Over seven years after the game’s release, Ubisoft is releasing an update to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate to fix an unpleasant problem.
Ubisoft will release an update for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate tomorrow, more than seven years after the release of the action-adventure game. It’s rare for single-player games to receive years of continuous support, but Ubisoft is unique in this regard. Assassin’s Creed is a hugely popular franchise, and fans constantly revisit older games in the series.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was released in 2015 as a sequel to 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Despite Assassin’s Creed Syndicate not being one of the franchise’s most ambitious releases, Ubisoft still wants it to be widely available in 2023 and beyond. That’s why on February 23, it will release a patch to fix a major technical issue with the game. The PlayStation 4 version of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is currently experiencing a “flickering issue” when played on PlayStation 5. This is said by some to make the game unplayable. The new update aims to solve this problem.
It seems that Ubisoft has no other plans for today’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate update. No word on any other changes, fixes or anything else. This perhaps indicates just how significant a problem the PlayStation 5 flickering is. Although if it is such a significant problem, it’s unclear why Ubisoft didn’t fix the problem sooner. However, there may be other changes to come.
The game last received an update roughly six years ago. The 1.52 title update, delivered in early 2017, fixed stability issues. The changes before that focused on PlayStation 4 Pro fixes and stability.
It’s worth mentioning just to make it clear that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is extended past its active support period. Perhaps it took so long to patch the game for PS5 because no one at Ubisoft has worked on the game for years.
What ultimately matters is that from tomorrow, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate should run smoothly on PlayStation 5. So Sony’s latest console owners will be able to relive a slightly less-loved part of the Assassin’s Creed storyline and play a vital part in the series’ history. Ubisoft may not have the opportunity to do this, as Assassin’s Creed evolves from generation to generation, but it’s great that they can now continue to do so.