When Ubisoft unveiled their next Assassin’s Creed game, Unity, they also revealed that the game would be arriving for next-gen consoles like the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. So what gives? Why no love for last-gen consoles? Well apparently the game can’t be done on the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3, at least according to Ubisoft’s SVP of sales and marketing, Tony Key.
When asked by GameSpot if Unity would ever arrive for last-gen consoles, Key replied by saying, “No, no. Assassin’s Creed Unity is a next-gen game.” He added, “It’s built for next-gen; it can’t be done on current-gen, at least we haven’t figured out how and we’re not trying to.” We guess this sounds like disappointing news to last-gen gamers, but fret not because Key seemed to hint at another title for such gamers.
As you might have heard there are rumors about an Assassin’s Creed Comet title. It is unclear if Comet is just a code name for the game or if it is the actual title itself, but word on the street has it that the game could be targeted at last-gen console players, while Unity will be for next-gen. When pressed about the matter, Key responded by saying, “Yeah, there’s plenty of current-gen Assassin’s Creed fans out there. We hope to be able to talk to them about that soon.”
This was also “confirmed” last month during Ubisoft’s investors call where Ubisoft’s CEO mentioned in passing that they expect that they will continue supporting last-gen consoles for the “foreseeable future”. Perhaps Ubisoft will announce the title at a later date, so we guess we’ll just have to keep our eyes peeled.