Simplygon Will Help Alleviate LOD Issues of Ubisoft’s Upcoming Titles Including Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, For Honor & Rainbow Six Siege
Ubisoft will be using Simplygon in order to optimize the 3D art assets for several of their long running franchises including the next installments of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and many more.
Martin Ekdal, Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development at Simplygon, states:
“Ubisoft is known for creating incredible entertainment experiences. These games require hundreds of thousands of hours of artist time creating incredible imagery that brings Ubisoft’s games to life. We know Simplygon will greatly reduce that. It gives Ubisoft the ability to deliver even greater graphics, while reducing costs and ensuring the fans receive the most immersive experience possible on today’s leading platforms.”
Simplygon is applicable to any medium where 3D art assets are created or utilized. By automatically generating lower-polygon models that are required for different levels of detail (LOD), an optimization process for making games and visual scenes run smoother, at higher frame-rates, and requiring less data, Simplygon helps digital content creators save important resources where artists would otherwise need to manually re-create large amounts of content.
This is indeed extremely good news, as some of Ubisoft's previous titles suffered quite a bit. Assassin's Creed Syndicate appears to be utilizing the application, as it its assets seem to be of lower quality compared to its predecessor, and runs a bit smoother as well. It still looks quite beautiful, and the Victorian London setting seems to be more alive and more dense than previous locations in the series.
Here's hoping that the partnership bodes well for Ubisoft's upcoming releases, and we get to enjoy the full potential that these titles possess when not plagued by a multitude of issues.
Ubisoft will be present at Gamescom, early next month with many of their titles including Assassin's Creed Syndicate, For Honor, and Tom Clancy's The Division, being playable for the first time. We will bring you any new information from Ubisoft as soon as it becomes available. Gamescom will be held between August 5-9 2015 in Cologne, Germany, and we will bring you full coverage of the event.