The final Assassin's Creed game to arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 was Assassin's Creed Rogue, releasing on November 11, 2014, the same day that Unity launched on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, transitioning the series to next-generation hardware.
Today, Ubisoft announced that a remastered version of Rogue will be heading for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year. Although this will be the first time that PlayStation 4 players will be able to experience the game, the Xbox One players have been able to play it since early last year thanks to backward compatibility.
The remaster will run at 1080p resolution on the standard Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro will be able to run it at 4K. Also included are "improved environment rendering, visual effects, and textures," as usual with remasters.
For those unfamiliar with the title, here are some key features provided by Ubisoft:
- Become The Ultimate Assassin Hunter Experience the Assassin’s Creed universe from the perspective of a Templar. Play as Shay, who, in addition to the deadly skills of a Master Assassin, also possesses never-before-seen skills and weapons.
- Slowly Descend Into Darkness Witness Shay’s transformation from an adventurous Assassin to a grim and committed Templar willing to hunt down his former brothers. Experience firsthand the events that will lead Shay down a dark path and set him on a course that will forever change the fate of the Assassin Brotherhood.
- New And Improved Naval Gameplay Cast off in your ship, the Morrigan, and fight your way through the icy seas of the North Atlantic and the narrow waters of America’s river valleys. Assassin’s Creed Rogue builds on the award-winning naval experience from Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag with all-new gameplay.
- Vast And Diverse Open World To Explore Shay’s story will allow you to explore three unique environments: The North Atlantic, New York City and River Valley.
All DLC that arrived for the game is also included in the remaster for free, which include bonus missions, weapons, and customization items. Moreover, Ubisoft is bringing over Bayek's outfit from Assassin's Creed Origins to the remaster as an extra perk.
Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered will be available on March 20. Although PC players seem to be missing out on the remaster, its likely that the new edition is simply bringing the enhanced graphics that were available on the PC version to the consoles.
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