Rumors and whispers have long been chanting about the next Assassin’s Creed game, but the leaks have come to a critical point as Ubisoft goes into full hype mode for Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 Reveal Event in February 2020. With an Amazon Listing Leak, Anonymous tipsters revealing to publications, Ubisoft could be leaking the data themselves, in an act of self-promotion, or rogue employees could just be taking the excitement upon themselves.
PlayStation 5 could launch with a portable device that only does remote play / cloud streaming rather than being a full-fledged console on its own. This could provide PS5 owners with the best of both worlds in terms of portability and access, without Sony risking anything financially in terms of striving for market share in the handheld market against Nintendo. Equally interesting, Sony could be addressing the issue of large game installs on their new high-speed hard drives by offering proprietary housing on expansion cartridges with the same high-speed drives for players to buy.
With many already setting their eyes onto next-generation PlayStation 5 game releases anticipated, confirmed, or otherwise – one shock moment came to the industry when Modern Warfare was revealed to have an exclusive game mode on PlayStation 4. The exclusivity of Warfare Mode on PS4 will last until Oct. 1, 2020.
This is in direct contrast with the fact that the game will also have, for the first time ever, cross-play between PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms! However, money talks and Sony’s wallet has spoken. So what is this mode all about and is it worth buying MW on PS4?
PS5 will be introducing an evolutionary leap in technological capability. When the PS4 and Xbox One launched gamers suffered a lot of cross-platform titles with not many of the traditional ‘New IP’ style games released for the new console generation until a couple of years later.
After that mis-step was repeated during Microsoft’s exclusive software-lacking launch of the Xbox One X (currently gaming’s most powerful console hardware), the digital entertainment giants are poised to get things right this time around. Sony in particular has ensured that developer kits have already been in the hands of their top-most exclusive AAA studios and have even been confirmed to have released a pre-dev kit and dev kit making headlines both times as third party studios leaked images and information.
We can now safely begin to paint the picture of what PlayStation 5’s launch lineup could be like, save for a few surprises expected to pack a punch at Sony’s replacement for E3 2020, which hopefully is huge!
An alleged Amazon UK listing which was leaked said “Watch Dogs Legion is set in a near-future, dystopian version of London. It’s a post-Brexit world in which society, politics, and technology have changed and altered London’s fortunes,” & “Play as anyone, Every individual you meet in the open world, has a full set of animations, voice over, character traits and visuals that are generated & guided by gameplay systems.”