Assassin's Creed Unity Takes "Full Advantage" of Xbox One, PS4 Power

"It's a really good demonstration of what those machines can do," Ubisoft CEO says.

This October's open-world game Assassin's Creed Unity takes "full advantage" of the power of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, so much so that the Paris-set game is considered to be somewhat of a "new beginning" for the series. That's according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot who told the Ubisoft Blog that people are going to be blown away by what they see in the game.

"It's a game that takes full advantage of the new gen," Guillemot said. "It's really a good demonstration of what those machines can do. And people are amazed. They didn't expect those machines to deliver that level of graphics and animation quality, the depth of the number of people that can move in the environment, and so on. It's helping the brand to have a new beginning with totally different possibilities."

Assassin's Creed Unity is not the only highly anticipated upcoming game that promises to take "full advantage" of the Xbox One and PS4 hardware. Just last week, Sledgehammer Games said something similar about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, explaining that the game's three-year development cycle allowed the studio to make the most out of the new hardware.

Gamers don't have much longer to play both games, as Assassin's Creed Unity launches on October 28, with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare releasing a week later on November 4.

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Albaficas
Albaficas

wonder how much MS paid EA and ubi for parity

hermitkiller
hermitkiller

No more Ubisoft crap in this household, thank you.

swantn5
swantn5

just like watch dogs did seriously im not buying into the ubisoft hype machine this time 

currere
currere

There's a difference between using all the resources and and using them efficiently. Meaning that Ubi might take advantage of the extra power of new-gen, but it is only at the end of this generation the meaning of full advantage will make sense. People in PR will always be mangling terms this way...

kamoon2
kamoon2

lol i love how they always say "takes full advantage of" like it's going to be the best thing ever, as if the next AC isnt going to look any better or anyother future games on the same hardware, atleast they could be a little more honest and realistic when talking about there game, ahwell i'll probably buy it, not because its super duper next gen graphics to the max, but AC has it's moments when they accuratly model a historical ship or building, or have a cut scene about a famouse historical character and the exact way he dies, to me i think huh someone actualy cares and they've done a good job, to me it beats the usual ooo guns and hackings cool lets put that in a game and i kno they'll probably market it like its got some amazing story and gameplay when i kno itll be the same ol' stuff, just wish they'd quit lying and driving customers away, undernieth all its jargon about next gen graphics n super advanced game play, it's probably gonna be a good game?

swantn5
swantn5

i call bullshit on this remember watchdogs? "were taking full advantage of the new systems' 'we promise truly a next generation experience' i don't trust them they well say anything to sucker ppl in

metallinatus
metallinatus

I'm still dead sure this could totally be made for Wii U.... with less people and graphic quality and these stuff, but it could.

traydjango24
traydjango24

That is the most unbelievable b.s. I ever heard how is the xbox one holding the ps4 back u really are a fan boy and that's sad u are not a programmer, tester, or a developer you just some unimportant dude with a ps your a tool

@Sun-Tzu-HE

# Xbox4Life

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

The xbox one is holding gaming back with their inferior hardware.They can't take full advantage of the PS4 because they will upset microsoft if they do.

digigamerx
digigamerx

Lets hope it pushes my current PC gaming rig. Also the consoles he refers to are old gen GPU cards(ATI/AMD 6000 series) so sure, it's going to push current gen consoles, their not 'next gen'.

Martyr77
Martyr77

If this is true than the PS4 game will look a lot better than X bone since it is more powerful.

ewjiml
ewjiml

Watchdogs, Far Cry, or Assassins Creed....is there really any difference between these games.  Whether its climbing radio towers / view points / CTOS towers, its all a big rehash of the same ideas they have been doing for years.  Even Assassins Creed 4 incorporated hunting from Far Cry 3.  Watchdogs incorporated many things from Assassins Creed including boring tailing missions with a phone, though I will admit that invasions are one of the best ideas they have come up with in years. Sorry if I lack enthusiasm but Ubisoft needs more originality to get someone like me excited for this supposed "next-gen" experience.  More gameplay ideas, less graphic obsessions.  I am over these copy and pasted games. 

bobbo888
bobbo888

Whenever I see a comment like this from Ubisoft on gamespots page it makes me laugh. Why wouldn't they be taking full advantage of the platforms power? Oh, because they like to take full advantage of the consumer, charging $60 dollars for a game they half-assed. What about their games prior to this apparent masterpiece? Should I be wanting my money back? (I mean, I already do.... but now I feel as if that rumination is warranted).

sakaixx
sakaixx

they will never fully utilize ps4's full power if they want parity with the weaker xbox one.unless ofcourse they want to forgo the parity thing to achieve max ps4 power.

djentmaven
djentmaven

As long as there are no tailing/eavesdrop missions, one button combat and a good story we will be fine.....

Lykanthropie
Lykanthropie

AC is only crap.

Their might be interesting cities and maps, but all elements destroy this world. Background story is just stupid - char are boring and stupid too.

Why does the masses always want to pay for crappy stuff ...

MichaelPayneV
MichaelPayneV

PC and Console Gamer's  [STAND UP] No More Lazy PC Ports and No More Lying Hype Building Gameplay Demo's like The Famous Watch Dogs E3 2012 Demo! 


We are All Sick of Ubisoft, even YOU Console Gamer's should be Sick of Ubisoft showing their Games running on a High End PC with Stunning Graphics to build The Hype, being told that's how The Game will look on our PS4 X1 and PC's, but in The End getting a Significantly Downgraded Version compared to what Ubisoft Promised to us All In Their Hype Building Gameplay Demo!


THE HELL, "Our Weapon Against Ubisoft was HACKING" With Actual HACKING we Exposed Ubisoft hidding the E3 2012 Graphics on the PC Version!


