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#307119 21-Sep-2023 09:44
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So new Assassins Creed game is on its way.... but looking at this trailer, its EXTREMELY Intel focused. So am I going to have to start buying separate systems for new games to get the best from them ? :D


Optimized for Intel 13th Gen..... optimized for Intel Arc GPU....


If this is the way gaming is going, I'm going back to my Atari 2600 :D



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  #3130052 21-Sep-2023 10:45
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It's (usually) little more than marketing BS. Different hardware has different strengths and weaknesses, and Intel decided to pay Ubisoft to a) plaster Intel branding everywhere, and b) maybe take advantage of some special features that only their hardware has, or otherwise focus on stuff that the Intel hardware does better.




AMD and Nvidia have been doing this for decades - consider all the games that had tiny bits of visual flair that only worked with Cuda GPUs. Still 100% playable on any other hardware, but plastered with Nvidia advertising. 


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  #3130079 21-Sep-2023 11:06
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Yeah this is nothing new. It's when there's exclusivity deals that it becomes a pain.

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  #3130111 21-Sep-2023 12:16
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Yeah this is a nothing burger.
Intel is just the sponsor for this title and as part of the sponsorship, Intel's
XeSS is being plugged / advised.

DLSS and FSR 2.0 will be in the game too.

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  #3130135 21-Sep-2023 13:12
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Peak of AC - old generation was Black Flag, and new generation, was Oddessey. 




I couldn't get into Origins or Valhalla. For me Oddessey had the best combination of combat and stealth and speedy. 




I am not convinced by play videos of Mirage.



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  #3130143 21-Sep-2023 13:20
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It's when there's exclusivity deals that it becomes a pain.



One of the big reasons I refuse to give money to Epic.

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