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.