Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series not backward compatible on PS5 [Update: Inaccurate]

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Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series, and several other Ubisoft titles for PlayStation 4 will not be backward compatible on PlayStation 5, the publisher said in a Ubisoft Connect news post.

“Most of our back catalogue of games will have backward compatibility between the next and current generation of consoles, with a few exceptions,” Ubisoft said.

All of Ubisoft’s Xbox One games will be backward compatible on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. However, the following Ubisoft games for PlayStation 4 will not be backward compatible on PlayStation 5:

  • 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

Ubisoft did not provide a reason why these titles are incompatible.

The Ubisoft titles are also not listed on Sony Interactive Entertainment’s previously announced list of PlayStation 4 titles not backward compatible on PlayStation 5. It should be noted that the list was mentioned as “subject to change.”

Gematsu reached out to both Ubisoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment for comment, but did not receive a response.

Update 7:55 p.m.: Ubisoft has pulled the news post from Ubisoft Connect, citing inaccuracies.

A Ubisoft representative told Gematsu in an email: “We have pulled the Ubisoft Connect article and forum post regarding backwards compatibility for the time being as there may be inaccuracies involving the Ubisoft titles that will be playable on PS5.”

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