Ubisoft not ready to abandon Xbox 360, PS3 just yet
CEO Yves Guillemot teases that a version of Assassin's Creed Unity will be released for last-generation consoles.
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Assassin's Creed and Far Cry publisher Ubisoft is not ready to abandon the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 generation just yet. During a post-earnings financial call today, CEO Yves Guillemot said, "We have made it clear that as a company we expect to continue supporting those consoles for the foreseeable future."
Also during the call, Guillemot teased that a version of upcoming stealth-action game Assassin's Creed Unity, announced only for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, could be released on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Discussing the upcoming game, Guillemot said, "[Assassin's Creed Unity] will be released this fall on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. We have not disclosed our plan yet for the Xbox 360 and PS3 SKUs."
It's not much of a surprise that Ubisoft remains committed to the Xbox 360 and PS3 generation, especially for a tentpole franchise like Assassin's Creed. After all, the Xbox 360 and PS3 together total some 160 million units sold to date--80 million for the PS3 and 80 million for the Xbox 360. That's a much larger market than the Xbox One and PS4 generation, which currently only makes up around 10 million, though Guillemot expects this to grow substantially by next year.