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Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, The Division PC to use Nvidia

Ubisoft extends relationship with PC graphics company

Ubisoft and Nvidia will collaborate on the PC versions of Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, The Crew, and The Division, the firms announced Wednesday.

The two firms previously collaborated on special graphics technologies for Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, and Watch Dogs. Ubisoft showed off the fruits of its work with Nvidia's GameWorks team in a pre-release video showing off Watch Dogs' PC version.

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According to the official release, GameWorks' contributes "TXAA antialiasing, which provides Hollywood-levels of smooth animation, soft shadows, HBAO+ (horizon-based ambient occlusion), advanced DX11 tessellation, and NVIDIA PhysX technology" to Ubisoft's PC releases.

Though some of those benefits extend to all PC players, the technology is engineered to perform best using Nvidia video cards. Nvidia accounts for more than 52 percent of PC gaming hardware, according to Steam's hardware survey, with ATI/AMD cards accounting for just under 31 percent.

Ubisoft plans to reveal more about its upcoming slate of titles at its E3 media briefing, set to begin at 3pm PT (11pm UK) on June 9.

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