Assassin's Creed Xbox 360/PS3 Players Haven't Been Forgotten by Ubisoft

We'll be hearing more about the company's plans for last-gen consoles "soon."

Last year's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Even prior to the announcement of Assassin's Creed Unity--the newest game in the series scheduled for release only on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC--there have been rumors about a new AC game being designed for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Ubisoft has yet to confirm anything, but it appears we'll be learning more about that project soon.

During a call with investors today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot was asked about the currently announced plans for Assassin's Creed. He confirmed the only official game is Unity for current-gen consoles and PC, but indicated we'd be receiving more information about something other than Unity "soon."

Ubisoft has now confirmed this is the case with GameSpot. In a statement, the company told us, "We are not forgetting 360 and PS3 players. You will hear more about our plans soon."

The publisher said in May that it wasn't yet prepared to abandon last-generation consoles. Guillemot even spoke directly about a version of Assassin's Creed for last-gen systems, saying, "We have not disclosed our plan yet for the Xbox 360 and PS3 SKUs." If you're wondering why Unity isn't simply being released for all platforms, as Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was, it's because the game couldn't be done on last-gen hardware.

Previous reports suggested this 360 and PS3 game, known as Assassin's Creed Comet, would put players in the role of a Templar, the antagonists of the series. It would also be set at least partially in New York and allow for players to sail in the Atlantic Ocean.

We'll continue to be on the lookout for news regarding a last-gen Assassin's Creed and will report back when we have more details.

Are you an Xbox 360 or PS3 gamer looking forward to whatever this game might be? Let us know what you're hoping it turns out to be in the comments below.

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Discussion

20 comments
oflow
oflow

When? SOON.  We cant hear you from all this WatchDogs money we are laughing to the bank.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

I smell either some kind of spin-off. What would really rock would be a AC in Japan with a first exclusive look at the Tokyo Game show

handssss
handssss

e3 came and went and this game wasn't mentioned at all. Be reasonable and delay the game and then just port it to HD systems.  Better yet, do forget the ps3/360 users because by then we'd be in 3rd year of the systems. whatever they do, 2 creed games in a single year is just stupid. 

yetanotherus3r
yetanotherus3r

so they're not forgetting x360/ps3? they've been saying the same about pc for years, and we all know how it turned out

RevLux
RevLux

Did Ubisoft just threaten us...?


j/k

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

All aboard the Ubi hype train now docking at last gen station.

xcollector
xcollector

Is anyone surprised 360/PS3 will get another AC? I'm not.

kevinseandooley
kevinseandooley

I've got a bad feeling about this Comet game, we don't know anything about it so far which makes me slightly worried. I wonder if It'll be a small "bit on the side" game compared to Unity.

SoulScribe
SoulScribe

I hate Ubi, and so does a lot of people, and yet they Watch Dogs broke sales records. I'm voting with my money, but it's not doing anything! 

kindlewithcare
kindlewithcare

Would love to play as a templar, I would be interested in this along with more naval combat. Loved Black Flag almost as much as Assassins Creed II.

tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

I was gutted Assassin's Creed: Comet wasn't shown at E3...

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

That's nice, UbiScam.


We've pretty much forgotten about you.

christiaan1996
christiaan1996

Hopefully it's a disc based game and I hope we get to sail with ships around the Italian coast...

SerOlmy
SerOlmy

@kevinseandooley 

I'm ok way that as long as it has a price-point to match.  Being a primarily PC gamer there are lots of great $20-40 retail games out there.   As long as they don't pull a Titanfail (try to sell multiplayer-only shooter with less content than some of the better $20 MP-only shooters on Steam for $60) then it should work out fine. 

Also, I hope it has competitive multiplayer.  Unity only has cooperative and while it sounds fun, I really enjoy the competitive multiplayer in the AC games.

SerOlmy
SerOlmy

@SoulScribe 

I really don't get the Ubi hate.  They have made some great games, BG&E, AC Series Splinter Cell, etc..  I mean I get the uPlay hate, although I personally have never had an issue with it and would take uPlay over Origin any day of the week.  Watchdogs didn't interest me so I can't comment on that. I'm a big AC fan so Ubi is high on my list of favorite developers, the only one I didn't really enjoy was 3 for various reasons.

SoulScribe
SoulScribe

@SerOlmy @SoulScribe Here's my reason: I've supported some of their previous titles like a majority of R6 titles, AC 1, 2 (both brotherhood and revelations, 4, Farcry 3, and Watch Dogs, etc on the PC and every time they pull the same stuff. Lying to their consumers, poorly optimizing their ports and penalizing the people who support their games with DRM nonsense that they admit was useless but still force it on their paying customers. Guess to my surprise when I found out that my friend who pirates these same titles had a better experience than actually paying for it. No microstutters, random fps dips, crashing, or uplay hindrance, and ubisoft wonders why people rather crack a copy of their game rather than paying.