Met de komst van de Xbox One en PlayStation 4 maken veel ontwikkelaars de overstap naar deze nieuwe platformen. Ubisoft heeft echter aangegeven dat ze de Xbox 360 en PlayStation 3 nog jaren trouw zullen blijven, zonder dat dit invloed heeft op de kwaliteit van de games voor de next-gen. Lionel Raynaud, vicepresident bij Ubisoft:
We will have games for PS3 and 360 for this year and probably the years after. We want to be able to provide games to people who are playing on these consoles. Black Flag was the first Assassin’s Creed game of this new generation but it was designed with that in mind, but I wouldn’t say it was a cross-generation game, as it has features that could only be for this generation.
It’s a choice – even when you do a game that has old-gen and new-gen versions, we decide which one is lead. So if you decide that new gen is lead for all of your games, then you have no restrictions at all – you’re just saying that the other generation will maybe not be able to have everything but still be a better game than we’re used to having on this generation. We never made choices on Assassin’s Creed or Watch Dogs where because we have this other generation we couldn’t put something in the game. It would be a very bad call from a company and brand perspective.