Assassin’s Creed 3 challenges caused problems
Assassin’s Creed 3 promises to be the best from the franchise yet and the amount of social attention it has been getting seems to confirm this. There are many reasons why this game has been well received in the build up to its release, but the graphics and the narrative story are two of the most important. We have seen a selection of Assassin’s Creed 3 gameplay trailers and each and everyone has blown our mind, and we have the engine to thank for that, but there have been a few problems getting to this stage.
Depending what developer you ask the challenges in developing new games for the PS3 and the Xbox 360 are getting much tougher, with some of them even suggesting that next-gen devices are needed now. However, Ubisoft knew that there was still plenty of life left in current-gen consoles so went back to the drawing board and came up with the latest AnvilNext engine.
We’re told in a recent interview with the Art Director from AC3 that if it was not for this new engine then the game could have been delayed until the PS4 and the Xbox 720 was released – well in so many words. The main issue they had was that the game would have looked like the first two if they had stuck with the same engine, but that was not good enough if they wanted Assassin’s Creed 3 to be the best from the franchise so far.
Brotherhood was a pretty decent game, but Ubisoft did not want decent, they wanted awesome and looking at those gameplay videos below we would have to say they have achieved what they set out to do. We have already discussed how the many thousands of NPCs are more detailed than they could have ever been with the previous engine, and how the changeable weather will now play a more important role in the game; again this would not have been possible if Ubisoft would have settled for second best.
It stands to reason that this would have not been a quick fix; so being told that developers took two years just to get the snow to react in a manner that we would expect in real life did not surprise us in the slightest. Let’s hope that all this hard work will pay off, but Assassin’s Creed 3 comes out at a time when the gaming market is fierce, but we’re not all FPS titles are we?
Assassin’s Creed 3 Boston Gameplay
Assassin’s Creed 3 Frontier Gameplay
Assassin’s Creed 3 Naval Warfare Gameplay
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