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Ubisoft Embargoes Assassin’s Creed Unity Reviews Until After the Game’s Launch

assassins-creed-unity-headerTwo big Triple-A games had their review embargoes lift on Tuesday. One of those was Dragon Age: Inquisition, a game that game out a week from this Tuesday, which already has the overwhelmingly positive reviews that you’d expect from BioWare of old. The other game was Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity, a game that came out on Tuesday with some early and midnight launches but had a Noon EST review embargo.

In the latest of a series of avoidable gaffes, Ubisoft has again insulted the consumer. This time, they embargoed their top franchise’s annual offering’s review until after the game was released in an abuse of the system.

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Ubisoft Changes Tune on AC:Unity Again. Now They’re Targeting 30 FPS.

assassins-creed-unity-logo-headerNot only is Ubisoft getting really good at putting their foot in their mouth but they only open their mouth to change feet. After saying that Assassin’s Creed Unity was going to be locked to 30 FPS to not favour one console over the other and then correcting that statement to say that it’s a CPU limitation, Ubisoft has come up with a third official explanation of why their next Assassin’s Creed game is going to run at only 30 FPS.

This week’s third explanation is that the team is targeting 30 frames per second because that is a more cinematic looking framerate than 60 FPS.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Runs at 900p and 30 FPS on Both Consoles

assassins-creed-unity-headerThere have been a lot of complaints about the graphical fidelity and the smoothness of video of games on next-gen consoles. However, Ubisoft’s treatment of Assassin’s Creed Unity isn’t just upsetting one console’s user base but the whole of gaming.

In an interview with VideoGamer, AC Unity senior producer Vincent Pontbriand said that the resolution of ACU would be set at 900p and framerate locked to 30 FPS on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The reasoning behind that is so baffling that everyone has turned against Ubisoft.

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Assassin’s Creed with Cats

Apart from pirate adventures, it’s not too controversial to suggest that the annual iterations of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise are getting a bit stale. Sure, Unity looks to be the first AC game to try to push the next-gen hardware with big crowds, fancy graphics and co-op gameplay but is that really what we want from our Assassin’s Creed games?

I think we really want Assassin’s Kittens Unity. Wouldn’t Assassin’s Creed be better if you played as assassin cat? That shouldn’t even be a question. That’s a fact. Did you play AC3?

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