Assassin's Creed IV, Watch Dogs for Xbox 720 spotted on resumes

LinkedIn profile pages for Ubisoft developers suggest big-budget action games coming to Microsoft's rumored next-gen platform.

Big-budget Ubisoft action games Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs are in development for Microsoft's unannounced Xbox 720, if LinkedIn profiles are to be believed.

Videogamer spotted a pair of Ubisoft developer LinkedIn resumes, which list Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs for "X720," among other previously announced platforms.

An Ubisoft representative told GameSpot, "We have nothing to share at this time."

Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag are confirmed for PlayStation 4, while Ubisoft has teased that the latter is slated for "next-generation platforms." [Emphasis added]

Both games are also in development for current-generation hardware, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U, as well as PC.

Microsoft is rumored to announce the Xbox 720 during an event on May 21.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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49 comments
deskp
deskp

whats the news?... we already knew they were coming for all major next gen consoles.

vivalatour
vivalatour

nobody even knows if either game is that great to care if they will be ps4 exclusives , I know at this time all I care about is Watch Dogs and my PS3 ! I am not the kind of guy who goes out and purchases a new console with still having a perfectly good one , this must have always been a plan to build the PS3 just good enough to last till a new concept console is built ! sly very sly ... here is to you in the eye  . I ..   !

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

It is Ubisoft and they always support new consoles in big ways.. This was expected.

edinko
edinko

What a shocker. I hope for an article that says that COD is coming for the nextbox

k2theswiss
k2theswiss

lol haha really? it's ending of console gen and the beginning of new one. pre per for ALOT of third party games be on both gens 

RETROGAMES
RETROGAMES

An Ubisoft representative was not immediately available to comment. ??? You did not need to put An! Say A Ubisoft! Anyways Ubisoft best be prepared to #dealwithit when they don't make that much money off the next gen console for xbox if it's always online!

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

Yet, if the always-oline rumour turns out true, barely anyone will buy it. Don't waste time developing games for a console no one will buy.

daviz88
daviz88

BLACK FLAG, BLACKLIST, WATCHDOG wow ..........if all 3 games emerge well than ubisoft is looking at a very bright & grand future in the next generation.

Jyakotu
Jyakotu

So this begs the question: Would it be better to purchase these games on current gen hardware (PS3, 360) OR on next-gen hardware (PS4, 360, Wii U)? Like, the only way I could see myself purchasing either game for the next-gen hardware is if those versions have exclusive features or something of that nature. Otherwise...

Aria1368
Aria1368

On the other news! Microsoft next gen console will require always on-line connection.

Neomaniac15
Neomaniac15

I can't wait for Microsoft to actually say it's the Xbox 720. Why everyone's raging about it's name is beyond me but it's silly. 

JusXice
JusXice

OH REAALLLLLLLY??? YOU DON'T SAY

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

NO SHIT YOU DON'T SAY? MORE RUMORS? AND STUPID ONES? No fucking shit AC4 will be on 720. Do you really honestly think that any games WONT be on 720 unless they are PS4 exclusive, or vice versa? If you do you're flat out stupid.

pozium
pozium

Is this really news, We all know this. 

kreegan64
kreegan64

I just remembered a rather vocal Wii U hater on Wii U boards saying that when the "true next gen" systems came, they'd be getting nothing but "true next gen" games that you couldn't find on PS360, lol, because newer consoles NEVER share releases with the already established consoles unless the games are lackluster or if it is true next gen.


I don't and am not going to rub this in their face, but I still find it funny what they would be thinking when they saw these non-lackluster releases coming to both PS360 and the "true next gen" systems. 


Good for the 720 though, it'll at least have games for those who buy it day one...or at least close to it.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

i think when they announced that they were going to be on the PS4, we all guessed that it would be on the next xbox too (and no i'm not calling it the xbox 720 because that's a stupid name, besides it doesn't have an official name yet)

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

I would have expected Watch Dogs to be on the next Xbox if it will be on the PS4. Assassin's Creed IV is a welcome surprise. Well maybe not that big of a surprise but the more of these games planned for next gen consoles has me growing my next gen library faster and jump into it quicker.

