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Ubisoft is Not Going to Abandon PS3 and Xbox 360 Anytime Soon
Ubisoft will continue developing for Xbox 360 and PS3.
Speaking with Edge, Ubisoft’s Lionel Raynaud said that Ubisoft will continue to develop games for last generation platforms for several years more.
“We will have games for PS3 and 360 for this year and probably the years after,” Raynaud said. “We want to be able to provide games to people who are playing on these consoles. [Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag] was the first Assassin’s Creed game of this new generation but it was designed with that in mind, but I wouldn’t say it was a cross-generation game, as it has features that could only be for this generation.”
This comes after the announcement of Assassin’s Creed Unity for the Xbox One and PS4. His comment on the continued support give weight to the rumor of another Assassin’s Creed title dubbed “Comet” for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
In an interview with CEO of CD Projekt Red, Marcin Iwinski told Edge that cross-generation releases mean compromising on elements that cannot be supported by weaker hardware, a comment directed at titles like Watch Dogs and Destiny. When told, Raynaud said that situation is unlikely.
“It’s a choice–even when you do a game that has old-gen and new-gen versions, we decide which one is lead,” he said. “So if you decide that new gen is lead for all of your games, then you have no restrictions at all–you’re just saying that the other generation will maybe not be able to have everything but still be a better game than we’re used to having on this generation. We never made choices on Assassin’s Creed or Watch Dogs where because we have this other generation we couldn’t put something in the game. It would be a very bad call from a company and brand perspective.”
Lastly, Raynaud stated that the developers at Ubisoft have been working on new ways to use the power of the Xbox One and PS4 to have better online connectivity and features as well as enhanced visuals.