There’s a roller coaster game going on on social media and enthusiast forums today, after Ubisoft included a comment in a blog post showing that a some Assassin’s Creed and PlayStation VR titles will not be playable on PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility. “Most of our comeback portfolio will have backwards compatibility between the next generation of consoles and the present, with a few exceptions,” said a French company spokesman.
These games, supposedly, include: Assassin̵7;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, Werewolves Within and Space Junkies. That’s a sizable set of titles, especially as Sony recently said that only 10 PS4 games won’t work on the PS5.
We reached out to both Sony and Ubisoft representatives for comment on this, but we have yet to receive a response from both companies. However, a second company spokesperson provided Gematsu with the following comment: “We have withdrawn Ubisoft Connect forum articles and posts about backwards compatibility for the time being because There may be inaccuracies regarding the titles Ubisoft will be playable on PS5. “
On the PlayStation Store, releases like Assassin’s Creed Syndicate include a disclaimer explaining that “the game may contain bugs or undesirable behavior and some features available on PS4 may be absent” . However, there is no mention of it being unplayable. Maybe Ubisoft is simply not satisfied with the performance of the aforementioned titles in backwards compatibility – or perhaps this is just a big mix. We’ll update if we learn more.