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.
i'm guessing 1 of the unknown titles is assassins creed kingdom,which would make sense to be a cross gen game.
just like black flag,kingdom could release next october for current gen and get a next gen release in november/december.
Sooner or later developers and/or Sony will need to state what is happening with cross platform games. Will there be a PS4 game and a PS5 game or will you buy one and then be able to download a patch (for free or low cost) to get the advantages of the new hardware? If this isnt addressed I can see a drop in sales for any of these big games next year as many people will wait for the superior PS5 version.
Can't wait for next gen, unlike ps3 in it's last year, I don't have problems with ps4, but I think it's time for something new
Excited to see a Watch Dogs game as a cross-gen title. What could go wrong?
The PS5 will have a coin slot for immediate microtransactions payments.
Is a contactless card reader an exclusive Scarlet feature because it's more advanced?
I predict smellavision
@ApostateMage Brilliant, yet also terrifyingly plausible.
Will the boxes have scratch-n-sniff? Ooohhh, Watch Dogs Legion smells like gristle with faint undertones of chip shop curry sauce. It’s just like real London!
I have no issue that WD legion was pushed. March was gonna be too cramped . As long as they release a fully finished game. im ok
Announcing splinter cell would be awesome news
I waited on big PS3 titles in 2013, I will hold off in 2020 also. Cyberpunk 2077 may be the only game I purchase in 2020. I do not want a boosted backwards compatibility game with higher frame rates on PS5. I want the full PS5 suite right down to the haptic feedback. I do not want to buy them twice, I cant wait. I don't remember a single PS3 title that gave a free upgrade to PS5.
I'm already saving up for a PS5. I will get it at midnight launch if I have to...
thanks ubisoft for confirming this, then there is no need to buy watchdogs legion for the ps4.
Well looks like il be holding off for the ps5 release.
@ApostateMage what about nfc for contactless payments? 😂😂
@JJ2 haha! you beat me to it
I'd imagine all the big games next year will be cross gen, the biggest question will be whether you're expected to buy it again
Coming from a PC viewpoint the idea of a game having two releases based on hardware seems strange in 2019. I see no reason with today's scalabile engines why a single release could not take full advantage of hardware from base PS4 to PS5. I think the only reason for multiple versions are those that will double dip.
@YozenFroghurt 99% chance you are 100% correct. But I really like the idea for legion, even more so that is set in my home turf, so I am holding on to that very last slither of hope that Ubisoft has learnt their lesson after getting fingers burnt in the cookie jar.
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