorama available for pre-order on January 25.

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Can We Finally Admit Assassin's Creed 3 Deserves an Apology?

AC3 was released during a turbulent transition period for Ubisoft and the Assassin's Creed series. It ventured into uncharted territory, narratively and mechanically, which caused it to receive mixed reviews. At its core, though, it's a damn good stealth game.

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isarai219d ago

Nope, I hated 3, connar was bland, literally the most flat character in the entire game. Not to mention to myriad of bugs, camera issues, and that annoying thing where he automatically ditches his weapon you payed for for the sake of a cool finishing move forcing you to trek back to your base after almost every encounter just to re-equip your own weapon. It just didn't work as fluidly as the others like 2 and 4

Samonuske219d ago

The series peaked at AC3 for me. It’s been my favourite in the series. Connor will always be one of my favourite video game protagonists.

Becuzisaid219d ago

No. Game was BORING. Connor was really dull. Environments, while impressive, because of the geographic location and time period were not really exciting to be in. I would love some kind of game set in there colonial American time period, but a game like AC that back then centered around parkour and vertical traversal really didn't fit those environments.

-Foxtrot219d ago

Nope

There was a lot of issues but mine is how they handled the war

They told us Connor was not going to get involved, that the war was more of a background setting for the real story and it wasn’t going to be one sided

They lied, even the cinematic E3 trailer showed Connor emerge from the Colonist side and slaughter the red coats to get to his target, inspiring the Colonists to fight back

I just thought it would have made more sense lore wise that the red coats were mostly compiled of Assassins fighting the Colonist templars who wanted to take the new world for themselves.

Since the Red coats lost the war, it would then explain how the Templars started to gain the upper hand and how on the future the assassins were mostly killed off and the Templar’s had pretty much taken over everything.

Instead it just felt like they didn’t want to p*** off the American audience

Even Haytham was cool, he should have been an Assassin through and through and should have been the main lead.

toxic-inferno219d ago

The game even seems to lack the humour of the other games. It almost seems as though the idea of even slightly making fun of American history wouldn't be acceptable.

-Foxtrot219d ago

Exactly

It just felt super safe

“Better not make the colonists look super bad incase people boycott our game”

jeromeface218d ago

someone missed the whole point

-Foxtrot218d ago

There was literally no point

What I've just said above would at least make sense lore wise and why the Assassins start to loose their war, die off and how the Templars are in control in the future of almost everything....what they did was just, pointless

CrimsonWing69219d ago

I’m one one of those weird people that liked Ass Creed 3, but to be fair I never got around to finishing it.