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Steverulez
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(10-06-2014, 06:02 PM)
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Assassin's Creed Unity will run at 900p/30fps on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Ubisoft has confirmed, with the publisher opting to aim for platform parity to avoid discussion over the differences in performance.

"We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff," senior producer Vincent Pontbriand told VideoGamer.com while explaining that it's the consoles' CPUs – not the GPU – that prevents Ubisoft Montreal from improving the game's performance.

"Technically we're CPU-bound," he said. "The GPUs are really powerful, obviously the graphics look pretty good, but it's the CPU [that] has to process the AI, the number of NPCs we have on screen, all these systems running in parallel.

"We were quickly bottlenecked by that and it was a bit frustrating, because we thought that this was going to be a tenfold improvement over everything AI-wise, and we realised it was going to be pretty hard. It's not the number of polygons that affect the framerate. We could be running at 100fps if it was just graphics, but because of AI, we're still limited to 30 frames per second."

Last year's Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag also shipped at 900p/30fps on both PS4 and Xbox One. A post-release patch, however, bumped the PS4 version to 1080p. Ubisoft has given no indication that it has plans to do the same for Unity.

Assassin's Creed Unity launches on PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 14.

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Beat me with a 1080p display if old
Zabuza
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(10-06-2014, 06:03 PM)
Not buying this shit now. Locked at parity to stop debates? Really?
Dead Prince
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(10-06-2014, 06:03 PM)
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Parity? lol okay.

there's going to be more backlash because of this than one advantage console.
Xando
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(10-06-2014, 06:03 PM)
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"We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff," senior producer Vincent Pontbriand told VideoGamer.com

lol fuck off ubisoft
BronsonLee
(10-06-2014, 06:03 PM)
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Oh what the HELL.

"We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff,"

Parity strikes again!~
Garrett Hawke
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(10-06-2014, 06:03 PM)
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We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff

So in this case, parity literally was done by limiting one of the consoles. Terrible.
JaggedSac
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(10-06-2014, 06:03 PM)
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This could certainly be an instance of the Bone holding the PS4 back.
Boke1879
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(10-06-2014, 06:03 PM)
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So they intentionally forced parity in order to avoid debates? FUCK OFF UBISOFT

Seriously Ubisoft should really catch hell for this.
shinobi602
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(10-06-2014, 06:03 PM)
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"We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff,"

SmokyDave
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Woah, I thought it would be a 'read between the lines' thing, but then I read the quote.

Huh.
darkwing
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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welp
FHIZ
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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This won't end well.
MDSLKTR
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Thank you Phil
alr1ght
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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"We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff,"

kadotsu
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Thank you co-marketing deals!
Alucrid
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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well now we'll just debate just how much ubisoft sucks, great job Vincent Pontbriand
Brannon
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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~oh my!~
ProvenDeadly
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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I can't wait for a 25+ page thread
Stone Ocean
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Forced parity? Fuck off
Sho_Nuff82
(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Oh my God Ubi what have you done?
Shock_Wave
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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JaggedSac
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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I think there is irony in there somewhere. Or is it ironic that in trying to avoid a shitstorm, they have created one?
SJRB
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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No fucking way did he seriously say "to avoid all the debates and stuff".


REALLY?
GitarooMan
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Woooow, that "lock them at the same specs to avoid debates" stuff is going to go over real well. Ha, the glass of water above is perfect.
ThoughtsOfSpeaking
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(10-06-2014, 06:04 PM)
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Oh dear.
Lacix
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
Keep calm.
There will be a 1080patch I am sure.
Daviii
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
"We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff"

Translated: "Microsoft paid a shitload of money to hide the fact their console is much worse"
StuBurns
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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lol, ludicrous. Eat a dick.
Cess007
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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"We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff"

Yeah... i don't think this will go as well as you though, Ubi :/
Impeccable
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Will hold off on buying it until the patch is released.

Amazing how this has parity this time considering....
CaptainTiptop
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Hopefully it's launch parity and eventually a 1080p patch for PS4 comes out like with AC4. Otherwise, fuck this.

Where were all the third-party 360 games crippled for 'parity' with PS3 last-gen?
MikeHaggar
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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yeah, this is kind of weak. assuming total parity between the two builds then it's safe to say the ps4 build could be running at 1080p give then difference in gpu power between the two boxes. lame move, ubi.
Sid
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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So here it doesn't even matter that the PS4 is more powerful,same with Destiny and others,what's up?
Last edited by Sid; 10-06-2014 at 06:09 PM.
Zabuza
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
They're gonna have to fix this shit. But knowing Ubisoft, they won't.
InsaneTiger
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
I only hope that the PC version will locked down as well. You know for parity...
Audible Phonetics
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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In reality by doing that, they'll cause more debates and uproars LOL
jaxpunk
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
Thanks for making my choice of platform easy this go around. None.
santi_yo
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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"We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff,"

Garrett Hawke
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Maybe Sony should send someone over to Ubisoft to fix the "unacceptable" 900p.

This is really disappointing news tho, WD really showed the 900p. For open world games with long draw distances 1080p really helps.
dcelw540
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Xando

lol fuck off ubisoft

I seconded this, also why is it this game is being promoted on xbox one but all the other games have been promoted on ps4? I feel it's a misstep for ubi
Averon
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
Fuck that. Forced parity is shit.
Steverulez
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by SmokyDave

Woah, I thought it would be a 'read between the lines' thing, but then I read the quote.

Huh.

Yeh, I was surprised by the quote... I mean, I didn't think they would actually come out and just say it
DarthWalden
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
This should go over well
eznark
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"We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff,"

cash money
BronsonLee
(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

You glorious bastard

This ends in disaster, surely.
manny10032
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Artex
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Wow, that is an insta-no buy. Nerf one to have parity to avoid debates. I honestly never thought I'd hear a developer actually say it.

Let the money hat speculation begin!
Silky
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
parity is my favorite meme
MurkyZebra2417
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
Win-Win for Ubisoft. Only a handful of people won't buy the game because of this and they probably got some nice money from MS. Or maybe someone at Ubi got a new car, whatever.
chicagocubsfan
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(10-06-2014, 06:05 PM)
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Lol that's all I have to say.

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