Assassin's Creed: Unity Summary
It seemed a safe bet that Assassin's Creed: Unity huge crowds of NPCs were at least partly to blame for the game's now infamous poor performance and framerate drops, butsays that isn't the case.
In aresponding to fan concerns over the game's high-profile issues, Ubisoft writes that crowd sizes are "not linked" to performance drops, and do not affect framerates.
To understate things, there's quite a few different issues in Assassin's Creed: Unity that could do with fixing, and Ubisoft has revealed what they've got in store for the game's upcoming.
Patch 3 will be the biggest yet, and will apparently prevent some amusing bugs as Arno getting stuck in a hay cart, crowds floating into the air, and issues with the game's co-op matchmaking and connectivity.
Without wanting to go over the whole list again, let's just say there's been reports of a few performance issues with Assassin's Creed: Unity since release day. Though it's not exclusively confined to them, owners of AMD hardware in particular are having major problems.
Fortunately help might be on the way. In a post on the game's official forums, Ubi's community manager Justin Krugerthat the developers are looking into the issue. In a seperate Ubisoft has listed a number of other priorities for the next update patch.
We're at that special time of the news day where I have to pretend I know anything about the stock market; Ubisoft’s stock was down by 9.12% yesterday, on the same day that Assassin's Creed: Unity launched in the US.
The company's stock sat at $3.29, a marked decrease on the previous day's closing price of $3.62. Financial experts are suggesting the fall is down to rumours of troubling performance issues across all versions of Unity.
Assassin's Creed: Unity is out in America already, and will be with us poor European peasants by the end of the week, but all does not sound rosy with's latest historical stab-'em-up.
Fans are reporting various technical and performance issues across all versions of the game, including a rather shoddy framerate.