Assassin's Creed dev thinks industry is dropping the 60 fps standard

Really Ubisoft?

Assassin's Creed dev thinks industry is dropping 60 fps standard

Assassin's Creed dev thinks industry is dropping 60 fps standard


After it was announced that Assassin's Creed Unity would run on  both Consoles at a resolution of 900p at 30FPS, Ubisoft was bombarded by complaints  regarding the relative power of either console and why this "Next Gen" game cannot run at the same resolution as the previous iteration of Assassins Creed did, which ran at 1080p 30FPS on the PS4.

Now Ubisoft are trying to put a positive spin on these visual downgrades, saying to TechRadar that the decision to limit the game to 60 FPS was partially to give the game more of a "cinematic" feel. Assassin's Creed Unity's World Level Designer, Nicolas Guérin, had this to say.


"At Ubisoft for a long time we wanted to push 60 fps. I don't think it was a good idea because you don't gain that much from 60 fps and it doesn't look like the real thing. It's a bit like The Hobbit movie, it looked really weird.

"And in other games it's the same - like the Rachet and Clank series [where it was dropped]. So I think collectively in the video game industry we're dropping that standard because it's hard to achieve, it's twice as hard as 30fps, and its not really that great in terms of rendering quality of the picture and the image."



The game's Creative Director, Alex Amancio, also had this to say regarding the games framerate and resolution.


"30 was our goal, it feels more cinematic. 60 is really good for a shooter, action adventure not so much. It actually feels better for people when it's at that 30fps. It also lets us push the limits of everything to the maximum."

"It's like when people start asking about resolution. Is it the number of the quality of the pixels that you want? If the game looks gorgeous, who cares about the number?"


My Thoughts

It seems that Ubisoft either do not know what they are talking about when it comes to framerate or simply do not want to admit that the new consoles do not have the horsepower for a 1080p 60FPS experience at the graphical level they desire.

It is beyond doubt that 60FPS is an objectively better experience than 30 FPS and that a higher resolution experience is better. 30 FPS does not make a game look or feel better,  you don't need to lie to us Ubisoft!

What do you guys think of this? Do you support developers trying to push a 30FPS a the new gameplay standard? Are better graphics worth a lowered framerate?


Join the discussion on Ubisoft's move to 30FPS for gaming on the OC3D Forums. 


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09-10-2014, 09:55:08

what a crock of shi...
i cant believe they are now coming out with this.. I imagine that this stament comes allong and next they will be trying to do 30fps games for pc too 1-1 ports??

in the other thread people were calling them lazy.. and i did defend them saying that the consoles arent really up to it so they had to say something.. Obviously the console parity bs they spouted caused a back lash so now this..

All i can imagine next is they will either port the games over with 30fps cap or say "consoles are on tv, and so 30hz works better for them, but pc's have monitors so look good at 60fps or above"

After all this hype about consoles being so great. all the console fan boys going nuts and saying stupid things like
"the ps4 can do 100fps at 4k, but sony dont want you to do it so next gen will look better"
I would have hoped that some one would have finaly just stood up and said:
"ok we tried to do 1080p 60hz.. the consoles couldnt do it..
so we tried 1000p 60hz.. consoles couldnt do it.
We then tried 900p 60hz. and they couldnt do that either. we knew if we went down to 800 or 720p at 60hz people would be out raged. so we just did 900p 30hz which actually the consoles can handle."

but no.. they cant do that. consoles are the big money audience. little timmy wants to play games, mum and dad arent about to shell out £400 on a graphics card every 3 years because his friends mum did. so they get them all consoles.

i dont even want to see how the console fans defend this. but i guarantee it will be blame ubi and the consoles can definatly do this game at 1080p 60hz easy. because it has 8 feeble cores and a low powered lower performance mobile version of a mid end 2-3 generations old AMD gpu!! ITS ALL ABOUT MANTELL etc etcQuote

09-10-2014, 09:55:23

Devs have been doing that for years. AC is a pile of repetitive crap anyways, so who cares. It's ubisoft.Quote

09-10-2014, 10:05:22

I thought this was news on another thread?Quote

09-10-2014, 10:10:05

Is this North Korea writing for Ubisoft?Quote

09-10-2014, 10:11:50


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