Ubisoft: “Too Early to Discuss” Assassin’s Creed: Rogue on PS4/Xbox One
For those of you who were disappointed that the new-gen Assassin’s Creed: Unity wouldn’t feature the naval combat and exploration seen in Black Flag, but the last-gen Assassin’s Creed: Rogue would, Ubisoft Sofia Producer Ivan Balabanov made a comment at gamescom this week regarding Rogue that you may find interesting.
As part of an interview with Total Xbox, Balabanov discussed how Ubisoft Sofia managed to “squeeze out more memory” from the last-gen systems by rewriting code to be more efficient, allowing them to optimize the game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. After revealing this, he was asked if it would have just been easier to bring Rogue to the Xbox One and PS4:
The [Unity] technology’s built from the ground up with a lot of reinventions of the systems behind it – essentially it’s a game that takes full advantage of the hardware, and what we wanted to do in our case is make a game for players who still haven’t made the transition.
Balabanov then answered the question of whether or not a port of Rogue to the new consoles is possible, after the buzz around Unity had died down:
It’s too early to discuss this subject. Right now Unity is our game for new generation consoles.
Of course, if Rogue did come to PS4 and Xbox One, it wouldn’t be the first time Ubisoft has ported an Assassin’s Creed game to new systems, as Assassin’s Creed: Liberation was brought to the PS3 and Xbox 360 after debuting on PlayStation Vita.
Do you think Ubisoft will eventually bring Rogue to PS4?