You may remember last week's news that Ubisoft has pushed back three of its biggest upcoming games, including Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six: Quarantine, and Gods & Monsters. They're now scheduled for release in the next fiscal year, meaning a launch between April 2020 and March 2021. This puts the games roughly in line with the arrival of next-gen, so many assumed these games would come to both PS4 and PS5. The publisher has now confirmed this to be true.
During a recent earnings call, Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot was asked whether the aforementioned games (plus two unannounced AAA titles) would be released on both the current and future PlayStation consoles, and would the next-gen versions benefit from the more powerful hardware. He confirms cross-gen releases for all of them, and briefly touches on PS5's features. "The five titles, yes, they will be on this generation and the next generation, and they will take full advantage all the new features that are coming with the machines, which are actually going to be extremely interesting for players," he said. "You will be able to download new content a lot faster, players will experience better frame rate… so there are lots of very good elements that will come with these new machines."
So, there you have it. Ubisoft's releasing both PS4 and PS5 versions of its upcoming blockbusters, and we're talking more than just backwards compatibility. The publisher is no stranger to cross-gen games, so this shouldn't come as a huge surprise, but it's nice to have confirmation. Will you be playing these games on current-gen or next-gen hardware? Tell us in the comments below.