TheSkyrimStatue
TheSkyrimStatue

I never know, is pronounced You-be-soft (that's how I've always said it) or is it Ooo-be-soft (as I keep hearing people say it)

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

The only game I want on next-gen platforms is GTAV.. All these other games like CoD, AC, Watch Dogs etc are bound to have made it.. Just want Rockstars game to give me more of a reason to purchase one

TheAgingGamer
TheAgingGamer

I hope it isn't like the last time they had a game release on the old and new generation. Remember Double Agent? The Xbox version was the best one.

DieMyBride
DieMyBride

This seems pretty obvious. Question is: Are they calling it the 720? Could just be used as another code name for now. 

Thrazewolf
Thrazewolf

Rumors. Rumors. Rumors.

I'll believe it when it happens.


Hilux-
Hilux-

@edinko lol, they will NEVER sell out and they will take their time making the MOST EPIC game in the world, stfu BF fanboy /sarcasim.


man, if sony made an april 1st prank and announced they will be bringing back PS1 to the market for indie games, within 2mints CoD devs will copy/past their code and make a "new" CoD game for that new consul. 


Hilux-
Hilux-

@RETROGAMES this is why they are making 1 game for 4defrent consuls, nuts!

the witcher guys are the best there is, they said it publicly: we will not sacrifice the quality of the game just to sell more copies.


@Ubisoft, you don't have to make a Gazillion dollars in each title, just focus on next gen and make a great game tha we will enjoy. as for people who won't buy a PS4 right away? well, they get to enjoy the title in a year.

jcopp72
jcopp72

@RETROGAMES clearly you dont know how to write. An is used when the next word starts with a vowel as in Ubisoft starts with a vowel. So if you are going to nit pick learn how to write first.

Prime_28
Prime_28

@Jyakotu I plan on getting Watch_Dogs for Wii U because I think the gamepad integration for the game could work really well.

deon99
deon99

@Jyakotu it has already been confirmed that the ps4 version of Black Flag will have exclusive content only on the ps4.

Hilux-
Hilux-

@Aria1368 #Dealwithit !, how dare you question the MS, die puny dog!


P.S: I'm joking for anyone who didn't get it :)

wyh7
wyh7

@Grenadeh i'm flat out stupid and i will boycott dat 720p 

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@pozium Apparently some people want to act like they've never heard of video games before. Judging by the riffraff around here it's not much of a stretch.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Mkeegs79 It's not a surprise. AC has been a multiplat from the beginning. It is absolutely not a surprise. What would be a surprise is if it WASN'T on 360. Seriously?

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@TheSkyrimStatue People who know Latin or know people who know Latin or have heard people who A) Know Latin or B) Know people who know people who know Latin, pronounce it as ooh-bi-soft, because the Latin word ubi (where) is pronounced ooh-be.

As surprising as it may be to most gamers and Americans and overall idiots, there are things like diction, phonetics, and grammar and, shockingly, other languages, which ours owes its existence to. So I'd pronounce it oo-bisoft according to phonetics. YOUbesoft is incorrect.

nickpeck36
nickpeck36

@TheSkyrimStatue I say YOU as it is a letter U without anything above it to show a change in pronunciation.  Could be wrong though haha.

eddienoteddy
eddienoteddy moderator

@DieMyBride Indeed. Nothing is confirmed just yet. We have used "Xbox 720" to describe Microsoft's rumored next-generation platform, but this is not the platform's official name. 

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

@jcopp72 Picking "an" or "a" isn't dependant on the letter, it's dependant on the pronunciation, since you say "You-Bee-Soft" it should be "a", just like "a universe" and "a uniform"...

Mack7mle
Mack7mle

@wyh7 @Grenadeh why boycott a console? just don't buy it.....I personally will not be buying neither console this year, period....let everyone else deal with the "Next-Gen Hardware Failures"

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

@Grenadeh Shouldn't it be You-by-soft in American? Personally, being Portuguese, I say Oo-be-soft, as I'm used to multiple phonetics and this one sounds pretty obvious. It should be French, so it's Oo.