Well, you knew we’d ask this crucial question, didn’t you? In our interview with Ubisoft – that will go live tomorrow, so stay tuned everyone – the French company confirmed that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will run better on the PC than Assassin’s Creed III did. This is undoubtedly great news for all PC gamers, though we’ll have to wait and see whether those claims will come true.
According to Luc Poirier, team lead for the rendering team for AC4 at Ubisoft Montreal, there was a major optimisation pass that was done on the engine and as a result of that, the game will scale on more than three cores and will run better than its predecessors.
As Luc said:
“There was a major optimisation pass that was done on the engine, not just for the PC, but for every platform. The scheduler used for the rendering was rewritten from the ground up. In AC4, the engine will use all the cores it needs until it sees that using more cores brings no more gain. So, yes we should expect better performance on PC than AC3, especially on DX11 hardware.”
We talked with Luc about a number of interesting tech topics (such as the game’s Global Illumination solution, the evolution of the AnvilNext engine, DX11.2 and Mantle) so stay tuned for our full interview!