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Assassin’s Creed III team intending to take Read Dead Redemption gameplay in “new directions”
by Ben Abbott at 4:43 pm on Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Addressing certain gameplay similarities between the recently announced Assassin’s Creed III and Rockstar’s 2010 hit Red Dead Redemption, AC III’s lead writer Matt Turner told CVG that it was all thanks to a “convergence of minds” whilst both teams worked with similar topics.

“We'd been working on the animal and the frontier stuff and then [Red Dead Redemption] came out,” Turner said, nodding at AC III’s hunting mechanics and its new open world set in America during the country’s Revolution. “We saw it, played it cover to cover, and it was less of an 'oh s***' and more of a 'aha! How can we do better than that?”

“Because that's something that Rockstar does - it always strives to be the best. They always try to push things in new directions and I think we need to do the same thing”.

Turner finished by revealing that the developer had looked at the western’s success to see “how we can take it in new directions”. Set to release in the UK on October 31st of this year, the third instalment of the series will have been in development for three years by the time it launches.

Source: CVG
- Ben Abbott

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