According to a report by GameInformer, Ubisoft currently has no plans to discontinue support of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms.
This news comes after the recent announcement of Far Cry 4, which will be released on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in addition to Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, stated that Ubisoft “expect[s] to continue to support those consoles for the foreseeable future.” Additionally, Guillemot hinted that an Assassin’s Creed title will appear on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this year, though he didn’t say that title would be Assassin’s Creed Unity, which is currently confirmed only for current-gen hardware.
Sounds good to me. I currently don’t have much reason to invest in either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, so I don’t have a problem with games coming to consoles I already own. I’m not the only one who has yet to “move on”, of course – the customer base for the last-gen consoles isn’t simply going to evaporate overnight. For Ubisoft to confine themselves to the smaller install base of the current generation would be foolish at this point in time, especially given the scale of their big-budget releases.
Aaron Dobbe is an editor at MONG specializing in Nintendo but playing a bit of everything else too. Follow him on Facebook and pester him to get a Twitter.