Assassin’s Creed: Unity
Kotaku reports that not one but two “Assassin’s Creed” games are on the way later this year, the big one being a French Revolution-set next-gen console only game currently going by the title “Assassin’s Creed: Unity”.
Apparent leaked screenshots showcase visible Paris landmarks like Notre-Dame, while another report indicates the game will offer four-player co-op. There’s also a new navigation scheme which offers “parkour up” and “parkour down” options. The second game is going by the codename of ‘Comet’ and will be released on PS3 & 360. Ubisoft have yet to comment on the story. [Source: Polygon]
Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed the DualShock 4 controller’s light bar will be made dimmable (but not completely turned off) in the next firmware update.
Also, IGN has reported on demo tech from this week’s GDC 2014 that allows users to control in-game camera movement with their eyes via an SMI camera.
Microsoft used the Game Developers Conference this week to unveil its new graphics API – DirectX 12. The aim of the tech will be to spread performance across multiple cores, lowering overall strain on hardware and offering improved performance of Xbox One games. [Source: IGN]
Those waiting for the Xbox 360 version of “Titanfall” are going to have to wait a bit longer. EA have announced that they’ve decided to push that version’s release to April 8th in North America and April 11th in Europe.
The 360 edition is in development at Bluepoint Games, rather than Respawn Entertainment who is handling the PC and XB1 versions. The news of the delay comes after reports emerged online that the 360 version of Titanfall will run at 30 FPS and sub-720p resolution.
Polygon meanwhile is hearing rumblings that “Titanfall 2” will NOT be exclusive to Microsoft consoles.