Ubisoft plans to support the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for many more years and to keep releasing Assassin’s Creed games annually.
“We are able to offer people a new Assassin’s Creed every year because they want Assassin’s Creed every year,” Ubisoft vice president of creative Lionel Raynaud told Edge. “As long as this is true we would be very stupid to not satisfy this need, but it puts a lot of pressure on us to create something that will never disappoint.”
Raynaud also said that Ubisoft will keep supporting the PS3 and Xbox 360 because of the many people still playing those consoles, but that this will not hold back Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of its games.
“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,” he said. “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.”
Last week Ubisoft revealed Assassin’s Creed Unity, which will release only on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Earlier this week, we heard that the other Assassin’s Creed coming out this fall is Assassin’s Creed Comet, and that it will launch on Xbox 360 and PS3.
Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs launches May 27 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. The Wii U version is coming sometime later.
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