According to a press release, Ubisoft and PC technology company Nvidia are working together on the PC versions of Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, and other Ubisoft games. This announcement continues a partnership that began with last year's Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
The press release states that Nvidia's support will allow the upcoming Ubisoft titles to incorporate more advanced tech and perform better than they otherwise would have. Ubisoft specifies that Nvidia's GameWorks team will bring "cutting-edge" graphics tech to the games. This includes "TXAA antialiasing, which provides Hollywood-levels of smooth animation, soft shadows, HBAO+ (horizon-based ambient occlusion), advanced DX11 tessellation, and Nvidia PhysX technology."
Ubisoft Vice President of Marketing Tony Key says, "Working with Nvidia has enabled us to bring an enhanced gameplay experience to our PC players… Through GameWorks, we have been able to add unique visual and gameplay innovations to deliver amazing experiences for these stellar Ubisoft games."
Recently, though, the GameWorks partnership has sparked controversy with the release of Ubisoft's Watch Dogs. Many users are reporting performance problems for Watch Dogs on PCs using AMD hardware. As a result, Nvidia's rival AMD has claimed that GameWorks tech "deliberately [cripples] performance on AMD products to widen the margin in favor of Nvidia products."
In the last few months, Ubisoft has released an announcement trailer for Assassin's Creed Unity and cover art for Far Cry 4. Both games will be at E3, so keep an eye on GameSpot for news, previews, and impressions of all upcoming Ubisoft games.
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