Assassin’s Creed Syndicate to Receive a Patch for Backwards Compatibility on PS5

The 2015 entry in the Assassin's Creed franchise will be getting a patch very soon. The game has been wrought with issues when played on the PS5 via backwards compatibility, but Ubisoft are finally about to relieve these issues when the patch drops on February 23rd.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate to Receive a Patch for Backwards Compatibility on PS5

Ubisoft announced today on Twitter that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will receive a patch for PS4 on February 23rd, 2023. The patch aims to eliminate the shadow flickering issues that left the game unplayable on PS5 for players since the console launched in 2020. While the game boots with a warning on PS5, there are no such issues with Xbox Series X/S compatibility. It’s been a long wait, but Ubisoft are finally set to deliver this much needed fix for a problem that ran the risk of triggering epilepsy. 

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate followed the notoriously buggy Assassin’s Creed Unity, to far warmer reception. Despite this, it would be the last Assassin’s Creed game to follow the more traditional gameplay of the series. Since then, the franchise has veered into a more RPG-style direction, which divided gamers. Many fans felt betrayed by the changes, but the games also drew more positive critical reception. With all this in mind, it’s no wonder that people still want to play the older entries. Fortunately, Ubisoft have stepped forward to fix their mistakes and let people come back to the game on PS5. However, it’s worth mentioning that no other improvements, such as 60FPS, have been promised.

Fans who preferred the older style of games may also like the future of the series too. In an interview with IGN, Ubisoft admitted the shortcomings of trying to appeal to everyone. Fans often agree that this design mentality bloated and worked against the more recent entries. This is part of why the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage has been hyped up as a “back to basics” approach for the franchise. It remains to be seen what is meant by this right now in the absence of gameplay, but we may see more in the upcoming State of Play, or possibly this year’s E3. In the meantime, everyone with a PS5 still waiting for Mirage can go back to enjoying Syndicate while they wait.

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SOURCE: Assassin’s Creed Twitter, IGN

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