New tech for Assassin’s Creed Unity makes it a “true new-gen experience”

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 17:37 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Assassin’s Creed franchise is looking rather lovely in its latest iteration thanks to a new engine and refined mechanics.

In the video below, creative director Alex Amancio discusses how the game’s redesigned engine, refined fighting skills and combat system, make Unity a “true new-gen experience.”

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One October 28.



  1. Malmer

    Really impressive. This game will be great.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. Mike W

    Impressive indeed….

    #2 5 months ago
  3. Untold stories

    Apart from how gorgeous this game looks. She is cute! Who is she?

    #3 5 months ago
  4. Rosseu

    Final game will look like 1:14

    #4 5 months ago
  5. xxJPRACERxx

    @Untold stories
    If you’re talking about the girl doing the mocap, she appears to be Catherine Bérubé, a French Canadian (Montréal) actor (a really good one too).

    #5 5 months ago
  6. Untold stories

    @xxJPRACERxx that is exactly the one I was talking about thanks!

    #6 5 months ago
  7. The_Red

    The super impressive visuals (Kudos to both tech and art teams) are doing a fantastic job of distracting people from the biggest problem AC Unity: Not a SINGLE new gameplay feature. And no, having 3 clones of main character roam around your world is not a new element. It’s a “back of the box” mandate from publisher to include a forced and pointless co-op mode.

    #7 5 months ago
  8. polygem

    To me, this Next Gen thing never really was much about graphics to begin with.
    Next Gen means -first of all- fresh ideas to me.
    That should be the focus.
    The polish can be added later…

    #8 5 months ago
  9. polygem

    …not even slightly interested in this game.

    #9 5 months ago
  10. budoshi

    Impressive for sure but also with yawn gameplay..been there done that.

    #10 5 months ago
  11. Kreion

    Well…you’re wrong. You can’t debate what the term next-gen means regardless of how much you want to – it’s all about the technical limitations of consoles. Innovation can be part of that, but at the end of the day it still boils down to the technical side regardless of if you agree or not.

    You can’t just go “All right, so next-gen – let’s throw all our old stuff away and start again!” Indie games have been pushing new idea’s since before the current console cycle anyway.

    #11 5 months ago
  12. fearmonkey

    @polygem -You probably would be if it had a big N on it, featured cute characters, and the lead said “it’s a me”….

    just kidding ya :)

    #12 5 months ago
  13. The_Red

    Same here and that is exactly what baffles me about your fascination with Destiny (A game that at least to me, is the definition of dated and generic).

    #13 5 months ago
  14. FoureyesZero

    1080 60 has been the standard for pc gaming for years any ps4 xbox one game that doesn’t achieve that cant be called next gen.

    #14 5 months ago
  15. Untold stories

    @FoureyesZero yawn….pc is a PC not a console.

    #15 5 months ago
  16. lubu

    amazing visuals but with uber cinematic 16fps, even on PCs. but i loved the hair. btw there is only 2 second of new footage in this video

    #16 5 months ago
  17. SolomanAu

    then why bother reading about it and then commenting ?? Wanker!!

    #17 5 months ago
  18. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Sorry, they really need to give this franchise a rest……turning into Call of Duty

    #18 5 months ago

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