Ubisoft shared a blog post today discussing how cross-progression, cross-play, and in reverse compatibility will work for specific video games when next-gen consoles show up. It’s a helpful read, however something that sticks out is that a handful of the publisher’s PlayStation 4 brochure, consisting of numerous Assassin’s Creed video games, won’t be playable on PlayStation 5. 

While all Ubisoft Xbox One games will be backwards compatible on Xbox Series X/S, the same will not be true for the following PlayStation 4 video games on Playstation 5:

  • 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 
  • Space Junkies
  • Star Trek Bridge Crew
  • Werewolves Within

The post doesn’t explain why these specific titles won’t work on PlayStation 5. Syndicate is perhaps the strangest entry, as it’s the only mainline AC game to get left behind (the Chronicles video games are side-scrolling spin-offs, for those unaware). Entries that came before, such as Black Flag, and entries that came after, like Odyssey, have seemingly made the cut. That’s a shame given Syndicate is one of the best installments in the series. Again, this only applies to the PlayStation versions of these games. If you own Syndicate on Xbox One, for example, you can play it on Series X/S. 

On the plus side, Ubisoft also announced cross-platform saves for games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Immortals Fenix Rising, and Riders Republic. It also reiterated the free next-gen upgrades for those titles as well as Watch Dogs: Legion and Rainbow Six: Siege. You should definitely give the announcement a read to get the full scope of where and how you can play popular Ubisoft games across various consoles and PC. 

Do you care that you can’t play Assassin’s Creed Syndicate or any video game noted on PlayStation 5? Let us understand in the remarks! 

[Source: Ubisoft via Kotaku]