It was just the other day that I hovered over the purchase button for Assassin's Creed Rogue, of course, that would have been for a backwards compatible copy - so the news that this will be the latest Ubisoft game to get the remastered treatment makes me very happy indeed. It'll run at 1080p by default, or in 4K with said enhancement-capable machines. Recognised for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin's Creed games have sold more than 105 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. The game was originally released back in 2014 and is also available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered will feature improved textures, lighting and all the typical visual upgrades found in most remasters. In addition to that, some of the first screenshots from the remaster were released. Ubisoft has confirmed Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered is real, and has also given us a release date: March 20.
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The big difference? You're playing as a baddie Templar hunting down Assassins - the only game in the series where you can do this. In this title, we control Shay Patrick Cormac, a Templar who wants to end the brotherhood of the assassins. Assassin's Creed Rogue builds on the award-winning naval experience from Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag with all-new gameplay. The dark path of the protagonists will allow players to visit locations from the The North Atlantic, New York City, and River Valley. A legacy outfit based on Assassin's Creed Origins hero Bayek is also up for grabs. Although PC players seem to be missing out on the remaster, its likely that the new edition is simply bringing the enhanced graphics that were available on the PC version to the consoles.