Attack of the Fanboy

NVIDIA and Ubisoft Unite for PC Gamers

by William Schwartz


Ubisoft and Nvidia have teamed up to offer PC gamers the highest quality gaming experience for all of Ubisoft’s upcoming major releases like Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs.

As told by Gamasutra, –

NVIDIA’s Developer Technology Team is working closely with Ubisoft’s development studios on incorporating graphics technology innovations to create game worlds that deliver new heights of realism and immersion. One example is TXAA antialiasing, which provides Hollywood-levels of smooth animation, soft shadows, HBAO+ (horizon-based ambient occlusion) and advanced DX11 tessellation.

“The PC remains one of the world’s most popular gaming platforms, and we’re committed to offering PC players the best possible experience with our games,” said Geoffroy Sardin, Chief EMEA Marketing and Sales Officer, Ubisoft “Combining NVIDIA’s visual computing expertise and the creativity of our development teams will give customers a stunning experience when choosing an Ubisoft game for the PC.”

“PC gaming is stronger than ever and Ubisoft understands that PC gamers demand a truly elite experience – the best resolutions, the smoothest frame rates and the latest gaming breakthroughs,” said Tony Tamasi, Senior Vice President of Content and Technology at NVIDIA. “We’ve worked closely with Ubisoft’s incredibly talented creative teams throughout the development process to incorporate our technologies and deliver the most immersive and visually spectacular game worlds imaginable.”

The PC version of Splinter Cell Blacklist, releasing in the UK on Aug. 23, will be available from participating retailers as part of an NVIDIA bundle with GeForce GTX 660, 660 Ti, 670, 680, 760, 770 or 780 GPUs. More details on the bundle and the exclusive tech within the game are  available here.

This really is good news for PC gamers who haven’t generally received first rate treatment from Ubisoft with several major Ubisoft releases in the past suffering from porting issues. Recent releases like Assassin’s Creed III were truly fantastic on PC though and its nice to see Ubisoft carrying on with the good work. Now all that remains is to release their games on PC at the same time as on consoles instead of its traditional two to three week delay.

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