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Assassin’s Creed Unity is Impossible on Last-Gen Consoles

Assassin’s Creed Unity crowd

In case you didn’t know, Assassin’s Creed Unity is only available on the current-generation systems — PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Assassin’s Creed Unity’s creative director Alex Amancio claims the game’s scale is simply too big for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to handle, and that scaling things down to accommodate the two last-gen consoles would have compromised Ubisoft’s “foundation for a new cycle of Assassin’s Creed.”

“We could not have built this game on cross-gen. Impossible,” Amancio told the guys at examiner in an interview. “I’ll give you one example of why – the crowd. It’s not aesthetic. It’s a gameplay element; it reacts to you; there’s faction in there you can hide with and more. We couldn’t make this game without a crowd and [last]-gen would not allow us to have crowds even remotely close to what we have. Everything is to scale in Unity, which means we can have seamless interiors.”

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In other words, while the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 might have the graphical capabilities to handle Assassin’s Creed Unity on lower settings, their CPUs can’t cope with its highly-sophisticated crowd AI. But wait, there’s more…

“Not only do these new interiors bring new potential for more stories, but now they give new access that is part of the navigation,” the director continued. “You go in through a door, climbs stairs, jump out the window onto the rooftop; that’s part of the experience. If you close out all of these buildings, not only do you lose 100s of interiors with stories, but you also change the dynamics of the navigation. The list goes on and on; Unity would not have been possible on [last]-gen. Since our main goal was to set the foundation for a new cycle of Assassin’s Creed, we couldn’t afford to compromise.”

ALSO READ: Why No Assassin’s Creed: Unity for Wii U? Here is Why

Do you need any more convincing?

Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners, the closest thing you will get to Assassin’s Creed Unity in quality is Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Bon appetite…

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