Assassin’s Creed III Remastered was recently revealed as a part of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass. At the time of the announcement, Ubisoft didn’t specify what changes would be present in the rerelease. However, a posting on Ubisoft’s support page has detailed exactly what to expect from Assassin’s Creed III’s impending remaster.
In the support page’s FAQ section, the publisher has briefly summarized the various changes. The description reads:
Assassin’s Creed III has been remastered for the PlayStation4 systems, Xbox One and PC. Now featuring 4k & HDR on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and PC, 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One, higher resolution textures, new lighting rendering system, in addition to several other graphical enhancements. Besides, based on player’s feedback, gameplay mechanics has also been improved, with several features being revamped or tweaked.
– Resolution upscale allowing you to play in 4K & HDR on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and PC, and 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One.
– Higher resolution textures
– New character models
– New lighting rendering system: Physically Based Rendering
– Denser crowd, environments and VFX
While the changes aren’t as extensive as what AC3 Director Alex Hutchinson proposed, the remaster is sure to feature endlessly stunning visuals. This holds particularly true for the note on denser crowds. Prior to Assassin’s Creed III’s release, Ubisoft touted the game’s ability to insert players in the thrill of fighting battles in the American Revolution. Battlefields were meant to be filled with enemy NPCs and Colonial soldiers. The end result failed to live up to the hype, but, perhaps, the remaster will help realize developer Ubisoft Montreal’s true vision.
AC Odyssey Season Pass holders can access Assassin’s Creed III Remastered in March 2019. Ubisoft also plans to release the remaster as a standalone title. The publisher has yet to offer information on the standalone’s pricing.