If you were as impressed as I was when I saw the Assassin’s Creed demo during the X06 conference and you don’t plan to get a Paystation 3 any time soon you’ll be delighted to hear that the development of the 360 version of AC is coming along nicely. The ever-lovely Jade Raymond revealed to IGN that “the hardware also allows for improved threading, which will improve even further the crowd AI”. The team is also putting a lot of effort ‘a special emphasis’ on achievements and she even hinted at a downloadable multiplayer mode.
There wasn’t much more news out of Ubisoft’s camp, except that the team is trying to put together a package of downloadable content that Raymond could only say is “something ambitious.” She hinted slightly at extended gameplay and possibly even some kind of multiplayer — the team did create a prototype multiplayer and co-op mode. But, as of now, there is still nothing to announce.
While the PlayStation 3 and 360 versions of Assassin’s Creed are virtually identical, Raymond did say that on the 360 the team is putting a special emphasis on achievements. The hardware also allows for improved threading, which will improve even further the crowd AI.
Assassin’s Creed is set for March next year on PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Via Fok! Games.