Ubisoft’s original decision to launch both Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed Rogue within a week of one another always was a curious one. Having seen the latter well and truly overshadowed by AC: Unity, although not always for the better, Ubisoft has seen fit to give Rogue another shot at stardom with the announcement of Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There’s no PC version because, well, that would be pointless, it’s already playable at high resolutions and with improved visuals.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered includes the original game plus all of the released DLC, as well as a raft of graphical improvements such as enhanced visual effects, higher resolution textures, and improved environment rendering. On the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it’ll run at 1080p, while the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X versions will both support 4K resolution. Whether it’s true 4K or not we probably won’t know until the pixel counters get involved.
So, uh, if you’re after a new version of Assassin’s Creed Rogue that’s probably pretty damn similar to the original PC version that launched three years ago, this is your lucky day. For Ubisoft this is probably just easy money though, launching as it did on the previous generation of consoles when the interest in the current-gen was peaking.
Should you have passed AC: Rogue by, as most did, it’s a spin-off set right around the era of Black Flag in 18th century North America. The twist this time around is you play Shay Patrick Cormac, a member of the Brotherhood of Assassins who turns rogue (aha!) and joins the Templar.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered comes to PlayStation and Xbox One on March 20th, 2018.