Ubisoft Demos Impressive Anvil Engine: To Be Used In Assassin’s Creed Unity

/ 2 years ago


There are enough big game engines out there: EA’s Frostbite 3, Crytek’s CryEngine and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. Ubisoft are throwing themselves into the mix with their latest and greatest game engine the Anvil Engine. The Anvil Engine will power the next Assassin’s Creed game, Unity, and a recently released video demonstrates it is a very impressive looking game. The Anvil Engine has been used to recreate Old Paris with an “almost 1:1” scale. The demonstration video, see below, reveals impressive lighting features and graphical detail.


The biggest advance of the Anvil Engine is not just the graphics, but the AI control. Ubisoft have worked hard to provide more realistic, advanced and response AI. The new engine is supposed to make NPCs incredibly unique and impossible to predict: making the Assassin’s Creed experience more unique and challenging than ever before. Of course, we’ll have to take Ubisoft’s word for it for now, but if you’re interested in finding out more then check out the video below.

Source: Assassin’s Creed (YouTube)

Image #1 courtesy of SweClockers, Image #2 courtesy of Ubisoft

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  • Wayne

    I’m just hoping Ubi can get this franchise back on track after the AC3 stuff ups (I never bothered with the last release). I was a great fan of the series and I’m hoping this will restore my faith by going back to it’s roots with a lot of roof hopping and leaps of faith.The French Revolution was a very interesting time in history and I hope I get to drop the guillotines blade on king Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette necks once I’ve successfully lead the storming of the Bastille.