Assassin's Creed is a third-person stealth game found on the PC, PS3 and Xbox360. When it was announced that Ubi would remove DX10.1 do to a rendering pass in post processing that is costly conspiracy theories starting brewing. The Tech Report was able to setup a brief interview with Charles Beauchemin, the tech lead for the Assassin's Creed development team to answer a few questions surrounding this controversy. Below, is interview: In a nutshell, the performance gains with DX10.1 and AA are in fact real. The removal of the rendering pass in post processing is a direct result of DX10.1's efficiency and doesn't effect IQ. What is concerning is they are non-committal in resorting DX10.1 once removed via patch. I encourage you can to read more of this article here. One thing that caught my attention about this article is this: Here is the article from TG Daily. The gist of it quoted below. Take note of the article's title.