Although it was leaked a while back, Assassins Creed Rogue was recently officially announced. Taking place after Black Flag and involving characters from both that instalment and Assassins Creed 3, it looks to delight those who feel Unity’s departure to Revolution-era France is a backward step. As long as they don’t mind sticking with the previous generation.
Rogue is exclusively for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, with Unity being exclusive for the new-gen. This dual approach is bold and new, with most developers opting to release different versions of the same game. Is this the smart move, ensuring both games are optimized and get the full treatment? Is it just Ubisoft’s way of getting us to buy two games to get the full story? What does this mean for future iterations of other franchises?