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Ubisoft: "Optimization on PC isn't worth caring about, just buy a bigger GPU".

#1Hi CPosted 11/20/2013 1:43:36 PM
"Speaking to Edge about the ease in which the studio achieved results when working on the Xbox One and PS4, Trottier said: "The new platforms are a lot closer to PC, so my engineers could do the R&D on PC and we knew it would work fairly easily on next-gen platforms. It needed to be adapted, but everything does.

"It's always a question of compromise about the effect, how it looks, and the performance it takes from the system. On PC, usually you don't really care about the performance, because the idea is that if it's not [running] fast enough, you buy a bigger GPU. Once you get on console, you can't have this approach."



http://www.videogamer.com/pc/assassins_creed_4_black_flag/news/assassins_creed_4_producer_says_pc_optimisation_isnt_important.html

lol Ubisoft.
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#2SinisterSlayPosted 11/20/2013 1:46:23 PM
It's true though, and I like the policy.

Make the game as good as you can make it, then make lower settings.
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#3animanganimePosted 11/20/2013 1:48:24 PM
Sounds just like Crytek's approach with the first Crysis
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#4kingoffpsPosted 11/20/2013 1:50:30 PM
Nowhere does it say "optimization on PC isn't worth caring about". In fact it's not even implied.

TC is a liar.
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#5TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 11/20/2013 1:52:07 PM
SinisterSlay posted...
It's true though, and I like the policy.

Make the game as good as you can make it, then make lower settings.


Optimization != only having low settings

Just Cause 2 is a good example of how optimization AND having high settings (back in 2010, I think) should be done, I think. The game is optimized well, but you can crank up the settings to make it look way better than the console versions if you want. I have everything maxed, even with 32x CSAA I get a steady 60+ fps.
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#6snesmaster40Posted 11/20/2013 1:59:08 PM
It sounds like he's sort of refering to GTA IV which got better as better GPU's came out.
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#7ShadowThaReaperPosted 11/20/2013 2:00:15 PM
Haha, ballsy. Still lazy, though.

I don't buy Ubisoft games, anyway.
#8thatfool12GsPosted 11/20/2013 2:04:30 PM
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#9WyzeGyePosted 11/20/2013 2:11:11 PM
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#10thatfool12GsPosted 11/20/2013 2:17:11 PM
I'm sure it has been, but I've no motivation to get it. That just changed.
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