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Assassin's Creed facing problems with DVD, PS3 memory

Ubisoft's big game of the year, Assassin's Creed is running to problems on both Xbox 360 and PS3. On Xbox 360, the developers are noting that the size of a traditional DVD is much too limiting for the ambitious action game. Speaking to Pro-G, the team reveals that "right now we have a big challenge on the 360 to make it fit on a DVD, to put five languages, to put all the data on eight gigs. On the Blu-ray side we're really good."

However, developing on the PS3 isn't all roses and candy. The team is struggling for a completely different reason on PS3. "How we handle memory is really different between the two machines and we're struggling right now on the PS3." Thankfully, with a little help from Sony, the team is confident that "the PS3 version is as good as the 360." In a time where developers are making lazy ports to PS3, it's great to hear that such a huge title as Assassin's Creed is getting the treatment it deserves on our system. Oh, and it actually comes out on the same day as the 360 version as well. That's the way we like it.

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1. Ubisoft has been really good with ports. And this one is more in depth than just a port so I have full confidence that we will get a great game

Posted at 2:04PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Toby

2. Sounds like we may be having another delay, I really hope not I prefer the Playstation platform and I don't want to have to dust off my crapbox to play this game. At least they are siting problems with the crapbox so that all of the negative press doesn't fall on Sony's shoulders.

Devs give our machine way to much negative press there are so many things that the PS does well, I just wish more devs would highlight those strengths a little bit more.

Posted at 2:05PM on Oct 12th 2007 by jtedesco33

3. Didn't they already say the AI would be significantly better on 360, due to processors or something?

Posted at 2:08PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Frank

4. @3
Yeah I saw that too on Joystiq, but it was apparently a misunderstanding on how AI algorithm is handled and processed.

http://www.ps3land.com/article-820.php

Posted at 2:16PM on Oct 12th 2007 by ruibing

5. I hope this is resolved, and fast! This is the one game I want this year. I'd give my pinky to have it right now!

Posted at 2:18PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Jevanzz

6. LOL...and they said we don't need more that 8.2 GIGs...Well look who's laughing now! They are having a hard time fitting the game on a single DVD. LOL...And They said we don't need BLU-RAY!! HAHAHA...Sucks for you Xbots...
I'm sure the memory thing is not a big deal for the Ps3 and the game will be great.
But this is just the beggining. It shows that disc space on media is needed for the future and blu-ray is the right way to go.

Posted at 2:27PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Hovan316

7. The 360 issue isn't even an issue...just add 1 more disc if neccessary.

Chances are they didn't want to piss off sony so they just said they're having trouble with both versions...sort like Rockstar and GTAIV...

Posted at 2:29PM on Oct 12th 2007 by TheForceUnleased08

8. Both problems really are not that big a deal. At worst they put another disc in the box for the 360.

The PS3 problem seems to be just a matter of time working with the Sony people to circumvent.

Regardless agree with (1) Ubisoft has had a pretty good track record so far. No cop outs in developing and lame excuses (so far).

Posted at 2:38PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Dadidito

9. the only good port Ubi had was GRAW 2

Posted at 2:38PM on Oct 12th 2007 by MYPS3KilledMy360

10. He said memory is handled differently.. not that there isn't enough.. here come the backyard computer/programmer geniuses to flame us to death! ahhhhhhhhh!

and, personally, having to use more than one disk IS an issue.. that means more for me to scratch or lose.. well actually the 360 would be doing the scratching.. and it's no excuse when Blu's storage can go up to 100-200 gigs.. look it up.. massive storage isn't getting popular without a good reason and considering games are a form of media that need a lot of storage like other HD stuff.. gimme storage!

Posted at 2:50PM on Oct 12th 2007 by KillarClown

11. i don't want it to be as good as xbox. i want it to be better. the ps3 is significantlly more powerful and more expensive for a reason. i mean common isn't our processor and graphics supposed to blow everyone else out of the water? as good as xbox?! i am a die hard playstation fan; i wait in lines, i save my money, i only own playstation gear. with everything that's been going on; i.e. delays, dev. complaining about whatever it is they complain about, people bashing sony for their choices, stating every week how we're getting killed by the competitors in sales, other fanboys rubbing in our faces how we are getting out sold 5:1 2:1. iam starting to wounder if their is a light at the end of this tunnel. all of our exclusives have now abandoned ship. (i still love you but this is my new friend.) that how it feels. pretty soon god of war. metal gear. and all other exclusives that we brag about having are going to be multi platform. and to me multi platform means: make one half ass game. dull the graphics for this system. add a bonus for that system. and let it go. no one is trying to push the ps3 to the limit. and thats sad. we are losing alot of fans. losing alot of games that once made me proud to be a psfanboy.

Posted at 3:10PM on Oct 12th 2007 by psfan

12. I can't help but feel we may be in for a delay for Assassin's Creed. *sigh*

At least Ratchet and Clank is going to be AWESOME....at least going by the demo. :)

Posted at 3:21PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Neil

13. Ubisoft wants it on one disc so they don't have to manufactre 2 DVDs for every game, that would make it more expenisve.

Posted at 3:21PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Jeff

14. 2 DVD's , are you kidding me?

"Woohoo! I can't wait to play this game!"
* please insert disc 2*
* please insert disc 1*
* please insert disc 2*
zzzzzzzzzz

Posted at 3:23PM on Oct 12th 2007 by rawd

15. @11

That was quite heartfelt and I feel your pain man. I feel it can only get better not worse. Sony dedicated developers are making great games for the PS3. In example: Naughty Dog with Drake's Fortune, Insomniac with Rathcet and Clank, Ninja Theory with Hevenly Sword, Polyphony with GT5, Game Republic with Folklore, and more. I think once the third party developers see how well these titles do they will want to move their titles in whatever genre as well. This leaves them no choice but to develop for the PS3 and stop with the cheap ports (EA!). It's up to us as owners to support first and second party titles to encourage this shift in attitude by the 3rd party developers. My .02

Posted at 3:25PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Tim

16. To all you people suggesting a second Xbox DVD, three words:
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No Sanbox Play!
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Imagine a Grand Theft Auto in which you'd have to switch discs to get from one city to another. Yuck. It's the same for this game.

"As good as the 360 version." Why because it's not supposed to be as good as the 360 version? How bout the 360 version being as good as the PS3 version for once?

Posted at 3:25PM on Oct 12th 2007 by John Q Sample

17. i agree with 14 Putting in more than one disc to me died with FF9.

Posted at 3:27PM on Oct 12th 2007 by RazielDune

18. BREAKING NEWS

Gabe Newell thinks switching DVD's is not a waste of time?

Posted at 3:34PM on Oct 12th 2007 by rawd

19. Seems like memory is going to be the ps3's big weakness. This isn't the first time that has been brought up as an issue; just a matter of how they'll work around it in the future. Wonder what difference another 128mb for the system would have made...
Still seems strange to me that at a time when 1gb of memory in a computer is pretty standard we're seeing half that in the consoles. Wasn't the 360 originally planning on even less than what it has now? Imagine if that had gone through...
I realize it's expensive, but it still seems like a weakspot for both consoles compared to the rest of the specs.

Posted at 3:38PM on Oct 12th 2007 by mccomber

20. A revelation of this magnitude is a pretty bad sign this late in the game. Given that the game is due out next month, and factoring two weeks of manufacturing and distribution time after the beta goes gold, that gives them, what, another month to sort out these seemingly monumental problems? I smell a delay around the corner.

Posted at 3:46PM on Oct 12th 2007 by upz

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