Getting things out on a deadline can be hard. In Assassins Creed 2 you’re constantly holding down B, even when you’re not. The idea came to make the blending system completely automatic, activating on its own depending on your proximity to the crowd. However, the coders weren't happy about the prospect of rewriting an important system within the game. The solution turned out to be astonishingly simple. "I'm at my desk thinking, why don't the players just hold the B button? »