The French publisher Ubisoft is responsible for some resounding titles from the gaming industry, such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, and more. Ubisoft disappointed some PS5 fans after it made a comment on a blog post, revealing that several Assassin’s Creed and PlayStation VR titles will not be playable on the next-generation console PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility.
The comment of the Ubisoft spokesperson said: “Most of our back catalogue of games will have backward compatibility between the next and current generation of consoles, with a few exceptions,” The exceptions are the following: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, Risk, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Werewolves Within, and Space Junkies.
Don’t lose hope!
There’s no use getting upset just yet, as Ubisoft also made the following comment:
“We have pulled the Ubisoft Connect article and forum post regarding backwards compatibility for the time being as there may be inaccuracies involving the Ubisoft titles that will be playable on PS5.”
The PlayStation 5 console arrives in stores in just about two weeks, and it’s already reported to be featuring backwards compatibility for the majority of games available for the previous PlayStation 4 console.
Here are the specifications for the PS5 console:
- CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
- IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
- External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
The standard PlayStation 5 console will have a starting price of $499, while the Digital Edition will be available for $100 less.