Assassin’s Creed 3 graphics debate after AnvilNext

It’s no secret that Assassin’s Creed 3 looks incredible in the graphics department. You may not realize it, but Ubisoft are actually powering the game with a brand new engine called AnvilNext.

The developer has decided to brake away from the recent screenshot and trailer unveils by instead showing us what the AnvilNext engine is capable of in a gameplay montage. We’ve seen some pretty jaw-dropping stills for the game so far, but this video perhaps gives you a look at the graphics in its fullest form.

At the start of the trailer, there’s even a few environments on show that wouldn’t look out of place in Skyrim. Skip to 0.38 and you’ll see the how good the AnvilNext engine is when churning out realistic lighting effects.

One of the key elements of the AnvilNext engine can be heard from 1.00 onwards, as we learn that the AnvilEngine possesses the ability to include around 2000 non-player characters on the screen at the same time. We’ve seen some screenshots of these epic battles previously, but it is going to be an incredible experience playing it first hand with all of the action going on – 2000 soldiers is quite an achievement you have to say.

If ground battles are not your thing, Assassin’s Creed 3 will also give you the option of participating in sea dogfights with rival ships. Some of the destruction elements seen in the clip below look absolutely fantastic. Dynamic weather is going to be another highlight of the AnvilEngine and you can see an example of this at the 1.40 mark.

A lot of people are saying The Last of Us is the best looking console game at the moment, but looking at Ubisoft’s new engine here, do you think that Assassin’s Creed 3 has a claim for that title? The game is easily going to be up for several awards once it’s out.

Check out the stunning visuals for yourself and let us know how you think it compares to other games.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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