Ubisoft Pledge to Continue Support for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 For Years to Come
We are in the midst of a new console generation. As a result, there is always a fear for gamers that if they do not upgrade their console to the latest incarnation they are going to be left behind for the latest and greatest games. This is a massive problem as the new consoles are more expensive than ever before, and of course, the money situation around the world is not exactly the best. Thankfully you do not have to pick up a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One yet….well, providing you like Ubisoft games at least (don’t worry, they are a pretty good publisher compared to some of the ones out there!)
Ubisoft today confirmed that it would continue to launch a few of its games on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 for a good few years to come (I guess this time line will be based on when this venture stops becoming profitable?). That’s not all though. Oh no. Rumours are currently abound that there will be an old generation exclusive Assassins Creed being launched in the coming months. Oh yes. This one will be set in North America, and yes, it is going to have naval combat.
For those who are thinking of Assassin’s Creed: Unity being launched on the older consoles….think again! Ubisoft developers have said that there are some pretty powerful features in that game which simply are not compatible on the older machines. They are not powerful enough. If you want to play that game (and trust me, it is pretty awesome!) you are going to need to have an upgrade. This game will be launched on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One in the holidays of 2014. For those who do not speak ‘corporate speak’ or American, that means that it is going to launch sometime around Christmas (they have to get it out in time for Christmas as I am sure it is going to sell like hot cakes!)
Ubisoft state that the support for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will not hamper the development of any games for their other consoles. In some cases, the old generation versions of the games will be ‘scaled down’ versions of what is on the newer consoles, in other cases, the games that are launched on them will be exclusives. This means that you really do not want to get rid of your old console yet. In fact, you should keep it hooked up. If Ubisoft are interested in going down this route then I am sure that a number of other developers will also be looking to continue to develop for older consoles. Remember, neither of the new consoles has ‘backwards compatibility’. Therefore the only way in which you are going to be able to play these games is to have the actual console.
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