A rollercoaster unveiled on social media and enthusiastic forums today, after Ubisoft included comments thrown in a blog post suggesting that several of its Assassin’s Creed and PlayStation VR titles can’t play through the backwards compatibility on the PlayStation 5. “Most of our game catalogs will have backwards compatibility between the next and current generation consoles, with a few exceptions,” said a spokesman for the French firm.
These games include: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, Risk, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Way. It’s a fairly assemblage of titles, especially when you consider Sony saying that only 10 PS4 games won’t work on PS5.
We have contacted representatives of both Sony and Ubisoft to comment on the matter, but we have not yet heard from any agency. However, a spokesman for the next company gave the following comment to Gamestu: “We are currently pulling back the Ubisoft connection article and forum post on compatibility because there may be errors associated with Ubisoft titles that can be played on PB5.”
In the PlayStation Store, releases such as Assassin’s Credit Syndicate deny a claim that “the game may display errors or unexpected behavior and some features available on the PS4 may be missing”. However, there is no mention of it being played. Maybe Ubisoft is dissatisfied with the editing of the headings mentioned above on the backwards compatibility – or maybe it’s just a big all ‘mix. We will update as we learn more.