The Wall Street Journal had the chance to talk with Alex Amancio, the Ubisoft creative director specifically for the upcoming video game Assassin’s Creed Unity. The game will be incredibly detailed as Alex stated that Notre Dam Cathedral alone took over 5,000 man-hours replicating.
As video games consoles continue to evolve so does the games we play them on. Alex Amancio stated that with these new video game consoles at their disposal, it’s much easier to create large and vast environments. This is actually one of the reasons Ubisoft decided to pick the French Revolution for Assassin’s Creed Unity.
The new hardware has enabled us software makers to do a lot of new things. For instance, it’s easier to make open world games, and add social elements to the productions. So the games are becoming much richer
With time period set in the French Revolution, Ubisoft was able to create a huge environment but also a dense location filled with civilians. Working with historians, Ubisoft also managed to keep true in events and landmarks.
Assassin’s Creed Unity is set to release on October 28, 2014 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC but that doesn’t mean there will be any delays. Alain Corre, the head of Ubisoft’s European operations stated that while causing delays are painful, Ubisoft will not compromise on quality.
Ubisoft has pulled back release dates for Watch Dogs and The Division for the very same reason and it could very well happen to Assassin’s Creed Unity.
If the experience isn’t at the level we want, then we’re forced to take these hard decisions to postpone launches. That was the case with Watch Dogs and that’s the case with The Division,” Mr. Corre said. “Those kinds of decisions are painful, of course, but at the end of the day we don’t want to compromise on quality.