Ubisoft has announced that moving forward, they will be focusing on the current generation of consoles for major titles.
So what does this mean for us? Well, you can expect all triple A games to only see a release on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Alternatively, we’ll still see a lot of Ubisoft-published indie titles on all platforms.
It makes sense for companies to begin the full transition for triple-A titles. The PS4 and Xbox One launched about a year and a half ago, with support for PS3/360 lasting a remarkably long time. In a recent earnings report (it’s a confusing read but feel free to peruse it!) Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said:
“On Just Dance, we will continue to bring old-gen console versions. But on the other products like Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow Six, The Division, and the unannounced franchise, we will not have old-gen versions.”
So it appears Ubisoft are doing pretty well in the next-gen! With the surprising success of Assassin’s Creed Unity plus the announcement of several new Ubisoft titles, it’s no surprise that they would begin to phase out last-gen releases.
Basically if you want to keep playing big Ubisoft titles like Assassin’s Creed, you’re gonna need an upgrade. Makes sense really, the only company that continued supporting the PS2 years after the PS3 was released was EA with their Fifa titles.