All upcoming Ubisoft games will be available on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, with the French publisher offering free upgrades from PS4 to PS5. There will be benefits, however, for those who play the titles on Sony’s next-generation console, and in a frequent but highly interesting blog post, the organization has made it clear what early users can expect.
First, Watch Dogs: Legion, which will show ray tracing in the next figure, will take advantage of the Tempest 3D sound engine to bring life to London by hearing every passing car, pedestrian talking, or a drone flying in the sky. Load times will also be reduced, while adaptive triggers will be used to raise “moments of high tension”.
Then there is Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, which will not feature Raytracing but will run at 60fps at 4K resolution. There’s no mention of adaptive triggers or haptic feedback in DualSense here, but there’s a promise to support Tempest 3D Audio and fast load times. Immortals Fenyx Rising is pretty much the same story, although that will apparently boost the new PlayStation board.
Other games on the horizon, including Far Cry 6 and Riders Republic, will run at 60 fps in 4K on the PS5, so it looks like this will be a recurring thing for cross-generational releases. Overall, it appears to be solid support from Ubisoft, as you’d expect. You can never take that for granted, of course, as EA appears willing to miss the launch altogether.