Backwards compatibility is an important thing these days with many of us buying our games digitally, it makes sense that we wouldn’t want to leave them behind when we transition to the new consoles. It’s been a big part of Xbox’s marketing, while Sony has been a little less enthusiastic about pushing it, though PS5 does still have 99% backwards compatibility with PS4 and PSVR games.
That percentage isn’t moving, but the amount of PS4 and PSVR games that aren’t playable on PS5 has grown by a handful. Ubisoft has detailed its cross-play and cross-progression features in a new blog post, and tucked away inside is the whispered announcement that a few of Ubisoft’s PS4 games won’t run on PS5, including a couple of PSVR games.
Ubisoft PS4/PSVR games that don’t work on PS5
- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
- Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack
- Assassin’s Creed Chronicles India
- Assassin’s Creed Chronicles China
- Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Russia
- Risk, Star Trek Bridge Crew
- Werewolves Within
- Space Junkies
It’s a shame, but realistically, who’s pining to play the games on that list? Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, maybe, but the rest have lost their spark, especially the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games which never received that much fanfare anyway.
Still, it’s disappointing that PS5 owners won’t be able to have the complete collection of Assassin’s Creed titles on one console. On Xbox Series X|S, that won’t be a problem, and there’s even support for the older games from the PS3/Xbox 360 era.
Maybe they can be updated to run on PS5? Or perhaps Ubisoft has its own plans for updates or remakes/remasters? Time will tell.