- Oct 25, 2017
It takes a lot of work to make an entirely separate rendering engine and detailed world, which is what would be necessary to match the bullshots and fake trailers. Devs are not just dialing back settings for release.
The theory at the time was that Sony and/or Microsoft put pressure on Ubisoft to Nerf the PC release settings so their then new consoles didn't look immediately outdated. No idea how truthful that is.