Ubisoft has introduced a slew of details relating to which of its video games will obtain cross-progression, next-gen upgrades, and backwards compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Sequence X and S.
Like most of these kind of bulletins, it’s simple to get misplaced within the weeds on what recreation will get what function (particularly since messaging relating to cross-gen compatibility has been a confusing mess to date), however we lay all of it out for you under.
Most notably, Ubisoft just isn’t making some Murderer’s Creed video games backwards appropriate on PS5. These embrace Murderer’s Creed Syndicate, Murderer’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack, Murderer’s Creed Chronicles India, Murderer’s Creed Chronicles China, Murderer’s Creed Chronicles Russia, in addition to different properties like Danger, Star Trek Bridge Crew, Werewolves Inside, Area Junkies.
These video games might be backward appropriate on Xbox Sequence X/S.
As for next-gen upgrades of PS4/Xbox One to PS5/Xbox Sequence X/S, numerous Ubisoft video games will obtain them at no further price to gamers. However there are some restrictions for gamers who transition from disc drive to digital-only consoles.
You may solely improve your recreation in case you’re sticking with both a bodily or digital model, which means you may’t improve from a bodily model of Watch Canine to a digital model on a next-gen console or vice versa. It’s also possible to solely improve throughout the similar console household, so Xbox One to Sequence X or PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5.
Video games receiving free next-gen upgrades embrace: Watch Canine: Legion, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Riders Republic, and Rainbow Six Siege (with a next-gen model of Siege to be introduced at a later date, and Japanese Siege gamers might want to pay 100 yen). All these video games even have cross-progression.
Video games receiving cross-progression throughout console generations and console households (which means you may go from Xbox to PlayStation or vice versa) embrace: Murderer’s Creed Valhalla, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Riders Republic, and Hyperscape.
Video games receiving cross-progression throughout console generations, however requiring you to remain throughout the similar console household embrace: Watch Canine Legion and Rainbow Six Siege.
Ubisoft says “most” of its video games will obtain backward compatibility (excluding those we point out within the second paragraph of this text), and a few backward appropriate video games will moreover obtain cross-progression between generations throughout the similar console household, together with For Honor (with free graphical upgrades), The Division 2, The Crew 2, in addition to Simply Dance 2021 and the upcoming Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake.
Cross-generation cross-play might be obtainable for Rainbow Six Siege and For Honor, permitting customers to play with pals so long as they’re throughout the similar console household.
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Ubisoft closed their submit by stating that extra “cross-platforms advantages” are coming sooner or later and that cross-progression is a part of their dedication to gamers.
“Designed for a brand new gaming period, one the place you count on to have the ability to play, progress and keep in contact with pals anyplace, Ubisoft Join lays the inspiration that can allow Ubisoft’s video games and companies to reside throughout platforms and make cross-platform options a regular transferring ahead,” Ubisoft’s submit reads.
Readability on cross-gen compatibility messaging has eluded the likes of PlayStation and Xbox for a while now. Right here’s what you’ll want to find out about PS4 to PS5 compatibility and right here’s our huge chart laying out every difference between the PS5 and the Xbox Series X.
Joseph Knoop is a author/producer for IGN, and he is backwards appropriate along with your coronary heart. Cross-progress with him on Twitter.