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Session Name: Networking Gameplay and AI in Assassin's Creed Unity
Speaker(s): Charles Lefebvre
Company Name(s): Ubisoft
Track / Format: Programming

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Overview: Making Assassin's Creed Unity a completely unified, networked multiplayer game was a huge challenge, as none of the existing systems were network-friendly. We needed to support join in-progress co-operative gameplay with host migration in a streaming open world. This required us to design replication frameworks that were lightweight in terms of memory, CPU and bandwidth. This talk will present you the solutions that we are using to replicate the gameplay and the AI. It will encompass various systems, like the spawning, the gameplay mechanisms, and the AI of NPCs. It will also introduce the tools we have developed to make network replication easier for programmers.

GDC 2015

Charles Lefebvre


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