Wow, That’s actually pretty cool of Ubisoft to do that. Even though the company’s ultra popular and ultra maligned franchise: Assassin’s Creed has gone the way of “next-gen” with the upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubisoft promises that they will continue to release games for the older consoles ranging from the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The french developer promises that supporting old consoles will not detract from the work they are doing for the new consoles. For example, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag was released for both old and new Xboxes and PlayStations but many felt that last gen infrastructure severaly impared the potential of the next-gen versions of the same game.
“We want to be able to provide games to people who are playing on these consoles. 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.”
“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.”
I love the notion that some publishers aren’t ready to completely ditch the Xbox 360 and PS3 as they feel that there is more to acheive as well as the fact that not ever gamer either wants a next-gen console or can’t afford one and don’t want to be left out.by