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The Horses In 'Assassin's Creed' Are Hiding A Horrible Secret

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The Horses In 'Assassin's Creed' Are Hiding A Horrible Secret

Assassin’s Creed players have a keen eye for detail. Just last week, eagle-eyed fans convinced themselves that a remake of the original Assassin's Creed was in the works after Ubisoft put out a new trailer celebrating the franchise’s 15th anniversary which featured subtle changes to the game’s coloring and definition.

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There are some secrets though that are simply too well hidden to spot or in this case, just downright impossible. It turns out that Assassin’s Creed's horses are hiding a major secret. Prepare yourselves folks because this is the definition of cursed.

Take a look at some of our favourite Assassin's Creed Valhalla wins and fails below.

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Former Assassin's Creed developer Charles Randall has confirmed that the original game’s horses are made up of “a twisted f**ked up human skeleton.” I’m sorry, what?

According to Randall, the team faced technical limitations and didn’t exactly have the budget to make a custom skeleton, so the devs got creative and contorted a human one to get the same effect. “The horse in AC1 was just a twisted f**ked up human skeleton, because our tool chain only worked with biped in 3ds max. Cheers to the amazing animators and riggers that managed to make that guy look like a horse,” Randall said.

Randall also divulged that the budget didn’t stretch to allow them to create a mesh for character Malik’s missing arm, revealing that his missing arm “is just inside out.” Randall explained, “If you could get the camera to clip into him, you'd see a tiny little scrunched up arm inside the bicep.” Twitter user Mekishimo investigated what that might look like using Assassin’s Creed Valhalla … so I guess nothing has changed. Take a look below.

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If you randomly died near a boundary wall whilst playing Assassin’s Creed, that was Randall’s doing as well. Who knew that this game was hiding so many cursed secrets? Next time you spot a horse in Assassin’s Creed, you’ll be plagued by the thought that there’s a twisted human corpse inside. You’re welcome.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Assassins Creed, Ubisoft

Kate Harrold
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