Ubisoft has confirmed that it’ll be dropping last-gen consoles when it comes to the future of its Assassin’s Creed series. The next game, Assassin’s Creed Mirage — scheduled for 2023 — will be the last cross-gen release. Beyond that, it’s PS5 only for the likes of Assassin’s Creed Red and Assassin’s Creed Hexe.
“We wanted to mark a change technologically and gameplay-wise as we’re moving to a fully next-gen – or current gen, I guess we call it – with the PS5 and the Xbox Series X,” Assassin’s Creed head Marc-Alexis Cote told VGC.
Given that we probably won’t be seeing Red launch until 2024 at the earliest, this news doesn’t come as much of a surprise. The PS4 will be a decade old at that point, and if we want software to keep pushing forward in terms of technical evolution, then developers have very little choice.
Still, it’s nice to have confirmation, since Ubisoft has always liked putting its games on as many platforms as possible. Well, apart from the new Just Dance, for some mad reason.