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Assassin’s Creed Horses Were Actually Twisted Human Skeletons, Developer Reveals

Assassin's Creed Horses Were Actually Twisted Human Skeletons, Developer Reveals

Assassin’s Creed Horses: Like other open-world games, Assassin’s Creed in 2007 provided you the option of riding a horse to assist you to navigate across the area faster. To your surprise, Ubisoft’s engineers used the developer’s capabilities, which only supported bipedal avatars, to stretch out a human skeleton into a horse for Altair to ride.

As former Ubisoft engineer Charles Randall pointed out on Twitter, “the horse in AC1 was simply twisted ****** human bones because our toolchain only worked with biped in 3ds max. “Thanks to the incredible animators and riggers that made that person seem like a horse!”

In addition to these less-than-scary tales from the making of Assassin’s Creed, Randall offered a few others. Ubisoft couldn’t afford a bespoke skeleton for Malik, so the developer turned the additional leg inside out and pushed it up into the character’s midsection. A “little scrunched-up arm” would be seen if the camera could be clipped into Randall’s bicep, Randall wrote on Twitter.

It’s Randall’s fault if you died in Assassin’s Creed because you got too near to a boundary wall because Randall’s approach at the time was to just kill the player. That was the first time Randall had ever said, ‘If everything else fails, murder the player!'” Putting it into action was a huge relief for me.

After a tweet about invisible squirrels being used as in-game clocks in Titan Quest went popular, game developer Twitter has been flooded with additional anecdotes about how games are developed. It is possible that maimed digital skeletons aren’t being used in current games, but you may expect to see what’s next in September.

In conjunction with the series’ 15th anniversary, Ubisoft will announce “the future of Assassin’s Creed.” The huge Assassin’s Creed Infinity (codename) project or the reported smaller-scale Assassin’s Creed game focusing on Valhalla character Basim are two possibilities for what may be seen.

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