Watch Dogs uses 'a brand new engine,' not the same as Assassin's Creed engine, confirms Ubisoft
- Posted February 25th, 2013 at 23:17 EDT by Will Robinson
- 3 Comments
Since the debut of its intense, new gameplay footage last week, many have noted how the character movements and animations in PlayStation 4 launch title Watch Dogs mirror those of the Assassin’s Creed series. The apparent similarities led to common speculation that Watch Dogs is being built from the same Anvil engine that has powered Assassin's Creed since 2007.
Yesterday on Twitter, Ubisoft Technical Director of Graphics Sebastien Viard put the rumors to rest by releasing an interesting tidbit about the new IP:
“Watch Dogs uses a brand new engine called Disrupt, developed specifically for the game at Ubisoft Montreal. It's not Assassin's Creed engine”
Are you excited for Watch Dogs? What do you think about Ubisoft using a new engine? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to PSU for all the latest info on Watch Dogs.
- 1:12am EST - February 26th, 2013
It's odd I didnt think about assassin's creed even though I'm playing them right now, I just thought "Hey isnt it weird how everyoen knows parkour now?" and it is frankly, but also it kinda reminded me of the show Person of Interest, because of the way the guy predicted the girl would be threatened and stepped in to help her. It also kinda made me think of that one demo scene they showed of the potential Beyond Good & Evil sequel.
... which I guess if there's anything good to be taken from the comming of the next gen systems, Ubisoft doesnt have any more excuses to hold back BG&E2.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 2:29am EST - February 26th, 2013
Wow Ubisoft is stepping up in the world of game development. I bet you they feel awkward working on a game thats not AC.
- 4:02am EST - February 26th, 2013
My question is what will be the difference with the PS3 and PS4 version of watch dogs? Even if I'm hyped for PS4 I don't know if I'll get the PS4 on day one coz I still got alot of PS3 games to go through. Glad to see sony has dropped the idea of blocking second hand games for PS4.