Ubisoft Confirms Assassin's Creed 4, Watch Dogs Coming to Xbox OneLuke Brown |
Ubisoft may not have had a presence at the Xbox One reveal event, but that doesn't mean the publisher doesn't have plans for the new Microsoft console. In fact, Ubisoft has six different games on track for release during the Xbox One's first year.
Even if we still don't have an exact release date for the Xbox One, that there will be a host of seemingly quality titles on the system almost immediately is a good sign. It was widely assumed games already announced for the PlayStation 4, like Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Watch Dogs, would be coming to the Xbox One, but Ubisoft did finally confirm those facts on Tuesday.
According to Polygon, Ubi has plans for those two titles, as well as four more next gen offerings to arrive on the Xbox One before the end of 2014. The games will be a mix of existing franchises and entirely new IPs. Some may be downloadable rather than full retail products, but games are games. Microsoft has been able to garner strong support from third-party partners, as has been the case for years. Unlike some of its competitors, Microsoft seems poised to bring a variety of first- and third-party content into the next generation.
Even if the Assassin's Creed 4 and Watch Dogs announcements were mere formalities, it's good to know there will be solid AAA games on the Xbox One at launch.