Not All Assassin's Creed Games Will Be Backwards Compatible On PS5 (Update: Ubisoft Pulls Listing)

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and a few of the series’ spin-offs won’t work on PS5, Ubisoft announced today.

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Update - 9:06 p.m. ET, 10/30/20: Ubisoft has since taken down today’s support page announcing the backwards compatibility exceptions for PS5, and it now links to an earlier announcement about Ubisoft Connect.

“We have pulled the Ubisoft Connect article and forum post re backwards compatibility for the time being as there may be inaccuracies involving the Ubisoft titles that will be playable on PS5,” the publisher wrote in a statement emailed to Kotaku.

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A spokesperson for Ubisoft did not immediately elaborate on what the inaccuracies might be.

Original article follows.

“Most of our back catalogue of games will have backward compatibility between the next and current generation of consoles, with a few exceptions,” the publisher wrote.

These “exceptions” include some of the publisher’s other games which as well. Here’s the full list:

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles India
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles China
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Russia
  • Star Trek Bridge Crew
  • Werewolves Within
  • Space Junkies
  • Risk

Strangely, these games were left off Sony’s official list of non-backwards compatible games published earlier this month. Ubisoft also says that all of these games that are currently on Xbox One will also work on Xbox Series X/S.

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It’s a shame to see Assassin’s Creed Syndicate not making the jump, especially as it’s the first game in the series to feature a playable female protagonist. The Chronicles games, meanwhile, are also some of the most diverse and varied mini-entries in Assassin’s Creed.

Kotaku staff writer. You can reach him at ethan.gach@kotaku.com

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