In this 2018 GDC talk, Ubisoft's Jean-Marie Santoni-Costantini explains how the mission system in Assassin's Creed Origins was changed from a scripted approach to a goal-oriented one.
It was a fascinating look inside the technical process of redesigning one of the core systems of Assassin's Creed, and Santoni-Costantini offered a bevy of behind-the-scenes insights and lessons learned that should be applicable to a broad variety of projects.
If you didn't have a chance to see it live (or you just want to refresh yourself) take advantage of the fact that this talk is now watchable for free over on the official GDC YouTube channel!
And of course, all week the official GDC Twitch channel will be livestreaming speaker-recorded talks that were planned for GDC 2020, originally slated to take place this week. Tune in now to watch, or check back later to watch the archives on Twitch or the official GDC YouTube channel!
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