Videogamer via EDGE Issue 261
Speaking to Edge about the ease in which the studio achieved results when working on the Xbox One and PS4, Trottier said: "The new platforms are a lot closer to PC, so my engineers could do the R&D on PC and we knew it would work fairly easily on next-gen platforms. It needed to be adapted, but everything does.
"It's always a question of compromise about the effect, how it looks, and the performance it takes from the system. On PC, usually you don't really care about the performance, because the idea is that if it's not [running] fast enough, you buy a bigger GPU. Once you get on console, you can't have this approach."
And suddenly everything was clear.
How about you put that bit of extra effort in, eh Ubisoft?
Sure Ubisoft, if that makes you sleep better at night. If I didn't care about performance, I would just buy a console.
It's always a question of compromise about the effect, how it looks, and the performance it takes from the system. On PC, usually you don't really care about the performance, because the idea is that if it's not [running] fast enough, you buy a bigger GPU.
yes. If your card is 11", you need a 12-13" card. It doesnt even have anything to do with the power of the GPU on that card. Just size.
Obviously this is how it's done. I've been wrong all this time. That 545 dollar card I bought near the beginning of the year? Garbage. Time to discard it and buy a "Bigger" one.
It's controversial since he is speaking in terms that his company doesn't work with. Terms like "optimized". Optimized games can scale with greater hardware. Ubi games hit a wall and can never get past a certain point no matter how much power you throw at it. Hollow statements from a hideously hollow company.
Guys, I don't think we should misinterpret what they're saying. They're simply pointing out that on consoles the developer has to cut back visuals in order to get the game running decently, while on PC this decision is left in the gamer's hands. The developer provides options and the gamer decides if he wants to drop settings of upgrade if his hardware is not strong enough. It's not controversial at all and there is no need for any outrage.
Think you're giving them too much credit xD
Except that with Ubi games, you can buy the biggest GPU setup allowed and still have subpar performance because their devs are fucking incompetent and haven't ventured past coding for a Core2Duo system.
it's going to end up being a compiler flag thing just like Skyrim...
Still won't fix the multicore issues but it's a start.