Laziest Night Skybox Ever?

Avatar image for korwin
#1 Posted by korwin (3841 posts) -
So I was messing around in the PC version when I hit the night cycle.  Now the day time skybox looks pretty good, however the night one... bit of a different story.    

I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that just maybe the night skybox was one of the corners they cut to get the game out the door in such a short time frame.

Just for the hell of it I created the same thing in MS paint in less than a minute.

     Ubisoft should hire me for this years Assassin's Creed title 
     Ubisoft should hire me for this years Assassin's Creed title 
Listen Ubi, I know you guys are under the gun to get another one of these things out the door by Q4... but maybe you could spend more than 53 seconds on this particular visual this year.
Avatar image for kjellm87
#2 Posted by Kjellm87 (1735 posts) -

it is a dark sky and stars, no complains

Avatar image for romination
#3 Posted by Romination (2831 posts) -

There should be satellites and stuff.

In the Assassin's Creed universe, it could happen.
Avatar image for theht
#4 Posted by TheHT (14312 posts) -

Looks enough like a night sky to me. Besides, I didn't spend much time looking at the sky while maneuvering the rooftops as much as you might think, being on the rooftops and all.

Avatar image for riotbananas
#5 Posted by RiotBananas (3822 posts) -

Looks like night to me.

Avatar image for ahmadmetallic
#6 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

hmm.. never really noticed it. too busy being the most kickass protagonist ever

Avatar image for soap
#7 Posted by Soap (3774 posts) -

Clouds weren't invented until the 1800's.

Avatar image for sjupp
#8 Posted by Sjupp (1948 posts) -

Man, you must be the best MS Painter ever, to be able to replicate that skybox!

Avatar image for korwin
#9 Edited by korwin (3841 posts) -
@Soap:  Or star shine for that matter.

Just for contrast here a 360 panoramic of the night sky as seen from earth

Personally I would have taken some high res photo's of the sky over Italy and used those for the skybox.  I'm just really pointing out a minor flaw here, the game is still awesome, I just usually pick up on these little details and it's the little details that help with immersion.
Avatar image for dan_citi
#10 Posted by Dan_CiTi (4578 posts) -
Avatar image for mynameisjoe
#11 Posted by MyNameIsJoe (187 posts) -

That actually is a really terrible skybox. 

Avatar image for obsidian
#12 Posted by Obsidian (347 posts) -

I played through the entire game and never noticed it... who looks up? Quit complaining and go stab some dudes.

Avatar image for ajamafalous
#13 Posted by ajamafalous (13405 posts) -

I thought that screenshot was photoshopped at first. Holy shit, that's so bad.

Avatar image for bbqbram
#14 Posted by BBQBram (2478 posts) -

Yeah that's pretty bad. Why you guys complaining about this guy pointing out a legitimate flaw? It's cool for someone to appreciate the details. Like the night sky in Red Dead Redemption looking amazing to me and adding to the feeling of the outdoors.

Avatar image for npeterson08
#15 Edited by npeterson08 (510 posts) -

Lol, I love how you created something identical in MS Paint. Ridiculous.

@Dan_CiTi said:

" Add this one to the list."

Just got this:   Most disappointing ammo type you've seen someone cosplay as.

Avatar image for bongoboy
#16 Edited by bongoboy (117 posts) -

Great, now I'm going to notice how plain the night sky is every time I look at the game. 

Avatar image for getz
#17 Posted by Getz (3764 posts) -

You created a flat bichromatic black background with white dots in it, not a skybox. Just sayin...

Avatar image for bkbroiler
#18 Posted by bkbroiler (1731 posts) -

Holy shit, that's so bad I can't believe it's real. I never noticed that. Jesus!

I need to get my copy out just to see that for myself.

Avatar image for kyreo
#19 Posted by Kyreo (4682 posts) -

@Soap said:

Clouds weren't invented until the 1800's.
Avatar image for valrog
#20 Posted by valrog (3741 posts) -

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.