We're on the precipice of PlayStation 5, so it's safe to assume that games on the horizon will be looking to target next-gen platforms as well as what's available today. One such title, Watch Dogs Legion, is obviously coming to PS4, but at the end of the above video, creative director Clint Hocking seems to suggest it's PS5-bound too.
His answer to the question of when and where Legion will be releasing is pretty interesting: "March 6th 2020 on PlayStation platforms, Xbox platforms, and PC and Stadia". That's PlayStation platforms, plural -- and we can't see Ubisoft launching this game on PS3 or Vita.
A PS5 release of a game like this was a pretty safe bet, but this single quote more or less confirms Watch Dogs Legion's status as a cross-generation title. Whenever Sony's next-gen machine does arrive, we now expect Ubisoft's open world London to launch alongside it.
I suspect a lot of those titles early next year will get PS5 versions in and around launch, I'd definitely be up for Cyberpunk at 60fps
Vita version... obvs.
He means PS4 and PS4 Pro.
He means the obvious that it will be on PS5 because of backwards compatability.
I guess he could be referring to PS4 Pro and PS4, but I think there'll be a PS5 version too. Same with Marvel's Avengers, Cyberpunk 2077, and a lot of games coming out next year.
Maybe the PS5 will release in March like the Nintendo Switch and PS5 Owners will have all these great third party games to play next spring. It would also give PlayStation a head start over the new Xbox.
Well everything will go to PS5 if it will have backward compatibility, doesn't it?
I don't see a reason to write about it with every game from now on
Ps3..... nailed on
I think it will be great if we can play all the new ps4 games at 60 fps on ps5, I don't care about 4k, ps4 graphics are good enough, checkerboard rendering is enough for me. For games that already have 60 fps like dmc v, ps5 power can be used to upgrade the resolutions to native 4k.
@NimrodNation20 Sony is on record as saying the next generation system (PS5) will not launch within the next 12 months.
So anytime in March 2020 is out, unless something drastically changes.
I hope if the PS5 comes out BEFORE launching the game then!
I can see it can be launched on PS4 and PS4 Pro. Same with Xbones.
@wiiware I agree. I'd like to play, for example, AC Origins on smooth 60 fps.
It's gonna be interesting to see how these releases are handled now that back compat will be the norm (finally).
Will there be a separate release for next gen? Will a current gen version just be upgraded if playing on PS5? Will there be an additional cost to play the better version?
One thing that's been both good and bad this gen is the number of remasters we've had.
So does this mean if I purchase this or Cyberpunk on PS4 and then purchase the PS5 afterwards, the games will provide a free update with ray tracing and all next gen features? So the features will be in the game on PS4, just locked? There should be no additional charge for the game since you already purchased it.
It seems more likely they mean PlayStation platforms as in base PS4 and PS4 pro same with Xbox base Xbox one, Xbox one s and Xbox one x although they do use the words PlayStation platforms not PS4 platforms so who knows.
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