Ubisoft is one of the first publishers to come out in favor of Xbox One’s backwards compatibility.
“It’s good news for gamers that Microsoft was able to work on the compatibility aspect,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot during a financial call this week.
“It will help some of the brands, like Splinter Cell for us, come to Xbox One, which is great,” he added.
As Guillemot says, backwards compatibility is, in fact, great for the gamer. Publishers aren’t necessarily as likely to see it as positive in this climate of HD remakes of everything, but it’s good to hear a big publisher taking that stance. Guillemot said that Ubisoft is expecting to see significant revenue to come at the end of the year when the service rolls out to all Xbox One users.
Guillemot all but confirmed Splinter Cell as part of the early drive of available games in that statement. I’m just hoping he’s not suggesting the game won’t get a new generation sequel sometime in the next few years.
Backwards compatibility heads to Xbox One this fall, and you can tell Microsoft which games you’d like them to push for on its official feedback page.