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All Ubisoft E3 2015 footage was played on Target Machines

All Ubisoft E3 2015 footage was played on Target Machines

All Ubisoft E3 2015 footage was played on Target Machines

All Ubisoft E3 2015 footage was played on "Target Machines"

 

In recent years developers have been given a lot of flack by the idea of "visual downgrades" and showing gameplay at press events which is in no way representative of the actual game. Gamers have gotten sick of the "hype culture" of video games, and have been looking for more honesty from developers, which isn't exactly something that any consumer could argue against.

Ubisoft has been at the forefront of this backlash by gamers, with games like Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed Unity setting a horrible precedent when it comes to pre-release footage. Both games had performance issues at launch and both had been accused of having a visual downgrade.

Ubisoft's CEO, Yves Guillemot, has said that since then the company has radically change it's policys for pre-release gameplay footage, saying that all of it's footage from E3 2015 was running on "target machines" meaning that the game should not be downgraded before it's future launch, or at a minimum will only have very minor changed made.  

 

"With E3 2015 we said, OK, let's make sure the games are playable, that they're running on the target machines,"

"When we show something, we ask the team, make sure it's playable, make sure gamers can immediately see exactly what it is. That's what we learned from the Watch Dogs experience – if it can't be played on the target machine, it can be a risk."

 

  All Ubisoft E3 2015 footage was played on Target Machines   

 

Guillemot still defends the company's decision to show early Watch Dogs footage, which was much more graphically intense than the full release of the game, saying that at the time they were trying to create something groundbreaking and that they did not know what hardware would be inside the nex generation, now current generation consoles. 

 

"It's a real challenge to create those types of games,"

"When they come out, especially the first iterations, they are not perfect on everything. We think we launched a good quality game for a first step in a new brand with a new technology. It's just so complex – seamless multiplayer, connectivity with mobile and tablets, so many things – it was maybe a bit too much for a first iteration."

 

It is great to see that Ubisoft has changed it's policies for early game footage in order to give consumers a more accurate representation of their games, we will see if Ubisoft has held true to these new standard when many of the titles shown at this years E3 finally comes to market. Do you think Ubisoft;s upcoming titles like Rainbow 6 Siege, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, The Division and Ghost Recon Wildlands will release with notable visual downgrades? 

 

You can join the discussion on Ubisoft changing it's pre-release game footage standards on the OC3D Forums. 

 

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