Assassin’s Creed: Unity Framerate Is “Atrocious”

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is out today in the US, but some people seem to have been getting their copies early with videos of the game appearing on YouTube yesterday. Unfortunately, some of those people who got their hands on the game early are reporting that there are significant technical problems with Assassin’s Creed: Unity, most notably the framerate

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Palitera2998d ago

Hiding the game is always an important "Watch Out!" sign.

bouzebbal2998d ago

but as long as people jump on some broken games day one, the devs will not feel pressure to solve the disaster for next time.
boycott is the only way to be heard and be treated correctly.
i dont buy AC games, i dont play COD and i dont play Battlefield. These 3 are for æe the most flawed games series, but also some of the most successful.. go figure out why!

2pacalypsenow2998d ago

Because they are fun to play and people enjoy them?

freshslicepizza2998d ago

i think the normal reaction would simply be to wait for them to fix the issues. i do agree though they should not be shipping games if they run sub-30 frames per second.

the reason those games you mention are successful is the same reason console owners buy blindly, its because they enjoyed what they put out before. the community did speak up about battlefield, which is why they delayed the next one and will no doubt want to focus on making sure it doesn't suffer the same launch as the last one.

boycotting has its drawbacks, namely a studio can go under or the franchise simply stops being made. buying the game and voicing complaints that are warranted is still your best bet but simply telling people to boycott all ubisoft or ea games because some of them had issues is not a reasonable response to me. at the very least don't buy them until you know they are running properly.

Army_of_Darkness2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

What happened to "parity" for better Gameplay and stability?? .....
Oh right, standard excuse.

Saigon2998d ago

Look I really like the AC series, specifically AC2 and the extension and this last one I wanted, but Ubi has gone too far with what they did a while ago. It was uncalled for and I am not talking about the fact that they made each system similar in FPS and scaling it is the arrogance that made the comment and what followed after it. No more for me especially since WD wasn't as great, good, but not compared to the hype. Seriously I couldn't shoot from my car, but the people I was chasing/chasing me was able to Look I hope they get this fixed, but for now they have a lot of proving before I jump back on the bus.

Antifan2998d ago

He's asking WHY are the most successful franchises the most glitchy and technically flawed.
It's because developers can half-ass their games because they know people will buy it alway. It's easier to be lazy than to work hard.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

Ubisoft and EA are really churning out the turds. Watch Dogs was the last hoorah for spending money on Ubisoft games. The last Ubisoft game that I actually enjoyed playing was I Am Alive and that was almost 3 years ago. It's sad really. With all of the money that these developers make they could easily get a group together and make some truly original IP's, but the money from copy & paste annual franchises is just too easy I guess.

wsoutlaw872998d ago

Cod and ac are not at all the most flawed games, you just hear about them more and there are more people playing them. Their success is only why you see so many articles

NCAzrael2997d ago

I've never cared for CoD, but Battlefield and Assassin's Creed are two of my favorite franchises. They aren't perfect by any means, but they are fun to play, and that's what's important.

That said, there is no excuse for a game to be released while being buggy to the point of unplayable. Publishers need to stop stressing release dates and follow the "we'll release it when it's done" rule

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Mr Pumblechook2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

As I understand it the excuse Ubisoft gave for Parity was that it would deliver a better graphical experience. But if the game is running at 900p and sometimes 20fps on PS4 and not XBO then there is a real issue. It suggest that the platform that was sponsoring the game was the lead platform with lead testing, and that the PS4 is artificially neglected with poorer performance and second-class development.

I haven't played the game so I can't give my own experience but Ubisoft's anti-gamer comments mean that If i do play it, it will be a second-hand copy.

traumadisaster2998d ago

I'm surprised this happened, I would hope a patch would fix this and really should have already been released. I don't doom the consoles I own them all but this may be the first example of a multiplat that must be played on pc.

That didn't happen for years last gen, I'm surprised it happened a year into this gen.

Palitera2998d ago

Well, even yesterday I was talking to a friend about getting it or not and our opinions were the same: We were waiting on some great reason to buy it.

It happens that now we have pretty much the opposite.

wsoutlaw872998d ago

@traumadisaster I don't think this is a console power issue but more of a bug that needs a patch. A lot of pc gamers are experiencing the same issues, just not all.

XanderZane2997d ago

Seems neither system can handle this game. If this was 1080P on the PS4 it would have been even worse.

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DonFreezer2998d ago

And the ps fanboys wanted the game to get to 1080p?For what to make it 5-10 fps average?

DevilOgreFish2998d ago

“Seriously I get the game is massive, but jesus the framerate in this game is atrocious,” said Reddit user Merkwerk talking about the PS4 version of Assassin’s Creed: Unity. “It’s not even close to a locked 30 fps, it feels like it’s running at 20 something most of the time and I’ve had it drop way below that a couple of times already.”

