News: Assassin’s Creed: Unity Dev May Utilise Brand New Engine For Next Game

Ubisoft Montreal are perhaps one of the most prolific development studios at the moment with Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Far Cry 4 topping this years most anticipated titles.

It’s no meager feat to push out two big-hitting open-world titles either, a lot of work goes into it. Everything from graphic design, online support, artificial intelligence and just about everything else that you can think of all comes from one place; the game engine.

Ubisoft have done a fair job in improving their current game engines over the years; just take a look at how far Assassin’s Creed has come over the last few years. The first entry in the long-running franchise seems remarkably dated when compared to most recent releases and even more so when pitted up against Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

That said, Ubisoft aren’t content with resting on their laurels. The Canada-based studio is already hard at work on their next project, a project which may possibly use a new game engine – if the current offerings don’t meet the high standards.

A job listing on the official Ubisoft website states that the prospective candidate will need to¬† “assess existing Ubi engines to determine the strengths and weaknesses of each one and recommend those that could meet expectations in terms of graphics” and more interestingly “help design a new engine if the existing ones are not useful.”

It’s astounding to think that on top of the current work-load that the studio is under that they would be considering a new game-engine, but on the other hand it does show a desire for Ubisoft to deliver the best possible products, something we gamers can only be happy about.

Ubisoft Montreal’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Far Cry 4 are due out later this month and are both available for pre-order from Amazon.


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