Assassins Creed having size limitation issues due to 360’s DVD9?


The BBPS recently ran an interview with Mathieu Mazzerole, lead designer of UbiSoft Montreal’s Assassin Creed Project. With the project rapidly nearing completion, the BBPS asked Mazzerole how the 360 and PS3 versions would stack up against each other. The PS3 has been plagued by bad ports of 360 games, however, Assassins Creed does not appear to be one of them. Mazzerole stated “Our goal is to ship the two versions of [Assassin’s Creed] to be within 5% or less of difference between each other”. He then goes on to say that, because of the difference in the hardware, each game will have subtle strengths and weaknesses in comparison to one another.

Another interesting reply he made was in regards to whether there were any benefits to using Blu Ray(the 50GB format the PS3 uses) as opposed to DVD9(the 9GB format the 360 uses). Mazzerole stated that UbiSoft could absolutely not add anything else to the game, the DVD9 was at its limit. Later, he got back to the BBPS with an e-mail, stating that UbiSoft did not NECESSARILY want to add anything else to the game, and that all the NEEDED content fit to the game. This still raises the age old issue, however: Is DVD9 beginning to become a hindrance to the 360? Bizzare, Bioware, Rockstar, Infinity Ward, and now UbiSoft have all made remarks about DVD9 being a limitation to their projects.

Check out the full interview here.


~ by exgn on September 5, 2007.

2 Responses to “Assassins Creed having size limitation issues due to 360’s DVD9?”

  1. Man I’ve been seeing stuff about this game for a while, I thought it was going to be a release title, only to have to wait longer and longer.

  2. Needs more Blu-Ray

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