The Assassin’s Creed series is broken into separate competing franchises as Ubisoft currently works on two different games set to release later this fall. Assassin’s Creed Unity is being built on an entirely new engine exclusively for the Xbox One and PS4 while Assassin’s Creed Rogue will continue to use the ship-based mechanics from Black Flag only on last-gen consoles. However, as reported by Gameranx on Aug. 15, Ubisoft Sofia producer Ivan Balabanov didn’t outright deny the possibility that Assassin’s Creed Rogue might later release on the Xbox One and Playstation 4.
After being asked if Ubisoft has any plans to port the last-gen title to the new generation of consoles, Balabanov simply told OXM that it is too early think about at the moment since all focus for the Xbox One and PS4 is currently being placed entirely on finishing up Assassin’s Creed Unity. It’s important to note that Blabanov refused to completely dismiss the notion of porting Assassin’s Creed Rogue to new-gen platforms which means the developer isn’t married to the idea of keeping the game exclusively bound to the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue will place fans in control of a former assassin who now fights against the series’ long-time playable faction as a member of the templar order. The game will bring back the naval gameplay that was first introduced Assassin’s Creed III. Gamers will be able to sail through the arctic seas of the North Atlantic which are said to be as large as the Caribbean waters of Assassin’s Creed Black Flag.
Both new installments of the popular franchise are due out this fall. Assassin’s Creed Unity will mark the series’ first true next-gen experience as it will launch exclusively on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. While Unity features more of an emphasis on stealth and co-op, Assassin’s Creed Rogue will bring back the action-focused ship combat on the Xbox 360 and PS3.