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Ubisoft Shows Off Anvil Next Engine's Next Gen Splendor
by Mike Futter on Sep 12, 2013 at 07:34 AM

In a new trailer, Ubisoft is showing off the weather, foliage, and lighting that make Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Caribbean come to life. In addition to just looking pretty, you'll get a sense of how the changes to the Anvil Next engine impact the gameplay.

The waves on the ocean, the cover of flora for stealth, and the way two separately animated objects mesh to make ship boarding more fluid are all enhancements found in the next installment of Ubisoft's annual series. You can see it for yourself on October 29, 2013, when Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag arrives on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The title will also be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.