Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed III “Aiming To Look Next-Gen” On Current Platforms
I’m sure we’ve heard this a number of times before.
Anyway, this is coming right after the unveiling of the first cinematic trailer for Assassin’s Creed III. If you haven’t already, be sure to get updated with the first gameplay details, as well as the game’s official confirmation and leaked concept art. That should put you up to speed.
The latest news comes from Ubisoft, who stated that Assassin’s Creed III is aiming to “look next-gen” on current-gen consoles, and this will be achieved using Ubisoft Montreal’s “revolutionary” new game engine.
Titled ‘AnvilNext’, the new engine was described by Ubisoft as “a revolutionary new game engine” that is capable of rendering battles with thousands of soldiers.
Ubisoft also reiterated that the core engineering team responsible for development on Assassin’s Creed II immediately went off to begin working on new technology once the game was out.
“It’s a scary thing to say, but I think the goal was to look next-gen on current-gen,” said creative director Alex Hutchinson to Game Informer in the mag’s latest issue.
“We have this goal to do something completely new, but still remain true to the franchise,” he said.
“People want that familiarity, but also something radically new. So we have the familiar pillars of fighting, navigation, and social stealth, but brand new environments and brand new ways to use them and extend them.”
This press hype aside, what do you think about Assassin’s Creed III so far?