Assassin's Creed Syndicate PS5 Patch

Update: The long, long awaited fix for Assassin's Creed Syndicate's flickering issue is available to download now. It's just a small update for the PS4 version of the game, but it should squash the aforementioned graphical bug when you're running Syndicateon PS5 via backwards compatibility. Huzzah!

Original Story: Wow, it's actually happening: Ubisoft will deploy a patch for Assassin's Creed Syndicate on PS4 tomorrow (that's the 23rd February) which will finally fix the game's flickering visuals when being played on PS5 via backwards compatibility.

In case you don't know, the London-based adventure suffers from an annoyingly frequent graphical bug that makes buildings and other environmental assets 'flicker'. That is, going from being properly shaded to fully exposed, over and over again in quick succession. Many would argue that it makes the game borderline unplayable at its worst, as it can be highly distracting.

This problem has been in place since the launch of Sony's current-gen system, with Syndicate being one of very few PS4 games that have notable issues when they're running on PS5. Better late than never, we suppose!

Assassin's Creed Syndicate didn't exactly set the world alight when it first released all the way back in 2015. In fact, it almost helped bury the franchise before Assassin's Creed Origins came along and revitalised the formula. However, the more 'traditional' Assassin's Creed blueprint has regained popularity with fans over the last few years, with the series' more recent instalments opting for an open world RPG structure. As such, games like Syndicate are being appreciated all over again.

Will this patch tempt you back to a quick Syndicate run? Hit up London's rooftops in the comments section below.