Even your grandma can tell the difference between current and next-gen consoles says Assassin's Creed IV producer
Assassin's Creed IV's associate producer Sylvain Trottier believes that it is easy to see the difference between current and next-gen consoles.
Trottier said in a new interview that it was important for the ACIV development team to make sure the current and next-gen versions of the game were the same so that they could make the side-by-side performance comparison and even your grandparents could tell the difference.
“For us,” he explained,” it was super important that we didn’t want to end up with two different games. If you go with a next-gen and a current-gen team, chances are that over time the two games will split and they will become very different. It was part of the creative vision to say that we want the same game on all platforms with no gameplay difference and stuff like that.”
“Starting there we said, 'OK, where and how can we use the additional power of the CPU, GPU and memory so it looks different?' We came up with something we called ‘the grandma test’. The idea was, if I put the PS3 version and the PS4 version on two TV sets one next to the other, I want a grandma to be able to tell me, 'This is the new version.' We wanted somebody somewhere to say, 'This is next gen,'” Trottier added.
Thanks Edge Online.
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