Another Proof that The Power Against Gaming Gaming Companies is The FACT that we made Microsoft Change Xbox One Policy and Fire the Current CEO who came with the Whole Idea, and all of this because we said so, we Threaten Microsoft that we Will Boycott Them and They Back-Up and apologize for Trying to Screw Us!


So why can't we do the Same thing Against Ubisoft and Boycott Them Until they Give Up and Release Proper PC Version and Stop Lying To Us With E3 Gameplay Demo's, Come On, [STAND UP]



Is this what you want, both of us PC and Console Gamer's, is this what you "Really" want in the Future, being Lied with a High End PC Gameplay and All of us End up Getting a Significantly Downgraded Version including the PC Version that has no Technical Excuse to get Downgraded compared to what we were all Promised?


Have a Nice Day, and Ubisoft, we are watching You!

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

I doubt it ubisoft..I doubt it 

Snyper22
Snyper22

Why dose everyone care about the graphics so much? Seriously its Assassins Creed with friggin Co-op man!

Sohaim
Sohaim

hmm i smell a awfull pc port with crappy downgraded graphics so that new consoles dont look bad, just like Watch dogs ;D

FamilySize
FamilySize

@Blake1445 Doubt a petition is going to change their minds unlike a big wad of cash would.

mheinz1996
mheinz1996

@Sun-Tzu-GE The consoles are holding gaming back with their inferior hardware.They can't take full advantage of the PC because they will upset console gamers if they do. EXPOSED

packman627
packman627

@digigamerx The Xbox One has a GPU equal to a HD7790 while the PS4 has a GPU between a 7850 and 7870

skiggy34
skiggy34

@world4games Theres always gotta be someone to ruin the article...  Why not take this article as a strong arm to the pc gamers instead of beating on the xbox one.  Listen, I own them both and there really shouldn't be any arguments as to which console does better when there hasn't been ONE game that proves anything.  Actually the Xbox One still has the best looking game Ryse, but nevertheless multi platform games have shown NOTHING in terms of a real graphical difference.  Everything has been extremely minor. So lets look at this article as something positive for both next gen consoles since both of them have been getting beat on by PC gamers..

SythisTaru
SythisTaru

@MichaelPayneV They are one of the only devs who take full advantage of the PC (especially in using Nvidias gameworks features). How often do you see TXAA in other games?

MichaelPayneV
MichaelPayneV

@Snyper22 We don't care about the Graphics, but we care about Ubisoft Downgrading The Graphics, is not about them, is the Principle of not Accepting to get LIED!

MichaelPayneV
MichaelPayneV

@Sohaim If Ubisoft does this Again we should Boycot then and STOP Buying their Games on PS4 and X1 as well!


GAMER'S WAKE UP! 

Blake1445
Blake1445

I know this one small thing won't make a difference, but I'm hopefully that the accumulation of complaints and such will make an impact

misterwhite123
misterwhite123

@packman627 @digigamerx 

Actually, he's still technically right coz people are just using 7790 and 7850 as reference coz they were the latest GPUs when the consoles were released but those GPUs have an equivalent 6000 series GPU when it comes to performance. Hell, even 5000 series would still be correct if it performs equally

ClusterBlaster
ClusterBlaster

@SythisTaru @world4games The PS3 was more powerful that the 360 however the games looked more or less the same. This gen the PS4 has an easier to learn architecture & faster DDR5 memory so games might look better in the PS4. However, it is totally on the developers on how efficiently they code on each platform. 

misterwhite123
misterwhite123

@SythisTaru @MichaelPayneV 

Take full advantage of pc ? seriously ? so downgrading the PC version of Hype_Dogs even though PC can clearly handle the visual fidelity they showed on E3 2012 is taking full advantage of the platform ?

TXAA is an exclusive Nvidia AA technique. You don't see it often coz Nvidia owns it. And you see gameworks features on Ubisoft games coz THEY WERE PAID BY NVIDIA TO DO THAT and nothing else

Sohaim
Sohaim

@MichaelPayneV @Sohaim even thought i spent 25 reais(12 dolars) in watch dogs, i regret buying it, i will wait a LONG time to buy the next AC game, IF i buy it, no more pc downgrades for the sake of consoles from ubisoft ;D

Soulsxx
Soulsxx

Ps4 have gcn 1.1 architekture of gpu this same have amd r9 290 card, so power and architecture ps4 give developers this same things like radeon 7950 pc gpu not 7870 xbox one have 7790s gpu

MichaelPayneV
MichaelPayneV

@prodigy_69 @MichaelPayneV @Sohaim So you like Being LIED with a High End PC Gameplay made to Build THE HYPE, and being told that's what your Game will look like, but then end up getting a Downgraded Version, you like that?


You don't get it, this affects The WHOLE GAMING COMMUNITY, even the Console Gamers like you, WAKE UP!

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

Oh I get it alright, a month ago I was called a peasant because I choose consoles over the pc elite and now we're a community?. So excuse me if I couldnt give a shlt about this weeks pc elites graphics downgrade drama

MichaelPayneV
MichaelPayneV

@prodigy_69 No, we have no problem with the Platform you Game you, our only Problem is UBISOFT LYING US ALL, Including YOU, the Console Gamers, don't you Get it?


WAKE UP and Boycott UBI!

murph85
murph85

@MichaelPayneV @prodigy_69 Is your fun factor determined by how pretty your game looks? I knew I would never get E3 2012 quality on a console and i'm fine with that. It wasn't the graphics that got me interested, it was the fact that Ubisoft was taking the open world formula and doing something new with it. For the record I still think Watch Dogs looks pretty good and especially at night when it's raining.