Ubisoft and Nvidia announce strategic alliance

Thursday, 22 August 2013 05:48 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Ubisoft and Nvidia have announced a collaboration to deliver an enhanced experience on PC for recent and upcoming titles like Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag, and Watch Dogs. According to Nvidia boss Tony Tamasi, the company has worked closely with Ubisoft’s development teams to incorporate Nvidia “technologies and deliver the most immersive and visually spectacular game worlds imaginable”, including “the best resolutions, the smoothest frame rates and the latest gaming breakthroughs”. More specifically: TXAA antialiasing, which provides Hollywood-levels of smooth animation, soft shadows, HBAO+ (horizon-based ambient occlusion) and advanced DX11 tessellation. You can rea dup on how this has been applied to Splinter Cell in particular on Nvidia’s blog.