All of Ubisoft’s upcoming games will be available on the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 4, with the French publisher offering free PS4 to PS5 upgrades. However, there will be benefits for those playing the titles on Sony’s next-gen console, and in a repetitive but largely interesting blog post, the organisation has explained what early adopters can expect.
First up, Watch Dogs: Legion, which will feature raytracing on the forthcoming format, and will leverage the “Tempest 3D Audio engine to bring London to life by hearing every passing car, talking pedestrian, or drone flying overhead”. Load times will also be reduced, while the adaptive triggers will be utilised to elevate “high-tension moments”.
Then there’s Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, which won’t have raytracing but will run at 60 frames-per-second in 4K. There’s no mention of the adaptive triggers or haptic feedback in the DualSense either here, but there is the promise of Tempest 3D Audio support and those fast loading times. Immortals Fenyx Rising is much the same story, although that will apparently leverage PlayStation’s new pad.
Other games on the horizon, including Far Cry 6 and Riders Republic, will each run at 60 frames-per-second in 4K on the PS5, so this looks like it’s going to be a recurring thing for cross-gen releases. Overall, it looks like solid support from Ubisoft, as you’d expect. You can never take that for granted, of course, as EA looks poised to miss the launch entirely.