Even at parity it's not getting 30 fps, It would seem that only high end PCs can really run this.

showtimefolks2997d ago

What happened to that whole parity thing that UBI said

Also it's shameful none of the reviewers mentioned it smh

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Bansai2998d ago

People need to see what bullshit glitchfest this game is.

morganfell2998d ago

It's the French Revolution meets Watchdogs...

tordavis2998d ago

I don't like you morganfell, but that was hilarious! Take a bubble!

teknx2998d ago

And that children, is why you don't pre-order Ubisoft games.

I'm sure there are people who would still pre-order The Division. Completely baffling.

wsoutlaw872998d ago

It sucks because i want so much for the division to be the game it is saying that it is. But, with it being a ubi game i know it probably wont be.

Deividas2998d ago

Yup you are right. And it sucks because I want the Division to really succeed cause it can be amazing...but Ubisofts games are getting worse in terms of playability.

DOMination-2997d ago

I'm not interested in the division myself but it is a bit different. Its not being developed at ubi montreal or toronto but at massive entertainment which is in Sweden. Although i believe Ubi own them and obviously will have some control over it, its not usong the anvil engine or whatever its called nowadays

Deividas2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

Dude I can handle random glitches and shit but the framerate is beyond a disaster....I have MSI R9 280X (Overclocked too) in Crossfire......and I get about 28fps on average on medium-high settings.....WHAT THE LIVING HELL IS THAT???? The PC version is by far the worst. Was gonna pick it up for the PS4 too but now there is no chance at all.

I mean yea glitches suck but If i can get good frames, a little more enjoyable to handle the damn random texture pop ups and people disappearing on my like no tomorrow. But damn...

Orbilator2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

Is this after the 900mb day one patch?
I only ask as I'm playing off line the now and not really noticing anything like that?

q8kik2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

Yup i'm playing it on ps4 and the first time i experienced it was (don't worry this is at the start of the game) when you're supposed to do a jumping puzzle thing (in an empty place!) after bellec gives you a small artifact.

And the funny thing is when there's alot going on the screen the game holds a steady 30 fps, but sometimes in empty places the fps drops severely, to the point that it throws you off a bit.

FriedGoat2998d ago

Must be that incredible Ai......

killswitchmad2998d ago

Did anyone consider the fact that in all likelihood the game has a day one patch that hasn't been deployed yet? Ubisoft are well known for day one patches that increase performance quite substantialy.....

osprey192998d ago

Exactly, people seem to forget that especially in recent years, games have day one patches that improve things like patches and stability, anyone who gets the game early and play it before the patch should expect some problems, if its still bad after the patch then people do have the right to be annoyed, but until then people need to calm down.

Ares84HU2998d ago

That is just wrong man.

I'm sorry but whe I buy a game I expect it to work properly. I don't expect it to have problems.

Mikelarry2998d ago

just because some do it does not make this practice right. you have paid $60 of your hard earned cash up front only for you to wait for a day one patch to enjoy your game, if anything it shows that ubisoft yearly release for this game does not benefit it.

osprey192998d ago

@ares84hu, i referring to the people who got it before release, like people who have a friend who works at a game store or something, gotta remember as well this isn't widespread either, its a few complaints and thanks to the internet blown out of proportion. Many people i knw say they dnt have any frame rate issues at all.

morganfell2998d ago

News Flash:


KrisButtar2998d ago

So anyone playing games should expect a day 1 patch? The game is released today, its not released early. We should not have to be "connected" and wait for a patch to be able to play a game.

ThatOneGuyThere2998d ago

hard release dates and marketing costs are the reason for day 1 patches.

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pelida2998d ago

I remember the days when you bought a game and it worked

Palitera2998d ago

Congrats for haiving a great long term memory, sir.

aLucidMind2998d ago

That time is still alive today. If you think games back for when the original Nintendo or the N64 didn't have any bug-infested messes then you seriously must have only played a handful of games at most. Having well over 100 games from the N64 alone, I can say things are better nowadays now that patches are available. The DLC thing bugs me now and then, though; I miss my unlockables lol.

XANDEO2998d ago

True but they are a lot harder to produce thease days then back in the ps2 era and before.

Caffo012998d ago

the patch has already been released..

Mornzie2998d ago

I understand what you're saying but, what about people that don't have access to the Internet?

Raider692998d ago

The patch is been deployed and the game runs like ass Still!The real problem is that Ubisoft is releasing games that are not finnished to the consumers,Ubisoft expects people to buy there games even if they are broke or in very bad technical condition,and this only happens because most of the people are willing to accept this crap and dont talk with there wallet!People need to start talking more with there wallet and dont support or buy with this kind of technical problems because buying them in this kind of state is telling developers and publishers that crap sells!

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