Ubisoft has confirmed that they are no longer developing PS3 and Xbox 360 games for all but one of their core franchises. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot made the announcement during an investor call yesterday. The decision was made in order to focus all resources going forward on PS4, Xbox One and PC development. Going forward, Just Dance will be the only Ubisoft franchise released on last-gen platforms.
“On Just Dance, we will continue to bring old-gen console versions. But on the other products like Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow Six, The Division, and the unannounced franchise, we will not have old-gen versions.”
Its not all that surprising that Ubisoft is ready to leave PS3 and Xbox 360 behind, as the consoles are now in their eighth and ninth years on the market, respectively. Numerous publishers have been slowing down development on these older platforms in order to focus on the new consoles and PC. Ubisoft got their first taste of this last year with Assassin’s Creed Unity, a game that showed that Ubisoft still had much to learn about developing for the new consoles and PC.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege are out this holiday on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Tom Clancy’s The Division is out Q1 2016 on the same platforms.