It’s all over, folks. Ubisoft has moved on from cross-generation development in all areas of its business except for the Just Dance series.
During the company’s financial call this week,Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that all of its other major franchises, including a new unannounced one, will be aimed for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC only.
On Just Dance, we will continue to bring old-gen console versions. But on the other products like Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow Six, The Division, and the unannounced franchise, we will not have old-gen versions.
I suppose it just forgot to mention Far Cry, so don’t expect to see that popping up on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 either.
As for the new and unannounced AAA franchise, Ubisoft has said that it will reveal its title later this year, but not at E3. The game will also be released during this fiscal year for the company, meaning before next April. My guess is that Gamescom will be where Ubisoft decided to announce it, backed with the home field advantage in Europe.
Out with the old, in with the new for Ubisoft. Hopefully, the company can pull out of the funk it worked itself into last year with a fresh set of eyes solely focused on the new platforms. Are they even “new” anymore?