Assassin’s Creed: Unity Framerate Is “Atrocious”
Assassin’s Creed: Unity is out today in the US, but some people seem to have been getting their copies early with videos of the game appearing on YouTube yesterday. Unfortunately, some of those people who got their hands on the game early are reporting that there are significant technical problems with Assassin’s Creed: Unity, most notably the framerate.
“Seriously I get the game is massive, but jesus the framerate in this game is atrocious,” said Reddit user Merkwerk talking about the PS4 version of Assassin’s Creed: Unity. “It’s not even close to a locked 30 fps, it feels like it’s running at 20 something most of the time and I’ve had it drop way below that a couple of times already.”
Or there’s this from Shehan 1993: “Are you guys experiencing pop ins and huge frame rate drops especially in huge crowds? I’m playing on the ps4. Got any advice to fix this?”
No, you’re not the only one Shehan, iQuebec says: “I think my PS4 is dying because I’m having a lot of problems with framerate and textures lately, now I’m playing the part where you have to blend in the crowd to get past the guards and the clothes textures pop in big crowds is horrible. Is it really my PS4 or games just run poorly lately?”
It’s not only the PS4 version of the game that seems to be suffering, either. Xbox One users are also complaining about issues with Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s framerate.
“I would like to warn anyone thinking about buying this game,” said thewouldbeking. “I got it with my Xbox bundle. I just started it, and it runs sub 30 frames per second constantly. I would advise to wait until its fixed or not buy it at all. It is practically unplayable.”
It’s disappointing to hear that there are such significant issues with Assassin’s Creed: Unity. However, it’s worth remembering that Ubisoft quickly improved the performance of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag with early patches. Hopefully it will do the same here.